Broadway Success of Come From Away Reaches Queen’s Park

On Tuesday, May 30, MPP for Oakville and Minister of Labour, the Honourable Kevin Flynn, invited Associate Dean and Canadian Music Theatre Project Producer, Michael Rubinoff and Irene Sankoff and David Hein, authors of Come From Away to Queen’s Park.

Sheridan’s musical Come From Away headed to Broadway

The musical Come From Away – developed and produced by Sheridan’s Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP) – is slated to make its Broadway debut in the spring of 2017. Junkyard Dogs Productions announced that it will stage the musical at Ford’s Theatre in Washington as part of their 2016-2017 season from September 2 to October 9, 2016, and will play for local audiences in Toronto as part of Mirvish Theatre’s 2016-2017 Subscription Series from November 15, 2016 to January 1, 2017.

Theatre Sheridan hosts inaugural Canadian Music Theatre Project Festival

The inaugural Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP) Festival was held last week from November 6th to 8th at Sheridan, and on November 9th at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto. The Festival presented four new musicals currently in development through the CMTP, each in a 45-minute reading format. The Festival is a culmination of a month-long workshop with the writers and creative teams.  Sheridan’s fourth-year Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance students and several guest artists performed these various works.

Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective Celebrates Launch

When Hugh’s Room said “Standing Room Only” for this performance highlighting Sheridan talent, they meant it! On a Monday night, March 24, the Dundas Street West venue was so packed with supporters of the Canadian Musical Theatre Writers Collective (CMTWC) that getting a chair required some serious negotiation. It was the second CMTWC event in as many weeks, the first on Broadway at New York’s 54 Below on March 17. Among the performers were Sheridan students, alumni and local talent, such as Jeff Madden, Chilina Kennedy, Katie Kerr, Dana Jean Phoenix, and the always charming Charlotte Moore hosted the show, which featured CMTWC works and more purely Canadian content. The concerts were held to celebrate the launch of CMTWC, a collective of Canadian composers, lyricists and book writers who have been involved in the Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP), an initiative produced by Associate Dean of Visual and Performing Arts… Read More

Spin-A-Thon to Benefit Canadian Music Theatre Project, Jan. 24

The Spin-a-thon on January 24th will benefit Sheridan’s innovative musical incubator: The Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP). Contact Denise Lach at denise.lach@sheridancollege.ca or 905-815-4299 to sign up.

Support the Sheridan Team in Oakville’s Terry Fox Run, Then See the Musical!

From the department of Visual and Performing Arts comes this unique collaboration of musical theatre and a good cause: “As you all may know, this fall Sheridan College’s Canadian Music Theatre Project (CMTP) will present Marathon of Hope, a musical about the life of Terry Fox, written by Sheridan alumnus John Connolly with celebrated Canadian music theatre writer Jim Betts.  To get even more inspired YOU are invited to take part in the upcoming Terry Fox Run in Oakville on Sunday, September 15th.  We will be running all together to support the Terry Fox Foundation for cancer research.  You can join us or make a donation by clicking the link below and then following these steps.  If you would like to join the team, click the “Join Team” icon.  If you would like to donate, click the “Donate to Team” icon.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  You must sign-up under the ‘Sheridan – CMTP’… Read More

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