Company C presents Cabaret at the Canadian College of Performing Arts. A review.

Company C presents Cabaret at the Canadian College of Performing Arts. A review. The 2017 Company C of the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) caps off two years of training, and a solid 5 months of ensemble work, with the quintessential musical Cabaret. Packed with gravitas and grit, and featuring both bold ensemble numbers and punchy solos, this production whisks the audience away to the heady time between wars, when life in Berlin … [Read more...]

Company C presents Cabaret. Interview with director and cast.

Company C presents Cabaret. Interview with director and cast. The largest Company C cohort ever, 16 highly trained triple-threat performers, tackles the inimitable Cabaret for their final show January 26-February 3 at the CCPA Performance Hall. From the original 1966 Broadway production to the many subsequent revivals--1986 (Broadway), 1993 (London), 1998 (Broadway), 2006 and 2012 (London) and 2014 (Broadway)—and the iconic 1972 movie … [Read more...]

The Canadian Collage of Performing Arts 20th anniversary season 2017-2018

The Canadian Collage of Performing Arts 20th anniversary season 2017-2018 The Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) is looking to celebrate its 20th birthday with thousands of its best friends. CCPA’s year-end production, in April 2018 at the McPherson Playhouse will be a celebration of some of CCPA’s best musical theatre performances from the past 20 years and will feature suites by the creative team of Jacques Lemay and Janis … [Read more...]

The Great Gatsby by Company C December 3-6, 2015. A preview.

The Great Gatsby by Company C December 3-6, 2015. A preview. Presented in the CCPA Performance Hall, 1701 Elgin Road. You've read the book, and seen the movie, now, experience the roaring twenties onstage with the talented cast and crew of Company C, the Canadian College of Performing Arts Year III studio ensemble. Guided by Director Ron Jenkins (a ten times Sterling Award winner with local directing credits including Good Night … [Read more...]

Goodnight Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet at Belfry Theatre – a review

I remember sitting in the left balcony of the Belfry Theatre, 21 years ago this fall, for  Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet), and laughing myself silly. Daniela Vlaskalic (as Constance Ledbelly) / Photos by David Cooper The swish and swirl onstage, coupled with wonderful parries and thrusts, and great bursts of bravado, cloaked in rhythmic language, simply charmed me.  When Michael Shamata, artistic director, … [Read more...]