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The Musical Stage Company

Artistic Director: Mitchell Marcus

(Formerly Acting Up Stage)

The Musical Stage Company is Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional theatre company dedicated to musical theatre. We create transformative experiences through musical storytelling locally, nationally and internationally by:

  1. Connecting audiences to stories that matter
    We produce thought-provoking and contemporary theatre, using the universal language of music to engage audiences emotionally, build empathy and spark dialogue.
  2. Connecting Canadian stories to the world
    We premiere new musicals by Canadian writers and produce them across Canada and beyond.
  3. Connecting young people to their voices
    We build self-confidence in young people and help them reach their potential through musical theatre training, ensuring affordability is not a barrier to participation.
  4. Connecting diverse voices to each other
    We showcase diverse voices and pursue innovative partnerships to bring people together through story and song.



Produced by The Musical Stage Company

Take the Moment June 23rd, 2022 – June 25th, 2022
Dixon Road June 3rd, 2022 – June 19th, 2022
Caroline, or Change January 30th, 2020 – February 16th, 2020
Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life September 13th, 2018 – October 14th, 2018
Fun Home April 13th, 2018 – May 20th, 2018
Life After September 23rd, 2017 – October 29th, 2017
Onegin May 13th, 2017 – June 4th, 2017
Passing Strange January 24th, 2017 – February 5th, 2017
Reframed April 12th, 2016 – April 17th, 2016
Grey Gardens February 19th, 2016 – March 6th, 2016
The Wild Party February 20th, 2015 – March 8th, 2015
Elegies: A Song Cycle March 21st, 2014 – April 13th, 2014
Once on this Island January 21st, 2014 – February 9th, 2014
Falsettos April 23rd, 2013 – May 12th, 2013
Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata February 7th, 2013 – March 3rd, 2013
Caroline, or Change January 21st, 2012 – February 12th, 2012
Both Sides Now May 1st, 2011
Parade December 30th, 2010 – January 22nd, 2011
The Light in the Piazza January 30th, 2010 – February 21st, 2014
A New Brain February 12th, 2009 – March 1st, 2009

Presented by The Musical Stage Company

Ride the Cyclone November 14th, 2011 – December 3rd, 2011

Current Staff

Mitchell Marcus Artistic Director
Erin Schachter Executive Director, Advancement
Paul Beauchamp Producer
Paul Beauchamp Operations Manager
Victoria Barber Marketing
Victoria Barber Development Manager
Reza Jacobs Director of Music
Kevin Wong Metcalf Foundation Intern Artistic Director
Robert McQueen Director, New Musical Development
Caitlin Donnelly Audience Development Intern
David Daniels Executive Producer

Former staff

Nathaniel Bryan Associate Producer, Audience Engagement
Thomas Swanye Intern Producer

Board of Directors

Ellen Wallace Chair
Curtis Barlow Treasurer
Richard Sniderman Secretary
David Auster Member
Aubrey Baillie Member
Philip Doyle Member
Kathleen Freeman Member
Susan Goddard Member
Leanne Matlow Member
Mike Scott Member
Arlene Solomon Member
Rhonda Zwingerman Member