Proud to Support the Musical Stage Company
"Life After" is the first production to be a part of The Crescendo Series, a three-year commitment by The Musical Stage Company to produce the work of Britta Johnson and her collaborators.
Proud to be Sponsoring Britta Johnson through The Crescendo Series program of support for musical theatre talent.
Britta Johnson is taking Toronto by storm. Her show Life After, co-produced by Musical Stage Company, Canadian Stage, and Yonge Street Theatricals, ran at the Berkeley Street Theatre to rave reviews.
The Toronto Star said, "For Canadian musical theatre, Britta Johnson is one of our great hopes."
The National Post said it had "a Sondheim quality, and we're in his territory."
NOW Magazine said the "real star is Johnson, who, judging from this score and the maturity of her vision, has a long career ahead of her."
Johnson, 26, already has a number of shows under her belt, including Brantwood: 1920-2020, Jacob Two-Two and the Hooded Fang, and Stupidhead! A Musical Comedy.
She is the inaugural recipient for Musical Stage Company's The Crescendo Series, which offers an "unprecedented breakthrough for a composer of musical theatre in Canada through a three year residency and a commitment to produce three of their new musicals."
Britta Johnson, with her Life After musical, about a teen negotiating life without her father, were BIG winners at the 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Awards taking SIX prizes in the musical theatre category!!
The DORAS were awarded for Outstanding Production, Outstanding New Musical for Britta Johnson, Outstanding Female Performance for Tracy Michailidis, Outstanding Direction for Robert McQueen, Outstanding Ensemble Performance and Outstanding Musical Direction for Lynne Shankel and Reza Jacobs.