We are thrilled to bring Once to Toronto, and excited that it just took home the Grammy Award this past Sunday for Best Cast Recording. This is a show which has won eight Tony Awards and hasn't been seen by Toronto audiences which is very exciting.
With Heartbeat of Home, both Brian Sewell and John Karastamatis went to see a workshop of it in Ireland and were incredibly taken with the production. I've just returned from speaking with those who were responsible for getting Metamorphosis off the ground and they've had wonderful notices and great success. Sergio Trujillo's Arrabal will play quite well to a younger audience because it is fresh and sexy and unlike anything we've seen before.
I think the best part of the season is how incredibly diverse it is, because with theatre you can never please everyone with one show. For example, it is very different from a sporting event. I go to see a game and I know that one team will win and one will lose but there will be joy in the subtlety of the game. With theatre, you're asking people to buy seven shows knowing that perhaps they only really want to see five of them. But the joy is in the moments when they fall in love with the show they didn't expect, or the show that they wouldn't have otherwise seen.
That's what makes theatre so incredible. It is this collaboration between the audience and the actors. The actors are reading the audience's body language and no single production exists in a vacuum. It's what makes it special and also what makes it dangerous. Of course, some of it is also luck. But I think the 2013-2014 season has something for everyone.
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Kelly Cameron's love affair with the theatre began when she was just five years old, on an outing to see the Original Canadian Cast of Les Miserables at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. She instantly fell in love, and since then has been lucky enough to be involved in various theatre activities and productions, including a regional production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and a local production of Where the Sidewalk Ends. She has also received training from various teachers throughout Southwestern Ontario in both piano and voice, and competed in vocal competitions for which she received a few awards. Her writing career started almost by accident, when she had the opportunity to become a ghostwriter for up and coming businesses. She continues to do this, writing the content for all sorts of companies who are starting websites and looking to find their voice. |
Her passion and love for theatre led to her becoming involved with BroadwayWorld where she is thrilled to be writing for the Toronto contingent of the rapidly growing website. When she isn't at the theatre, you can generally find her firmly planted in front of her trusty Blackberry - tweeting, Facebooking or partaking in other such social media activities to ensure that those who want to know are kept apprised of everything that Toronto theatre has to offer. Other interests include movies, art, music, shopping, fashion and martial arts with the occasional foray into the world of finance.
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