Announcement: Theatre 20’s Driven to Score, the 2nd in their 3-part Concert Series

From Press Release:

Now that the Story has Begun,

Theatre 20 is Driven to Score!

Monday, June 20, 2011

DRIVEN TO SCORE: Celebrating Canadian Musical Composers

Toronto, ON (Tuesday, May 31, 2011) – Following their critically acclaimed inaugural concert in May 2011, Theatre 20, Toronto’s newest musical theatre company, takes the stage June 20 with DRIVEN TO SCORE, the second in their three-part concert series at the Panasonic Theatre.

In keeping with their three-part mandate of celebration, creation and education of story-driven musical theatre, DRIVEN TO SCORE is an intimate celebration of Canadian composers, featuring the work of Leslie Arden, Jonathan Monro and David Warrack.

Directed by Alisa Palmer and hosted by Ann-Marie MacDonald, DRIVEN TO SCORE brings together an incredible lineup of Theatre 20 Founding ArtistsLouise Pitre (Mamma Mia!), Ma-Anne Dionisio (Miss Saigon) and David Keeley (Rock of Ages) – joined by Sterling Jarvis, Alana Bridgewater and Yvan Pednault, six incomparable Canadian musical actors, for one night only at the Panasonic Theatre. Special appearances by Adam Brazier and the Theatre 20 Emerging Artist Choir. Tickets are $59 and $69 and are available in person at the Panasonic Box Office, through TicketKing by phone at 416-872-1212, (1-800-461-3333) or online at TicketKing.com.

Theatre 20’s journey started with a packed house and rave reviews for THE STORY BEGINS: Celebrating Songs from Story-driven Musicals. Join us on June 20 for the next night of musical theatre celebration, DRIVEN TO SCORE: Celebrating Canadian Musical Composers.

All concert series profits will benefit Theatre 20’s future productions.

For more information about Theatre 20, or to inquire about development, education, sponsorship and/or volunteer opportunities, visit theatre20.com or contact info@theatre20.com.

Theatre 20 presents DRIVEN TO SCORE: Celebrating Canadian Musical Composers

Monday, June 20 at 8 p.m.

Panasonic Theatre – 651 Yonge Street, Toronto

Tickets $69 & $59

416-872-1212 | 1-800-461-3333

BUY TICKETS at TicketKing.com

THEATRE 20 BACKGROUNDER

Theatre 20’s management team is made up of Artistic Director Adam Brazier, Artistic Producer Tamara Bernier Evans, General Manager Rosie Shaw and Associate Producer Michael Rubinstein. Founding artists include Evan Buliung, Brent Carver, Dan Chameroy, Juan Chioran, Ma-Anne Dionisio, Susan Gilmour, Trish Lindström, David Keeley, Nora McLellan, Louise Pitre, Eliza-Jane Scott, Carly Street, Steven Sutcliffe and Colm Wilkinson.

Theatre 20 is an artist-led, story-driven company with a focus on developing and presenting original Canadian musicals as well as re-imagining existing repertoire from both the national and international canons. It is a not-for-profit, registered charitable organization that has been formed not only to create musical works for the stage but also to play an active and positive role within the community. It aims to nurture the talent of writers and composers and foster the development of young artists through mentorship and education programs.

Theatre 20’s Founding Artists have been at work for nearly two years, having first met together in 2009. In 2010, the company’s focus was on continuing to develop the collective artistic vision and creative perspective, as well as bringing together an incredible Board of Directors and a solid network of supporters and advisors. 2011 marks the official company launch and the kick-off to a year of introductions and interaction with the community, continuing to build education and outreach programs, and fundraising. The intimate and entertaining three-part 2011 Concert Series takes place at the Panasonic Theatre, and the company’s first full production will be on stage in 2012.

The impressive Theatre 20 Board of Directors is a diverse mix of prominent members of Toronto’s business and arts sectors. It includes Bernie Abrams, Peter Bishop, Will Goldbloom, Wendy Jarrett, Judith John, Brenda Lazare, Dave Morris, Allan O’Dette, Iris Nemani, Lola Rasminsky, Jim Roe, Catharine Saxberg, Dr. Duncan Scott, Ron Singer, Jennifer Sloan, David Timms, Brian Topp, Benjamin Trister and Lori Willcox.

“A new day dawns for Toronto’s musical theatre…”

Richard Ouzounian, The Toronto Star