About this Business
Established in 2004 as Acting Up Stage Company, The Musical Stage Company unveiled a new name in 2017 alongside the ambitious goals of making Canada a leader in musical theatre, reaching every Torontonian through diverse musical stories, and creating a national and international presence.
Their productions – including award-winning contemporary musicals, world premieres and concerts – are seen live by 30,000 people over the 80+ nights that they are onstage annually in venues both traditional and surprising. The Musical Stage Company incubates new Canadian musicals from development to production, investing in Canadian musical theatre writers and building national and international partnerships. To date, their work has been recognized with 61 Dora Award nominations, 11 Dora Awards, and 12 Toronto Theatre Critics’ Awards.
Beyond the stage, The Musical Stage Company builds and enriches communities through musical storytelling. Their robust education programs develop the artists and audiences of tomorrow, offering musical theatre training that boosts self-confidence and self-expression for over 100 young people each year without cost to the participants. They also curate innovative musical programs in partnership with diverse organizations, maximizing the resonance of our work across disciplines and communities.