"Elegies - A Song Cycle"
Produced by Acting Up Stage Company
By William Finn
Direction: Lezlie Wade
Starring: Thom Allison, Barbara Barsky, Steven Gallagher, Joel Gomez, Eliza-Jane Scott
A re-imagined revival of Acting Up Stage’s first breakthrough, sold-out hit, Elegies is a celebration of life and music penned by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist William Finn. Elegies commemorates the lives of people both real and fictional with rousing theatricality and unforgettable songs. From Finn’s friends, to his mother, to his dogs, to the victims of the World Trade Centre collapse, these characters and their stories will enchant and enrich your spirit in this stunning masterwork that celebrates the human experience and life’s infinite joys.
Critics are raving:
"Acting Up Stage Company’s production is the most satisfying, fulfilling, beautifully performed piece of musical theatre I’ve seen in this city for a long time." – The Toronto Star
"The most uplifting, life-affirming musical in Toronto is one in which each of its 18 songs is an elegy for the dead and gone." — The Globe and Mail
"Friends and colleagues of the composer’s who have died over the last two decades are resurrected in playful lyrics bursting with internal rhymes that remember them in all their quirky vitality." — The New York Times
"This song cycle provided some of the most powerful moments I’ve experienced in musical theatre." — City Post Magazine
"A real gem!" — AM 740
March 21 - April 13, 2014
At Daniel’s Spectrum, Aki Studio Theatre (WINNER - Best New Venue in Canada)
585 Dundas St. E. Toronto, ON (Dundas & Parliament)