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Toronto: Musical Stage Company’s “UNCOVERED” goes digital starting November 11
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Following the sold-out run of their innovative and inspiring summer concert series Porchside Songs – which brought leading musical theatre performers to porches and front lawns across Toronto - The Musical Stage Company is thrilled to announce the dates and line-up of performers for the first-ever digital edition of their annual signature concert event, UNCOVERED.
Spotlighting iconic songs with wildly imaginative arrangements by music director Reza Jacobs, over the last decade UNCOVERED live has grown from a one-night-only event to a six-night, multi-venue series that has thrilled thousands. Featuring the same high-quality arrangements, orchestrations, sound, and musicianship that audiences have come to expect from the live experience, UNCOVERED: NOTES FROM THE HEART will be an up-close and personal audio and visual feast, taking you into the worlds and hearts of Canada’s finest artists. Traditionally on stage at the prestigious Koerner Hall, the 2020 edition of UNCOVERED will be presented digitally fromNovember 11 – December 6.
This year’s line-up is as illustrious as ever, including Divine Brown, Bruce Dow, Sara Farb, Hailey Gillis, Raha Javanfar, Stewart Adam McKensy, Andrew Penner, and Jackie Richardson along with Banks Prize winners Dillan Chiblow, Eva Foote, Germaine Konji, and Kale Penny. Orchestrations and arrangements are by the incomparable Reza Jacobs, with additional arrangements by Jamie Drake and Justin Gray. Each song will be created as a unique cinematic experience for the audience and the concert will be presented on a set performance schedule to ensure a traditional theatre viewing expierence.
While The Musical Stage Company had been excitedly planning a concert that featured the musical catalogues of Elvis Presley & Dolly Parton for this year, they have used this unexpected moment of pause to reflect with profound songs of change, hope, reflection and inspiration by artists like Elton John, Bob Marley, Carole King, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens and many more
“Every year that we’ve presented UNCOVERED I have had the privilege of speaking to the audience from the stage about The Musical Stage Company and our belief that it's better with music,” says The Musical Stage Company Artistic Director Mitchell Marcus. “Music has an undeniable way of uniting communities, forging change, and lifting hearts and minds when we need it most. I can’t imagine a moment when we’ve needed it more. While this has been a period of great challenge, I welcome the opportunity to share the joy that is UNCOVERED with audiences old and new in a digital format and to be able to introduce this concert and Reza Jacob's glorious arrangements to people outside of our city, across the country and the world. I hope UNCOVERED will provide a much needed glimmer of hope and connection this fall and that while we can’t gather at Koerner Hall, the power of these outstanding performers, iconic songs and innovative arrangements can bring us together spiritually and emotionally.”
In addition to offering the UNCOVERED experience at home, the company is also presenting the option to enhance the digital event with select add-on experiences. Premium experiences include private pre-show meet ups online with company members including a special performance; and Deep Dive Dinners, which gather up to 12 people online for lively, curated conversation on the topic of Community and Change, custom dinner delivery, and a ticket to UNCOVERED. Deep Dive Dinners are presented in association with Elenna Mosoff & The Mission Business Inc.
To preserve some live theatre magic, patrons choose a specific date and time to enjoy the concert.
Performances will run on a set schedule from November 11th - December 6th at 8:00pm Wednesday – Saturday; and also at 2:00pm Saturdays and 4:00pm Sundays.
Tickets for UNCOVERED: NOTES FROM THE HEART go on sale today at www.musicalstagecompany.com for $30 per household (Groups of 8 or more save 20%!). Song list details and more will be revealed in the weeks to come on The Musical Stage Company website and social channels.