The Passion of Adele Hugo nominated for 7 Merritt Awards

Eastern Front Theatre’s production of The Passion of Adele Hugo has been nominated for 7 2012 Robert Merritt Awards! The nominees are as follows:

David Overton: Outstanding New Play by a Nova Scotian Playwright
Zachary Florence: Outstanding Original Score
Lily Ling: Outstanding Musical Direction
Sara Farb: Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Amanda LeBlanc: Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Martin Burt: Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Adam Mackinnon: Outstanding Costume Design

The Merritt Awards are given annually by Theatre Nova Scotia to recognize excellence in Nova Scotian theatre. Read the full list of nominees here.

New sound clips from Between a Word and Thought

New sound clips have just been posted from Between a Word and Thought. They were recorded live on February 6, 2012 at the Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs in Toronto and feature an amazing group of singers and musicians. Here’s the complete list:

A Grand Magician’s Spell (from The Passion of Adele Hugo; Lyrics by David Overton)
Gabi Epstein, vocal; Lily Ling, piano; Jamie Drake, percussion; Calum MacLeod, bass; Natalie Wong, violin 

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Alphabet Song (from Children of Israel)
Thom Allison, vocal; Lily Ling, piano; Jamie Drake, percussion; Calum MacLeod, bass; Natalie Wong, violin/viola 

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If I Need You/Katya’s Letter (from Experimental Selves)
Eric Craig, Sara Farb and Thom Allison, vocals; Lily Ling, piano; Jamie Drake, percussion; Calum MacLeod, bass; Natalie Wong, violin/viola

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In the Courts of the Sun (from The Passion of Adele Hugo; Lyrics by David Overton)
Thom Allison, vocal; Lily Ling, piano; Jamie Drake, percussion; Calum MacLeod, bass; Natalie Wong, violin/viola 

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Making It Easy (from Exit Kit; Lyrics by Andrew Kushnir)
Susan Henley, vocal; Lily Ling, piano; Jamie Drake, percussion; Calum MacLeod, bass; Natalie Wong, violin 

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Or Will She Learn (from Experimental Selves)
Susan Henley, vocal; Lily Ling, piano; Jamie Drake, percussion; Calum MacLeod, bass; Natalie Wong, violin 

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Picking Up the Pieces (from Children of Israel)
Eric Craig, vocal; Lily Ling, piano; Jamie Drake, percussion; Calum MacLeod, bass; Natalie Wong, violin 

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Still Dreaming (from Experimental Selves)
Thom Allison, vocal; Lily Ling, piano; Jamie Drake, percussion; Calum MacLeod, bass; Natalie Wong, violin

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Subway Song
Gabi Epstein, vocal; Lily Ling, piano; Jamie Drake, percussion; Calum MacLeod, bass; Natalie Wong, violin/viola 

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The Kind of Man (from The Revenger’s Tragedy)
Eric Craig, vocal; Lily Ling, piano; Jamie Drake, percussion; Calum MacLeod, bass; Natalie Wong, violin/viola 

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This Little Room (from The Passion of Adele Hugo; Lyrics by David Overton)
Sara Farb, vocal; Lily Ling, piano; Jamie Drake, percussion; Calum MacLeod, bass; Natalie Wong, violin/viola 

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Unfinished Business (from The Passion of Adele Hugo; Lyrics by David Overton)
Sara Farb and Gabi Epstein, vocals; Lily Ling, piano; Jamie Drake, percussion; Calum MacLeod, bass; Natalie Wong, violin 

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What Have We Done? (from The Passion of Adele Hugo; Lyrics by David Overton)
Sara Farb and Eric Craig, vocals; Lily Ling, piano; Jamie Drake, percussion; Calum MacLeod, bass; Natalie Wong, violin/viola 

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Between a Word and Thought – February 6 @ 8 pm

Acting Up Stage Company presents a one night only concert of the music of writer/composer Zachary Florence (The Passion of Adele Hugo, Experimental Selves). Complex, passionate, and unexpected, Zachary’s music is restless and deeply theatrical, fusing intricate harmonies and unexpected rhythms.

Between a Word and Thought features some of Toronto’s most dynamic musical theatre performers, led by acclaimed musical director Lily Ling, with Jamie Drake (percussion), Calum MacLeod (bass), and Natalie Wong (violin/viola). Join Thom Allison (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Eric Craig (Edges), Gabi Epstein (To Life), Sara Farb (The Passion of Adele Hugo), and Susan Henley (A Man of No Importance) for an evening of lush music and intimate storytelling.

February 6, 2012 @ 8 pm
Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs
26 Berkeley Street (Front & Berkeley)

tickets: $20
box office: 416-368-3110
online: actingupstage.com

The Passion of Adele Hugo named one of The Coast’s best plays of 2011

The Coast named The Passion of Adele Hugo as one of Halifax’s best plays of 2011. Click here to read the whole list.

Gabi Epstein’s new album, “Show Off”, released

 

Gabi Epstein’s new album, Show Off, has just been released, and I’m so pleased that one of my songs is featured on it. It’s a fantastic album, produced by the great John Alcorn, in which Gabi puts her voice through its paces. She sings everything from Stephen Schwartz to André Previn to Jann Arden. She and John have put together a beautiful arrangement of “I Would Have Wanted” from my show Experimental SelvesClick here to learn more about Gabi and click here to buy the album on iTunes.