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  • Toronto’s three favourite not-for-profit musical theatre companies have joined forces to create “And 5, 6, 7, 8… A Musical Theatre Dance Party,” a celebration of the amazing Toronto musical theatre community and an excuse to cut loose and shake your “Shipoopi”! The event will take place at the Drake Underground, the Drake Hotel’s swanky underground lair (1150 Queen Street West). Admission is FREE – please RSVP to ari@actingupstage.com.

    The evening will feature three special guest DJs: Acting Up Stage presents fierce and fabulous songstress Sharron Matthews, Angelwalk Theatre presents hunky triple threat Justin Bott and Theatre 20 presents theatre-super-producer/arts & culture junkie Derrick Chua. Each will present a 45-minute set of their favourite get-down-and-boogie tunes from the international musical theatre canon. The evening will also feature dance-along/sing-along video, door prizes and giveaways! So get your “Time Warp” on, “Ease on Down the Road” to the “MAMBO!” at the school gym. This evening of celebration and cooperation is supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

    ABOUT ACTING UP STAGE Acting Up Stage Company is dedicated to producing, developing and advancing the versatile art of musical theatre in Canada. Each season we interpret contemporary work through the lens of both our country’s most accomplished and most promising artists, bring new musicals to life, and develop the artists and audiences of tomorrow. Since 2004 we’ve been rewarded time & again with rave reviews, sold-out performances, 32 Dora Award nominations, 6 Dora Awards and 8 Toronto Theatre Critics’ Awards. http://actingupstage.com/ | Facebook: Acting Up Stage | Twitter: @actingupstage

    ABOUT ANGELWALK THEATRE Angelwalk Theatre is the only professional theatre company in Toronto dedicated to producing Off-Broadway style musical theatre. Founded in 2009, the company has successfully produced 14 Off-Broadway style musicals and has been nominated for 11 Dora Mavor Moore Awards. Angelwalk Theatre produces every show with a team of committed Canadian theatre professionals at all levels of the production - performers, directors, designers, technicians and production staff. The company does not bring in shows on tour and is committed to providing opportunities for both emerging and established Canadian theatre professionals. http://www.angelwalk.ca | Facebook: AngelwalkTheatre | Twitter: @angelwalktheatr

    ABOUT THEATRE 20 Theatre 20 is a Toronto-based, artist-led theatre company formed to present story-driven musicals by developing new Canadian works and by re-imagining existing repertoire. It aims to nurture the talent of writers and composers and foster the development of young artists through mentorship and education programs. http://www.theatre20.com | Facebook: Theatre 20 | Twitter: @theatre20

    • Venue: Underground
    • Type: DJ, Live, Theatre
    • Cover: FREE – please RSVP to ari@actingupstage.com
    • Time: April 29, 2014, 8:30 p.m.