by Chloe Rabinowitz
The songs range from edgy pop to epic ballads, and cover themes such as love, loyalty, and the confusion of high school.
An original Canadian musical, co-written by a Juno-nominated musician, will make its virtual debut this weekend.
Written by Juno-nominated Murray Foster (Moxy Fruvous, Great Big Sea) and Kieren MacMillan (Masters of Music Composition, Rice University), The Quest explores the courage we need when we exchange imaginary monsters for real ones. The songs range from edgy pop to epic ballads, and cover themes such as love, loyalty, and the confusion of high school.
Sammy plays “Quest,” a nerdy role-playing game, every night with Rosie, Frankie and Taylor. One night, instead of quests within the game, Taylor gives the other three real-life quests. This launches all four of them on a journey to leave their safe fantasy world and confront their greatest fears – and along the way, to learn about themselves and the value of friendship. The Quest is a show that knows we all have what it takes to be brave – we just need a little push sometimes.
The Quest is written by Murray Foster (Moxy Früvous, Great Big Sea) and Kieren MacMillan (Masters of Music Composition, Rice Univeristy), directed and choreographed by Stephanie Graham (Dora Award winner, Musical Stage Company, Thousand Islands Playhouse) with assistant choreographer Keleshaye Christmas (Sheridan College) and assistant music director Ian Chan (Musical Stage Company, American Repertory Theater).
Bravo Academy’s New Music Theatre Intensives was created to provide innovative music theatre training, specializing in contemporary musicals for our next generation of performers. Since 2013, the program has produced multiple world premieres and a sold-out, critically-acclaimed remount of Drama 101 at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2019.
Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts
in associated with New Music Theatre Intensives presents
The Quest, a new musical
Written by Murray Foster & Kieren MacMillan
featuring Daniela Bauer, Finley Burke, Kayla Davids, Emeline Edgett, Lucas Kalechstein, Marlowe Kazan Baigrie, Jesse Kline, Lily Shimmerman, Samantha Tice, and Kaitlyn Tse.
Artistic Director: Melissa Bencic
Director/Choreographer/Dramaturge: Stephanie Graham
Music Director: Kieren MacMIllan
Production Stage Manager: Julie-Rae King
Assistant Choreographer: Keleshaye Christmas
Assistant Music Director: Ian Chan
Sound Editor: Jake Schindler
Graphics: Blake Crawford
Thursday June 24 7:00pm
Saturday June 26 7:00pm
Runtime: 60 minutes
On sale now
Pay-what-you-can tickets available online at BookTixLiv