Uncovered: Notes From The Heart – Nov 11 to Dec 6, 2020 (Toronto)
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 have announced 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 from November 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 online meet ups 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 are available 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.
DIGITAL PRE-SHOW PARTY
Take your party digital! Mingle with friends anywhere in the world and share a private, pre-show experience featuring a Canadian music superstar. Each group experience includes:
• A private video call for your party to gather and share space.
• An UNCOVERED performer and members of The Musical Stage Company team will join you to offer exciting insight into the digital concert experience and a behind the scenes look at how the magic happens.
• A live, personal performance from an UNCOVERED star!
One Digital Preshow Party per evening – Secure your date today!
$125 Per Experience
Nightly: 1 hour, before curtain
(no private group event on Saturday Evening)
DEEP DIVE DINNERS
Offered and Facilitated by Elenna Mosoff and The Mission Business Inc, Deep Dive Dinners are an opportunity to connect with ourselves and those around us through a lively, multi-faceted conversation in a style of conversation you often don’t have and might not know you’re longing for. Each preshow dinner includes:
• A Ticket to UNCOVERED
• A delivered dinner to each participant
• A deep dive conversation surrounding the topic of ‘Community & Change’
One Deep Dive Dinner per evening – Secure your date today!
$125 Per Person
Nightly: 5:30pm – 7:30pm in advance of each performance. Maximum of 12 participants per dinner party. (No deep dive dinners offered on matinee performances)
About the Author
Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.