SING! in Concert: SING! Celebrates the Musical

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SING! in Concert: SING! Celebrates the Musical

SING! Celebrates the Musical with all-vocal versions of famous Broadway songs

By SING! Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival

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Mon, May 29, 2023 9:00 PM - 10:15 PM EDT


The Concert Hall 888 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M4W 2J2 Canada

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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Is there anything better than a musical?! Come see the SING! Singers, joined by special guest - and this year's legacy award winner - Sharron Matthews, as they present a night full of their favourite showtunes, and all that jazz. Featuring Kevin Fox, Chris Tsujiuchi, Suba Sankaran, Dylan Bell, Tahirih Vejdani, and Jeni Walls!

Doors 8:30pm

Show 9pm (75 mins, no intermission)

Presented by CKDO

*This concert will have ASL Interpretation

SING! will continue to monitor government health regulations and will be adjusting covid policies accordingly.

In 2022, Sharron played nurse Cheri Landry on the highly acclaimed APPLE+ series FIVE DAYS AT MEMORIAL, and Lucy LaFontaine on Family Channel’s RUBY AND THE WELL. Sharron is recently best known as one of the stars of CBC’s hit period crime drama FRANKIE DRAKE MYSTERIES, which ran for four seasons and is now airing all around the world.

In 2019 and 2021, Sharron was nominated for Canadian Screen Awards for playing the role of FLO CHAKOWITZ on Frankie and in 2021 Sharron co-wrote the acclaimed episode LIFE IS A CABARET.

Sharron is also a co-executive producer, writer, co-creator and voice artist on MARY AND FLO ON THE GO, an animated series based on Sharron and Rebecca Liddiard’s characters on Frankie Drake Mysteries. In 2022, Mary and Flo on the Go received the TOWEBFEST Award for Best Animated Content.

Also well known for her portrayal of “Joan The Secretary” in Tina Fey’s iconic MEAN GIRLS, Sharron Matthews is an excitingly diverse, award winning Canadian artist, actress, singer, comedienne, writer and producer. Sharron has worked on stage and screen with artists like John Travolta, Andrea Martin, and Ron Howard as well as toured her award winning one woman shows around the world from Africa to New York, Scotland and beyond.

Chris Tsujiuchi is the Associate Artistic Director of SING! Toronto. Performance credits include Ride the Cyclone (Tweed & Co), Recurring John, Paradises Lost (SummerWorks Festival), and Rocky Horror (Hart House Theatre). Musical Direction credits include Into the Woods (Talk is Free), Alice in Wonderland (Bad Hats) and Onegin (Musical Stage Co, National Arts Centre, Western Canada Tour). Chris has also taught at Sheridan College, Randolph Academy, George Brown, and TMU (formerly Ryerson). He has toured extensively with the Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Sharron Matthews, and can also be seen performing with his boy band Asian Riffing Trio, and in his "Chris-terical" series of self-produced cabarets.

Originally from Canada and now based in the UK, Kevin Fox has spent 25 years immersed in the world of contemporary a cappella. He is known internationally as a performer, choral director, workshop leader, and arranger. Kevin was a founding member of the Toronto vocal band CADENCE, before touring the globe with the Grammy-winning group THE SWINGLES for 12 years. Since 2013 he has served as Musical Director of the Israeli pop choir Vocalocity, and as a member of London Voices, Kevin has sung on film soundtracks including “Raya and the Last Dragon” and “Eternals”. He was also Music Director on the British television show “Sing: Ultimate A Cappella” (2017). As a teacher and adjudicator, Kevin has worked at various institutions and international vocal festivals including the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London), Europa Cantat (Estonia), Vocalmente (Italy), Vocal Asia (Japan), and the Rocky Mountain Festival (Canada). As SING! Toronto's current Artistic Director, Kevin’s passion is to help singers and ensembles to unlock their creative music-making potential.

DORA award-winning, thrice JUNO-nominated world/fusion vocalist Suba Sankaran has effortlessly combined musical worlds, performing across North America, Europe, the UK, Asia, Australia and Africa with Autorickshaw, master drummer Trichy Sankaran, FreePlay with Dylan Bell, and Retrocity (80s a cappella revue), to name a few. Performance highlights include performing for Peter Gabriel, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and performing with Jane Siberry, Lorraine Segato, Bobby McFerrin and the Swingles.

Suba is in demand as a choral director, arranger, educator and composer. She has composed and produced music for theatre, film, radio and dance. Highlights include collaborations with Deepa Mehta, the CBC and Stratford Festival, and she is currently sound designing, composing and performing in Why Not Theatre's reimagining of the Mahabharata, premiering at the Shaw Festival. She co-directs City Choir in Toronto and teaches at Humber College in the vocal jazz department.

In a word… multifaceted. Juno-nominated Dylan Bell is a vocalist, instrumentalist (piano, bass, Stick, guitar, percussion), composer/arranger, music director and producer/engineer. Dylan has worked with groups ranging from vocal jazz, (FreePlay, Cadence, The New York Voices, Hampton Avenue, the Swingles, The Watch), to vocal pop (Retrocity, the Nylons) to eclectic jazz and world music (Autorickshaw), to classical (Nathaniel Dett Chorale, Lara St John) to flat-out rock ‘n’ roll (Honeymoon Suite). He’s played stages in over twenty-five countries across six continents, and his compositions and arrangements are performed across the world from Adelaide to Zurich. His book “A Cappella Arranging” (co-written with Deke Sharon) was published in 2013, with a followup book to come in 2024.

Jennifer is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist, voice actor and director. She has performed across North America and the UK as an impressionist, musical theatre and cabaret performer sharing the stage with many notable artists including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ben Vereen and Rebecca Caine. In addition to playing leading roles in a number of Canadian premiers and originating roles in several original Canadian musicals, she has been featured on the cover of Toronto's NOW Magazine for her work with the Toronto Fringe Festival. As a voice actor, she is the voice of both the Family and Family Jr. channels and works as a vocal coach with young voice actors and singers with a special focus on accessible learning for fellow neurodivergent performers. As a director, she has helmed a number of musical productions including Heathers The Musical, three productions of The Rocky Horror Show, Shrek Jr. and Mandy Goodhandy's Just Call Me Lady. For the past twelve years she has been the host/producer of Toronto's Singular Sensation Musical Theatre Open Mic, providing a safe, supportive space for the musical theatre community. This summer she will appear in Sh-Boom: Life Could Be A Dream with Drayton Entertainment.

Tahirih Vejdani (she/her) is a multidisciplinary artist of Iranian and South Indian heritage. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Regina and is currently pursuing a Masters in Vocal Pedagogy through the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and the Voice Study Centre.

Tahirih has recorded and toured with The Nathaniel Dett Chorale and The Elmer Iseler Singers, and conducted the Community Music Schools of Toronto Choirs, Echo Women’s Choir, Toronto World Unity Choir, Florivox Choir and Univox Choir. Tahirih is also a vocal instructor at Sheridan’s Bachelor of Musical Theatre program.

As a performer she has appeared in: The Invisible – Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare (Catalyst Theatre); HMS Pinafore, Treasure Island, The Pirates of Penzance, Elektra (Stratford Shakespeare Festival); Portia’s Julius Caesar (Shakespeare in the Ruff); The Men in White (Factory Theatre); Taming of the Shrew (Driftwood Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing (Tarragon Theatre); The Jungle Book (Young Peoples Theatre/Cleveland Playhouse Square); The Hobbit, Shrek The Musical (Globe Theatre). Select film/TV credits: CBS’s Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, CBC’s Kim’s Convenience, and as the star of the short film Receiver on CBCGem.

Upcoming: Tahirih will play the lead role of Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at The Capitol Theatre.

Follow her at @tahirihvejdani //

About the organizer

SING! The Toronto International Vocal Arts Festival is Canada’s premier a cappella festival (singing without instruments). Held every year in May, SING! presents 10 days of outstanding concerts featuring the human voice.

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