Podium Concert Productions presents
New Company to focus on Musical Theatre ‘in Concert’ Presentations
Inaugural Production set for January 2017
Podium Concert Productions (Peter da Costa and Mark Camilleri) proudly presents the Tony Award®-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN, in concert for three performances only at the newly renovated and acoustically enhanced Trinity-St. Paul Centre/Jeanne Lamon Hall, January 13–15, 2017, with a world-class orchestra, hand-picked and led by Mark Camilleri, on stage with Canada’s brightest stars of stage and musical theatre.
THE SECRET GARDEN is Grammy–winning composer Lucy Simon’s and Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Marsha Norman’s (‘Night Mother) reimagining of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic children’s novel into an enchanting musical tale of forgiveness and renewal. Orphaned in India, 11 year–old Mary Lennox returns to Yorkshire to live with her embittered, reclusive uncle Archibald and his sickly son Colin. “Dreamers” — spirits from Mary’s past — guide her through her new life as she discovers the estate’s many wonders, including a magical garden that beckons the children with haunting melodies.
Rarely produced due the size and scope of the production, THE SECRET GARDEN is the perfect show to launch Podium Concert Productions, dedicated to creating exciting and exhilarating performances that combine the symphony experience with musical theatre.
The cast and creative team includes Director Steve Ross (Sunday in the Park with George/Talk is Free Theatre) and Musical Director/Conductor MarkCamilleri; Adam Brazier (Artistic Director Confederation Centre for the Arts, The Woman in White) as Archibald Craven and soprano Erin Fisher (ViVA Trio, Cosi fan tutte & Idomeneo/COC,) as Lily Craven; with Louise Camilleri, Gabi Esptein, Kevin Forestell, Kyle Golemba, Matthew Nethersole,Denise Oucharek, Steve Ross, Kate Suhr and Shawn Wright.
•• This weekend Podium Concert Productions will hold an open call audition for the young roles of Mary Lennox and Colin Craven.  Auditions will be held Sunday, September 18 from 2-6pm at the Randolph Academy for the Arts, Annex Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street (1 block south of Bloor). Sign-up begins at 1pm. Audition Sides can be found  here.  For more information please contact
Podium Concert Productions
Shows that Deserve to be Heard
Trinity-St. Paul Centre, 427 Bloor Street West (at Spadina Avenue)
January 13-15, 2017
Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 6:30pm
Tickets start at $39
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About Podium Concert Productions: Led by award-winning producer Peter da Costa and veteran music director Mark Camilleri, Podium Concert Productions aims to produce a series of Broadway musicals in concert featuring Canada’s brightest stars of stage and musical theatre sharing the spotlight with an orchestra of world-class musicians.
The founder of da Costa Talent Management and co-founder of Show Choir Canada, Peter da Costa has built his career on creating opportunities, seeking new ventures that capitalize on his extensive industry experience. With offices in Toronto and Vancouver, da Costa Talent Management today enjoys a cross-country presence that benefits the agency’s roster of award-winning triple threat talent. Podium Concert Productions is one of several productions in development, including a TV series and an original live theatrical show.
A music director, pianist, composer, arranger, accompanist, engineer, producer, conductor, and recording studio owner of Imagine Sound Studio, Mark Camilleri’s credits include music directing The Toxic Avenger (Dancap Productions); Cinderella (Ross Petty Productions); Disney’s High School Musical (Drayton Entertainment), Funny Girl in Concert; A Rhapsody in Gershwin; The Very Very Best of Broadway, with Marvin Hamlisch, Martin Short and Audra McDonald; Back The Mack, with Matt Dusk, Sophie Milman, Jim Cuddy, Measha Brueggergosman and Johnny Reid; the Canadian Screen Awards; associate music directingMamma Mia, Dirty Dancing (Mirvish Productions); and conducting major symphony orchestras across Canada.


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