Into the Woods Tickets

ESA’s Music Theatre Department is proud to present our musical INTO THE WOODS, by Stephen Sondheim.  This challenging and heartfelt musical features our talented Grade 11 and Grade 12 students, as well as an incredibly gifted Pit Orchestra!  Please visit the website for ticket and performance info.  There are THREE different casts, so please make sure you check out the cast lists.

“The Brothers Grimm hit Broadway with an epic fairytale where worlds  collide. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite  storybook characters and brings them together for a timeless yet  relevant piece and rare modern classic.

The story  follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who  wishes to attend the King’s Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would  give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a  child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break  the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their  actions return to haunt them later with disastrous  results.

One of Sondheim’s most popular works,  INTO THE WOODS is a musically sophisticated show featuring actors adept at dark comedy.”

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Performance Opportunity

Each year, for the past 3 or 4 years, Richview United Church has been host to a gala event titled A Showcase of Stars.  The stars in their showcase always include a wide selection of performers from ESA.

This year’s event will be on Saturday April 26th.

If you are interested in performing at this event, send me an e-mail (at [email protected]) and I’ll arrange to get you in touch with the organising committee.

Music this Week — OPUS at Nancy Main and Jazz at the Assembly Hall!


OPUS & Jazz NightThe Music Department is proud to present:

  • OPUS 2013, featuring the Band and String Majors, on May 8th and May 9th at 7:00 pm in the Nancy Main Auditorium; and,
  • Jazz at Assembly Hall, featuring many of the Band and String Majors, MOSAIC, and our Jazz Vocal Ensemble JAMME on May 10th, at 7:00 pm at Assembly Hall (1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Kipling Ave. & Lake Shore Blvd. W.).

What an extraordinary week of live music!  Ticket are still available — click here. 

The ESA Music Department is proud to present OPUS 2013

The Music Department is proud to present OPUS 2013, featuring the Band and String Majors, on Wednesday May 8th and Thursday May 9th at 7:00 pm in the Nancy Main Auditorium. Tickets are now on sale from ticket turtle, linked through the web site. Please call the Music Office at 416-394-6910, extension 5 if you have any questions.

Get Your Fosse Tickets Now!

The students at ESA would love to invite everyone to the evening performances of A Tribute to “Fosse” on Weds the 13th and Thurs the 14th at 7:00 PM!! Get your tickets at!! Its gunna be a great performance!

Cookie Dough Fundraiser for Music Theatre Ensembles & Strings Department

ONE WEEKEND LEFT to sell, sell, sell. Please have your orders properly filled out, cheque made payable to ESA Music Theatre of ESA Music and brought in to your Ensemble Director at the beginning of the week. Orders must be sent in by mid-week in order to meet the delivery time-line – arrival at our Festive Dress Rehearsal on December 3rd. Orders MUST be picked up on this date, after 3:30 outside the Auditorium. Thank you for supporting our Visiting Artist programs, Musical ‘Fosse’ productions costs,and field trip supplementation.

Degrassi Episode & ESA

10 Music Theatre Singers and 18 Instrumental Majors will be featured on the ‘Graduation Episode’ of the current season of Degrassi, being filmed on Monday, October 29th at Epitome Studios! Stay tuned for air date of the episode.

Cookie Dough Fundraiser – Music Theatre / Strings

Please open the attachment for information on our exciting holiday fund raiser… the perfect holiday hostess gift, or holiday treats for your family! Campaign ends November 12th, with the shipment of orders to arrive at our Festive Dress Rehearsal – Auditorium on Mon. Dec 3rd. Orders MUST be picked up on this day. Each ensemble & participant will be separate for easy pick-up of orders. Thank you for your continued support of our amazing ensembles and programs at ESA!