#hashtag, a new musical Artistic Team

Meet the Artistic Team

    Steven Gallagher’s directing credits include Rumspringa Break and The Cocksure Lads (CMTP), Matt Murray’s Fringe and Next Stage hit, Myth of The Ostrich, Robert (Trafalgar24), I’m Right Here (Toronto Fringe), Godspell and Drama 101 (Bravo Academy), and the Dora nominated First Day Back at The Storefront Theatre in Toronto and The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival.

    As a writer, his award winning play, Stealing Sam, made its American premiere in 2014 where it won Best Drama at the United Solo Festival in New York. His play Memorial premiered at the Next Stage Festival in 2013 and has been seen at Half Moon Theatre in Poughkeepsie, New York. His musical, Pollyanna, written with Linda Barnett was shortlisted for Playwrights Guild of Canada best new musical.

    His latest project, Drama 101, written with Kevin Wong premiered at Bravo Academy in Toronto in June 2017 and has had two remounts.

    Tara Litvack is a freelance music director, accompanist, vocal coach, and arranger based in Toronto. She has played in the pits of the Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, Charlottetown Festival, and Princess of Wales Theatre. Tara was the Shaw Festival Music Intern in 2014 mentored by Paul Sportelli and was the first woman to conduct a musical in the Shaw Festival Theatre.

    With Bravo Academy: Legally Blonde, High School Musical 2, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Into the Woods, Anne and Gilbert, Make Me A Song.

    Selected credits: Reframed, The Wild Party, Falsettos (The Musical Stage Co.) Cabaret (Shaw Festival), Erik with a K, Legally Blonde, Michael John LaChiusa Concert (Theatre Sheridan), Sweeney Todd (Talk Is Free Theatre – Immersive production in London, England), Anne and Gilbert (The Guild), Strictly Ballroom (Keyboard Sub – Mirvish Productions), HMS Pinafore (Keyboard Sub – Stratford Festival).

    She has collaborated on new musical works with The Musical Stage Co. (He Is Coming, Polly Peel, La Casati), Theatre Sheridan (Erik with a K), Musical Works in Concert (Misprint, The Yellow Ribbon, Animal Pharmacy) and the Toronto Fringe Festival (Rounding the Bend).

    Tara is also a sought after vocal coach and audition and masterclass accompanist playing for Mirvish’s Dear Evan Hansen search, and regularly with The Director Series and Songbook with Tracy Michailidis.

    Tara will be attending the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland as a Masters candidate in Music Direction in Glasgow, Scotland in the fall.

    She is thrilled to be returning to Bravo working alongside her former students and developing a new work with such a talented team!