Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life

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This Fall you are invited to Toronto's historic Heliconian Hall to celebrate the life of the mysterious and magnetic spiritual leader Dr. Gordon P. Silver. The festivities promise to be an enchanting experience; a sung-through, psychedelic dissolution into the transcendental power of music. 

Dr. Silver: A Celebration of Life is our inaugural co-production with Outside the March, Canada’s leaders in immersive theatre, by created by two of the most exciting and innovative artists in Canadian musical theatre, Anika Johnson and Britta Johnson.

A Musical Stage Company and Outside the March Experience.

“Siblings Britta and Anika Johnson are revolutionizing the musical theatre world" – NOW Magazine


Book, Music, Lyrics - Anika Johnson and Britta Johnson
Director - Mitchell Cushman
Music Director & Supervisor - Elizabeth Baird
Choreographer & Assistant Director - Barbara Johnston
Arrangements - Bram Gielen 
Accompanist & Conductor - Adam Sakiyama

Starring -
Rielle Braid, Peter Deiwick, Bruce Dow, Donna Garner, Kira Guloien & The Wexford Collegiate Choir

Production Designers - Nick Blais, Nick Bottomley, Anahita Debhonehie & Ken Mackenzie
Sound Designer - Richard Feren
Stage Manager - Kate Sandeson
Apprentice Stage Manager - Lucy McPhee
Production Manager - Oz Weaver
Associate Production Manager - C.J. Astronomo


Dr. Silver: A Celebration of life will take place at Toronto's historic Heliconian Hall which is centrally located at 35 Hazelton Avenue, in the heart of Yorkville. For more information about the venue, click here

Outside the March and The Musical Stage Company are committed to making the experience of Dr Silver as accessible as possible. If you have accessibility concerns, and would like to speak to a member of our team about the specifications of the venue before purchasing, please contact Robyn Hoja at 416-927-7880 ext. 221 or email [email protected], and it will be our pleasure to assist you.


Premium Reserved Seats: $65.00 
A limited number of premium, reserved seats are available for all performances.

General Admission Seats: $50.00 

Artsworker / Under 30 Seats: $29.00 
A limited number of general admission seats at this price level are available for all performances.


Groups of 10 or more are eligible for a discount of 15% for both General Admission & Premium Reserved Seats. Contact Robyn Hoja, Production Coordinator, at [email protected] or call 416-927-7880 ext 221 to inquire about prices and availability. 

The Musical Stage Company's support of Dr. Silver is part of The Crescendo Series, a three-year commitment by to produce the work of Britta Johnson and her collaborators.

Dr. Silver was originally commissioned through Outside the March's FORWARD MARCH program.

Dr. Silver has been developed in part with the Luminato Festival and through The Collaborations at Canada’s National Arts Centre.

Dr. Silver has been supported in part by the National Fund for New Musicals, a program of National Alliance for Musical Theatre and in part by the Innovation & Exploration Grant, a program of National Alliance for Musical Theatre, with funding from The Alhadeff Charitable Foundation.

The playwrights acknowledge the assistance of the 2018 Banff Playwrights Lab – a partnership between the Banff Centre and the Canada Council for the Arts.
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Heliconian Hall 35 Hazelton Avenue
Toronto, ON M5R 2E3
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