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Event Access

  • Audio Description
  • Discounted Tickets Available

July 23, 2021 - August 15, 2021


Hosted by The Musical Stage Company

On August 14th, 2003, Toronto was sent into chaos when the largest blackout in Canadian history left millions stranded in the dark and unable to reach or connect with their loved ones.

Inspired by real events, Blackout depicts three stories of connection that unfolded when the city was dark, and strangers banded together to find the light. A preview production of a new Canadian musical by two of Canada’s most exciting voices, Blackout is a story of hope, resilience, and community.

Originally developed through The Musical Stage Company’s innovative musical development initiative Launch Pad, a selection of this new work was first seen in 2019 as part of REPRINT.


The Musical Stage Company is offering two live audio-described performances during the run of BLACKOUT for theatre lovers who are blind, low-vision, or partially sighted. This audio description experience will provide real-time description of the visual elements of BLACKOUT in High Park Amphitheatre, voiced live by a trained describer.

Audio description will be available at the following two performances:

  • Sunday, August 8 at 11 AM
  • Saturday, August 14 at 11 AM

All tickets for patrons who would like to take advantage of the audio description are Pay-What-You-Wish!

To book your Pay-What-You-Wish ticket for the August 8 at 11 AM performance or the August 14 at 11 AM performance, please contact Accessibility Manager Alethea Bakogeorge directly by email at aletheabakogeorge@musicalstagecompany.com, or by phone at (416) 927-7880 ext. 226.

Your audio description experience will include an audio pre-show introduction to the piece, and audio-described programme materials.


The Musical Stage Company

189 Yonge St, Toronto, ON, M5B 2H1, Canada

Phone number: (416) 927-7880

Email: info@musicalstagecompany.com

The Musical Stage Company is the largest and leading charitable musical theatre company in Canada. Established in 2004 as Acting Up Stage Company, we strive to make Canada a leader in musical theatre.