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Songs for a New World


Canadian Children’s Opera Company Youth Chorus




Seize your moment.

Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown

Originally Produced by the WPA Theatre, New York City, 1995
(Kyle Renick, Artistic Director)

Original Orchestration by Brian Besterman and Jason Robert Brown


MARCH 8, 2020   |    3 pm and 7 pm

Presented at Native Earth’s Aki Studio

Daniels Spectrum
585 Dundas St. E., Toronto


It’s about one moment. It’s about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back.
– Jason Robert Brown


Songs for a New World weaves characters and history together, illuminating the timelessness of self-discovery. The first musical from Tony Award winner, Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Bridges of Madison County), this moving collection of powerful songs examines life, love and the choices that we make.

Under the direction of Autumn Smith and musical direction by Teri Dunn, the Canadian Children’s Opera Company’s talented Youth Chorus face these profound moments of decision in Brown’s compelling score.

Contains some mature content and coarse language. Suitable for ages 12 and up. The piece runs for approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.


General Admission
$25 adult/senior   |  $15 youth (18 years and younger)

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SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Think of our environment and download a copy of the program when it becomes available. 








Visit Native Earth’s Aki Studio to learn more about the location of the performance, parking, public transit routes, and accessibility features.







Artistic Team  
Music Director Teri Dunn
Stage Director Autumn Smith
Youth Chorus Rehearsal Pianist Hyejin Kwon
Musical Ensemble  
Piano Joshua Tamayo
Percussion Keshav Sharma-Jaitly





We recommend consulting the TTC and the City of Toronto’s site for their latest transportation updates, which may affect your commute.





The doors to the theatre will open 45 min. prior to each performance giving you ample time to find your seats and get settled before the show begins. During the rehearsal process, we will determine whether or not we will implement a late seating in order to accommodate any latecomers. We will update you on our final decision by March 1, 2020.





Washrooms are located on the main level, around the corner from the theatre, with accessible stalls in each washroom.





Due to strict licensing agreements, photography, audio and/or visual recording of the performance is prohibited.





The use of mobile and smartphones and all other electronic devices is disruptive and is strictly prohibited during performances.





Tickets are available for purchase through the Canadian Children’s Opera Company’s website only. Tickets are not sold through Native Earth’s Aki Studio’s Box Office.

Should you have any questions pertaining to your ticket order, please call CCOC administration at 416-366-0467 x223. 

A standard ticket will not be issued. Instead, you will receive a confirmation of your order at the end of your purchase. The order (“tickets”) will be held under the name of the purchaser. Please arrive with your proof of payment and register at the door. Depending on availability some seats may be available for purchase at the door.

Seating is general admission.





The doors to the theatre will open 45 minutes prior to each performance.





All sales are final. Payment is processed immediately on receipt of order, after which there are no cancellations or refunds. It is the responsibility of the ticket holder to check their ticket for the correct performance time. Program and artists are subject to change without notice.

Ticket exchanges and releases can only be made by the individual who has purchased the ticket(s).





The CCOC is committed to ensuring the safety of its performers and audience members. Should extreme weather conditions be forecasted for the day of the performance, the CCOC will determine how to proceed. If the weather is deemed safe to travel in, the performances will continue and any tickets not used due to personal decisions regarding travel, cannot be refunded.

Please allow for plenty of extra time when travelling to the theatre in inclement weather.





All tickets are exchangeable for another performance of "Songs for A New World" (subject to availability) up to and no later than one full week before the original performance date. Exchanges can be made by calling 416-366-0467 x223.





If you forget your printed confirmation form of your ticket purchase on the day of the performance, there is no need to rush home. Please try to have an electronic copy available on your phone.



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