Every Silver Lining – Toronto Fringe 2019 Press Release

Association Silver Lining Productions in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents:

Every Silver Lining

Andrew Alexander Stevens Has Cancer but this isn’t about him.

Every Silver Lining is an original, dramedic, coming-of-age musical about death and the perseverance of life; juxtaposing the joyful naiveté of youth, and the crushing discovery of mortality.

Allison Wither and Laura Piccinin developed this show inspired by the experience of losing their close friends to cancer, and in a car accident respectively, in their youth. They sat together at a wrap party at Frankie’s Diner in Toronto, and decided to create a touching, comical show that highlights the various ways in which young people experience life, loss and grief. After nearly two years of collaborative writing efforts, Laura and Allison have finally put their show onto its feet; spending evenings in rehearsals at a local squash court downtown, like the professionals do.

Every Silver Lining was composed by Allison Wither (Fables from Far Away Lands, Awarded Patron’s Pick), with a book by Laura Piccinin (Coming Clean & If, Alumnae Theatre’s Gay Play Day), directed by *Jennifer Stewart, (Assistant Director of Othello, Stratford Festival, 2019), with musical direction by Aaron Eyre (recipient of the NUMUS Award for Composition for New Art Quartet’s The Poison Tree).

The cast includes: Taha Arshad (Urinetown, We Are Here Productions), *Joel Cumber (Rumspringa Break!, Next Stage Festival), Daniel Karp (Next To Normal, Blue Canoe Theatrical Productions), *Dale Miller (Fallstaff, Canadian Opera Company), *Alison J Palmer (Mama Mia!, Neptune Theatre), Laura Piccinin (Footloose, Just For Laughs Festival), Jada Rifkin (Quarter Life Crisis the Musical, Toronto Fringe festival), Ben Skipper (The House of Martin Guerre, Sheridan College), *Sara Stahmer (I Love you, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Follows Latimer Productions) and Allison Wither (Mary Poppins, Lower Ossington Theatre).

*These individuals appear courtesy of the Canadian Actors Equity

Association Silver Lining Productions in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents: Every Silver Lining

Created by: Allison Wither & Laura Piccinin
Directed by: Jennifer Stewart
Music Direction by: Aaron Eyre
Featuring: Allison Wither & Laura Piccinin
Stage Managed by: Adriane VanSeggelen

Performances: July 4th-13th at the AL GREEN THEATRE, 750 Spadina Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2J2

July 4th, 8:15pm
July 6th, 9:15pm
July 7th, 1:00pm
July 9th, 6:15pm
July 10th, 2:45pm
July 11th, 5:15pm
July 13th, 1:45pm

Please note that there is absolutely no latecomer seating.
Tickets: ($11) go on sale June 6th, 2019
Online: fringetoronto.com
In person: During the festival at POSTSCRIPT, the patio at the Toronto Fringe. Located in the Hockey Rink
at 275 Bathurst Street.