On this episode of Finding Your Bliss, Life Coach and Bliss Expert Judy Librach is joined by Canadian Theatrical legend Charlotte Moore. A musical theatre veteran and national treasure, Charlotte Moore is part of one of the greatest musical theatre families in the country. She is the daughter of Mavor Moore, who, of course was a member of the Order of Canada and won a Governor General’s award, and Mavor Moore really helped establish professional theatre in Canada. Charlotte’s grandmother, who was an actress and a pioneer of the Canadian theatre, is the legendary Dora Mavor Moore, after whom Toronto’s annual theatre awards are named.
Charlotte Moore has been a staple of the Canadian Musical Theatre for over forty years now. She won her first Dora Mavor Moore Award in 1990 for “The Rocky Horror Show”, and was nominated exactly 30 years later for Sondheim’s “Sunday In The Park With George”. She has appeared at the Shaw Festival, The Charlottetown Festival, and worked all across the country in such theatres as The Grand Theatre London, Halifax’s Neptune Theatre (playing Mama Rose in “Gypsy”), Drayton Entertainment, and many more. For Mirvish: “Hairspray”, Fantine in “Les Mis”, and Aunty Em in “Wizard Of Oz”. She has been a stalwart supporter of new Canadian Musicals for all of those 40 years, appearing in many World Premieres and Workshops.
Charlotte appears on the Cast Album for “Stan Rogers – A Matter of Heart”, and she has 3 solo Albums to her credit : “Friends Of Mine – Songs From Canadian Musicals”, “Long Road Back” (with all original material), and most recently, her latest brainchild, “Some Comfort Here” with pianist Mark Camilleri.
Check out “Some Comfort Here” on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0BnDapG1mPFfKfCUZhwLfI
This episode is dedicated to the revered and influential composer and lyricist, the late great Stephen Sondheim.
Sondheim, who passed away at the age of 91, was one of the most important composers/lyricists of the 20th century. His work will live on in the magnificent music and lyrics he created from such shows as “Gypsy”, “Sunday in the Park with George”, “West Side Story”, “A Little Night Music”, “Assassins”, “Follies” and “Into the Woods”, just to name a few.
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