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Grant Tilly

Grant Tilly is a musical theatre writer (composer, lyricist, librettist), actor, and singer. Shows he’s written range in style from quirky small cast musicals, to country/rock concert-style shows, to large scale family musical comedies. His works have been performed across the country, and his acting career has taken him across the continent. Click here for Grant’s Bio, and explore various projects below.

Projects

News

Back in Newfoundland!

It’s so great to be back for another summer with Rising Tide Theatre in Trinity, on the east coast of Newfoundland. This year I’ve come out early as I’ve been commissioned to write a new musical for the company called “On The Radio”. This show that will take place in a radio station in St. John’s between the years 1941 and 1949. There’s a lot of ground to cover, including the “invasion” of the americans, the war, and the confederation debates leading up to Newfoundland becoming the tenth province. So… there’s a lot of research! It’s the first time I’ve […]

Playwright’s Residency

I’ve been having a great time as Playwright in Residence for Theatre Orangeville, working on the new musical “The Whole Enchilada”. The residency has included spending time in Orangeville (they gave me an office and everything!) as well as seeing a lot of theatre and readings, and quite a few breakfasts with Artistic Director David Nairn. This show is something new for me, with far more songs as compared to dialogue than I’m used to. It also means there’s a lot of music, so there’s a lot of experimenting with different ways to move the story along through song. Thanks to the OAC for […]

New Mexico

After a great summer in Newfoundland (including a lot of fun as the villain in the Folk Opera “The Nobleman’s Wedding”) as well as a reading of one of my new plays, I’ve been back in Toronto for a little more than a week. And now… headed to New Mexico to research the next piece! Looking forward to telling everyone about it!

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Contact

For writing and music inquiries
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Email: grant@granttilly.com
Telephone: (647) 393-2711

For acting enquiries please contact:
Butler Ruston Bell: (416) 964-6660

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