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Book by Jen Shuber. Music and Lyrics by Nicky Phillips
Inspired by Louise Borden’s The Journey That Saved Curious George

The show has had several stages of development. Jen and Nicky began their research at the DeGrummond Collection in the University of Southern Mississippi where all the original works of Margret and H.A. Rey are housed. They traveled to Paris to research the Nazi occupation and visit the Rey’s original home. Nicky and Jen were awarded the Margret and H.A. Rey Residency from the Curious George Foundation. This writing residency took place in the actual cottage where The Reys lived in Waterville Valley, NH. The show has been developed at the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals and the Canadian Music Theatre Project at Sheridan College. It was selected for the ASCAP/Stephen Schwartz Workshop with Broadway panelists Stephen Schwartz, Joe DiPietro and Bob Martin. Most recently, the show received a residency at the Interlochen Center For The Arts. www.thejourneythatsavedcuriousgeorge.com

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Jacob Two-Two, YPT

“Under MacInnis and Shuber (the latter also choreographed), the engaging production zips along…this staging of Jacob Two-Two is inspiring for young viewers, they could not have found a better crown jewel for their 50th season” – Mooney On Theatre

“Co-directors Allen Macinnis and Jen Shuber have created a lively production with a strong cast” – Lynn Slotkin

“Co-directors Allen MacInnis and Jen Shuber with Set designer Dana Osborne and Costume Designer provide some 2 x 35 minutes of fast-paced, scary and delightful entertainment.” – James Karas

“It could be that Richler’s story, brought so forcefully and colourfully to the stage in this production,


“A damned impressive piece of word that demands your attention, your respect and your attendance.” – Richard Ouzounian Toronto Star

“Louise Pitre sparkles in autobriographical show” – Theatromania

“On the Rocks is so enjoyable it should play to standing ovations all over Canada.” – Christopher Hoile, Stage Door

“I could see On The Rocks having a real future in the Canadian musical theatre canon. Pitre is a ray of light giving us hope that we can continue to grow” – Kelly Cameron,

Theodore Bikel and Aidan DeSalaiz in Visiting Mr. Green

“A show well worth the visit…you will find that the play itself is what stays with you long after you leave the theatre” – Christopher Hoile, Stagedoor.com

“NNNN”, Critic’s Pick – Now Magazine

“I like the way she has directed both Theodore Bikel as Mr. Green and Aidan deSalaiz as Ross. There is a growing intimacy between the two because of her direction; a gentleness.” – Lynn Slotkin

“Green is worth a visit” – Robert Crew, Toronto Star “The play is expertly directed by Jen Shuber” – James Karas

Green is a winner….this one deserves your entertainment dollar!” – John McCullagh


“Have you been longing to see an old-school Christmas musical? One with tuneful songs, witty lyrics and unabashed sentiment? Then get yourself and your kids down to the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People, where A Year With Frog and Toad opened on Thursday.” – Richard Ouzounian

“Enriched at every turn by associate director and choreographer Jen Shuber and the musical direction of Diane Leah. Thanks to them, this particular jewel has a lovely setting that shows off its simple sparkle at every turn. Rest assured this is one year you and your child, if you have one, or even if you rent one will likely remember forever.” – John Coulbourn

“It may or may not be easy being green, but the results are certainly good to watch. A show that hinges on, and illustrates, the turn of the seasons connects to the roots of storytelling.” – Robert Cushman”

costume design: Robin Fisher, lighting design: Jason Hand

“A sparkling musical version of the Roald Dahl classic James and the Giant Peach.” 4 Stars! Robert Crew – Toronto Star

“Jen Shuber’s choreography adds a buoyancy to the world of James and his insect friends. 89.5 FM

NNNN – Now Magazine

“For my young companion and I, The comic choreography had young and old laughing at his conundrum, They’re aided by musical director Jason Jestadt and choreographer Jen Shuber, both of whom get the cast to skillfully navigate set designer Yannick Larivée’s giant peach.


“Angelwalk mounted a terrific production of Jason Robert Brown’s clever musical The Last Five Years. Brown is the current New York musical maven. He’s a whiz kid who does everything – music, lyrics and book. The show follows a couple from courtship to separation. Eric Craig and Adrienne Merrell are both sensational talents with fine direction by Jen Shuber.” -  Paula Citron

” Smart direction and wonderful performances. Bravo.” – Lynn Slotkin

“Credit the director, Jen Shuber, for exploring every nuance of this piece. She brilliantly establishes time and place with each scene. As all the elements fall so quickly and seamlessly into place you find yourself involved, moved and genuinely caring for these two young lovers. This is the best production of The Last Five Years that I have ever seen.” – Mark Andrew Lawrence, Front Row Centre