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Is Britta Johnson Canada's Stephen Sondheim?

Composer and lyricist Britta Johnson talks about her new musical, Life After, a 'coming-of-age story that's coloured by lost.'
Britta Johnson and Tom Power in the q studios in Toronto, Ont. (Melody Lau/CBC)

Britta Johnson is the Toronto composer and lyricist of the musical Life After.

It tells the story of what happens to a young woman named Alice after tragedy strikes her family. Life After has been called hugely ambitious, revolutionary, and even Stephen Sondheim-esque.

Tom Power recently spoke with Johnson about the inspiration behind her new show.

Life After is onstage in Toronto at the Berkeley Street Theatre from now until Oct. 22.

— Produced by Shannon Higgins

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