Is Britta Johnson Canada's Stephen Sondheim?
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