Tom and Sophia will be signing songs from across many genres and generations, including musical theatre, classical, opera, jazz, pop, Disney and more.
Tickets will go fast for this spectacular evening so don't miss out!
Sophia Mackey is a first-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto and is currently studying voice with the renowned Wendy Nielsen, head of voice, after having studied with Colleen Morrison for the past 11 years. She is a seven-year provincial music festival finalist, where she most recently, placed 2nd in both the Grade 10 and Open Musical Theatre OMFA (Ontario Music Festival Association) Provincial categories in early June. Sophia’s other success’ from this past year include placing 1st and receiving the most promising young singer award at the Newmarket Voice Festival, placing 2nd at the National Association of Teachers of Singing regional finals, and this past July traveled to Chicago to represent Canada as one of the 14 national finalists. Sophia also won the Founders Award at the Kiwanis Music Festival, for top solo musical performance in the festival in both 2015 and 2016.
Sophia attended the Centre for Opera Studies in Italy, Academy program in the summer of 2015 and is a former member of the Canadian Children’s Opera Company where she performed in Toronto and across Europe. Sophia was also selected as the only Canadian of ten high school students from across Canada and the United States to attend the Metropolitan Opera High School Intensive Program in New York City.
Sophia is additionally an accomplished dancer, studying all genres, and just recently received her Advanced 2 Ballet and Modern certificates, studying with her mom, Alana Collver, Lindsay Storms and Heidi Vanderswet, and is now an Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance. She is passionate about theatre and has performed in many productions such as Les Misérables, The Secret Garden, The Wizard of Oz, Beauty and the Beast, Oliver and most recently played Cinderella in Into the Woods.
Tom Collver is a resident of Lindsay and has been performing for over twenty years, appearing in countless musical productions—both locally and outside the Kawartha Lakes—most notably in the role of Marius in Les Miserables in 2005 in Toronto (Tony-nominated producer Michael Rubinoff) in addition to leading roles in local productions of Les Miserables, Joseph, Into the Woods, The Wizard of Oz, A Chorus Line, Best of Broadway, Charlie Brown, and many more. He was an award-winning soloist in the York University Gospel Choir and was a member of the York University Men's Chamber Choir.
Tom received his Bachelor of Design Degree with Honours from the joint design program at York University and Sheridan College and owns and operates two digital design studios, Stratta and pb+j, as well as a subscription sock company, King and Portland. He is a family man and proud father of two.
Tom is thrilled to be a part of Academy Theatre's Upstairs Series event.