Lauren Acton is faculty and program coordinator for the Performing Arts Fundamentals program and faculty for the Music Industry Arts and Performance program at Centennial College in Toronto, Canada. She is a musicologist, cultural theorist, and performer who received her PhD in musicology at York University, Toronto. Her academic research and teaching interests embrace a range of topics: musicology, popular music studies, theater studies, acting, performance studies, cultural theory, and aesthetic philosophy. Her research publications have addressed violence in Canadian musicals, analyzed the stage and screen versions of Show Boat, explored the repertoire of musicals written for children in school and community settings, and examined the intersection between tourism and musicals at the Stratford Festival of Canada.

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