Thank you one and all for attending Podium Concert Productions’ inaugural presentation of The Secret Garden in Concert. Launching a new artistic endeavour is always a great challenge, and we are incredibly grateful for your tremendous support, from getting the buzz out over social media to purchasing a ticket (or two). For us, it was a thrill to bring together outstanding talent from Canada’s musical theatre, opera and orchestra worlds, and we’re so proud of the final product. We plan to announce our next production in our slate of “Shows that Deserve to be Heard” shortly; stay tuned. In the meantime, relive the magic of The Secret Garden in Concert through production photos and reviews below.


  • A baker’s dozen of fine actor-singers were accompanied by a fine full orchestra under the baton of Mark Camilleri, a fearless accompanist revealed as a sparkling conductor.
  • ROBERT CUSHMAN, Theatre Critic for the National Post

  • The concert was incredibly performed by the cast and orchestra alike! It was an event to not be missed!
  • ALLAN HENRY, Senior Editor for - Toronto

  • A gem, outstanding in every way with a superb cast.
  • JENIVA BERGER, Critic for

  • Podium Concert Productions produced an unforgettable performance anyone would be lucky to attend.
  • BRYNN BONNE, Guest Blogger for - Toronto


  • Photography courtesy Hilary Gauld-Camilleri

About Podium Concert Productions

Led by award-winning producer Peter da Costa and veteran music director Mark Camilleri, Podium Concert Productions aims to produce a series of Broadway musicals in concert featuring Canada’s brightest stars of stage and musical theatre sharing the stage with an orchestra of world-class musicians.

The founder of da Costa Talent Management and co-founder of Show Choir Canada, Peter da Costa has built his career on creating opportunities, seeking new ventures that capitalize on his extensive industry experience. With offices in Toronto and Vancouver, da Costa Talent Management today enjoys a cross-country presence that benefits the agency’s roster of award-winning Triple Threat talent. Podium Concert Productions is one of several productions in development, including a TV series and an original live theatrical show.

A music director, pianist, composer, arranger, accompanist, engineer, producer, conductor, and recording studio owner (Imagine Sound Studio), Mark Camilleri’s credits include music directing The Toxic Avenger (Dancap Productions); Cinderella (Ross Petty Productions); and Disney’s High School Musical (Drayton Entertainment), Funny Girl in Concert ; A Rhapsody in Gershwin, The Very Very Best of Broadway, with Marvin Hamlisch, Martin Short and Audra McDonald; Back The Mack, with Matt Dusk, Sophie Milman, Jim Cuddy, Measha Brueggergosman and Johnny Reid; and the Canadian Screen Awards; associate music directing Mamma Mia, Dirty Dancing (Mirvish Productions); and conducting major symphony orchestras across Canada. He has also shared the stage with Il Divo, Celine Dion, Sting, Eric Clapton, Andrea Bocelli, Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan, David Foster, and Annie Lennox.