BLOOD TIES – January 4th-15th, 2017 @ THE TORONTO FRINGE!

Date: January 4th-15th, 2016 Venue: Factory Theatre Mainspace (125 Bathurst St.) Length: 75 mins Tickets: $15 Sheila’s uncle shoots himself in his bathroom on the eve of her wedding, and when her three best friends arrive in town to celebrate they are instead faced with the task of cleaning up the considerable mess left behind. This flagship musical show by Dora-nominated team Anika Johnson and Barbara Johnston has previously been a hit at SummerWorks, the Edinburgh Fringe, and on BBC America’s ‘Orphan Black.’ Based on true events. Performance Schedule: January 04 at 08:15 PM January 05 at 07:00 PM January 07 at 04:15 PM January 08 at 06:30 PM January 10 at 08:45 PM January 12 at 05:15 PM January 13 at 10:00 PM January 14 at 02:00 PM January 15 at 07:00 PM Click here to purchase tickets!

‘Blood Ties’ on Orphan Black!

'Blood Ties' is featured in the first three episodes of season 2 of the Golden Globe nominated series, 'Orphan Black'! Go to to stream the episodes, and keep your eyes peeled to see Johnson, Johnston and the rest of our cast in action on the screen. If you enjoyed 'Blood Ties' on Orphan Black, be sure to follow us here and on Facebook and Twitter. A Toronto production and cast album are in the works! Stay tuned for the details. Read more about 'Blood Ties' on the Orphan Black Network links:

BLOOD TIES – June 20th, 2013 Toronto @ The Annex Theatre!

A WEDDING. A SUICIDE. A CLEANUP. A SECRET. BLOOD TIES - touring this summer to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and playing in Toronto for a one-night-only preview. One night (June 20), two showtimes (7:30 and 9:30). BLOOD TIES is a musical by Johnson and Johnston based on a true story about a bachelorette weekend gone horribly wrong. Sheila's uncle kills himself on the eve of her wedding and she and three best friends are left with the task of cleaning up the mess left behind - a mess that is soon revealed to extend far beyond the blood splattered on the floor. Come see the show that the Torontoist called 'the funniest show of Summerworks 2012' before it goes international. For tickets, email All ticket sales to support our Edinburgh production. BLOOD TIES by Johnson and Johnston Produced by the Performing Arts Collective Directed by Ann Merriam and Julian Richings Musical Directed by Jeffrey Newberry Starring Michael DeRose, Carter Hayden, Anika Johnson, Barbara Johnston, and Kent Sheridan as Uncle Conrad

BLOOD TIES – Edinburgh Fringe 2013!

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013! Blood Ties, based on a true story about four friends cleaning up after a suicide, is by the Performing Arts Collective and features book, music and lyrics by talented up-and-comers Anika Johnson and Barbara Johnston. Read the Review: Blood Ties (The Performing Arts Collective) 2012 SummerWorks Review