Update ...

Janet MacEwen joined the

BROADWAY Company of


in the role of 'Bird Woman'

on October 09, 2012

and was a proud member of the final Broadway

"MARY POPPINS" company on closing night

in NYC - March 03, 2013


Janet recently toured for 13 months

in the role of 'Bird Woman' in the

Disney/Cameron Mackintosh

1st US National Tour of "MARY POPPINS"

The tour included The Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto CANADA for nine weeks, before a closing run

in February 2012 playing to upwards of 6000 patrons every performance @ the famous

Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City, Mexico


In Concert:

Zappacosta and Janet appeared together

at The Guild Theatre in PEI - July 2010

For more details go to:  Janet's Music page


A Concert Cabaret featuring the music of Zappacosta and starring Alfie Zappacosta

and Janet MacEwen


Do you believe in love at first sight? Have you ever waited by the phone, or dialed and hung up, or gone back to the last place you saw your lover ... just in case? Have you ever loved and lost; or loved and fought to win only to discover that there was nothing wrong in the first place? Can old lovers become friends? Can old friends become lovers? Do you believe that love and laughter make even the worst of times much, much better? Have you ever lain awake at night wondering why falling in love is so easy, while staying in love can be so hard.

Delphi Productions in association with Janet MacEwen and Alfie Zappacosta is pleased to present

the Canadian premiere of CabaRomantico -

an intimate Concert Cabaret written, conceived by and starring Janet MacEwen and Alfie Zappacosta and featuring passionate selections from Zappacosta's impressive song catalogue. 


The Papermill Theatre is one of the more underrated small theatres in Toronto, bearing a resemblance to the still missed Artword Theatre which closed down a few years back in downtown Toronto to make way for a condo development. No such nefarious plans are in store for the Papermill Theatre, nestled as it does in a valley in Todmorden Mills in central Toronto. Part of the Todmorden Mills Heritage Museum and Arts Centre, the only deterrent for audiences is that the theatre is somewhat off the beaten track on winding Pottery Road and a little hard to find at night.
It recently played host for a three-night Concert Cabaret called CabaRomantico, a show which will be touring various locales in Ontario this year with its two talented stars, Alfie Zappacosta and Janet MacEwen. Zappacosta, a guitarist, songwriter and singer, a Juno and an American Music Award winner, has a large fan base, many of whom were in the audience for his three night stand with the sexy Janet MacEwen, who has been featured in and toured with shows like Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Mamma Mia and Anne of Green Gables.
Zappacosta has had a long and successful career as a vocalist and song writer then left his pop stardom behind in the mid 1990's to pursue a more intimate style of writing and performing. The charismatic Zappacosta is at the top of his form with the jazz and pop infused CabaRomantico which features 15 of his own songs, many of which can be heard on his various CDs. But to see them brought to life with Zappacosta and MacEwen alternately crooning ( in the best sense of the word) and belting out numbers The Dance is Over and Passion is a lot of heat on a chilly winter's evening.

The style is relaxed, the mood is intimate, a little more supper club than cabaret, though there is somewhat of a theme which fits the bill for this cabaret romantico."Falling in love is so easy" reads the introduction to the show, "while staying in love can be so hard." There's nothing terribly original in that - just about every cabaret that's come along in the last 25 years or so is about contemporary relationships. And in fact Zappacosta and MacEwen could sing the phone book and make it sound good, but romance is decidedly in the air with the two. Mac Ewen relates to Zappacosta in the duets like a cat with the cream; on her own she shares some friendly space with master accordionist/violist Claudio Vena who can make his instruments sound as if the music is wafting from a favorite Hungarian cafe.
Backed by a fine four piece band, there is sometimes a little too much music in the air for such a small theatre but Zappacosta and MacEwen are great song stylists and there's never any lack of rapport between you and the night and the music. Like a fine brandy, CabaRomantico sends you back out into the night air with a nice glow.

(Reviewed by Jeniva Berger for Scene Changes.comJan. 29/10)


Janet's debut CD:

BACK WHERE I BELONG was nominated in 3 categories in the 2010 Music PEI Awards

Go to Janet's Music Page for more details...


Official CD Release - January 16, 2009

Go to Janet's Music Page for more details.


CD now availablewww.CDbaby.com/cd/janetmacewen

Juno and American Music Award winning singer/songwriter/actor/musician Alfie Zappacosta, music produced this elegant smooth jazz CD which was recorded @ Wellesley Sound in Toronto, RandB Productions in Halifax N.S., and Louis Sedmak Studios in Edmonton AB. BACK WHERE I BELONG was mastered at MetalWorks

Printing and duplication by Music Manufacturing Services. Website and CD cover design by Access Studio.

Go to Janet's Music Page for more details

The Charlottetown Festival and

DanCap Productions in Toronto presented:


in Toronto - The Elgin Theatre May 07- 24/09

Janet played Marilla Cuthbert* in this long awaited co-production of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.  

*Janet was awarded the People's Choice TWISI Award for Outstanding Achievement by an Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Marilla Cuthbert in The Elgin Theatre Toronto run of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES.     

Charlottetown Festival 2006 - 2009: Four consecutive seasons in the iconic role of Marilla Cuthbert in ANNE OF GREEN GABLES - the longest running musical in Canada.

Late Night @ Mavor's 2006-2009: Janet hosted post-show Saturday night cabaret performances @Mavor's Restaurant and The Mack Theatre where the Festival stars could be seen in a different light belting it out with the Late Night Band.





To read Theatre reviews go to:
Janet's BIO Page





 May 2011 - Red Carpet Dreaming singing competition:

Janet, along with Dancap's Aubrey Dan and RAPA owner/president

George Randolph were the judges for the Toronto portion of the

Red Carpet Dreaming on-line singing competition which was held

online in May 2011. This competition was part of the Red Carpet

Dreaming Tour which helped raise money and awareness for vital

youth charities (specifically CCAA in Toronto)                      


2009 PEI Jazz and Blues Festival :

The Festival All Stars - including Janet, Terry Hatty and

Joey Kitson, performed in a special Sunday afternoon

Jazz & Blues Festival closing performance in the PEI Jazz & Blues

Festival's main tent. 

Go to Janet's Gallery Page to view video


CD - 2008 duet release (with Frank MacKay):

Frank MacKay's 2008 Nova Scotia Music Award

nominated CD BELIEVE IT OR NOT includes Janet and Frank's

co-written duet, "One True Love".

Go to Janet's Music Page for more details


2008 CD release: Field of Stars - Volume 2

With Jim Betts, Janet MacEwen was the co-producer for the standing

room only CD release of "Field of Stars - Volume 2"

@ Statler's Lounge in Toronto, May 2008, featuring the performers

on  the recording. Janet sang two songs on this compilation CD and performed both @ the May 2008 event. 

Go to Janet's Music Page for more details


Charlottetown Fringe Festival 2007

"MY FIRST BRA (A Tale of Two Titties)"

Singer/Actor/Producer Catherine O'Brien invited Janet to co-write

with her and to direct her in this comedic showcase. 

"MY FIRST BRA …" made it's 'work in progress' debut at the first

Fringe Festival held in Ch'town PEI.

" ... the play had every woman in the house laughing in a,

'You said it, sister!' way ..."

The Charlottetown Guardian


The 2006 Canadian Musical Theatre Festival
Producer/Company Manager/Performer: 


Toronto's Script Lab presented the first Festival of Canadian Musical

Theatre, November 2006.  Janet was Producer and Company

Manager for a new expanded cast workshop presentation of

Cathy Elliott's FIREWEEDS - a musical based on stories about

women in the Yukon during the Gold Rush. 

Janet also played the role of Paula in this concert presentation.

[Janet originated the role of Irma in the early concept workshops and in the

World Premiere of FIREWEEDS @The Red Barn Theatre.]


2004 Atlantic Fringe Festival:

"FEELING GOOD - The Cabaret"
Director /Co-Creator/Co-Writer: 

African Nova Scotian Music Association’s Artist of the Year, award

winning playwright and singer Shelley Hamilton was invited to

present a show at the 2004 Atlantic Fringe Festival and asked

Janet to co-write and direct. They decided to base her one-woman

show on her debut CD Feeling Good and then co-wrote anecdotal

comedic monologues based on Shelley's life to link the songs. 

FEELING GOOD - The Cabaret garnered rave reviews and was a

featured favourite again @ The 2006 Hamilton Fringe Festival.

"... 'Feeling Good' should not be missed..." - Hamilton Spectator