Backstage (2016 TV series)

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Backstage
Backstage (2016 TV series) logo.png
Genre
Created by
Starring
  • Devyn Nekoda
  • Alyssa Trask
  • Josh Bogert
  • Aviva Mongillo
  • Matthew Isen
  • Julia Tomasone
  • Adrianna Di Liello
  • Colin Petierre
  • Mckenzie Small
  • Romy Weltman
  • Isiah Hall
  • Kyal Legend
  • Chris Hoffman
  • Jane Moffat
  • Thomas L. Colford
Theme music composer Andrew Austin
Opening theme "Spark"
by Stefanie McCarol
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 60 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Brian Irving
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 22–25 minutes
Production company(s) Fresh TV
Distributor DHX Media
Release
Original network Family Channel
Picture format 720p (HDTV)
Audio format 5.1 surround sound
Original release March 18, 2016 (2016-03-18) – present
External links
Website

Backstage is a Canadian drama and performing arts series created by Jennifer Pertsch and Lara Azzopardi that premiered in Canada on Family Channel on March 18, 2016, and in the United States on Disney Channel on March 25, 2016. The series' ensemble cast includes Devyn Nekoda, Alyssa Trask, Josh Bogert, Aviva Mongillo, Matthew Isen, and Julia Tomasone.

Premise[edit]

The trials and tribulations of the students at Keaton School of the Arts, which includes dancers, singers, musicians, and artists. The characters frequently break the fourth wall, talking to the viewers in so-called "confessionals".[1]

Episodes[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
130March 18, 2016 (2016-03-18)September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
230[2]July 28, 2017 (2017-07-28)September 30, 2017 (2017-09-30)

Cast[edit]

  • Devyn Nekoda as Vanessa
  • Alyssa Trask as Carly
  • Josh Bogert as Miles
  • Aviva Mongillo as Alya
  • Matthew Isen as Jax
  • Julia Tomasone as Bianca
  • Adrianna Di Liello as Jenna
  • Colin Petierre as Sasha
  • Mckenzie Small as Scarlett
  • Romy Weltman as Kit
  • Isiah Hall as Denzel (season 1)
  • Kyal Legend as Julie
  • Chris Hoffman as Park
  • Jane Moffat as Helsweel
  • Thomas L. Colford as Beckett (season 2)

Production[edit]

Actors in the series are all real dancers and musicians embodying the true spirit of the performing arts.[3] Directors for the series include top music video directors such as RT!, Director X, Wendy Morgan, and Warren Sonoda as well as Mario Azzopardi and Lara Azzopardi. The first season production order consisted of 30 episodes.[4]

On May 10, 2016, it was announced that Backstage was renewed for a 30-episode second season for a 2017 broadcast on Family Channel in Canada.[5] On September 30, 2017, the show's cast revealed on social media that the entire second season had been picked up by Netflix.[6]

Broadcast[edit]

The series premiered on Family Channel in Canada on March 18, 2016, and on Disney Channel in the United States on March 25, 2016. Disney Channel secured the license for the series in several countries in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.[7] It premiered on Disney Channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland on May 9, 2016,[8] and on Disney Channel in Australia and New Zealand on October 28, 2016.[9]

The second season had its world premiere on July 28, 2017 in the UK and Ireland.[10] The entire second season was released in Australia on the ABC Me app and on the ABC iview on-demand service from September 15 to October 15, 2017.[citation needed] In the United States, the second season was released on Netflix on September 30, 2017.

Reception[edit]

Critics[edit]

Backstage has received positive, albeit lukewarm reviews from critics. Common Sense Media gave the series three out of five stars, saying that while it "doesn't really break new ground", it "does touch on many issues that are worthwhile for kids".[11]

U.S. ratings[edit]

Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 30 March 25, 2016 (2016-03-25) 1.23[12] September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30) 0.90[13] 0.95

Music[edit]

  • The primary source for performers and writers is the end credits of episodes.

Season 1[edit]

"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 1"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released March 18, 2016 (2016-03-18)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop
Length 10:29
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 1[14]
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Spark"Andrew AustinStefanie McCarol3:15
2."Heartbeats"Emery TaylorAviva Mongillo3:36
3."Heartbeats (Acoustic)"Emery TaylorAviva Mongillo3:37
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 2"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released March 25, 2016 (2016-03-25)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop
Length 5:23
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 2[15]
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."I Don't Wanna Hear It"Jeff MilutinovicKasey Brown2:22
2."Who You Lookin'"Dave SorbaraLaura Nikolic3:01
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 3"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released April 8, 2016 (2016-04-08)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop
Length 5:56
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 3[16]
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Going Home"Rob MelamedMaya Killtron2:53
2."Elevator"
  • Andrew Austin
  • Jeff Milutinovic
Mckenzie Small3:03
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 4"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released April 22, 2016 (2016-04-22)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop
Length 5:21
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 4[17]
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Dig Deep (Miles Version)"
  • Andrew Austin
  • Ryan McLarnon
  • Kate Hewlett
  • Josh Bogert
  • Aviva Mongillo
2:34
2."Lost in Contemplation"Ryan McLarnonAndrew Austin2:47
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 5"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released May 13, 2016 (2016-05-13)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop
Length 7:21
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 5[18]
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Shot Me Down"Emery TaylorAviva Mongillo4:53
2."Gimme Some L"TBATBA2:28
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 6"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released June 3, 2016 (2016-06-03)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop
Length 7:29
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 6[19]
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Born at the Right Time"Tom WestinKelly McCluskey2:48
2."Eyes of the Camera"Andrew AustinMckenzie Small2:41
3."Eyes of the Camera (A Cappella)"Andrew AustinMckenzie Small2:00
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 7"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop
Length 5:34
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 7[20]
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Dig Deep (Alya Version)"
  • Andrew Austin
  • Ryan McLarnon
  • Kate Hewlett
  • Aviva Mongillo
  • Josh Bogert
2:37
2."Step, Sister!" (parts 1–5)
  • Kevin Krouglow
  • Igor Simoes Correia
  • Jeff Milutinovic
  • Rob Melamed
Kasey Brown2:57
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 8"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released September 16, 2016 (2016-09-16)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop
Length 9:03
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 8[21]
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Until You Loved Me" ("Step, Sister!" part 7)Andrew AustinAndrew Austin3:29
2."Music Gonna Make You Feel Alright"Mark DomitricMaya Kiltron3:20
3."Move Over"Igor Simoes CorreiaTBA2:14
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 9"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop
Length 9:06
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 9[22]
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Spin Yourself in Circles"Rob MelamedRob Melamed3:00
2."Beating of the Drum"Ryan McLarnonAviva Mongillo3:39
3."Phat Beat"Igor Simoes Correia
  • Laura Nikolic
  • Samples
2:27
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 10"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released October 14, 2016 (2016-10-14)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop
Length 6:56
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 10[23]
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Watch Me Get It"
  • Mark Domitric
  • Rich Kidd
Rich Kidd2:56
2."Cake"
  • Emery Taylor
  • Rob GF
Rob GF4:00
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 11
EP by Backstage Cast
Released November 11, 2016 (2016-11-11)
Genre Pop
Length 11:19
Label Cardinal Point
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 11[24]
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."The Fool"
  • Emery Taylor
  • Andrew Austin
  • Julia Tomasone
  • Aviva Mongillo
  • Capri Anderson
  • Emily Persich
2:51
2."Surfacing"Kevin KrouglowTBA2:36
3."When the Light Shines"Kevin KrouglowKevin Krouglow3:14
4."Colour Me Happy"
  • Andrew Austin
  • Scott Oleszkowicz
  • Josh Bogert
  • Aviva Mongillo
2:38
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 12"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released October 14, 2016 (2016-10-14)
Format Digital download
Genre Pop
Length 6:56
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 12[25]
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Switch"Andrew Austin
  • Mckenzie Small
  • Aviva Mongillo
  • Julia Tomasone
3:23
2."Letting You Go"
  • Igor Simoes Correia
  • Jeff Milutinovic
TBA3:05
3."Fresh"Emery TaylorRoshin3:10

Season 2[edit]

Songs from Backstage Season 2, Vol. 1
Soundtrack album by Backstage Cast
Released March 16, 2018 (2018-03-16)
Genre Pop
Length 47:29
Label Grayson Matthews
Songs from Backstage Season 2, Vol. 1[26]
No.TitleWriter(s)Performer(s)Length
1."Night Full of Stars"Andrew AustinJosh Bogert2:35
2."Welcome Me Back"Andrew AustinAviva Mongillo2:24
3."On the Line"Ryan McLarnon 1:39
4."Overdrive"Rob Melamed 2:24
5."Bluebird"Rob MelamedEmily Persich1:24
6."Outside the Box"Jeff Milutinovic 1:29
7."Love Don't Fight Fair"Andrew AustinAndrew Austin2:07
8."Rolling Stone"Igor Simoes CorreiaAndrew Austin3:21
9."In the Bullring"Jeff Milutinovic 2:24
10."Something Shiny"Andrew AustinJulia Tomasone2:40
11."Peace"
  • Andrew Austin
  • Kate Hewlett
Julia Tomasone1:46
12."Lost and Found"
  • Ryan Kondrat
  • John La Magna
  • Rob James
Rob James2:22
13."No Picnic"Andrew AustinJosh Bogert1:41
14."Only Me Now"
  • Ryan Kondrat
  • John La Magna
  • Adaline
Adaline2:03
15."Those Eyes"
  • Ryan McLarnon
  • Andrew Austin
  • Aviva Mongillo
  • Mckenzie Small
  • Josh Bogert
  • Julia Tomasone
2:07
16."Wild"Kevin KrouglowS.Woo2:52
17."Fall In"Kevin KrouglowKevin Krouglow4:31
18."You & I"
  • Ryan Kondrat
  • John La Magna
  • Rob James
  • Andrew Austin
Andrew Austin1:51
19."Me and You"Andrew Austin
  • Josh Bogert
  • Mckenzie Small
2:27
20."Are You Listening"Andrew Austin
  • Mckenzie Small
  • Aviva Mongillo
  • Stephanie La Rochelle
3:22

References[edit]

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