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Backstage
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Genre
Created by
  • Jennifer Pertsch
  • Lara Azzopardi
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
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 60 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Brian Irving
  • Jennifer Pertsch
  • Tom McGillis
  • George Elliott
  • Lara Azzopardi
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 HDTV 720p
Audio format 5.1 surround sound
Original release March 18, 2016 (2016-03-18) – September 30, 2017 (2017-09-30)

Backstage is a Canadian drama series about a performing arts high school created by Jennifer Pertsch and Lara Azzopardi. The series aired in Canada on Family Channel from March 18 to December 9, 2016, and in the United States on Disney Channel from March 25 to September 30, 2016. The series was also released on Netflix in early 2017, with season two premiering on the streaming service on September 30, 2017. The series' ensemble cast includes Devyn Nekoda, Alyssa Trask, Josh Bogert, Aviva Mongillo, Matthew Isen, and Julia Tomasone.

Premise

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".

Episodes

List of Backstage episodes

Cast

  • 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

Actors in the series are all real dancers and musicians embodying the true spirit of the performing arts. 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.

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. On September 30, 2017, the show's cast revealed on social media that the entire second season had been picked up by Netflix.

Broadcast

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. It premiered on Disney Channel in the United Kingdom and Ireland on May 9, 2016, and on Disney Channel in Australia and New Zealand on October 28, 2016.

The second season had its world premiere on July 28, 2017 in the UK and Ireland. 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. In the United States, the second season was released on Netflix on September 30, 2017.

Music

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

Season 1

"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 1"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released March 18, 2016 (2016-03-18)
Genre Pop
Length 10:29
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 1
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Spark"   Stefanie McCarol 3:15
2. "Heartbeats"   Aviva Mongillo 3:36
3. "Heartbeats (Acoustic)"   Aviva Mongillo 3:37
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 2"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released March 25, 2016 (2016-03-25)
Genre Pop
Length 5:23
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 2
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "I Don't Wanna Hear It"   Kasey Brown 2:22
2. "Who You Lookin'"   Laura Nikolic 3:01
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 3"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released April 8, 2016 (2016-04-08)
Genre Pop
Length 5:56
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 3
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Going Home"   Maya Killtron 2:53
2. "Elevator"   Mckenzie Small 3:03
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 4"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released April 22, 2016 (2016-04-22)
Genre Pop
Length 5:21
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 4
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Dig Deep (Miles Version)"  
  • Josh Bogert
  • Aviva Mongillo
2:34
2. "Lost in Contemplation"   Andrew Austin 2:47
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 5"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released May 13, 2016 (2016-05-13)
Genre Pop
Length 7:21
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 5
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Shot Me Down"   Aviva Mongillo 4:53
2. "Gimme Some L"   TBA 2:28
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 6"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released June 3, 2016 (2016-06-03)
Genre Pop
Length 7:29
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 6
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Born at the Right Time"   Kelly McCluskey 2:48
2. "Eyes of the Camera"   Mckenzie Small 2:41
3. "Eyes of the Camera (A Cappella)"   Mckenzie Small 2:00
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 7"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released June 24, 2016 (2016-06-24)
Genre Pop
Length 5:34
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 7
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Dig Deep (Alya Version)"  
  • Aviva Mongillo
  • Josh Bogert
2:37
2. "Step, Sister!" (parts 1–5) Kasey Brown 2:57
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 8"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released September 16, 2016 (2016-09-16)
Genre Pop
Length 9:03
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 8
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Until You Loved Me" ("Step, Sister!" part 7) Andrew Austin 3:29
2. "Music Gonna Make You Feel Alright"   Maya Kiltron 3:20
3. "Move Over"   TBA 2:14
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 9"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released September 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
Genre Pop
Length 9:06
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 9
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Spin Yourself in Circles"   Rob Melamed 3:00
2. "Beating of the Drum"   Aviva Mongillo 3:39
3. "Phat Beat"  
  • Laura Nikolic
  • Samples
2:27
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 10"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released October 14, 2016 (2016-10-14)
Genre Pop
Length 6:56
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 10
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Watch Me Get It"   Rich Kidd 2:56
2. "Cake"   Rob GF 4:00
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
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "The Fool"  
  • Julia Tomasone
  • Aviva Mongillo
  • Capri Anderson
  • Emily Persich
2:51
2. "Surfacing"   TBA 2:36
3. "When the Light Shines"   Kevin Krouglow 3:14
4. "Colour Me Happy"  
  • Josh Bogert
  • Aviva Mongillo
2:38
"Songs from Backstage, Vol. 12"
Single by Backstage Cast
Released October 14, 2016 (2016-10-14)
Genre Pop
Length 6:56
Label Cardinal Point
Songwriter(s) Various
Songs from Backstage, Vol. 12
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Switch"  
  • Mckenzie Small
  • Aviva Mongillo
  • Julia Tomasone
3:23
2. "Letting You Go"   TBA 3:05
3. "Fresh"   Roshin 3:10

Season 2

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
No. Title Performer(s) Length
1. "Night Full of Stars"   Josh Bogert 2:35
2. "Welcome Me Back"   Aviva Mongillo 2:24
3. "On the Line"     1:39
4. "Overdrive"     2:24
5. "Bluebird"   Emily Persich 1:24
6. "Outside the Box"     1:29
7. "Love Don't Fight Fair"   Andrew Austin 2:07
8. "Rolling Stone"   Andrew Austin 3:21
9. "In the Bullring"     2:24
10. "Something Shiny"   Julia Tomasone 2:40
11. "Peace"   Julia Tomasone 1:46
12. "Lost and Found"   Rob James 2:22
13. "No Picnic"   Josh Bogert 1:41
14. "Only Me Now"   Adaline 2:03
15. "Those Eyes"  
  • Aviva Mongillo
  • Mckenzie Small
  • Josh Bogert
  • Julia Tomasone
2:07
16. "Wild"   S.Woo 2:52
17. "Fall In"   Kevin Krouglow 4:31
18. "You & I"   Andrew Austin 1:51
19. "Me and You"  
  • Josh Bogert
  • Mckenzie Small
2:27
20. "Are You Listening"  
  • Mckenzie Small
  • Aviva Mongillo
  • Stephanie La Rochelle
3:22
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