Review: THE FULL MONTY (The Musical)
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by Lynn
5h ago
Live and in person at the Capitol Theatre, Port Home, Ont. Playing until July 28, 2024. www.capitoltheatre.com Book by Terrance McNally Music and lyrics by David Yazbeck Directed and choreographed by Julie Tomaino Music direction by Paul Moody. Set by Scott Penner Costumes by Joyce Padua Lighting by Jareth Li Sound by Emily Porter Cast: Gaelan Beatty Darren Burkett Autumn-Joy Dames August Fox Donna Garner Gavin Hope Julia Juhas Jacob MacInnis Jamie McRoberts Ian Simpson Tahirih Vejdani Alex Wierzbicki Daniel Williston Band: Paul Moody (Piano) Tami Sorovaiski (Bass) Matt Ray (Guitar) David Scho ..read more
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Review: 12 DINNERS
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by Lynn
2d ago
Live and in person at Here for Now Theatre, Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford Ont. Playing until July 27, 2024 www.herefornowtheatre.com Written by Steve Ross Directed by Jan Alexandra Smith Set by Darren Burkett Costumes by Monique Lund Cast: Geoffrey Pounsett Ben Skipper Jane Spidell Deeply personal, moving, funny, revelatory and beautifully done. 12 Dinners is described as “autobiographical.” So this play is part of actor-playwright Steve Ross’s story. Over twelve-monthly dinners we see how Steve (Ben Skipper) interacts with his parents, Jim (Geoffrey Pounsett) and Bettye (Jane Spidell), th ..read more
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Heads Up for the Week of July 15-21, 2024
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by Lynn
2d ago
Heads Up for July 15-21 July 17-21 PORCH VIEW DANCES PORCH VIEW DANCES Concept by Karen Kaeja Developed by Karen and Allen Kaeja ​Running Time ~60m Porch View Dances (PVD): ‘Real People Dancing In Real Spaces’, conceived in 2012 by Karen Kaeja, is an annual award-winning community dance event that engages everyday people as creators, storytellers, and performers – many of whom have never danced before. Audience members travel through the neighbourhood to see new dance works created with professional choreographers performed by local residents on the front porches and lawns of their homes. The ..read more
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About Guy Sprung and his case against Canadian Actors Equity:
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by Lynn
4d ago
I’m posting this here because I think the issue is important. More to follow. Email from Guy Sprung: “I am truly sorry and deeply ashamed as an Equity member that Guy Sprung has had to go through this.” Diana Leblanc Winner 2015 Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement Greetings. You may be aware that I was forced to take legal action against my own association, Canadian Actor’s Equity Association, after it took away my right to work in theatre based on allegations that in an astonishing and unequivocal Québec Superior Court judgement were foun ..read more
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Review: SASKATCHEWAN: An Aspirational Polygamous Adventure
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by Lynn
4d ago
Live and in person as part of the Toronto Fringe, at the Native Earth AKI Studio, Daniels Spectrum, Toronto, Ont. Until July 14. www.fringetoronto.com Written and directed by Justin Hay Cast: Maria Syrgiannis Dan Wilmott Naima Sundiata Ben Chinapen Hidetaka Ishii Simon Sarnowski Three friends—Nathan, Simon and Sarah–decide to move from the noise and pollution of Toronto, to the fresh air and big sky of Saskatchewan, to begin their big adventure—to live and love polygamously and start a family. Their friend Jamie stayed behind and they miss Jamie something fierce. Simon, who has a knack of meet ..read more
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Review: TOBA TEK SINGH
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by Lynn
6d ago
Live and in person at the Al Green Theatre, Part of the Toronto Fringe Festival until July 13, 2024 www.fringetoronto.com An adaptation of Toba Tek Singh by Saadat Hasan Manto Co-directed by Deval Soni and Ethan Persyko Light and projections by Abbey Kruse Props and costumes by Puja Karira Sound by Kabir Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma and Prakhar Sachdev Cast: Sarabjeet Arora Harsh Prajapati Rahul Chawla Shivam Sapra Manik Arora Parth Soni Chhavi Disawar Lakshita Khatter Taranjot Bumrah Surinder Arora Divyanshu Mani Hans Moving, vital, full of emotion and integrity. I was invited to review Toba Tek ..read more
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Review: MARY’S WEDDING
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by Lynn
1w ago
Live and in person at the Lighthouse Festival, Port Dover, Ont. Playing until July 20, 2024. www.lighthousetheatre.com Written by Stephen Massicotte Directed by Derek Ritschel Set by William Chesney Costumes by Alex Amini Lighting by Wendy Lundgren Sound by Tim Lindsay Cast: Daniel Reale Evelyn Wiebe Intensely emotional. A bitter-sweet, gentle play about love and war. The Story. It’s 1920, the day before Mary’s wedding. She dreams of a time a few years before, of a thunderstorm and the first time she met and probably fell in love with Charlie, a young man about her age. Because of the thu ..read more
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Review: THOSE MOVIES
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by Lynn
1w ago
Live and in person at the Foster Festival, The Mandeville Theatre, Ridley College, St. Catharines, On. Plays until July 14, 2024. www.fosterfestival.com Written by Norm Foster Directed by Lisa Horner Set by Beckie Morris Costumes by Alex Amini Lighting by Alex Sykes Cast: Jamie Cavanagh Dana Fradkin Heather McGuigan Tyler Lionel Parr Those Movies is a sly play in which people you think are bright are not, and those that we are told are lacking, are sharp and intelligent. And of course being a Norm Foster play, it’s very funny and wise. Those Movies begins with Harry (Tyler Lionel Parr) watchin ..read more
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Review: The Golden Anniversaries
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by Lynn
1w ago
Live and in person at Memorial Hall, Blyth Festival, Blyth, Ont. Playing until August 4, 2024. www.blythfestival.com Written by Mark Crawford Directed by Miles Potter Set by Steve Lucas Costumes by Amanda Wong Lighting by Nic Vincent Sound by Lyon Smith Cast: Janet-Laine Green Jim Mezon Prickly, tender and open-hearted. If Mark Crawford wasn’t such a gifted playwright, he could be a successful cardiologist because his plays and characters are so full of heart, pulsing life, and the delicate balance between good health and disaster. It’s Glen (Jim Mezon) and Sandy’s (Janet-Laine Green) 50th wed ..read more
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Review: Onion Skins & Peach Fuzz: The Farmerettes
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by Lynn
1w ago
Live and in person at 4th Line Theatre, Millbrook, Ont. Playing until July 20, 2024. www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca Written by Alison Lawrence Based on the book by Shirleyan English and Bonnie Sitter Directed by Autumn Smith Musical director & original compositions, Justin Hiscox Costumes by Korin Cormier Sound by Steáfán Hannigan Cast: Rebecca Birrell Aimée Gordon Reena Goze Megan Murphy Carina Sălăjan Alicia Salvador Musicians: Justin Hiscox, Mark Hiscox, Cindy Babcock, Maria Con A touching homage to the young women who worked the farms in Ontario while the men were in Europe fighting WWII. Th ..read more
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