Category Archives: Dance

CHRISTMAS PANTO ROCKS SANDCASTLE

RED SANDCASTLE launches the New Year with theatrical fireworks! A pantomime or panto is a kind of musical comedy, developed in England and performed during Christmas and New Years. Every year, Red Sandcastle Theatre premieres a newly-minted holiday pantomime. Originally, … Continue reading

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FLYING OVER THE MOON

Chasse-Galerie is a joyful, rip-roaring musical. It’s so much fun, the audience can hardly keep still. Watching a brilliant cast, singing their hearts out, you find yourself joining in, and laughing out loud. It premiered last year, at the tiny … Continue reading

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IF YOU BUILD IT

  Last week, The Attic Arts Hub held its grand opening, with a wonderfully festive party. Food, drink, song, and dance. The Attic’s right on Queen Street East, in fashionable Leslieville, and very convenient. It’s a large studio with a … Continue reading

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A RESONANT HEART

  Heart of Steel: A Steel Plant Musical Comedy by Wesley J. Colford is a classic musical with a classic conflict. Daughter living in Cape Breton wants to leave the nest and find adventure in the big city. Widowed mother wants her … Continue reading

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AT THE FOREFRONT

“A dramatic masterpiece becomes a musical.” For all intents and purposes, the Americans invented and developed musical theatre, harnessing wonderful music and song to further a play’s storyline, and enhance and embellish the narrative with joyous and poignant lyrics. But … Continue reading

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CAFE CALIFORNIA & CALVIN KLEIN & PRIDE

For the past 3 days, the legendary Cafe California joined up with Calvin Klein to put on the hottest fashion shows of men’s underwear. In celebration of Toronto PRIDE, sizzling models danced, jiggled, and gave it all away inside the … Continue reading

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HIT AT HART HOUSE

Last few chances to see the musical hit JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Hart House Theatre. The audience really loves this one, and there’s a number of reasons you should see it before it closes, on Saturday, January 31. The cast … Continue reading

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THE FAIREST AND BEST

It’s night, it’s clear, and it’s freezing outside. The minute you step off the streetcar, you look for a familiar door and you run for it. It doesn’t take long to find the Smiling Buddha, a bar not far from … Continue reading

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A MOST DELIGHTFUL EVENT

This week, the lights came up on the extraordinary Christmas pantomime at the Red Sandcastle Theatre. The place was packed with adults and kids, and there was a real ruckus of audience involvement. I’ve rarely had SO much fun. The pantomime, … Continue reading

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SEASON OF THE SUPERNATURAL

First produced in 1994, Caryl Churchill play, The Skriker, is now playing at The Storefront Theatre. Inventively directed by Daniel Pagett, The Skriker is a dreamy blend of fables and fairytale, part contemporary, part ancient. The drama itself is both … Continue reading

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PRIDE-STERS UNITED

PRIDE-STERS UNITED Toronto’s Church Street is cordoned off for pedestrians. It’s warm and getting warmer as thousands of people wander back and forth, watching street entertainers, receiving samples from vendors, and filling restaurants and shops. Parking lots are turned into … Continue reading

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