Category Archives: Gay

DEFINITIVE PRODUCTION OF A CLASSIC

  “After watching several productions of this classic drama across a lifetime, for me, the Grand Theatre’s production of Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie is definitive.” – Burke Campbell Tennessee Williams’ semi-autobiographical drama, The Glass Menagerie, premiered in 1944, nearly … Continue reading

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THE MAGIC OF PRIDE

Pride. In Toronto, Canada. 2017. What began years ago as a small political event on Church Street has grown into one of the most massive carnivals in North America, with well over a million attendees. Historically, it’s a “gay pride”, … Continue reading

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EVEN MORE PRIDE

    Pride. In Toronto, Canada. 2017. What began years ago as a small political event on Church Street has grown into one of the most massive carnivals in North America, with well over a million attendees. Historically, it’s a … Continue reading

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THE ALL CAME FOR PRIDE

Pride. In Toronto, Canada. 2017. What began years ago as a small political event on Church Street has grown into one of the most massive carnivals in North America, with well over a million attendees. Historically, it’s a “gay pride”, … Continue reading

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BRIGHT POCKET OF MUSIC

  Statler’s is a bar on Church Street. Recently, I started to hang out there. The place is especially amazing on Monday and Thursday nights, around 10:00 pm. Monday night is SINGular Sensation, a show hosted by Jennifer Walls, with Donavon … Continue reading

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THE TYRANNY OF PERFECT

Last week, I dropped by to see a rehearsal by Theatre Parallax Toronto. Soon, the company will open with a performance piece called KATA. KATA is primarily a silent narrative illustrated with men in motion, dramatizing the story. Four male … Continue reading

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PRIDE IN TRANSITION

I’m late in posting about Pride Toronto. But, you know, it’s never late to share a good thing, is it? This year, 2016, Pride Toronto was mostly wonderful. I personally encountered nothing but good cheer. And the police did a … Continue reading

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NEW YORK CITY ONLY

Dear New Yorkers, LOVE YOU FOREVER BILLY H TENDER opens in New York City at the fringe festival. If at all possible, please take in a real rising star, Jesse LaVercombe. Time and locations of performances are in the Vimeo … Continue reading

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THAT WICKED BOY

Canadian theatre’s “naughty boy”, Brandon Crone, is on the loose again. His new play, Contempt, opens soon at The Storefront Theatre. As usual, one expects controversy amid Crone’s excursions into unexpected sexual territory. With plays such as Doners, Maypole Rose, … Continue reading

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JESSE LAVERCOMBE

“… The triumph of communication is the death of communication: where communication forms a total environment, there is nothing to be communicated.” —Northrop Frye, The Modern Century, City of the End of Things, 1967 I have a pretty good eye … Continue reading

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DAZZLING OPENING FOR DARK COMEDY

Jeremy Taylor‘s disturbing comedy BIG PLANS has opened at The Storefront Theatre. The original work, inspired by the sensational and real-life case of a German man, whom the media dubbed Der Metzgermeister (The Master Butcher). The bizarre tale, presented matter-of-fact, takes … 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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SUPPORTING PRIDE

Once again, Calvin Klein lends its support to PRIDE (not to mention men) at the legendary Cafe California. It’s time for the annual Underwear show, inside the restaurant and outside on Church Street. Always a traffic stopper, models display the … Continue reading

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A PASSION FOR LEATHER

It’s almost PRIDE in Toronto, and thousands of visitors will arrive for the party of all parties. It’s a time for dressing up real wild. So, I just thought I’d mention that there’s a store that’s near and dear to … Continue reading

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A VERY DANGEROUS HAUNTING

The minute you see the set at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, you know this is no ordinary production. On the wide stage, near to the audience, is a kitchen with a Formica table, chrome chairs, cabinets; a microwave oven. … Continue reading

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