Category Archives: Photography

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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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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A TURN OF THE PAGE

After a few brief years, The Storefront Theatre closed at its location, 955 Bloor Street West, near the Ossington subway stop. Rather scruffy looking, and on a corner, the small space become home to some of the most talented directors, … Continue reading

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GENIUS IN A LAMP

  Every year at Christmas time, The Red Sandcastle Theatre stages a pantomime, for kids and grown ups. A pantomime is a kind of silly fairy tale, full of hammy acting, songs, dances, and audience interaction. The pantomimes at the … Continue reading

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WICKED CHILDREN’S STORIES

The Forest has opened at The Storefront Theatre and it’s a wild and whirling concoction created by a team of writers, directors, actors, artists, and puppeteers.  The dark comedy is really a series of children’s stories, some naughty and some … Continue reading

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AVOIDING THE PAPARAZZI

“Actually, I’m a very shy, introspective person. I don’t really like a lot of attention.” — Burke Campbell Photo by Anita Olanick

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WORDS TO LIVE BY

“It’s a poisonous myth that a writer must suffer for his art.”  — Burke Campbell

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TAKING THE MAGIC DOWN

Ale House’s indie production of Shakespeare’s Twelfe Night has just closed. Originally produced at the Red Sandcastle Theatre two years ago, this Twelfe Night just played at the Toronto Fringe to packed houses. To me, one of the most enchanting … 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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SING FOR YOUR SUPPER

Without dialogue, actors have nothing to say, at least on stage. This is why playwrights, actors, directors, and the general pubic congregate the first Monday of every month at The Storefront Theatre for an evening of script reading. It’s an … Continue reading

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MISTRESS OF THE MAGIC FACTORY

Exactly four years ago, a small event turned Rosemary Doyle into a theatrical pioneer. Since that fateful day, her industry and example has made her a key figure in the independent theatre movement, a front that has transformed the entertainment … Continue reading

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THE COMMUNITY THROUGH TIME

The Nine Mile Portage, is an outdoor walking tour recounting the history of Barrie, Ontario, illustrated in storytelling and music. Now in its third year, the various scenes, dramatized by actors cast in multiple roles, demonstrate how the site on … Continue reading

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WHEN THE SEASON TURNS HOT

In Toronto, the weather is warming up. Naturally, The Storefront Theatre holds its chic Spring Fling, a kind of fund-raising, networking, talent splash, this time at THE SUPER WONDER GALLERY on Bloor Street West. In less than two years, The Storefront has become … Continue reading

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ANOTHER SMASH HIT

I took the above shot just a few moments before Kat Sandler‘s dark comedy Liver opened at the Storefront Theatre. Kat was anxious about how her new work would be received, but a minute into the performance, the audience was … Continue reading

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IN THE BELLY OF THE BEAST

Brandon Crone is the “bad boy” of Canadian theatre. Instinctively, he ferrets out nervy topics avoided by polite society. In Nature of the Beast, his latest play, he shows us what goes on behind closed doors. Nature of the Beast … Continue reading

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