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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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UNHOLY FINDS A PERFECT SETTING AT ZOOMERHALL UNHOLY is a play about whether or not today’s women need religion. Primarily this is because most organized religions, dominated by men, have institutionalized virulent misogyny. These religions have mostly failed to promote … Continue reading

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Triumphal Chariot

  Chariots of Fire has opened in London, Ontario. It’s a stage version of the early 1980s Academy Award winning film of the same name. The original stage adaptation had its premiere in London, England in 2012, and now, the … Continue reading

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  OPERUS could never be considered ordinary. All of its musicians are highly trained, exceptional in their individual talents. The band merges a melodic, symphonic sound with the aggressive drive of metal, embellished with soaring, often haunted vocals.  Key members … Continue reading

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    This week, I made my first visit to The Spaghetti Variety Show, a recurring event, staged by Joel Edmiston and his comrades-in-comedy, stand-up comics and actors. The Spaghetti Variety Show is fast developing a cult following and I … Continue reading

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About two years ago, The Storefront Theatre opened, and the independent Toronto theatre scene suddenly exploded. While The Storefront quickly became a hotbed and hub for new talent, it is just one of many small venues operating on a shoe-string budget. … Continue reading

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There are legions of plays dealing with immigrant families. Most illustrate how these people arrive in a new place and the endless difficulties they encounter. Ultimately, the new comers integrate into various societies, but at a terrible cost, often suppressing … Continue reading

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Okay. Last night, late, I went to see Kat Sandler’s new play PUNCH UP, premiering at the Toronto Fringe Festival. Although I arrived an hour early, for the 11 pm show, it was already sold out and there was a … Continue reading

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