STAGE TUBE: BATMAN'S NIGHT OUT Hits the Streets of Toronto

February 21
9:27 AM 2012

With Dark Knight Rises hitting theatres this summer, Batman frenzy is already in full swing and Toronto is taking centre stage.  It would appear that Canada's largest city has its very own caped crusader, and he has a knack for theatrics! In Batman's Night Out the Dark Knight hits up Yonge-Dundas Square, rides the TTC and struggles with some beef jerky. 

The video was produced and directed by Sean Ward of Harth TV and released on YouTube this past Friday in the hopes of creating some laughs amongst his viewers.  In the three days that followed it has racked up almost 300,000 views and has been featured on local and national news broadcasts. 

When asked about what it feels like to have his video explode like this, Sean focused on Toronto pride more than anything else: "Forget the view counts. The juice for me is in how this is being held up by the whole world as an example of how cool and fun Toronto is." He was also quick to point out the unique theatrical nature behind what Toronto Batman is doing: At Harth TV and BNOTIONS, we try to bring theatrics and pageantry to places you don't expect to find any. Batman's Night Out stands out as a 'pop art' example of how we like to approach all areas of life." 

We even managed to speak to Toronto Batman himself, who true to form, was a man of few words. When asked to comment on the state of Toronto's theatre scene he simply growled..."not bad."  Some gentle pushing did yield an optimistic "more to come" which begs the question, could we see Toronto Batman out at the next big theatre event? One can only hope.

To see the video on YouTube check out The Sean Ward Show's YouTube Channel

You can also follow Toronto Batman on Twitter @TorontoBatman

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Kelly Cameron Kelly Cameron's love affair with the theatre began when she was just five years old, on an outing to see the Original Canadian Cast of Les Miserables at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. She instantly fell in love, and is honoured to be representing the Toronto contingent of BroadwayWorld as Senior Editor overseeing the GTA region.

Her writing career started almost by accident, though it has always been in her blood as her Mom was an English teacher who firmly believed in the importance of being able to turn a phrase. She also loved sharing her love of theatre with her students (and her children), and was a staunch supporter of the arts in Toronto.

When not at the theatre, you can usually find Kelly with a Starbucks in one hand and her BlackBerry in the other, tweeting, reading or doing something quirky and clumsy for the sake of getting that next big story.

She's incredibly grateful to the amazing Toronto theatre community who have embraced her with open arms, giving her the greatest gift a little redheaded theatre geek could ever ask for - getting to be a part of this vibrant arts and culture scene. She may have never had the skills to be on the stage, but is thankful every day she gets to write about the inspiring people who do.

Headshot photo by Racheal McCaig

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