Auditions for the Toronto Production of 'ONCE' to be Held This Saturday at the Randolph Academy!
(7/21/2014) - Open call auditions for ensemble roles in the upcoming new sit-down Canadian production of ONCE will take place on Saturday July 26 at 9:30am at the Randolph Academy. ONCE is a show performed by actor/musicians who can tell stories, create nuanced characters and make music and movement together as an ensemble. Each performer must be proficient at playing a musical instrument, or, put another way, each musician must be a skilled actor who can disappear under the skin of another character.
Maja Ardal to Conduct the Playwrights' Intensive, 11/12 - 11/30
(7/18/2014) - A major attraction we're planning for FIREWORKS 2, our Festival of new works by Alumnae Theatre Company members, is the Playwrights' Intensive. We're delighted to announce that Maja Ardal, renowned playwright and director, will spearhead the workshop series, to run for the duration of the Festival.
BWW Reviews: 'NO CHANCE IN HELL' at the Best of Fringe is Heavenly
(7/17/2014) - I am a huge fan of the Toronto Fringe Festival! It's a great platform for new shows to be presented to audiences. Some get picked up for the Mirvish Season - or by other theatre companies, and one has even made it all the way to Broadway (The Drowsy Chaperone.)
INTO THE WOODS Begins 7/31 at Randolph Theatre
(7/17/2014) - Toronto's musical theatre fans awaiting the Christmas release of Disney's Into the Woods will be able to get a summertime fairy tale fix with the Randolph Academy's production of the Stephen Sondheim musical. The Academy's 2014 graduating class presents Into the Woods, directed and choreographed by Timothy French, from July 31 to August 9, 2014 at the Randolph Theatre.
Stratford Rumors: SOUND OF MUSIC and CAROUSEL Set for the 2015 Season?
(7/16/2014) - BroadwayWorld's Twitter Watch brings you the latest rumors surrounding the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Globe and Mail Theatre Critic J. Kelly Nestruck tweeted earlier today that the two musicals to be presented at the festival during the 2015 season are THE SOUND OF MUSIC and CAROUSEL. Both musicals are by the legendary composing team of Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Toronto Symphony Orchestra Signs Recording Contract with Chandos Records
(7/15/2014) - Chandos Records announced today that it has signed a new recording contract with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO). The first TSO recording released by Chandos will be Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade, recorded live at Roy Thomson Hall in June 2013, led by TSO Music Director Peter Oundjian and featuring TSO Concertmaster Jonathan Crow. Two further TSO recordings are planned by Chandos.
BroadwayWorld Toronto Seeks New Contributors
(7/15/2014) - Interested in joining BroadwayWorld's worldwide network of published authors? BWW is currently seeking talented theater enthusiasts to complement our existing feature coverage in Toronto, Canada! All applicants should have excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for giving local theaters and productions some prominence on BroadwayWorld.com - the largest theater site on the net!
Infinithéâtre to Present KAFKA'S APE at Gladstone Hotel, 8/7-17
(7/15/2014) - Montreal's Infinitheatre presents the Toronto premiere of its critically acclaimed Kafka's Ape as part of the Mainstage Series at the SummerWorks Performance Festival and runs August 7-17 at the Gladstone Hotel, a site-specific venue of SummerWorks.
Old Norman Productions to Bring SONNY UNDER THE ASSUMPTION to AKI Studio Theatre, 7/23-27
(7/15/2014) - Old Norman Productions is pleased to announce the world premiere of SONNY UNDER THE ASSUMPTION, an original play by Edward Allan Baker (North of Providence, Dolores) debuting in Toronto, July 23-27 at the AKI Studio Theatre, Daniel Spectrum Artscape (250-585 Dundas Street). This powerful play investigates the realistic gap between the haves and have-nots, and questions whether individual people are truly capable of changing themselves - and thereby able to change the community they live in.
BWW Reviews: Wavestage's LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
(7/15/2014) - When you think pink, law, and music, it's hard to not think of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, the show based on the modern classic film of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon. The musical adaptation of the story features just as much sass and quirkiness, but just a little bit more singing and dancing. Wavestage staged a their own production of the much loved musical at the beautiful Richmond Hill Centre for Performing Arts which ran from Thursday, July 10, to Sunday, July 13.