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Drayton Entertainment Announces Return to Live Performances Photo Drayton Entertainment Announces Return to Live Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2021

The curtain will rise again for Drayton Entertainment! After being closed for more than 20 months due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the not-for-profit professional theatre organization is cautiously reopening its doors to offer in-person holiday productions at two of its theatres in Waterloo Region this December.

BWW Feature: SANKOFA: A CELEBRATION CONCERT OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND HISTORY at  Photo BWW Feature: SANKOFA: A CELEBRATION CONCERT OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC AND HISTORY at Myron's Cabaret Jazz At The Smith Center
by Debbie Hall - Feb 17, 2020

February is Black History month celebrating the richness of African American culture. Michelle Johnson, known as the Las Vegas First Lady of Jazz, will present Sankofa: a Celebration Concert of African American Music and History at Myron's Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center Feb. 23.

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Announces 2020 Season Photo Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Announces 2020 Season
by Stephi Wild - Nov 4, 2019

Co-Artistic Directors David Hogan & David Rogers announce the 2020 Season. When asked about the line up for the upcoming season, they explained, a?oeWe designed this season with our patrons in mind. They visit us for an exciting, fun day out and we promise to continue delivering that experience for them'. Echoing their sentiment and excitement, Director of Arts, Marketing and Communications for the Town of Petrolia, Laurissa Ellsworth said, a?oeThe 2020 Season at the Victoria Playhouse promises another year of carefully selected, world-class entertainment and equally incredible customer service!a??

NYC Poet Jane LeCroy Shares New Single 'Fallen Creature' Photo NYC Poet Jane LeCroy Shares New Single 'Fallen Creature'
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 27, 2019

If you have followed the poetry scene in New York City over the last 20 years you already know Jane LeCroy and she's been adapting her poems into song for just as long. She debuted her band The Icebergs with the album Eldorado in 2017 and is starting to roll new music this fall with a series of singles and shows in New York. 

MTI Presents Junior Theater Celebrations In Australia And New Zealand Photo MTI Presents Junior Theater Celebrations In Australia And New Zealand
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2019

Music Theatre International (MTI) Australasia in collaboration with AMICI Trust (New Zealand), OzTheatrics (Australia), and iTheatrics (New York), are presenting Junior Theater CelebrationsTM in New Zealand and Australia for thousands of musical theatre obsessed students ages 7-18. JTC New Zealand is being held at The Victory Centre in Auckland on September 13-14. JTC Australia will be held at The Civic Theatre in Newcastle on September 20-21. This is New Zealand's third annual Junior Theatre Celebration and Australia's fourth annual event.

HOMEWARD Announced For Two Nights Only At Lonny Chapman Theatre Photo HOMEWARD Announced For Two Nights Only At Lonny Chapman Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2019

Homeward LA is a 10-day citywide event from April 26 - May 5, where multiple productions of monologues based on stories from people who have experienced homelessness will be performed by actors all around the city. Join The Group Rep for one of over 50 productions happening throughout the Los Angeles area! Together we will experience stories from the lives of those who strive to find their way home, increase awareness around the homeless crisis facing Los Angeles, and raise funds for The Midnight Mission, an amazing nonprofit organization on Skid Row.  Some material contains adult themes and language.

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Announces 2019 Season Photo Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Announces 2019 Season
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2018

Co-Artistic Directors David Hogan and David Rogers have announced Victoria Playhouse Petrolia's 2019 Season.

Music Theatre International Australasia Expands Junior Theater Celebrations In Austra Photo Music Theatre International Australasia Expands Junior Theater Celebrations In Australia And New Zealand
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2018

Music Theatre International Australasia, in partnership with AMICI Trust in New Zealand and producers Shane Bransdon and Daniel Stoddart, founders of OzTheatrics in Australia, and in collaboration with iTheatrics from the United States, will present the third annual Junior Theatre Celebration Australia in Newcastle, Australia on Friday 26th & Saturday 27th October and the second Junior Theatre Celebration New Zealand in Auckland, New Zealand on Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd November 2018.

Drayton Entertainment Announces 2019 Season - NEWSIES, ROCKY, and More Photo Drayton Entertainment Announces 2019 Season - NEWSIES, ROCKY, and More
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2018

Drayton Entertainment will present a knockout playbill in 2019 packed with Broadway blockbusters, hilarious comedies, stirring tributes, fun-filled family musicals and a few more dramas than in previous seasons. Artistic Director Alex Mustakas continues his bid to bring a wide variety of crowd-pleasing productions to the award-winning charitable not-for-profit theatre organization's seven stages throughout Ontario.

Hart House Theatre Presents HEATHERS Photo Hart House Theatre Presents HEATHERS
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2018

Opening the season on September 21, Hart House Theatre presents a musical that is 'so very' with a dark side that is 'grody to the max', Heathers: The Musical. Directed by well-known musical powerhouse, Jennifer Walls, and starring a stellar cast of emergent talent, this production of Heathers: The Musical promises to deliver a night at the theatre to die for.

Australian Music Vault And Ableton User Group Melbourne Present Resonate, A Free Live Photo Australian Music Vault And Ableton User Group Melbourne Present Resonate, A Free Live Electronic Music Performance
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2018

On Friday June 29, electronic music creation and performance will come together before your eyes in Resonate, a free live electronic music event showcasing the creativity of Melbourne's Ableton User Group, presented by the Australian Music Vault.

BWW Review: INNERchamber's Production of DRACULA A CHAMBER MUSICAL is Hauntingly Beau Photo BWW Review: INNERchamber's Production of DRACULA A CHAMBER MUSICAL is Hauntingly Beautiful
by Lauren Gienow - Nov 8, 2017

A few weeks ago, Broadway World reported that an exciting in-concert production of DRACULA: A CHAMBER MUSICAL would be presented one night only at Knox Presbyterian Church in Stratford, Ontario. The concert took place last week in front of a packed church, and it certainly did not disappoint.

'Let Your Spirit Soar' with Victoria Playhouse Petrolia's 2018 Season Photo 'Let Your Spirit Soar' with Victoria Playhouse Petrolia's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

'Let Your Spirit Soar!' Co-Artistic Directors David Hogan & David Rogers have announced Victoria Playhouse Petrolia's 2018 Season.

BWW Exclusive: DRACULA: A CHAMBER MUSICAL is Coming to Stratford for One Night Only v Photo BWW Exclusive: DRACULA: A CHAMBER MUSICAL is Coming to Stratford for One Night Only via INNERchamber
by Lauren Gienow - Oct 21, 2017

In 1999 an original Canadian musical production based on the Bram Stoker classic, Dracula graced the stage at the Stratford Festival's Avon Theatre. On October 30th, a concert version of that same haunting and beautiful musical is returning to Stratford as part of INNERchamber's 8th season. The INNERchamber ensemble treats music fans in Stratford to a variety of events each season. Their home base is typically Factory 163, but for several reasons, this particular production will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church.

California School of the Arts Celebrates Opening in San Gabriel Valley Photo California School of the Arts Celebrates Opening in San Gabriel Valley
by Julie Musbach - Sep 2, 2017

Joy spread across a crowd of students, parents and community leaders Friday, Sept. 1, when California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley (CSArts-SGV) celebrated its opening with an arts-filled Ribbon Cutting and Open House. The afternoon showcased the high-caliber arts instruction of conservatory directors and the blossoming talents of CSArts-SGV student artists with three solo performances and eight conservatory classes open for observation.

BWW Review: THE BEST OF EVERYTHING at 2ND STORY THEATRE
by Larry O'Brien - May 11, 2017

Women in business in the 1950's--not the easiest row to hoe.

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Announced as 2017 OCAF Grant Recipient
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 30, 2017

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia (VPP) has been named a 2017 OCAF grant recipient. The Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund (OCAF) aims to increase cultural tourism by providing investments to assist Ontario organizations to develop, promote and present events and attract new tourists and visitors to cultural events.

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia Named 2017 Celebrate Ontario Grant Recipient
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia (VPP) is once again a recipient of The Government of Ontario's Celebrate Ontario grant and has been named a Success Story on their online release. The very name of the grant, Celebrate Ontario 2017, ties directly in with the mandate of the 2017 VPP season, which celebrates Canada during the year it turns 150.

Songbook Series - THE SONGS OF NICK ENRIGHT
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 28, 2016

With special permission from the Nick Enright estate, the Home Grown Songbook Series proudly presents 'The Songs of NICK ENRIGHT.' Dedicated to the songs and theatrical works of the late Nick Enright and his collaborations with Terrence Clarke, David King, Max Lambert, Alan John and Glenn Henrich. A Gala Evening for one night at only at The Chapel off Chapel at 8pm on Sunday the 11th of December 2016. Please join us as we celebrate the leading pioneer of the Australian Musical Theatre.  

Harry Connick, Jr.'s THE HAPPY ELF to Bring Christmas Cheer to Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

After the turkey is put away on Thanksgiving evening, bring your out-of-town guests downtown for family entertainment sure to get everyone in the holiday spirit. A new musical comedy by the Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated composer and lyricist, Harry Connick, Jr.'s THE HAPPY ELF opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre today, November 24, at 7:00pm.

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