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Theatre Calgary's Stafford Arima Announces 2019-20 Season of Compelling Stories Highlighting Calgary ArtistsTheatre Calgary's Stafford Arima Announces 2019-20 Season of Compelling Stories Highlighting Calgary Artists
by Vicki Trask - Mar 13, 2019

Continuing our commitment to utilizing Calgary's rich acting and creative talent, this season will see us go on a journey from farce to greed, from a 'humbug' to  a prom, and from a prep-school to a meeting of legends. Our stage will be filled with shows that both resonate and delight, and will include a significant number of Calgary actors, designers, and play-wrights. (more...)

Solo Productions Presents MARY'S WEDDING By Stephen Massicotte At Streetcar CrowsnestSolo Productions Presents MARY'S WEDDING By Stephen Massicotte At Streetcar Crowsnest
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

One of the most celebrated plays in Canadian history, MARY'S WEDDING by Stephen Massicotte, will have its first professional production in Toronto at Streetcar Crowsnest. A love story set against the backdrop of the Great War, this is an epic, unforgettable story of love, hope, and survival. MARY'S WEDDING stars Fraser Elsdon and Kate Ross, directed by Kent Staines, and is co-produced by Mary Young Leckie's Solo Productions and by Derrick Chua. It will be presented at Streetcar Crowsnest January 31 - February 16, 2019 (Media Night February 1). (more...)

Photo Flash: ANNIE Celebrates Opening Night at Cent. Stage Co.Photo Flash: ANNIE Celebrates Opening Night at Cent. Stage Co.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Centenary Stage Company's family holiday spectacular opens this weekend with everyone's favorite orphan in Annie the musical. Annie opens Friday November 23 and runs through December 9 at the Lackland Performing Arts Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown, NJ. Based on the popular comic strip by Harold Gray, Annie has become a worldwide phenomenon and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The beloved book and score by Tony Award winners, Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, features some of the greatest musical theatre hits ever written, including 'Tomorrow.' (more...)

Coral Gables Community Foundation Announces Honorees For Annual GalaCoral Gables Community Foundation Announces Honorees For Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

The Coral Gables Community Foundation today announced its honorees for its annual Biltmore Ball to Benefit the Coral Gables Foundation, to be held on Friday, October 5th  at the Biltmore Hotel. This year's gala will be Un Ballo in Maschera and is titled, Venetian Fantasy. (more...)

The Grand Theatre High School Project Presents PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

The Grand Theatre High School Project will celebrate a first for the renowned mentorship program when it brings a new Canadian musical to stage with PROM QUEEN: The Musical. Directed by Dennis Garnhum, this award-winning production tells the true story of Marc Hall, the Ontario teenager who took his school board to court when it refused to let him attend prom with his boyfriend. PROM QUEEN: The Musical runs for 12 performances only on the Spriet Stage from September 18 to 29, 2018. (more...)

Hale Centre Theatre Announces Young Living Essential Oils Centre StageHale Centre Theatre Announces Young Living Essential Oils Centre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Hale Centre Theatre (HCT) revealed that the new name of its one-of-a-kind, technologically advanced Centre Stage is the Young Living Essential Oils Centre Stage. The announcement took place in conjunction with opening night of HCT's latest production, Newsies, on Monday, June 25, in the Mountain America Performing Arts Centre in Sandy, Utah. As part of its commitment to giving back to humanity and the community, Young Living Essential Oils will donate funds and products over the next 10 years to the theater. Mary Young, CEO of Young Living Essential Oils, will also now serve on HCT's board of directors. (more...)

PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL to Get Public UK Workshop at the Other PalacePROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL to Get Public UK Workshop at the Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has reported that Prom Queen: The Musical, the story of a landmark win for gay rights, will receive a public UK workshop this fall at Andrew Lloyd Webber's Other Palace Theatre. (more...)

Film Lovers Across the Country Vote MAUDIE and LOVING VINCENT the TIFF Film Circuit People's Choice Award WinnersFilm Lovers Across the Country Vote MAUDIE and LOVING VINCENT the TIFF Film Circuit People's Choice Award Winners
by TV News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

The votes are in and this year's TIFF Film Circuit People's Choice Award winners have been selected. Of the films touring the country as part of Film Circuit, TIFF's programme bringing some of the best Canadian and international cinema to communities throughout the country, Maudie was voted Favourite Canadian Film and the groundbreaking Vincent Van Gogh biography Loving Vincent was selected Favourite International Film by thousands of Film Circuit voters. (more...)

Grand Theatre Celebrates PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICALGrand Theatre Celebrates PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

The Grand Theatre is proud to officially announce that the 2018 High School Project will be the ground-breaking new production PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL, based on the true-life story of Marc Hall.  At an event held yesterday, Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum told attendees that the Grand has secured the exclusive rights to stage PROM QUEEN this upcoming season, marking the first time the Grand's High School Project will produce a new Canadian musical.  (more...)

MEMORIES OF MADRID at Biltmore Ball To Benefit The Coral Gables Community FoundationMEMORIES OF MADRID at Biltmore Ball To Benefit The Coral Gables Community Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

The Biltmore Ball to benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation presented by Paul & Swanee DiMare was held Friday, October 20th at The Biltmore Hotel. Themed Memories of Madrid, the romance, rich heritage and architectural allure of Spain set the scene for the evening as over 400 of Miami's philanthropic, social, civic and business influencers turned out in Spanish flare to celebrate the evening's distinguishes honorees and the Foundation's accomplishments over the last 26 years. (more...)

Coral Gables Community Foundation Holds Gala Kickoff and Benefactor ReceptionCoral Gables Community Foundation Holds Gala Kickoff and Benefactor Reception
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

On Thursday, September 28, the Coral Gables Community Foundation held their Gala Kickoff and Benefactor Reception at the home of Spanish Consul General C ndido Creis Estrada and his wife, Carla. Foundation Board Members, gala sponsors, gala honorees and community leaders joined to celebrate this year's honorees and the successes of the Foundation. (more...)

Coral Gables Community Foundation Hosts Memories of Madrid Gala Fashion Show LuncheonCoral Gables Community Foundation Hosts Memories of Madrid Gala Fashion Show Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

On Friday, September 29th, the Coral Gables Community Foundation held its Memories of Madrid Fashion Show Luncheon presented by Stonegate Bank at Neiman Marcus Coral Gables. Approximately 50 of Coral Gables' most fashionable ladies united to get inspired by the latest Fall trends, just in time for the Biltmore Ball to benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation: Memories of Madrid presented by Paul & Swanee DiMare. (more...)

The Biltmore Ball to Benefit the Coral Gables Community FoundationThe Biltmore Ball to Benefit the Coral Gables Community Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Coral Gables Community Foundation gala committee is looking to the pride of the City and -- the landmark Biltmore Hotel -- and the City's Spanish architectural roots as inspiration for the Gables' most anticipated and elegant annual affair. (more...)

PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL Extended at Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Segal Centre is thrilled to announce that three performances have been added to the world premiere production of Prom Queen: The Musical. Produced by Mary Young Leckie and the Segal Centre, Prom Queen: The Musical tells the inspiring, true story of Marc Hall, the Ontario teenager who took his Catholic School Board to court when they refused to let him attend prom with his boyfriend. This new, award-winning Canadian musical directed by Marcia Kash, written by Kent Staines, with lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal and music by Colleen Dauncey will now run on the Segal Stage until November 23, 2016. (more...)

Segal Centre Presents PROM QUEEN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Following the success of their past original productions, the Segal Centre for Performing Arts is proud to present the World Premiere of a new Canadian musical inspired by the incredible, true story of Marc Hall, the Ontario teenager who took his Catholic School Board to court when they refused to let him attend prom with his boyfriend. A refreshingly fun and heartfelt story about a community coming together and being true to yourself, Prom Queen: The Musical will premiere at the Segal from October 27 to November 20, 2016. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Prom Queen: The Musical at Segal Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

The Segal Centre is proud to announce the 18 person cast of their upcoming world premiere, Prom Queen: The Musical written by Kent Staines with lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal and music by Colleen Dauncey. This original Canadian production will be directed by Marcia Kash and is developed in association with Producer Mary Young Leckie. Inspired by the incredible, true story of Marc Hall, the Ontario teenager who took his Catholic School Board to court when they refused to let him attend prom with his boyfriend, the highly-anticipated new musical will feature both fresh and familiar faces at the Segal Centre fromOctober 27 to November 20, 2016. (more...)

Segal Centre's 2016-17 Theatre Season to Feature Yiddish IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts today announced the programming for its 2016-2017 Season. The upcoming 49th season is brimming with artistry, audacity and authenticity. (more...)

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