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2021-22 Concert Season Begins At The Royal Conservatory Of Music Photo 2021-22 Concert Season Begins At The Royal Conservatory Of Music
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 21, 2021

Over 90 concerts in uniquely curated series, including Quiet Please There's a Lady on Stage and TD Jazz Concerts: Jazz From Around the World to piano, vocal, chamber, and string concerts, featuring the world's top musicians, are planned for 2021.22.

The Royal Conservatory Announces 2021/22 Concert Season Photo The Royal Conservatory Announces 2021/22 Concert Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 31, 2021

Dr. Peter Simon, Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory of Music, Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, and James Anagnoson, Dean of The Glenn Gould School, today revealed details of the diverse concerts that will make up the 13th concert season at The Royal Conservatory of Music.

DINNER A LA ART With Eric McCormack, Len Cariou, Chilina Kennedy and More to be Rebro Photo DINNER A LA ART With Eric McCormack, Len Cariou, Chilina Kennedy and More to be Rebroadcast
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 23, 2021

Building on the successful Dinner à la Art project launched earlier this month, TIFT Artistic Producer Arkady Spivak announced today exclusive online readings starring iconic international artists including Eric McCormack, Len Cariou, Chilina Kennedy, Ed Asner, Colin Mochrie, Cynthia Dale, Gavin Crawford, Daren A. Herbert and more.

BRIGHT LIGHTS Written and Directed by Kat Sandler to Stream in April Photo BRIGHT LIGHTS Written and Directed by Kat Sandler to Stream in April
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 19, 2021

Streaming online to screens around the globe for one-night-only on April 10, 2021 is the razor-sharp farce Bright Lights, written and directed by Dora Award winner Kat Sandler. Performed by celebrated Canadian artists, this exclusive reading is part of Dinner à la Art, a new project from TIFT.

Colin Mochrie, Gavin Crawford and More Join DINNER A LA ART Photo Colin Mochrie, Gavin Crawford and More Join DINNER A LA ART
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 1, 2021

Today, Talk Is Free Theatre announced that internationally renowned comedian Colin Mochrie will star in an exclusive online event with acclaimed artists as part of Dinner à la Art. Directed by Richard Ouzounian, the uproarious comedy She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith will be streamed for one night only on April 9, 2021 at 7pm.

More Canadian Stars Of Stage And Screen Announced As Part Of DINNER A LA ART Benefit Photo More Canadian Stars Of Stage And Screen Announced As Part Of DINNER A LA ART Benefit
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 26, 2021

Today, Talk Is Free Theatre released the title and cast of acclaimed artists for one more reading as part of Dinner à la Art. Riot was written in 1995 by Andrew Moodie and will be streaming for one night only on April 8, 2021. Directing this Chalmers Canadian Play Award winner is actor, playwright, and co-founder of Blue Bird Theatre Collective, Tawiah M'Carthy.

Eric McCormack and Chilina Kennedy Announced as Part of DINNER A LA ART Photo Eric McCormack and Chilina Kennedy Announced as Part of DINNER A LA ART
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2021

Playing the role of the enigmatic Jay Gatsby is international star of Broadway, Film and Television, and best known for his role as Will Truman on NBC's smash hit sitcom Will & Grace, Eric McCormack. Star of Broadway's Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Chilina Kennedy will be playing debutante 'Daisy Buchanan'.

International Canadian Stars Lead New Project To Support Local Economic Recovery Photo International Canadian Stars Lead New Project To Support Local Economic Recovery
by Stephi Wild - Feb 22, 2021

The first reading is Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw and directed by Richard Ouzounian to be streamed on April 7, 2021 at 7pm.  This this one-time event will star Tony Award winner Len Cariou, best known for his portrayal of 'Sweeney Todd' in the original cast of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Film, Television and Stage icon Ed Asner.

Stratford Festival Premieres New Cabaret Series This Thursday Photo Stratford Festival Premieres New Cabaret Series This Thursday
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2021

As winter descends and the pandemic continues, the Stratford Festival offers up some heartwarming new content to entertain and inspire as we await the days when we will be able to gather in theatres again.

Stratford Festival Watch Parties Resume This Thursday With THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Photo Stratford Festival Watch Parties Resume This Thursday With THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 18, 2021

The Stratford Festival‚Äôs popular Thursday night free viewing parties resume this week with an entertaining variety of offerings, including new and legacy films and all new original content safely created during the pandemic ‚Äď adding to the rich mine of theatrical content available on Stratfest@Home, the Festival‚Äôs $10-a-month streaming service.

Talk Is Free Theatre Presents Live Programming This September Photo Talk Is Free Theatre Presents Live Programming This September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2020

Today Artistic Producer Arkady Spivak announced that Talk Is Free Theatre will present a lineup of intimate live performances this September that exemplify the resilience, fortitude, and determination of the human spirit during these times.

IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH Exhibit Makes World Premiere Photo IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH Exhibit Makes World Premiere
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 16, 2020

The highly anticipated Immersive van Gogh digital art exhibition made its world premiere in Toronto on July 1, that includes a novel drive-in concept (the first of its kind in the world) inviting audiences - whether on foot or by car - to experience the works of Vincent van Gogh like never before.

SUPER SCHOOL! A New Musical Announced At The Toronto Fringe Collective Photo SUPER SCHOOL! A New Musical Announced At The Toronto Fringe Collective
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2020

Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts presents Super School as part of the Toronto Fringe Collective this summer, an exciting new digital theatre experience! Digital excerpts of Super School will be available to stream from July 4-6.

The Royal Conservatory Of Music's 2020-21 Concert Season Announced Photo The Royal Conservatory Of Music's 2020-21 Concert Season Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Peter Simon, Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory of Music, Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of Performing Arts, and James Anagnoson, Dean of The Glenn Gould School, today revealed details of the diverse concerts that will make up the 12th concert season at The Royal Conservatory of Music.

Original Musical SUPER SCHOOL Gets Virtual Debut Photo Original Musical SUPER SCHOOL Gets Virtual Debut
by A.A. Cristi - May 22, 2020

After the global pandemic dashed dreams of an opening night, the writers and teenage cast of the original teen musical Super School, under the leadership of Bravo Academy Artistic Director Melissa Bencic, decided the show must go on a?" online.

The Lights Of The Royal Alexandra Theatre Will Be Dimmed On April 7th in Honor of Shi Photo The Lights Of The Royal Alexandra Theatre Will Be Dimmed On April 7th in Honor of Shirley Douglas
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2020

Shirley Douglas, one of the giants of Canadian theatre, TV and film died on April 5, 2020 from complications due to pneumonia (but not related to Covid-19).

BWW Exclusive: Broadway Star and Beloved Stratford Veteran, Chilina Kennedy Talks her Photo BWW Exclusive: Broadway Star and Beloved Stratford Veteran, Chilina Kennedy Talks her much Anticipated Return to the Stratford Festival in THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE
by Lauren Gienow - Oct 27, 2019

 Broadway star Chilina Kennedy returns to Stratford for a one night only in-concert performance of Leslie Arden's acclaimed Canadian musical THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE. Stratford audiences may remember Ms. Kennedy from her much lauded lead performances in WEST SIDE STORY, EVITA, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to name just a few. Since then, she transferred to Broadway with the rest of the company of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and then played over a thousand performances on Broadway as the title character in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Currently, she is starring as Dina in the national tour of THE BAND'S VISIT. BWW had the chance to speak with Ms. Kennedy a few days after she concluded the Toronto run of THE BAND'S VISIT. She shared her excitement to finally return to the Stratford Festival, and her passion for THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE.

Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier Lead THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE One Night Only Photo Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier Lead THE HOUSE OF MARTIN GUERRE One Night Only
by Julie Musbach - Oct 4, 2019

Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier will lead a star-studded ensemble in the special concert version of Leslie Arden's award-winning musical The House of Martin Guerre. Directed by Richard Ouzounian, the show will be performed one night only on November 4 at Stratford's Avon Theatre.

BWW Interview: John Ross Bowie Discusses Punk's Most Influential Band in His Play, FO Photo BWW Interview: John Ross Bowie Discusses Punk's Most Influential Band in His Play, FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN
by Maeve Riley - May 23, 2019

Four Chords and a Gun is an intense black comedy about the infamous punk band the Ramones written by John Ross Bowie (‚ÄúThe Big Bang Theory‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúSpeechless‚ÄĚ). The play reveals the drama-filled 1979 recording session that led to The Ramones album, End of the Century, produced by the eccentric gun wielding Phil Spector. The Canadian premier of this sometimes funny, sometimes wrenching, always gritty, story of how the world's greatest Punk album came to be is directed by long-time Toronto Star theatre critic and Stratford Festival director Richard Ouzounian. Hey Ho Let's Go! to a play about the Ramones followed by a concert. Not a f***ing musical.

Chilina Kennedy To Headline The House Of Martin Guerre In Concert At The Stratford Fe Photo Chilina Kennedy To Headline The House Of Martin Guerre In Concert At The Stratford Festival
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2019

The Stratford Festival has announced that Chilina Kennedy will headline a musical Forum Showcase on November 4 at Stratford's Avon Theatre. Tickets are now on sale for Chilina Kennedy in The House of Martin Guerre in Concert.

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