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Summer Social Dance Party Announced At Access Ballroom Summer Social Dance Party Announced At Access Ballroom
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018 in Toronto

The Doors will be open at 7:30pm July 27, 2018 for our Summer Vibes Party 2018 (more...)
Stratford Festival Offers A Variety Of Accessible Performances Stratford Festival Offers A Variety Of Accessible Performances
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018 in Toronto

???????The Stratford Festival's first audio-described performance is scheduled for June 24, one of a number of special performances planned for theatregoers with differing abilities. (more...)
Stratford Festival Offers A Variety Of Accessible Performances Stratford Festival Offers A Variety Of Accessible Performances
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018 in Toronto

The Stratford Festival's first audio-described performance is scheduled for June 24, one of a number of special performances planned for theatregoers with differing abilities. (more...)
Toronto Music Luminaries Charles Spearin & Tamara Williamson to Appear in Concert at Silence Sounds Toronto Music Luminaries Charles Spearin & Tamara Williamson to Appear in Concert at Silence Sounds
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018 in Toronto

On Thursday June 28 at 8pm, 'Silence: Guelph's Portal For Adventurous New Sound Events' is delighted to be hosting a concert titled 'Audio Book with Charles Spearin and Tamara Williamson'. Both Spearin and Williamson have had active and influential musical careers in Canada since the 1990s, profoundly shaping the landscape of Toronto's music scene. Each will be sharing new works, ideas, and music in this intimate live performance.  (more...)
Driftwood Theatre Presents ROSALYNDE Driftwood Theatre Presents ROSALYNDE
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018 in Toronto

Driftwood Theatre presents their 24th annual Bard's Bus Tour with Rosalynde (or, As You Like It), a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare about one woman's search for agency over herself, her body and her life. Driftwood Theatre brings accessible, live, outdoor theatre across Ontario with contemporary Canadian takes on Shakespeare. Rosalynde will run from July 13 - August 12, 2018 from Napanee to Ingersoll to Orillia to St Catharines. (more...)
BWW Review: Martha Henry's Performance is Magical in the Stratford Festival's Production of THE TEMPEST BWW Review: Martha Henry's Performance is Magical in the Stratford Festival's Production of THE TEMPEST
by Lauren Gienow on June 21, 2018 in Toronto

As the house lights went down in Stratford's Festival Theatre on June 10th and it became clear that director Antoni Cimolino's production of THE TEMPEST was about to begin, there were loud cheers of excitement and, quite frankly, relief from the audience-many of whom had been at the theatre for what was supposed to be Opening Night of the Festival just weeks earlier. All eyes were on the 44-season Festival veteran Martha Henry, who was already on stage. The anticipation among audience members was palpable. Everyone seemed excited that she finally had this moment that had been rudely taken away from her by a bomb threat on May 28th. And then, as is the case with all good theatre…those thoughts and emotions were swept away, as the audience became immersed in the story happening before the (more...)
BWW Review: STAGE KISS is a Delightful Summer Romp at SHAW FESTIVAL BWW Review: STAGE KISS is a Delightful Summer Romp at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice on June 21, 2018 in Toronto

When the stage directions in a script indicate 'to kiss' any good actor knows it will be 'stage kiss.' That is, kind of awkward at first attempt in the rehearsal hall, but hopefully with practice becomes convincing enough to the audience without the actors actually becoming emotionally involved with each other during the run of the play. That's alot of information to digest for an action that merely calls for two people playing their lips on each other's . Briefly stated, that is the underlying premise in the Shaw Festival's delightful romp, STAGE KISS playing at the Royal George Theatre. (more...)
PRTNR at Toronto Fringe Festival PRTNR at Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2018 in Toronto

Dave Told Me To Do This Productions is proud to present the premiere of PRTNR at this year's Toronto Fringe Festival. Written and performed by Natalie Kulesza & David Rowan, PRTNR is an original sketch show that not so much seeks to answer the question "What is a Partnership?" but have a good time trying! Using sketch and physical comedy, PRTNR navigates the audience through some ideas of Partnership in all its glorious forms (not just romantic! C'mon guys!). (more...)
TAPA Announces VIP Presenters For Dora Awards; Astrid Van Wieren to Host TAPA Announces VIP Presenters For Dora Awards; Astrid Van Wieren to Host
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2018 in Toronto

???????Jacoba Knaapen, Toronto Alliance or the Performing Arts (TAPA) Executive Director and Dora Mavor Moore Awards Producer, announced the VIP presenters today for the 39th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, to be held on Monday, June 25 at the Winter Garden Theatre of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre. (more...)
Worldwide Premiere Of New Canadian Play LIFE ASSIGNMENT Begins Performances Worldwide Premiere Of New Canadian Play LIFE ASSIGNMENT Begins Performances
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018 in Toronto

A thought-provoking, original social commentary, LIFE ASSIGNMENT is a fun ensemble piece that will leave you pondering the previously unponderable. Written by David Polera, and directed by Caleb Yong, our show is the perfect kick off to your summer theatre experience. Running from Today June 21st, 2018 to Sunday, June 24th, 2018 at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. (more...)
The Toronto Fringe Announces New Design And Programming For Festival Patio The Toronto Fringe Announces New Design And Programming For Festival Patio
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2018 in Toronto

The Toronto Fringe hosts the largest pop-up patio in Toronto. Formerly known as the Fringe Club, POSTSCRIPT, brought to you by KOHO, is the reimagined and redesigned festival hub of the Toronto Fringe, located in the parking lot and hockey rink at the Scadding Court Community Centre (707 Dundas Street West). This is the second year at this location - the Fringe Club was previously located at Honest Ed's, up the road at Bathurst and Bloor. (more...)
BWW Review: Stephen Fry's MYTHOS Trilogy at the Shaw Festival is Captivating BWW Review: Stephen Fry's MYTHOS Trilogy at the Shaw Festival is Captivating
by Lauren Gienow on June 19, 2018 in Toronto

Audiences at the Shaw Festival are in for a treat (or three) for the next month, as Stephen Fry regales them with tales of Greek myth. He has constructed three one man shows, directed by Tim Carroll and based on his book MYTHOS which explores these myths as he has heard them and read about them over the years. His stage trilogy at the Festival Theatre is split into GODS, HEROES, and MEN. Theatregoers can choose to see some or all of these productions. The Shaw Festival indicates that it does not matter if you see the shows in order, but after watching all three, I will say that there is most definitely an established order, and I would argue that audiences who are seeing all three would get the most enjoyment out of the experience if they did watch them in such order (GODS, then HEROES, then MEN). That said, I agree that this is certainly not necessary to appreciate the grand storytelling ability of Mr. Fry. (more...)
Best New Play Contest Winner WOMEN OF THE FUR TRADE Comes to Toronto Fringe Best New Play Contest Winner WOMEN OF THE FUR TRADE Comes to Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2018 in Toronto

Vault Projects presents Women of the Fur Trade, a new play by Anishinaabe playwright Frances Koncan, playing at the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace at the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival! (more...)
The National Ballet Of Canada Named Best Company Of The Year The National Ballet Of Canada Named Best Company Of The Year
by BWW News Desk on June 18, 2018 in Toronto

The National Ballet of Canada has been named Best Company of the Year by l'Association Professionnelle de la Critique de Theatre, de Musique et de Danse in France for the company's performance of John Neumeier's Nijinsky in October 2017 at Paris' Theatre des Champs-Elysees. The highly prestigious award was announced today at the Grands Prix de la critique ceremony at the Theatre Paris-Villette in Paris. (more...)
Skylar Campbell And Francesco Gabriele Frola Promoted To Principal Dancer at the National Ballet of Canada Skylar Campbell And Francesco Gabriele Frola Promoted To Principal Dancer at the National Ballet of Canada
by BWW News Desk on June 18, 2018 in Toronto

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced six promotions for the 2018/19 season: Skylar Campbell and Francesco Gabriele Frola to Principal Dancer, Jack Bertinshaw to First Soloist, Christopher Gerty, Spencer Hack and Miyoko Koyasu to Second Soloist. (more...)
LIVING WILL Premieres At The Toronto Fringe LIVING WILL Premieres At The Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk on June 17, 2018 in Toronto

Living Will examines the power dynamics between family members in crisis and depicts how relationships can be changed irrevocably when the web of life is broken. Andrea Davis and Abraham Asto play siblings Annie and Galen, who struggle to understand how to care for their ailing father. (more...)
THE TRUTH at Toronto Fringe this July THE TRUTH at Toronto Fringe this July
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in Toronto

In this original comedy, hilarity and heartbreak ensue when four dictators fight to conquer new land. Using mime, clowning and vaudevillian humor, A Muse Zoo takes you on a wild ride! (more...)
THE NEW CANADIAN CURLING CLUB Opens Festival's 44th Season Right on the Button THE NEW CANADIAN CURLING CLUB Opens Festival's 44th Season Right on the Button
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in Toronto

The world premiere of the hilarious and inspiring story of an unlikely group of would-be athletes who face off against local prejudice to become a true team in The New Canadian Curling Club, opens the 44th season of the Blyth Festival. (more...)
RESTLESS SPIRIT Premieres at Toronto Fringe Festival RESTLESS SPIRIT Premieres at Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in Toronto

Restless Spirit is inspired by the lives of the Fox Sisters, who were born in Consecon, Ontario in the early 1800's and are considered to be the first Mediums. They began speaking to ghosts through a series of knocks or 'rappings'. By the late 1800's, Spiritualism, the belief that the spirits of the dead exist and have both the ability and the inclination to communicate with the living, a phenomenon that had over eight million followers. And it all started with a knock... (more...)
Bella Serata, Guelph Youth Music Centre's Gala Evening Promises To Be Entertaining Fundraiser Bella Serata, Guelph Youth Music Centre's Gala Evening Promises To Be Entertaining Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in Toronto

After over a year's absence, the Guelph Youth Music Centre's gala evening 'Bella Serata' (beautiful evening) returns on Saturday June 23 at 7 pm with the theme 'We Could Have Danced All Night!' (more...)
LIVING WILL Premieres At The Toronto Fringe LIVING WILL Premieres At The Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2018 in Toronto

???????The Toronto Fringe Festival presents the premier of Living Will by Helen-Claire Tingling, directed by Jillian Rees-Brown. (more...)
Socratic Theatre Collectiveand  The Toronto Fringe Festival Present GEEK! Socratic Theatre Collectiveand The Toronto Fringe Festival Present GEEK!
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in Toronto

Socratic Theatre Collective is proud to bring Crystal Skillman's Geek! to the Toronto Fringe Festival. Geek!, a high energy celebration of geekiness of all flavours, sees anime fans Danya and Honey on a quest to meet their hero, manga creator Joto Samagashi. Along the way, they must fight their way through a massive anime convention, a steampunk army, jealous frenemies, and overcome the absence of Honey's sister Ellen. (more...)
SETTLE THIS THING Comes to Toronto Fringe SETTLE THIS THING Comes to Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in Toronto

A few years ago BICK/ANTZIS created a YouTube video called Settle This Thing in order to have the Internet provide a solution to an ongoing argument they couldn't resolve on their own. Tamara Bick and Drew Antzis each laid out their argument and told viewers, "Vote for who you agree with and we'll live with the results." After a week the married couple tallied the votes and had a winner. Argument solved! "It's crowd sourcing to solve our fights," says Antzis, "and it worked!" The web series Settle This Thing was born. (more...)
MAD HOT BALLET Raises Over $1.3 Million MAD HOT BALLET Raises Over $1.3 Million
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in Toronto

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, and Executive Director Barry Hughson today announced that MAD HOT BALLET: DISCO raised over $1.3 million. The annual fundraising gala took place last night in Toronto at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. (more...)
Tinder On The Toilet Set To Explode Onto Toronto Fringe Tinder On The Toilet Set To Explode Onto Toronto Fringe
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in Toronto

???????Canada's premiere hip hop comedy act is about to burst onto the Toronto Fringe for the very first time. Hot off the launch of their debut rap comedy album, NOTORIOUS is bringing their trademark quick jokes and dope beats to Tinder on the Toilet (and other bad ideas). Equal parts live concert and comedy show, NOTORIOUS is thrilled to bring its unique brand of comedy to fringe goers this summer at the St. Vladimir Theatre (620 Spadina Ave.) July 5-14. (more...)