Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Feature: Interview - Theatreworks Artistic Director Adrian Proszowski by The Charlebois Post

Thirty Years and Beyond Greeks and RomansWe're not always in a theatre, we're not always outside, it really depends on what the story demands.by Lisa McKeown@lisammckeownAdrian Proszowski ha…

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

creating a/broad, April 19, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

Private Previewsby Cameryn Moore@camerynmooreEarlier this week, my producer here in Peterborough, ON, told me that pretty much the only dedicated theatre reviewer in these parts—certainly …

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Review: (Montreal / Theatre) Alfred by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Valérie Remise)A man of many facesby Aleksandra KoplikAlfred is the type of play, where you sit down, quickly hope for an intermission in order to escape, then moments later get b…

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A Fly On the Wall, April 18, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

Being Independentby Jim Murchison The GCTC has decided to include The Public Servant in its season next year. I saw the play at undercurrents and it was my opinion that it would be one …

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Abominable Showman, April 17, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

Kendra Moore (via Facebook)Hakuna MatataThe Charlebois Post goes behind-the-scenes as The Lion King musical returns for extended runs in Toronto and Montreal by Richard Burnett @bu…

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Picture of the Week, April 17, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

Another COC season, another array of perfect Michael Cooper photos - this one for Hercules (with Eric Owens). Mr. Cooper has ensnared the magic of the Peter Sellars production (with a brilli…

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

News: (Toronto) Nightwood Theatre announces season (press release) by The Charlebois Post

Announcing Nightwood Theatre’s2014/15 SEASONSeason to include: an epic story of cancer survival from Maja Ardal, workshop productions by Nicole Brooks and Susanna Fournier, and the ta…

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News: (Toronto) Buddies in Bad Times announces season (press release) by The Charlebois Post

BUDDIES IN BAD TIMES ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING FOR 2014/15 SEASONBUDDIESINBADTIMES.COM/14-15 – TICKETS ON SALE NOWTORONTO: March 18, 2014. Artistic Director Brendan Healy unveiled an ambi…

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News: (Ottawa) NAC French Theatre announces season (press release) by The Charlebois Post

2014-15 Théâtre français Season at the NAC"The Most important element of theatre is transformation"Ottawa, 15 April 2014 – Theatre lovers were invited to a celebration today at the NAC …

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Review: (Toronto / Theatre) The Sound of Music by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Seanna Kennedy)How do You Solve a Problem Like This?The LOT’s new Sound of Music feels like climbing uphillby Stuart Munro@StuartMunroTOStaircases on mountains. Grapevining nuns.…

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Video of the Week, April 16, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

As it finishes its run at The Cultch in Vancouver, and heads on to Place des Arts in Montreal and World Stage in Toronto, catch this brilliant vid for Mies Julie.

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In a Word... Kate Applin on Metro Youth Opera's Hänsel and Gretel by The Charlebois Post

Into The Woodsby Gaëtan L. CharleboisKate Applin is lauded for her passionate work in Toronto’s operatic community. In 2010, at age 23, Ms Applin founded Metro Youth Opera, offering emerg…

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

After Dark, April 15, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

GratitudeEnough bitching, let me say thanks.by Gaëtan L. CharleboisAs I observe this effing election in Quebec, and, as I write this, watch an enraging leaders' debate, I need to go to my h…

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Monday, April 14, 2014

The Question... Director Jon Lachlin Stewart on Beckett by The Charlebois Post

The Outsiderby Estelle RosenJon Lachlan Stewart is a director, playwright, and performer born in Edmonton, Alberta. He trained as an actor at Studio 58 in Vancouver. Mr Stewart's work explor…

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Feature: Director Sarah Garton Stanley on Beatrice and Virgil by The Charlebois Post

Rascal the Cat, Identity and the Booker Winner: A Love Storyby Sarah Garton StanleyBiography: For Factory: Down Dangerous Passes Road, Beaver, Slipknot, Restitution, and Associate Direc…

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

creating a/broad, April 12, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

My Own Personal Veraby Cameryn Moore@camerynmooreI ranted about this a few months ago, but I didn’t know there was a name for it. Vera. Specifically Vera Nabokov, Vladimir Naboko…

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Review: (Toronto / Theatre) Belleville by The Charlebois Post

Allan Hawco, Christine Home (photo - rotated - by Guntar Kravis)Obscurity of meaningPscyhological thriller strives for cohesionby Dave Ross“City of lovers… city of lights? Is it both?”…

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Review: (Toronto / Dance) Sawah by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Peter Lear)Feats of Endurance and Inspirationby Winna TseSAWAH, a music and dance production brought to us by Arabesque Dance Company is simply put, inspirational. It’s a product…

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A Fly on the Wall, April 11, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

My Life In The Theatreby Jim MurchisonThis week Mickey Rooney died. Apparently his personal life was difficult. He had more wives than Henry VIII and allegedly only $18,000 in his estate whe…

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Review: (Toronto / Theatre) Soliciting Temptations by The Charlebois Post

Derek Boyes, Miriam Fernandes (photo by Cylla von Tiedemann)Guided Into The Darkby Beat RiceDirected by Andrea Donaldson, Soliciting Temptations explores the themes surrounding sex tour…

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Review: (Toronto / Theatre) Burn This by The Charlebois Post

(Photo by Angela Besharah) Intimate take on Wilson’s play is busy, noisy, and kind of numbing.by Christian BainesAnna (Ashleigh Rains) has been living for three years with her Gay (un…

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Picture of the Week, April 10, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

We like photographer Candice Albach's instincts for this photo for Bomb-itty of Errors starting its run in Vancouver today. To capture the faux 'tude of the company's pack of clowns, Albach …

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The Abominable Showman, April 10, 2014 by The Charlebois Post

Remembering Greg KramerFriends and colleagues pay tribute to late Canadian theatre legend Greg Kramerby Richard Burnett (photos from tribute by Richard Burnett)@bugsburnettCanadian actor and…

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

News: (Ottawa / Dance) Canada Dance Festival announces lineup (press release) by The Charlebois Post

The Canada Dance Festival ignites the nation’s capital with new dances from Canada’s best.For Immediate ReleaseApril 9, 2014 - Jeanne Holmes, Artistic Producer of the Canada Dance Festiv…

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News: (Ottawa) GCTC announces 2014/15 season (press release) by The Charlebois Post

GCTC Artistic Director takes to the mainstage to presentnew plays and new partnerships for 2014-2015FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - OTTAWA, ON – April 8, 2014At 7:30 pm Artistic Director, Eri…

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News: (Toronto) Report: MyTheatre Awards, Winners by The Charlebois Post

Raquel Duffy and Gregory Prest presenting the award for Best New Work (photo credit: Ann Fitzhenry)Jenny Weisz Hosts First Outingby Zoe Erwin-LongstaffThough the My Entertainment World award…

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News: (Toronto) Luminato announces new season (report) by The Charlebois Post

Baque de Bamba Marching Band at press conferenceAll This and Boy George Tooby Émilie CharleboisFollowing a lovely breakfast spread and speeches from CEO Janice Price and sponsor l’Oréal,…

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Review: (Toronto / Theatre) Swell Broad and The Homemaker by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Neil Muscott)Swell?by Lucy Wells@LWellsTOThe Storefront Theatre, despite recent flooding, is open for business with a double-bill of Swell Broad and The Homemaker (though note that…

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Op-Ed: Promote yourself! by The Charlebois Post

I really need to have a mini-rantby Barbara Ford, CharPo Senior Contributor@PR_Queen_007I'm doing research for a press release I'm writing and I clicked on an IMDb link in my Google search f…

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Review: (Toronto / Theatre) Cock by The Charlebois Post

(photo by Kari North)Ringside seats a must-have for Studio 180’s cockfightby Christian BainesTo label Cock with the cliché of ‘thought-provoking’ would be selling it short. Writer Mik…

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