Live Wrong and Prosper!!
In this age of ill-gotten fortune, scandalous celebrities, and shameless self-promotion, The Second City will go to any lengths to get the biggest laughs.
Canada’s finest comedic performers are ready to admit their absurd addictions and indulge in your guilty pleasures. So occupy a theatre seat and buckle up, as together we explore the deep mysteries of the universe, like what makes marshmallows so irresistibly good? are the police watching when you illegally download your favourite television show? and why does your boyfriend insist on live-tweeting during our most intimate moments? More »
Take a mid-week break from the grind and come celebrate with four amazing, talented and beautiful women. Showcasing stories and experiences through music and spoken word, they will be raising awareness for charities that aid women and children trying to rebuild their lives from the aftermath of domestic abuse. More »
KooGle Theatre Company presents “An Evening with Friends”, a cabaret fundraiser in the studio theatre at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Monday March 5, 2012 at 8pm.
Join Leslie and Christopher as well as a cast of some of their talented professional theatre friends. Stars of Broadway, Mirvish, Stratford, Theatre Aquarius, Neptune Theatre and Stage West to name a few.
So far our cast* includes Michael Therriault, Susan Dunstan, Laura Caswell, Karen Coughlin, Dean Hollin, John Edwards, Lina Giornofelice, Vince Staltari, Leslie Kay and Christopher Alan Gray. More »
Previews start November 2 for VideoCabaret’s The Life and Times of Mackenzie King, The History of the Village of the Small Huts, 1918-39 at The Cameron House, opening on November 10 for a limited run.
Written by the award-winning co-Artistic Director VideoCabaret, Michael Hollingsworth, his History Plays always bring the past to vivid life, and simultaneously remind us of today’s headlines. The Life and Times of Mackenzie King spans the Roaring Twenties and Dirty Thirties, and resonates powerfully in our boom/bust times. The play stars Canada’s most eccentric and enduring Prime Minister, and features a panoramic cast of power-brokers, war vets, socialites, fascists, communists, gangsters, work-camp hobos, crystal ball readers, booze-smugglers, and other Canadians. More »
The Beautiful & The Damned
A night of Poetry and Cabaret hosted by David Bateman
June 9, 2011 ~ Zelda’s 692 Yonge Street (upstairs) ~ 7:00-10:00
reading/music – Duncan Armstrong, Philip Cairns, Shannon Maguire, Meghan Morrison
Viva Cabaret is an electrifying tribute to the most fabulous divas of all time. Liza, Tina, Cher, Madonna, Gaga and twenty more divas together on one stage, changing instantly right before your very eyes. Viva Cabaret is European spectacle that combines the best of theatre, dance, music, Broadway, Hollywood, ballet, clowning, and the magic that can only be experienced in live theatre. More »
Michael Hollingsworth and VideoCabaret step once more into the breach to battle Canada’s most dangerous enemy – cultural amnesia. In The Great War, Hollingsworth focuses his hyper-theatrical eye on the death throes of British Canada, conjuring our national ghosts and demons to tell another unforgettable story of why this country is the way it is. More »
Nightwood Theatre, Canada’s national women’s theatre, is thrilled to announce Maude Barlow as this year’s Keynote Speaker. National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and recipient of eight honourary doctorates as well as many awards including the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the “Alternative Nobel”), the Citation of Lifetime Achievement at the 2008 Canadian Environment Award, and the 2009 Earth Day Canada Outstanding Environmental Achievement Award. Ms. Barlow is also the best-selling author of 16 books including international best seller Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and The Coming Battle for the Right to Water. More »
I’m going to be writing you soon about my cabaret show with Judith Lander, June 30 at the Old Mill, but first, I MUST let you know about the new Beggar’s Bag show, June 19-20.
All the details are here, but I want to let you know that these shows are really breathtaking. Suzy, Barb and Amber have assembled a cast of kids who rose to the top in their various theatre schools and are now working performers in Toronto. I don’t know everything about the show, because Suzy’s always a little mysterious. She wants to surprise her mom, isn’t that adorable? More »
Andrea Menard, a multi-talented Metis actor, singer/songwriter and screenwriter. With a voice that chills your spine, she dazzles on stage and screen, bringing audiences to tears. Her voice is lyrical, raw, and reminiscent of the jazz and blues singers of the 1940′s, yet she captures the simplicity of the great folk artists. More »
2 singers an a pianist delve into the weird wonderful world of Cabaret from a distinctly Canadian perspective. Part of the Canwest Cabaret Festival. October 3 at 7 pm, October 4 at 2 and 9 pm. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Distillery District, 55 Mill Street. www.youngcentre.ca. 416-866-8666
Also presented as part of the Canadian Opera Company’s Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, October 8 at 12 noon. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West, www.coc.ca