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  • Do It With Class heading down the Great White Way with A Classy Christmas

    Do It With Class heading down the Great White Way with A Classy Christmas

    While other community organizations are seeing their memberships decline, Regina’s Do It With Class Young People's Theatre Company is experiencing a boom.
  • Dance-opera ‘Bearing’ explores legacy of Canada’s residential school system

    Dance-opera ‘Bearing’ explores legacy of Canada’s residential school system

    TORONTO — It’s been more than two decades since the doors closed on Canada’s last residential school, but a new indigenous-led production explores the enduring effects of its legacy on the country. “Bearing” will have its world premiere on Thursday during the Luminato Festival in Toronto. The dance-opera is a production of Canadian-based theatre company […]
  • Review: Dead Man Walking succeeds on all fronts

    Review: Dead Man Walking succeeds on all fronts

    The first Vancouver Opera Festival’s production of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man Walking (2000) is a calculated risk, hoping to invite new and non-traditional audiences into the theatre by demonstrating that opera retains power and relevance. Opera companies know only too well that this strategy can also alienate longtime opera fans wary of new trends. Dead […]
  • Hobson's Choice: Swallow-a-Bicycle turns 10; Storybook Theatre presents Hana's Suitcase

    Hobson's Choice: Swallow-a-Bicycle turns 10; Storybook Theatre presents Hana's Suitcase

    This week, Swallow-a-Bicycle turns 10 and StoryBook Theatre presents the award-winning drama Hana’s Suitcase. Yes, bring out the noise makers and party hats, because the kings of indie theatre are celebrating their company’s tenth anniversary. Back in 2006, Mark Hopkins and Charles Netto created Swallow-a-Bicycle theatre, a company that could, and ultimately would, perform in […]
  • Brit's Picks Dec. 8 – 15

    Brit's Picks Dec. 8 – 15

    Less Snow, More Magic   Thurs. – Sat. École Victoria School Nutana Winterlude is a chance to bring a little winter magic to the blistering cold. Sum Theatre is at it once again as the company presents The Hockey Sweater. This will be performed every hour on the hour in the gym at École Victoria School […]
  • Selected concerts: Duran Duran playing DTE on July 11

    Selected concerts: Duran Duran playing DTE on July 11

    July 7 Dead & Company: 7 p.m. DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston. Tickets $145.50 US-$36 US. * Sarah Jarosz: 8 p.m. The Ark, 316 S. Main St., Ann Arbor. Tickets $25 US. July 8 Fork & Cork Festival feat. Pop Evil, Sloan, Cowboys in Cardigans, One Mans Opinion, Autumn Kings: Riverfront Festival Plaza, 376 Riverside […]
  • REVIEW: Royal Wood's ardent fans rewarded with great show

    REVIEW: Royal Wood's ardent fans rewarded with great show

    If you missed Royal Wood at this year’s SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival, you had company. The show sold out ages ago, such is his ardent following in Saskatoon. In concert at the Broadway Theatre on Friday night, Wood was actually apologetic about the scarcity of tickets – confirming in this and about a dozen other ways what […]
  • Decidedly Jazz Danceworks opens its impressive new facility in style

    Decidedly Jazz Danceworks opens its impressive new facility in style

    What a special night it was Friday for Calgary’s arts scene. Decidedly Jazz Danceworks made history by officially opening their sparkling new 12th Avenue facility in gala fashion. Alongside the festivities, Calgary’s iconic, national-level jazz dance company also gave us a new theatre, a new choreography, and a new universe filled with creative potential for […]
  • Review: Janet Jackson gets her show up to speed in front of Calgary crowd

    Review: Janet Jackson gets her show up to speed in front of Calgary crowd

    Attendance at the Saddledome: 8,500 There’s a reason theatre companies have a week or so of shows before Opening Night. It allows you to get the production up to speed, you get the kinks worked out, the cast and crew can hit their marks and cues, and you can do so in front of a […]
  • Serendipitous opportunities abound for Newfoundland folk trio the Once

    Serendipitous opportunities abound for Newfoundland folk trio the Once

    Serendipity has been favouring the Once, the Newfoundland folk trio, ever since Geraldine Hollett, Phil Churchill and Andrew Dale first starting harmonizing together. In the beginning, they were part of a repertory theatre company hired to play folk music for summer tourists. Out of the blue, an angel investor from Nova Scotia put up $5,000 […]

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