A magical place once called Takaronto

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Contributed by Paul-François Sylvestre. The name Toronto comes from the Iroquois word Takaronto, meaning “where trees take root in the water”. The first performance of the 50th season of Théâtre français de Toronto is entitled Ici, les arbres s’enracinent dans l’eau (Here, trees take root in the water). It runs from October 26 to 28, […]

The Alumnae Theatre Company is 100 Years Young!

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Contributed by Elizabeth Verwey ATC started off performing on the Hart House Theatre stage in 1918, and they’ve been at Firehall No. 4 (Berkeley Street) since 1972.  We’re dedicated to the production of adventurous, high-quality theatre not readily seen elsewhere, and to the promotion and skill development of women in theatre.   The Alumnae Theatre […]

Alumnae Theatre Company

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Contributed by Carina Cojeen The 97-year-old Alumnae Theatre Company, located in an old firehall building at Adelaide and Berkeley, has two more offerings in its 2014-2015 season. The 27th annual New Ideas Festival, running from March 11-29, presents 15 new short plays, averaging 30 minutes in length over the three-week run. But even more exciting […]

Wonder and Magic on a Winter Night

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Contributed by Jenny Salisbury   Theatre Columbus is back at Evergreen Brick Works with The Dog and the Angel by Martha Ross. Winter Theatre defies logic. Preformed outdoors at the coldest and busiest time of year, this maddening season becomes wondrous — especially when doing something unexpected, like following a troupe of actors and musicians […]

New Musical Show Pays Tribute to The Dumbells, by Janet Walters

Monty Python, Wayne and Shuster, SCTV and Saturday Night Live owe a lot to The Dumbells, who are considered the pioneers of sketch comedy. Formed by members of the Canadian army’s Third Division—and named for the red dumbbell in the Division’s emblem—The Dumbells bolstered troop morale during the First World War with live “concert parties” featuring irreverent humour that often […]