No Sweetheart Required @ Whistler’s Grille & Cafe

Was off sick today, but wanted to get this out there, as they open next week – and I highly recommend making a reservation.

Yep, it’s that time of year again. No, I’m not talking about Groundhog Day. It’s time for Cabbagetown Theatre’s No Sweetheart Required cabaret, running Feb 9 – 14 at Whistler’s Grille and Cafe. Go for dinner and the show, or just the show.

Here are the details, straight from one of the producers:

Cabbagetown Theatre Company presents the 2012 edition of No Sweetheart Required, the Valentine’s festival for people with and without sweethearts, from Thursday, February 9 through Tuesday, February 14 at 8 p.m. at Whistler’s Grille and Cafe, 995 Broadview Avenue at Pottery Road. It’s a cabaret evening of short and sassy comedies plus musical interludes and tickets are only $20 with a $10 “Sweet Deal” offered on February 9 and 13.

Buy a ticket, and you’ll be entered into our nightly Sweet Prize draw! Reserve by calling (416) 653-5870. Group rates available for groups of 10 or more. Reservations for dinner at Whistler’s Grille and Cafe can be booked at (416) 421-1344. No Sweetheart Required is a licensed event.

Billed as a budget-conscious Valentine’s alternative, this year’s “No Sweetheart” of a line-up features a mix of music and comedy, including the vocal talents of Arlene Paculan, Larissa Koniuk and Hilary Hart,  dancer Erin Cowan and comedian Liam Doherty.

Theatrical selections include the wry and slightly ribald A Wedding Tale, directed by Kim Sprenger and featuring the talents of Stephen Flett, Stefne Mercedes and Basil Tamkei. It’s joined by the highly entertaining chronicle of two young lovers (Sarah Cody and Spencer Robson) who are truly “stuck” on each other in Letting Go, directed by Joanne Williams.

Brent Barkley’s LOL story of a dejected Cupid with no arrows left to sling features NSR favourites Liam Doherty, Leeman Kessler, Hilary Hart and Alex Samaras, directed by Blake Thorne. And finally, Patricia Delves directs talented, triple-threat Danielle Capretti and the ever-fabulous Greg Corkum in Dialogues of the Gods.

“You never know what you’ll experience at No Sweetheart Required I played some new songs at NSR 2009, and later that year they were in a Mirvish musical!” – David Hein, co-creator, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding.

This show is always a good time – check it out.

In the meantime, I’m for more fluids and cold meds. And maybe a shot of medicinal brandy.


Author: life with more cowbell

Arts/culture social bloggerfly & Elwood P. Dowd disciple. Likes playing with words. A lot. Toronto

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