NSTF: Keep calm & sing along with the timely, funny, moving Pearle Harbour’s Agit-Pop!

Steven Conway & Pearle Harbour. Lighting design by Logan Raju Cracknell. Photo by Michael Cooper.   Pearle Harbour pops onto the Factory Theatre Mainspace stage for Next Stage Theatre Festival with her timely, funny and moving pre-apocalyptic multimedia drag cabaret Pearle Harbour’s Agit-Pop! Written by Justin Miller and directed by Rebecca Ballarin, with music directionContinue reading “NSTF: Keep calm & sing along with the timely, funny, moving Pearle Harbour’s Agit-Pop!”

NSTF: Sisters are takin’ names and kickin’ butt in From Judy to Bette

The Toronto Fringe’s annual Next Stage Theatre Festival (NSTF) opened at the Factory Theatre last night and I kicked off this year’s festivities with Rebecca Perry Productions’ From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood. Written and performed by Rebecca Perry, and directed by Michael Rubinstein, From Judy to Bette is Perry’s NSTF debutContinue reading “NSTF: Sisters are takin’ names and kickin’ butt in From Judy to Bette”

Judy! Judy! Judy! Kimberly Roberts’ powerhouse performance in The Get Happy Hour with Judy

The late actress/entertainer Judy Garland is beloved on an international scale, and especially so among the LGBT community. And no one does Judy Garland quite like Kimberly Roberts. I first saw Roberts appear as Garland in the The Judy Monologues at Toronto Fringe – and was struck by how much Roberts was able to conveyContinue reading “Judy! Judy! Judy! Kimberly Roberts’ powerhouse performance in The Get Happy Hour with Judy”

World Pride 2014 Toronto event teaser: The Get Happy Hour with Judy

Here’s another World Pride 2014 Toronto event I’m really looking forward to: The Get Happy Hour with Judy, directed by Sarah Strange and featuring remarkable Judy Garland look-alike Kimberly Roberts – running June 24 – 25 at Revival Bar at 7:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Toronto Fringe fans may remember Roberts performing as Ms. GarlandContinue reading “World Pride 2014 Toronto event teaser: The Get Happy Hour with Judy”