Guild Festival Theatre 2023 Summer Season

Hey all, I know – it’s been a while. More on that in an upcoming post. In case you were wondering if there was more to summer theatre festivals than Shaw and Stratford – yes, there is! And one such fest is right here in the GTA. Guild Festival Theatre (GFT) launches their 2023 SummerContinue reading “Guild Festival Theatre 2023 Summer Season”

In memoriam: Ed Rosing

Ed Rosing March 11, 1929 – September 12, 2016 Ed Rosing (aka Eddie, Eduardo) was a creative soul with a quick, sharp wit, and a great love of classical music, opera and theatre. He played piano, was an original founding member of Cabbagetown Theatre, and worked as a respected interior decorator (into his late 80s,Continue reading “In memoriam: Ed Rosing”

Fond farewell to The Drowning Girls

Alumnae Theatre Company’s production of The Drowning Girls closed on Saturday night to another packed house at the end of an incredible run – and I was lucky to be able to see it one last time before our closing night celebration at Betty’s and the inevitable set strike the following day. I have toContinue reading “Fond farewell to The Drowning Girls”

Revelation & redemption – The Drowning Girls

When we enter the theatre, the three women are already onstage, splayed out in the semi-darkness in the three bathtubs. Drowned. The bathtubs emerge from jagged-toothed holes in the ground, yawned forth like coffins – each with a blank foot stone facing downstage. Vines snake around the shower plumbing above each tub. Beautiful white birchContinue reading “Revelation & redemption – The Drowning Girls”

The Drowning Girls – production pics are up!

Hey all – Check out the gorgeous production stills for The Drowning Girls by photographer Dahlia Katz. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Due to a family emergency with one of the cast members, opening night for The Drowning Girls has been moved to Saturday, November 17. If you booked tickets for Friday, November 16, please contact the AlumnaeContinue reading “The Drowning Girls – production pics are up!”

The Drowning Girls – OPENING NIGHT MOVED to SAT, NOV 17

Important theatre-related alert regarding a date change for the opening night of Alumnae Theatre Company’s production of The Drowning Girls. Message from the producer: Due to a family emergency with one of the cast members, it is unfortunately necessary to postpone the opening of “The Drowning Girls” by one day. There will be no performance onContinue reading “The Drowning Girls – OPENING NIGHT MOVED to SAT, NOV 17”

Some theatre shouts – ongoing & upcoming shows

Hey all – lots of theatre happening in Toronto right now. Here is a selection of some school, community and indie productions on right now or coming soon: George Brown Theatre School’s production of Saturday Sunday Monday (by Eduardo De Filipo with English adaptation by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall, directed by James Simon) continuesContinue reading “Some theatre shouts – ongoing & upcoming shows”

The continuing love affair with burnt umber – The Drowning Girls set

I have often said that the set ain’t finished till the burnt umber goes up. Often used in finishing touches, especially with dry brushing and distressing techniques, burnt umber is a gorgeous, warm dark chocolate brown on the reddish side of the brown spectrum. Imagine my glee when The Drowning Girls set designer Ed RosingContinue reading “The continuing love affair with burnt umber – The Drowning Girls set”

Busy times @ Alumnae Theatre

Hey all. Busy times working in theatre in addition to the full-time job this week, and I was in Ottawa visiting friends last Friday/weekend – so haven’t been able to get out to see stuff. Wanted to give some shouts out to the beehive of activity that is Alumnae Theatre, though. Lots going on atContinue reading “Busy times @ Alumnae Theatre”

Art, words & stage

Busy times continue, but I wanted to give a shout out to some upcoming events and shows, including two that open today: Inez/Recent Paintings: this exhibit has been up since October 5, but has its official opening tonight (Thurs, Oct 18 from 6-9 p.m.) and runs until November 4 at Fran Hill Gallery (285 RushtonContinue reading “Art, words & stage”