A funny & moving journey that entertains & inspires – Alison Wearing’s Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter

Playwright/actor/author Alison Wearing’s one-woman show Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter: Growing Up with a Gay Dad, expanded and published as a full-length book last year, is currently running at U of T’s George Ignatieff Theatre as part of World Pride 2014 Toronto. And I was so happy to be able to catch it last night!Continue reading “A funny & moving journey that entertains & inspires – Alison Wearing’s Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter”

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”

Dawn Patrol Pride brings the big, gay funny @ Comedy Bar

Had some big, gay fun times at Dawn Whitwell’s weekly Dawn Patrol standup show at Comedy Bar last night – this week, the extra spectacular Pride edition. Last night’s lineup featured an amazing roster of local talent, representing some of the funniest gays in the City (in order of appearance): Paul Hutcheson Danz Altvater ReginaContinue reading “Dawn Patrol Pride brings the big, gay funny @ Comedy Bar”

World Pride musical drag fabulousness & support for PWA – A Chorus Queen

I was very happy to kick off my World Pride Toronto experience with the opening of A Chorus Queen at Hart House Theatre last night; a drag musical conceived by Marc Simcox (also the show’s executive producer and artistic director) and Ramzi Ayyash, with book by Joseph Amenta. Directed by Heather Nassler, with choreography byContinue reading “World Pride musical drag fabulousness & support for PWA – A Chorus Queen”

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”

World Pride 2014 Toronto event teaser: Alison Wearing’s Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter

Playwright/actor/author Alison Wearing adapted her memoir Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter: Growing Up with a Gay Dad into the award-winning one-woman show Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter, which will be featured during World Pride 2014 Toronto at U of T’s George Ignatieff Theatre (June 25-28). Written as a comic monologue, Wearing takes us along onContinue reading “World Pride 2014 Toronto event teaser: Alison Wearing’s Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter”