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Announcement: Buddies In Bad Times Theatre Announces Programming for its 2011- 2012 Season

From Press Release

For its 2011/12 Season, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre offers a collection of some of the world’s major dramatists including Jean Genet, Martin Crimp, Caryl Churchill, Larry Kramer and Margaret Atwood. It is a season of bold re-imaginings and revisions of canonical works and sacred stories that furthers Buddies’ position as one of the country’s most dynamic theatre companies.

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Announcement: Factory Theatre’s 2011/12 Season Welcomes New And Returning Artists & Audiences

From Press Release

“Factory’s 42nd Season promises to be one of our most exciting ever,” says Artistic Director Ken Gass as he and Managing Director Sara Meurling announce Factory Theatre’s 2011/12 Season.

“We have an exceptional line up of theatrical Canadian productions and artists from coast to coast that opens with two Daniel Brooks/Rick Miller collaborations, Bigger Than Jesus and HARDSELL, as well as the long-running hit, MacHomer, to complete the trio of solo performances by Rick Miller.

Other season highlights include a major revival of Tomson Highway’s Canadian classic, The Rez Sisters, with a culturally-diverse cast directed by Ken Gass; critically-acclaimed puppeteer Ronnie Burkett’s extraordinary new creation, Penny Plain; Vancouver novelist/playwright Anosh Irani’s hilarious comedy, My Granny the Goldfish, and the latest theatrical event from Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland’s Jillian Keiley and Robert ChafeOil and Water, featuring a cast of ten performers and gospel music by Andrew Craig Gass concludes, “I’m thrilled to announce a season that combines high entertainment value with the vivid theatrical imaginations of some of Canada’s most innovative theatre artists.” 

BMO Financial Group is Factory Theatre’s 2011/12 Season Sponsor. (http://www.factorytheatre.ca/2011_12season.html).

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American Idiot Open Call Auditions

“THE FIRST GREAT MUSICAL OF THE 21ST CENTURY” – Toronto Star

AMERICAN IDIOT TO HOLD OPEN CALL AUDITIONS IN TORONTO

Saturday, March 26 @ Roy Thomson Hall

The producers of the critically acclaimed Broadway hit AMERICAN IDIOT will hold Open Call Auditions, for all roles, in Toronto on Saturday, March 26 at Roy Thomson Hall. AMERICAN IDIOT will play the Toronto Centre for the Arts, December 28, 2011 – January 15, 2012.

The Open Call Auditions will begin at 11am, on a first come basis. Please enter Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe Street) via the stage door/artists entrance at the south end of the Hall off Wellington Street. Continue reading American Idiot Open Call Auditions

Announcement: Tarragon Announces the 2011-2012 season of New, Global and Classic Canadian Plays

From Press Release

Artistic Director Richard Rose and General Manager Camilla Holland are pleased to announce Tarragon’s 2011–12 season of plays—the beginning to our fourth decade.

2011–12 at the Tarragon is a season of stories that speak directly to the lives of Toronto residents; featuring international visionaries, warped fairy tales, cultural clashes, the advent of electricity, family dysfunction, a Canadian classic, the Second Commandment, and an occasional cooking class.

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We’re Back! (Sort of)

If you’re a regular visitor (and of course, who wouldn’t be, right?) you’d have noticed that our site was down for a couple days because Google was reporting us as hosting Malware.

There are some issues to sort out, and there’s more info to come, but for now, here’s a few bits and bobs:

  • No personal or private information was ever at risk
  • The site itself wasn’t actually hacked or compromised – the ad server that we used served up the nastiness
  • You’ll notice that there aren’t any ads on the site right now. See above
  • We recreated the entire site from scratch anyway, with new, freshly baked code from WordPress, just to be sure
  • We’re very very sorry, but if you came to the site while our adserver was being nasty, you may have been given malware from it. You should use a good anti-virus to make sure you’re ok. This is a good free one. So is this.
  • You should scan your computer anyway. It’s just good practice

Even though we’ve cleaned up, you may get warnings and errors from various sources (Google, Firefox, etc) about our site anyway. That will continue until Google looks at our site and decides that we’re ok.

STUCK IN THE SNOWNAMI? LKTYP Offers Relief to Families with Snowbound Children

From Press Release

With most Toronto schools closed today, Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People would like to help make this snow-day fun for parents and children alike by providing a very special offer to come to today’s 1:00 pm preview performance of our action-packed production, The Big League — an exciting show that takes a humorous look at sportsmanship in the world of triple A hockey.

Here’s the snow-day scoop: Buy 1 regular $10 preview ticket, get a second ticket for FREE!
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