Here is what’s going on in Toronto theatre this week. There are several great shows to catch for the week of August 29, 2011:
** Shows marked with the double asterisks and in red are the ones that make Wayne, our Managing Editor, wish he could exist in multiple parallel universes so he could check them all out.
Continue reading Eye-Catching Toronto Theatre for the Week of August 29
Daughter of the Dust is a country musical comedy playing this Sunday and will be the Bread and Circus venue’s last show before it closes down. It features Robin Sharp as Trixie Dixon, a Taylor Swift-esque country singer trying to make it – if Taylor Swift were a drag queen.
Trixie Dixon is a young blonde set to perform at The Shindiggler, the town’s local venue. But getting in the way of her dreams of becoming a real country singer is her promiscuous and loud-mouth mother Tanya, who used to sing with her in an act called “The Dixon Chicks.” Continue reading Review: Daughter of the Dust (Robin Sharp and Helen Kotsonis)
From Press Release
New Toronto theatre company – StageWorks Toronto
– to perform Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods
this August at the Annex Theatre
A not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to bringing dynamic theatre productions to Toronto audiences, StageWorks Toronto is pleased to announce its inaugural musical production, Into The Woods – playing at the Annex Theatre – 730 Bathurst Street – from August 18-21, 2011.
Directed by Lorraine Kimsa and music directed by Tara Litvack, this production promises to entertain and enlighten mature audiences (12+).
Continue reading New Toronto Theatre Company StageWorks Now Performing Sondheim’s “Into The Woods”
From press release
On September 3rd and 4th 2011, the Lab Cab Festival celebrates its sixth year at the Factory Theatre. Music, dance, theatre, film, poetry, kids stuff, clown, multi-media, visual art and comedy are presented in the basement, washrooms, lounges, stairwells, theatres, lobbies, rehearsal hall, carpentry shop, courtyard, parking lot and greenrooms of the 142 year old building. The best part? Free admission, free child care, and free pancakes!
The Lab Cab Festival is a free community event. The mandate of the Lab Cab Festival is to provide a home for various artistic disciplines to experiment with new work in a fun and supportive environment. Over fifty performance groups from various artistic disciplines will perform work between 5 and 30 minutes.
Continue reading The Lab Cab Festival Celebrates its 6th Year
Five for Twenty (Or Less)
Looking for some cheap Toronto theatre this week? Here are five shows that you can see for $20 or less. Get out there and check out some inexpensive live theatre – it’s a great way to spend your free time and try something new. Continue reading Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the week of August 15, 2011