So, since this is a theatre blog, I suspect that you probably thought there’d be at least some content on the blog yesterday (March 27) in honour of World Theatre Day, but no. There was a *cough* technical glitch. Okay, well, by technical I guess what I really mean is, I ran out of time and energy thanks to a wee babe.
What does this all mean? Well, basically it boils down to this: Maxwell Mooney Bourke has stolen World Theatre Day. I will work on having him return it for it’s celebration next week…
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by Dana Lacey
The Second City’s “0% Down, 100% Screwed” opens with a chain gang of ex-Bay Streeters chipping imaginary bricks with imaginary picks. They sing under the watch of a shotgun-slinging guard, blaming their woes on the ultimate scapegoat: The Crisis. Ya know, The Crisis, the recession, the mediocre depression…whatever you want to call that vague and terrifying event the media keeps promising will steal our jobs and homes. It sets the tone for the rest of the evening, which is a mash-up of short scenes about politics, economics and that guy who always asks to see your gas bill (tip: he doesn’t work for your gas company.)
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From the publicist:
Debra DiGiovanni, the 2007 Canadian Comedy Award winner for “Best Female Comedian” is performing this weekend at Club Absolute (2335 YONGE ST @ Eglington)
Deb is best known for her appearance on NBC’s Last Comic Standing as well a Much Music’s Video on Trial.
For more information please call 416-486-7700
** Note: If you have a show or event you’d like me to post a notice about send me a short blurb, include links to websites if possible. I’m happy to post them. Try to keep it to a short blurb though, not a whole press release please.
A direct copy and past from the Facebook group:
Live At The Met
A Cabaret Performance in Support of The Actors’ Fund and the Metropolitan United Church Community Services Programs
How do you solve a problem like harsh economic times?
You grab Baby out of the corner; pick up some boys from Jersey and head on down to the Metropolitan United Church to put on a show that totally rocks!
On Monday March 23rd volunteers from the Toronto casts of The Sound of Music, Dirty Dancing, We Will Rock You, Second City and many more special guests will do exactly that.
The Actor’s Fund of Canada recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary of providing emergency financial aid to assist cultural workers in recovering from an illness, injury or other circumstances causing severe economic and personal hardship. This registered charity receives no government funding and is wholly sustained by support from individuals and entertainment industry organizations.
The actors in Live At The Met hope to stimulate a financial bailout for their fellow actors by doing what they do best – putting on a fabulous show. Not only will they be performing selections from their current shows, but they will also be creating new and exciting pieces that will only be seen in this one night only cabaret. You don’t want to miss this!
Proceeds from Live At The Met will be divided between The Actors’ Fund of Canada and the Metropolitan United Church Community Services Programs which have taken a leading role in serving people who need help in Toronto’s downtown core including the Out of the Cold program which feeds the hungry.
For tickets call 416-363-0331 x 64
by Sam Mooney
I went to see the Theatre Smash production Tijuana Cure prepared to enjoy it. I had read the essay Oasis of Hope by Layne Coleman, online at Walrus Magazine, on which the script is based and enjoyed it. Or, appreciated it. Enjoy may not be the right word to use about an essay that describes a couple’s trip to Mexico seeking a miracle to cure cancer.
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