If you want something done, give it to a busy person, right? Well, this is certainly true of sought-after conductor Leslie Dala, in Toronto for Julie, a one-act chamber opera by Philippe Boesmans, currently playing at Canadian Stage. This engagement is momentous for several reasons: Julie is a contemporary work, written in 2005 and produced […]
Walk into Toronto’s Withrow Park, and you’ll see and hear the expected: spirited children engaging in summer-camp activities, happy dogs straining at their leads as they walk their owners along pathways decorated with sidewalk chalk, seniors practising tai chi under lush trees, and the inevitable swarms of errant insects to be swatted away. But come […]
COC’s Summer Opera Camp, led by musical director Chris Thornborrow, is now running for the first time out of the spectacular Four Seasons Centre, adding to its allure for aspiring young artists, ages 6-15 years
YOU dance, the National Ballet of Canada’s educational and outreach program, provides to students in grades 4 to 6 an incomparable, fully- participatory opportunity to explore artistic expression, rhythm and creative movement through dance–for FREE.
The COC’s Youth Opera Lab program is a series of interactive experiential, and multi-component events for youth ages 16-25 to experience various aspects of opera–for free.
The Heart of Robin Hood is so infectiously entertaining, we can’t stop seeing it!
If you’re a French-speaking Ontario teen with some Molière in your soul, then directors Guy Mignault and Pierre Simpson want to shine a spotlight on you. This October, 5 Toronto-area teens will, once again, get a chance to shine as playwrights, when Théâtre français de Toronto presents Les Zinspirés 3D. Now in its third year, […]
The Young People’s Theatre has a lot of nerve. The 49th season opener is To Kill a Mockingbird, Christopher Sergel‘s dramatization of Harper Lee‘s classic novel. Since its publication in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird has been surrounded by controversy. The novel’s portrayal of bigotry, abuse, racism, systemic injustice, and loss of innocence made it […]
Beware of the single story. If you know Josée Duranleau only as a Toronto-based bilingual arts publicist, then you don’t have the whole story. She’s also an award-winning artist with a specialty in mixed-media collages. Themes range wildly . . . from flappers to Buddha. . . and now, insomnia. Even more intriguing is that she’s […]
In an interview with SesayArts, Canadian performer Sunday Muse discusses her prolific career as a stage and voice actor as well as her hilarious new web series Backseat with P and J–and offers sage advice to aspiring performers!