Underplayed Valen-Tunes

Yep, we’ve decided. We’re going to pass on the usual treacly Valentine’s Day songs this year that get relentless airplay on FM airwaves. So what to listen to instead? We sought the reliable opinion of Richard Simon, an educator, lover of classic rock and commendium of pop musicology. Here are our recommendations of underplayed decades-spanning […]

Salem is a state of mind in Hart House Theatre’s The Crucible

Travelling to Salem, Massachusetts (where The Crucible is set) is a bit like journeying back to the year 1692. Not just because this small town never got rid of its supernatural mythos—but because the town retains an affection for (and features a bustling tourist industry centered on) the infamous “witch trials” of that year. About […]

Bad Hats Theatre’s Peter Pan celebrates the freedom of childhood & the art of play

Bad Hats Theatre’s reimagined Peter Pan is flying out of breweries and into the Michael Young Theatre as a part of the annual Soulpepper Family Festival. This version, interpreted by Bad Hats Co-Artistic Director Fiona Sauder (who also plays the title role) and Reanne Spitzer, is captivating audiences of all ages. From development to breweries to […]

A Sharron Matthews cabaret for kids? Unapologetically…yes!

Try this… type “cabaret” into your device, and see what you get. Thanks to predictive text, your cabaret will become a “cabinet.” Or perhaps a mellow “cabernet.” Sharron Matthews has been crowned Canada’s Cabaret Queen, and despite the runaway success of her cabaret Girl Crush this year, the continued absence of “cabaret” from e-lexicons is […]