In these dog days of winter, the thought of a spring flower’s bloom is a welcome one. There are blooms aplenty in The Secret Garden, which has just taken root at Young People’s Theatre (YPT). The story centres on 10-year-old Mary Lennox, a recently orphaned girl who must emigrate from India to Yorkshire, England. While […]
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 […]
This week, super quartet Ensemble Made In Canada performs in various venues in southern Ontario, including a free noon-time concert with clarinetist Dionysis Grammenos at the COC and a Romance-themed concert at Five at the First music series.
Selina Thompson: ‘In an interrogation, the person that asks the questions frames the conversation and holds the power. This is traditionally the place of whiteness. I wanted to occupy that space – and this is what the work seeks to do.’
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 […]
Mary Galloway has progressed from intrepid, project-creating student to a 2017 TIFF Rising Star in demand . . . So what’s next?
5 at the First Chamber Series opens 2018 with the AYR Trio‘s Piano Trio Masters. Violin virtuoso Yehonatan Berick is the “Y” in the group’s name, bookended by his collaborators: pianist Angela Park (the “A”) and cellist Rachel Mercer (the “R”). In truth, his nickname is “Big Y”, and though his website bio describes him […]
Hooray! The Lorax has arrived in Toronto! Got a family? Gonna see it? You ought to! Seuss tells great tales, is a masterful rhymer For entertainment and education, The Lorax is a primer. Rob Howell’s design draws on visuals from the book: The multi-hued trees? Could not be mistook For another writer’s . . . […]
NACO & violinist Joshua Bell premiere a suite inspired by a book…inspired by a real-life incident.
Glad tidings they bring – again! Krystin Pellerin and Eponine Lee reprise their roles in Soulpepper’s 2017 production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL.