Opera and Musical Theatre

Landmark opera SHANAWDITHIT tells an Indigenous story from an Indigenous perspective

The imminent world premiere of Shanawdithit is a watershed event. This original Canadian opera traces the real life story of Shanawdithit (1801-1829), thought to be the last known member of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Beothuk Nation. It is the first co-presentation by Toronto’s Tapestry Opera (TO) and St John’s Opera on the Avalon, and was co-created […]

Kindness inside the corrosion: Unpacking Heathers with Hart House Theatre’s Emma Sangalli and Paige Foskett

Heathers seems an implausible choice for a musical. The 1988 teen cult film is actually two movies in one. The first two-thirds is a hilarious, corrosive and nihilistic satire of life at Westerburg High School where the 3 titular Heathers rule the stratified social roost until they are challenged by anarchic forces in the form […]