Monthly Archives: November 2017

Questions for Madeleine Jullian: directing GASH

Madeleine Jullian has worked as an actor, writer, and director in Berlin, London, and Toronto.  She produced and directed Nick Dipchand’s solo show The Nature of a Bullet as part of the Toronto Fringe in 2013 and produced a double … Continue reading

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Martin Geck: Beethoven’s Symphonies

Sometimes the release of books and records seems serendipitous.  If I look closer at the process I might start to feel cynical. I will cling to the positive magic implicit in serendipity, naive though it may seem.  For instance, here … Continue reading

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Vegan in Toronto

Where would you take a visitor to Toronto if you knew (s)he were vegan or vegetarian? I was in a rut for awhile, with two standard answers to that question, one in Kensington Market, one on Bloor St.  But now … Continue reading

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Musik für das Ende

I’m late coming to the party, seeing something near the end of its run. After seeing Musik für das Ende tonight at the beautiful Guloien Theatre, one of the spaces at Streetcar Crowsnest, Crow’s Theatre’s new facility, I had a … Continue reading

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Centre Stage 2017

They keep fine-tuning the format for the Canadian Opera Company’s Centre Stage Gala, the competition & celebration of the Ensemble Studio, now in its fifth year as a gala, seventh as a singing competition. I would say this was the … Continue reading

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Legends of Horror

If you like your theatre interactive, I have the show for you. But whoops tonight was the closing night. Even so I am betting that Legends of Horror will come back to Casa Loma next year.  I sure hope so.  … Continue reading

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