Tag Archives: Mady Centre

City-building

I suppose the headline suggests something big, when all I really want to talk about is dinner in a small town. I was in Barrie today for a play at the Mady Centre, a charming new theatre right in the … Continue reading

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Parkdale Peter Pan

Small is beautiful, especially if you embrace theatricality.  In a world of CGI, big budget special effects and body doubles, everything is possible on a grand scale.  If the willing suspension of disbelief that Coleridge described is an innate human … Continue reading

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TIFT Great Expectations

I had great expectations.  I had driven to Barrie for the latest Talk is Free Theatre (“TIFT”) show at the Mady Cenre for the Performing Arts adapted and directed by Richard Ouzounian from Charles Dickens’ novel, none other than Great … Continue reading

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