Honest Aesopʼs Fables is ready to take FringeKids by storm at the 2013 Toronto Fringe. Based on the stories attributed to Greek writer Aesop, the show is a fun and energetic look at what it means to tell stories in a modern age. Audience will recognize the timeless tales being told, but enjoy the twists and turns that the show takes as it unfolds at the Palmerston Library Theatre. Well-known fables like “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Honest Woodsman” make an appearance in this hilarious and witty play for children of all ages. Join us at the 25th annual Toronto Fringe Festival from July 3-14, 2013 to hear some entertaining and engaging stories from your past (or current!) childhood with a modern and hilarious twist.
The Dandies return to Earth (the first Wednesday of each month) to restock their dilithium crystals and bring back the most interesting talent from across the Federation. This 90-minute show is filled with music, stand-up, sketch, and of course, Star Trek inspired improv. New performers join us each month. Join the interactive experience by wearing a Red Shirt! Non-Trekkies and Romulans are always welcome!
MoMondays™ is like an open mic for professional speakers and other people like you with a great story and life lessons to share. Each event, you experience six to eight speakers tell a few personal stories. Some are funny, some are thought-provoking, all are motivating. What’s more, you get to socialize with all kinds of wonderful people in a fun, positive environment. So grab a mic and come speak… or grab some friends and get your fix of heart, humour and happiness. You'll wish every day were MoMonday! Real People. Real Stories. Real Inspiration!
SummerWorks Performance Festival will be hosting their annual VIP Summer Soirée. Held at Toronto’s historic Campbell house the night will be catered by Samuel J. Moore’s chef Alexandra Feswick and will include complimentary drinks, a live auction and performances by SummerWorks artist Sunny Drake, and magician Joe Culpepper. SummerWorks Artist-In-Residence Sook-Yin Lee will present a new creation featuring wordsmiths Max Chandler and Stephanie Southmayd, an experiment called Four Words. The largest juried performance festival in Canada, SummerWorks Performance festival features over 35 theatre productions along with a Live Art Series, Performance Bar and Music Series.
A Toronto celebration of love, courtship and desire! See theatre and dance from some of Toronto's most amorous artists! Join us as we celebrate this year's theme: Celebrating Mother Earth herself, and how Toronto rests in her bosom, and how lovers love here in our beautiful city. Featuring Music, Art, Dance and Theatre by: Ahna DiFelice and YOU!
Ekakshara Dance Creations
Iana Komarnytska, independent dance artist
Max Kelly from More of Everything
Toronto Thai Dramatic Arts Troupe
Lakeshore Arts and Sirius Theatrical Company proudly present Forgotten Voices: Beyond the Conflict of the War of 1812. Forgotten Voices provides a fresh look at the human dimension of the War of 1812. This community-based project is a play about and by Etobicoke residents. Admission is FREE (donations gratefully accepted). ] Forgotten Voices runs Thursdays-Sundays from July 4 to July 14 at 7pm at various outdoor park settings in South Etobicoke. Audience members are encouraged to bring a blanket and picnic dinner to enjoy during the performance. For more information, visit lakeshorearts.ca or siriustheatrical.com, or call 416-201-7093.
Join us on Friday June 28 as we celebrate the Roaring Twenties in honour of our new play in development,Walking Around in a Dream by Natalie Kaye. Let's Misbehave will feature live singing and ukelele music, 1920's style dancing, and a silent comedy film. We will showcase a preview of Walking Around in a Dream, a delightful musical adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream set in Prohibition era Chicago. Dress in twenties garb if you like! All money raised at the event will fund a full production of Walking Around in a Dream.
Meet James, a devoted son who quits university to save the family farm. With the help of an exotic elixir that lets him feign death, he quickly learns there’s a good living to be made from dying. Inside the genre's world of socialites, wise crackers, shady dames, and gangsters, you’ll go on a ride from 4H club to country club to nightclub. Inspired by the serial from "Weird Tales" written by Napanee Ontario's own "King of the Pulps", H. Bedford-Jones.
If you're a film student, budding screenwriter or just curious where the jump-off point is in getting a film made this is the place to be! ReelHeART Live Reads are feature and short screenplay full reads, where the Top 3 Winners of our 2 competitions get a Rehearsed-Cast-To-Type Live Read with professional actors in front of a festival audience. The writer is present as well as agents, filmmakers, producers, screenwriters, actors,film students and public. Performance Dates:
Tuesday June 25 11:00AM-1:30PM
Wednesday June 26 11:00AM-1:30PM
Thursday June 27 11:00AM-1:30PM
Friday June 28 11:00AM-1:30PM
West coast mime/actor Trent Arterberry will perform a play that explores the vivid fantasy life of a child. Ostracized at school, eight-year-old Walter Manny escapes into high-octane reveries of racecar driving, firefighting and secret-agent spying. Unfortunately, Walter’s imagination often gets him into trouble.
"The Secret Life of Walter Manny" seamlessly blends five speaking characters with several mimed adventures and an eccentric-dance finale. It is a celebration of the imagination that tells a charming tale of rejection turned to affection. Ages 5-12.
“A true gem ... ★★★★1/2” — TIMES COLONIST
"Hilarious show.” — CULTURE VULTURE
“Storytelling that doesn’t patronize and the agility to make it vastly entertaining.” — MONDAY MAGAZINE