Virden group staging ‘Elf the Musical’

Virden Theatre Productions is adding a little bit of holiday cheer to their 2019 lineup, since they will be performing “Elf the Musical” Nov. 20-24 at the Auditorium Theatre. Even though the company has tackled stage versions of hit films before under the Virden & District Chorale banner, including “Footloose” and “Legally Blonde,” director/producer Michelle… Continue reading Virden group staging ‘Elf the Musical’

Dance, music mark Brandon’s Diwali celebration

Members of Brandon’s East-Indian community came together at the Keystone Centre on Saturday to celebrate Diwali in their own way. This inaugural event, dubbed “Disco Diwali,” gave local families of similar backgrounds the chance to bond over the five-day Hindu festival of lights that originally started on Oct. 27 this year. Event organizers tried to… Continue reading Dance, music mark Brandon’s Diwali celebration

Mirvish aims to please with 2019-2020 season full of musicals and proven hits

TORONTO – Mirvish Productions is filling out its 2019-2020 season with a crowd-pleasing slate of familiar hits and jukebox musicals. The Toronto theatre company says it will mount new productions of “Miss Saigon” in May and “Les Miserables” next June. Audiences can enjoy the sounds of the 1960s and 70s in the concert-style “The Simon… Continue reading Mirvish aims to please with 2019-2020 season full of musicals and proven hits

Emma Donoghue on a musical take of her haunting ‘Room’: ‘It really does work’

TORONTO – “Room” author Emma Donoghue says auditions are well underway for the stage adaptation of her international bestseller about a young mother and boy held captive in a storage shed. And like the big-screen adaptation that featured an Oscar-winning performance by Brie Larson and breakout turn from Vancouver’s Jacob Tremblay, Donoghue says the new… Continue reading Emma Donoghue on a musical take of her haunting ‘Room’: ‘It really does work’

David Clayton-Thomas on why musicians against guns could launch another Woodstock

TORONTO – David Clayton-Thomas thinks another Woodstock could be on the horizon. The former member of Blood, Sweat and Tears says many have tried to replicate the iconic music festival for its 50th anniversary, but they’ve all missed a key element. “It was about peace,” says the multiple Grammy winner, whose rock band was a… Continue reading David Clayton-Thomas on why musicians against guns could launch another Woodstock

Police investigate alleged sexual assaults at Ontario music festival

LITTLE CURRENT, Ont. – Provincial police are investigating two alleged sexual assaults at a music festival in Little Current, Ont. Officers say they were called to the Country Fest Fairgrounds at about 2 a.m. on Sunday because of reports that a female had been injured. Police say that through their investigation, they learned that a… Continue reading Police investigate alleged sexual assaults at Ontario music festival