Beacher honoured at NYC theatre gala

Dawna Joy Wightman is walking on air, after a win at the 2013 Off Broadway Mid Winter Madness International Play Festival in New York City on Sept. 30. Wightman won best actress for the nine roles she plays in the play she wrote, Life As A Pomegranate, which received its debut in the more down-to-earth […]

Entertainment Beat

Jazz vocalist Brenda Carol will be appearing at Morgan’s on the Danforth, 1282 Danforth Ave., just east of Greenwood, July 29, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Joining Carol will be pianist Stephen Gardner and jazz flutist Bill McBirnie. For more information visit For more information about the gig call Morgan’s at 416-461-3020. • The Children’s Peace […]

Beacher headed to Edinburgh Fringe with one-woman show

Veteran actress Nonnie Griffin is taking her latest project to the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival this coming August. Sister Annunciata’s Secret was first performed at The Annex Theatre in October to rave reviews. A producer from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival heard about it, and asked to read the script. “Since I play all the characters […]


Acoustic Harvest presents The Marigolds, June 2, at 8 p.m., at 1512 Kingston Rd. (St. Nicholas Church).  Consisting of Gwen Swick, Suzie Vinnick and Caitlin Hanford, The Marigolds “pack a diverse repertoire with a winning delivery.” The group’s second CD, That’s the State I’m In, contains 14 original tunes, and was nominated for a JUNO […]


The Scarborough Players presents the third production of its historic 53rd season, The Innocent Eye Test, March 8-10, 15-18, and 22-24 at the Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. at Markham. Imagine you are a Canadian art dealer staying at a luxurious hotel in Tuscany when your briefcase gets accidently switched with that of a […]

Series follows amateur musical actors

Admit it – you’ve always wanted to be on Broadway. You watch shows like Mama Mia, or Chicago, or West Side Story, and say to yourself, ‘I’d love to do that!’ Well, for 21 ordinary Torontonians, that dream came true. They participated in Bravo’s original Canadian series, Way Off Broadway, and were part of a […]

News in Brief

While we patiently wait for Mother Nature to co-operate in the creation of our neighbourhood and backyard ice rinks, we can still get our skating fix at Ted Reeve Arena, located at the corner of Main and Gerrard Streets. The rink is open for Pleasure Skating on Saturday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. until […]

Arlene leaves the prairie for Caroline, or Change

Arlene Duncan is one of those people you like the instant you meet them. She has such an engaging warmth about her that within a few minutes of chatting, you feel she has known you all her life… that your interview is merely a couple of old friends catching up on what’s been happening since […]