Pictured above: Shen Yun performers take a curtain call at Hamilton Place Theatre in Hamilton, where they played to a full house on May 10, 2016. Shen Yun Performing Arts just completed its Canadian tour. (Evan Ning/Epoch Times)

May 16-23


LOCAL NEWS


Festival TransAmériques: Death, defiance and dummies in theatre offerings
by MontrealGazette.com

FTA - Falk Wenzel

Last year FTA kicked off in high kitsch style with Dancing Grandmothers, a bright and breezy opener before we were plunged into some of the more challenging, occasionally doomy offerings. Likewise, this 10th edition begins on a cheery if more sardonic note with Christoph Marthaler’s Une île flottante / Das Weisse vom Ei.


Bad Jews marks career debuts for two lead actors and director
by MontrealGazette.com

A few months ago, Sarah Segal-Lazar was tending bar at the Segal Centre. She is now centre stage at the Segal Centre as one of the stars in the Joshua Harmon-penned hit Bad Jews about religious and family values among the millennial set.


Profile: Behind the scenes at the NAC with dance program director Cathy Levy
by MontrealGazette.comcathylevy

Having presented almost 300 shows at Ottawa’s National Arts Centre over the last 15 years as dance program director, Montrealer Cathy Levy knows a thing or two about picking winners.


Martin R. Landry & Luc Papineau to Co-Chair Centaur Theatre Company’s BON VOYAGE! Gala
by BroadwayWorld.com

Centaur Theatre Company is pleased to announce that Centaur’s 12th Annual Fundraising Gala, BON VOYAGE! will be co-chaired by Martin R. Landry, Chief Commercial Officer at VIA Rail Canada and Luc Papineau, Vice- President and General Manager at Desjardins Wealth Management Securities.


The Lyric Theatre Singers to Return to Concordia University with ‘RAISE YOUR VOICE!’ Revue
by BroadwayWorld.com

The Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia University’s DB Clarke Theatre June 16, 17 and 18 with 4 presentations of Raise Your Voice! A Glorious Broadway Revue. This original musical theatre revue features 46 performers and five musicians serving up a joyful, eclectic collection of Broadway’s most memorable moments.


Le gouvernement du Québec accorde 260 000 $ au Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville 2016
by NewsWire.ca

La ministre suppléante de la Culture et des Communications, responsable de la Protection et de la Promotion de la langue française et ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur, Mme Hélène David, et la ministre du Tourisme, Mme Julie Boulet, annoncent l’attribution d’une aide financière de 260 000 $ au Festival international de musique actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV), qui se déroule du 16 au 22 mai à l’espace culturel Le Carré 150.


NATIONAL NEWS


Indigenous youth empowered through dance
by GlobalNews.ca

Tracee Smith has been dancing most of her life. She was named one of Canada’s 50 most celebrated artists by The Canada Council for the Arts and was the first dancer to ever perform at Rideau Hall for the Governor General.


Winnipeg theatre group breaks through mental health issues in new play
by CBC.ca

Performers and artists with Sarasvàti Productions have joined forces with Artists in Health Care, Selkirk Mental Health Centre and Red Threads Playback Theatre to create Breaking Through, a play based on the stories of mental health challenges and triumphs of select Manitobans.


After 20 years of running the show, Toronto French Theatre director steps down
by CBC.ca

After nearly 20 years of running the show, the artistic director of Le Théâtre Français de Toronto – or the Toronto French Theatre – is stepping down, just as the community gets ready to celebrate 50 years in the city.


INTERNATIONAL NEWS


VIDEOS: Broadway Bound Musical COME FROM AWAY Releases Teaser For Ford’s Theatre Engagement
by BroadwayWorld.com

The Broadway bound musical Come From Away, based on the true story of a small town in Newfoundland whose residents came to the aid of thousands of airline travelers who became stranded on the morning of September 11th, 2001, has released a new teaser for its Washington D.C. engagement, September 2nd – October 9th at Ford’s Theatre.


Theatre adaptation to feature at Edinburgh Book Festival
by BBC.com

A theatre adaptation of short stories by Canadian Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro will feature at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. The View From Castle Rock imagines the experiences of Munro’s Scots ancestors who sailed from Leith in 1818 with the hope of a better life in Canada.


Shen Yun Stirs the Soul of Eastern Canada
by TheEpochTimes.com

Following a successful run in Vancouver earlier this year, Shen Yun performed shows in Toronto, Mississauga, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa, Hamilton, Montreal, and Quebec City starting in late April. The New York-based group has toured Canada for 10 years, developing a following that grows exponentially each year.

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