Pictured above: Eleanor Noble (Dory), left, Shannon Hamilton (Tate), Susan Glover (Margot) and Mary Harvey (Connie) in The Ladies Foursome. The Norm Foster comedy runs at Hudson Village Theatre to July 10. Dave Sidaway / Montreal Gazette

June 25 – July 2


LOCAL NEWS


Summer shows turn up the heat
by MontrealGazette.com

Housed in a delightfully quaint train station on the edge of a beautiful market town, Hudson Village Theatre combines safe, undemanding entertainment with a spirit of adventure that’s beginning to assert itself more and more. The guiding hand behind this tricky manoeuvre belongs to artistic director Matthew Tiffin, who once helped run the spiky, much-loved company Gravy Bath under the name Madd Harold.


Gay Teen’s Fight for Equality Inspires New Play
by CJNews.com

The true story of how a gay Canadian teenager successfully sued his Catholic school for the right to bring his boyfriend to the prom is being brought to the stage by the Segal Centre for Performing Arts.


Véronique Fontaine est nommée directrice du soutien aux organismes de création et de production au Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec
by NewsWire.ca

À la suite d’un concours public, le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) annonce la nomination de Mme Véronique Fontaine au poste de directrice du soutien aux organismes de création et de production.


Quebec is using theatre to stop its teens from joining the Islamic State
by News.Vice.com

Led by theatre company Théâtre Parminou, the play seeks to develop young people’s critical thinking abilities, by teaching them “how to decode what is hidden behind propaganda and manipulation to advocate actions that restore dialogue and trust,” according to a government press release issued on Monday.


NATIONAL NEWS


Canadian experts unite for cultural policy advisory group
by TheGlobeandMail.com

The federal government is appointing a dozen outside experts as a “sounding board” to help steer a sweeping review of Canada’s cultural policies that is aimed at redrawing a system of support some federal officials feel is broken.


Why doesn’t Canada have a National Theatre?
by TheGlobeandMail.com

I am embarrassed to admit that before it showed up at the Luminato Festival in Toronto this month with a powerful historical trilogy entitled The James Plays, I had never heard of the National Theatre of Scotland. Perhaps my ignorance can be explained by the company’s youth: It is only 10 years old, and doesn’t inhabit some venerable venue in Glasgow or Edinburgh but simply tours its shows to a wide variety of traditional and improvised performance spaces in Scotland, the rest of Britain, and the world.


Canadian Opera Company tops 2016 DORA Awards; All the Winners!
by BroadwayWorld.com

The 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards for the 2015-2016 season were handed out in a star-studded ceremony in Toronto on the evening of Monday, June 27 at Harbourfront Centre’s Concert Stage, hosted by two-time Dora Award winner and leading actor, Bruce Dow. Scroll down for the full list of winners!


‘Kinky Boots’ among winners at Dora Awards!
by CTVNews.ca

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The Toronto production of “Kinky Boots” was among the big winners at the Dora Mavor Moore Awards. The Mirvish musical, featuring a score by pop star Cyndi Lauper, nabbed three awards in the musical theatre division at a ceremony held at Harbourfront Centre’s Concert Stage in Toronto on Monday night.


Theatre Passe Muraille’s Andy McKim Takes 2016 Silver Ticket Award
by BroadwayWorld.com

The recipient of the 2016 Silver Ticket Award is Andy McKim, the Artistic Director of Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille. The Silver Ticket was presented to Mr. McKim at the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, held Monday evening, June 27, at Harbourfront Centre’s Concert Stage in Toronto.


Clean sweep, diversity, and Onegin all the way: our coverage of the Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards night
by Straight.com

It was a great night for diversity. It was also a really good night to be a pretend Russian. The 34th annual Jessie Richardson Theatre Awards, which took place at the Commodore Ballroom on Monday (June 27), featured presenters who represented something of Vancouver’s variety—in spectrums of race, ability, and gender, among others.


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