Kelly Bedard

Ryan G. Hinds is one of Toronto’s most beloved cabaret performers. From his glittering one-man Fringe show Starry Notions to the absurd and exuberant disco ballet he created for SummerWorks, Hinds lit up our summer with his own unique brand of star power. Now, as he takes his latest show #KanderAndEbb on the road, we’re asking […]

  Kelly Bedard

The latest indie company to take the stage at the Storefront Theatre is the excellently named Severely Jazzed, headed by improvisers Tess Degenstein and Hannah Spear. We spoke to Tess and Hannah about their inaugural production Trout Stanley which hits Bloor West this Thursday. Tell us about Severely Jazzed Productions and how the company got […]

  Kelly Bedard

For 7 performances May 20-24, the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse will play host to the inaugural presentation from Martha Rose Productions Inc., the latest addition to Toronto’s indie theatre community. The chosen text- the Canadian premiere of Neil LaBute’s Miss Julie, an adaptation of August Strindberg’s 1888 naturalistic masterpiece relocated to Long Island in the […]

  Nick Christophers

It’s a Saturday night and you’re online at Rise, Waterside or D’Jais premier nightclubs in New Jersey. As you approach the door you can hear the driving beats and pounding bass vibrating under your feet. That sound is coming from the decks of renowned DJ Johnny Budz. He is no ordinary DJ who has elevated […]

  Nick Christophers

Dallas, Texas, the land of cowboys, outlaws and an elite football team also lets not leave out the cheerleaders. But this lone star state has a lot more to offer in the way of entertainment and it starts with its youth. In 2009 a group of young musicians came together to develop a unique sound […]

  Nick Christophers

Comedy is sometimes considered the healthiest type of medicine and for most folks it is true. This theory has been the backbone of many comedians when appearing in public. The art of comedy was first utilized in theatre in Ancient Greece. It comes as no surprise that internationally recognized comedian Basile just happens to be […]

  Nick Christophers

New York City has always been a key location for those in search of A-list entertainment. From film to music to live theater, it’s an American Mecca for artists looking to expand their craft and cement themselves amongst the New York City scene. However, no artist has done so quite like entrepreneur Dean Vali, President […]

  Nick Christophers

The hard-biting guitar riffs, pounding drum rolls and razor sharp voice emanating from the studio is hard to ignore. The combination of musical talent is evident from the band 3 Quarters Dead as they begin to make waves. The band has become a life line in the South and is inching its way internationally. 3 […]

  Kelly Bedard

Toronto-based comediennes Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton (winner of the 2011 My Theatre Award for Best Actress) are the sketch duo behind some of the indie circuit’s most inventive and emotionally resonant work. Together they make up the perfectly named Templeton Philharmonic, the award-winning team who brought the fantastic site-specific roller-coaster An Evening in July to last […]

  Nick Christophers

In today’s acting and music industries it is becoming more saturated with “wannabes” and cheap imitations. Most of these recent phenomenon’s are due to the advancement of technology. Nowadays almost anyone with a laptop and minimal tech knowledge can release music or develop a film. Yet there are those who have a vision and a […]

  Nick Christophers

It becomes a natural occurrence that artistic works come to life when talented minds mesh. That would be the case for playwright John Diigrl and director Troy Diana. Troy for one has been around the theatre since 2007. He has been involved on the acting end as well as the directing end. John as a […]

  Anya Wassenberg

My people are coming for what’s ours Going all out ‘cause it’s now or never, ‘breakin’ the chain, we gon’ sever… In the world of North American pop music, ‘being political’ is seen as a choice – something of a fashion statement at times. But depending on where you live, just talking about everyday realities […]

Sometimes you need to survive a tragedy to find your place in the world. This would be the case for upcoming comedian/actor Greg “The Greek” Kritikos. Greg was raised on the tough streets of Astoria, Queens from 1971 through the 80’s. He came to America from Greece at a very young age along with his […]

  Nick Christophers

The place was packed with pretty girls lining the bar and guys in loose jeans nursing their beers. It was Friday night so everyone was out to let loose and take in some good old rock “n” roll. The music was blaring even from outside the famous Bitter End, the same Bitter End that hosted […]

  Nick Christophers

Who is Gerard Cordero? Gerard Cordero is what you would call a “man of many trades” who has managed to bridge the gap between acting and martial arts. At twelve years old the “acting bug” took root and his love for entertainment was sealed as he watched his idols like Sylvester Stallone, Patrick Swayze, Eddie […]