All posts by Megan Mooney

Megan loves being in the thick of all things theatre, but her ultimate goal is to promote theatre to the world of non-theatre people. It was the same when she was the theatre writer for blogTO, or the Fringe Correspondent for CBC Radio One‘s Here and Now, as it is as the founder of Mooney on Theatre. Her basic belief is that there is theatre/performance out there for everyone to love, they just need to find it. This is not to be confused with the idea that everyone should love theatre for theatre’s sake, in fact, as obsessed as she is with theatre, even *she* doesn’t love all types of theatre.

Guantanamo Hotels & Resorts Opens November 20

From Press Release

If dark comedy is your thing, then you may want to check this one out:

Pandemic Theatre presents Guantanamo Hotels & Resorts

at The Bread & Circus Theatre, 299 Augusta Ave.

Directed by Jiv Parasram, Written by the Pandemic Theatre Ensemble of 2009, Conceived and Edited by Jiv Parasram, Stage Managed by Matt Cohen & Krista Benjamin, Co-produced by Ryan Cooley, Jessica Rose & Tom Rylett

Guantanamo Hotels & Resorts wants you to come see our amazing renovations! Once a black site, Guantanamo Bay is now a lovely resort and tourist destination. Our entertainment is top-notch: hosted by Republican former TV pundit Bill Blitzer, a visit to Guantanamo Hotels and Resorts is sure to be fun for the whole family!

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I recommend you check out Yellowman, the Nightwood / Obsidian co-production

By Megan Mooney

Days have been crazy, and I’m not sure where time is going. In fear of time slipping away completely, I’m going to do a ‘quickie’ review of the Nightwood Theatre and Obsidian Theatre Company production of Yellowman, playing in the upstairs studio theatre at Berkeley Theatre these days. The really quickie version would be ‘I loved it. The end.’ but I’ll give you a bit more than that.

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Update on Beneath the Banyan Tree

We reviewed Beneath the Banyan Tree earlier, here’s a bit of updated information.

Updated press release information

Theatre Direct has added two performances of Beneath the Banyan Tree for the public on Friday, November 13th at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

This is a professional activity for the TDSB and TCDSB. This will be a perfect outing for the many children who will be out of school that day.
All tickets specially priced at $5.00 for these two shows only. All other weekend matinees are $10 per person.

Also, please be advised that the Beneath the Banyan Tree is running to November 20 and not the 29th as previously indicated.

Wanna learn how to make fun cartoon voices? Here’s a workshop to teach you just that…

Although not strictly theatre, I think this is a kinda cool thing.  I also suspect it could be very useful in a theatre way if you were doing puppet shows and stuff.  And, well, honestly, I’m always interested in stuff that gives you a peek behind how things work.  If you are too, you might want to check this workshop out.

From press release

With over 15 years working in the professional voice industry, Melissa Altro is now offering a cartoon voice workshop for actors who are new to the voice biz and want to book roles in cartoons.

Melissa has played the voice of Muffy on the 4-time-Emmy award winning show Arthur (PBS) since it started in 1995. She is about to begin recording her 13th season!

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Gas Girls is opening in Toronto on November 5, 2009

From press release

Gas Girls closes the gap for the global village

New Harlem Productions starts off strong this season with Artistic Director Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s award-winning new play, Gas Girls, a look at the lives of two sex trade workers in an economically depressed region.

Plying her trade with the truckers at the Zimbabwean border, Gigi works for gas. Her young protégé, Lola, wants to learn and can’t figure out why it isn’t love she is finding.

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