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REVIEW: Tom Wilson’s Beautiful Scars is compelling, entertaining

The world premiere musical takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride of mirth, myth and tragedy, culminating in a conclusion that is both defiant and triumphant. Theatre Aquarius artistic director and Beautiful Scars director/dramaturge Mary Francis Moore introduced the first of two preview performances of the world premiere musical by…
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Shining the stage lights on Tom Wilson’s story

The world premiere of Beautiful Scars, a musical adaptation of the musician and artist's 2017 memoir, is about creating understanding and has required a deep level of trust and creative collaboration, he says. The journey has been a long and winding road, but the world premiere of Beautiful…
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Taking on the hits of Motown

Theatre Ancaster’s Mainstage tribute concert series will feature local blues icon Harrison Kennedy. Kicking off the 2024 Mainstage tribute concert series for Theatre Ancaster is the Music of Motown, featuring local legend Harrison Kennedy.  According to Colin Lapsley, the executive director of the Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre and…
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City View: A life in music

ASTRID HEPNER was born in England and grew up near Cologne, Germany. She experimented with a variety of musical instruments until she found her instrument, the saxophone. It was the sax solo on the Supertramp record Breakfast in America that made her fall in love with the…
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Bringing musical theatre to the Mountain

Hamilton's Curtain Call Performing Arts Company is raising money for a permanent home where it will teach kids singing, dancing and acting. Wanted – an industrial space on the Hamilton Mountain that can be transformed into a new live studio theatre venue for an audience of…