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It’s 20 years for the Hamilton Fringe Festival

The city’s annual unjuried theatre event attracts works from around the world and close to 20,000 attendees. The Hamilton Fringe Festival will celebrate its 20th birthday with an extended party running July 17 to 28.  Hamilton Fringe is an annual, unjuried theatre festival that selects participating artists through…
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Good advice: Listen to Your Mother

The Players’ Guild of Hamilton is contributing to the storytelling phenomenon that ‘gave motherhood a microphone’ “Listen to Your Mother,” a live storytelling event celebrating every facet of motherhood, was launched in 2010 in Madison, Wisc. Its creator was Ann Imig, a popular “mommy blogger” with a background in…
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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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Dundas Little Theatre’s new play reimagines what hero means

‘Edgy contemporary drama’ Lobby Hero and its flawed characters and difficult themes expected to generate a lot of talk, reflection among attendees. Nicholas Ruddick is the chair of the Dundas Little Theatre’s play reading committee that proposes a playbill to the DLT board each season. The aim is…
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Grief, gardening and growing up

Village Theatre Waterdown presents Bloom, a play about innocence, hope and friendship, and a production where newer performers are cultivating their craft. It’s fitting that Village Theatre Waterdown’s spring production is titled Bloom, in more ways than one. The play follows a grieving teenager who, after acting out…
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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…