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The Guild Society / Theatre

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The Guild Society in a non-profit charitable society which has been producing community theatre productions in Whitehorse for three decades.

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Issue: 2017-11-29, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Is it character, circumstance, or the choices we make that determines our lot in life? This is the conundrum that lies at the heart of Good People, the 2011 play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Director Clinton Walker... more

Nov 29, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-11-15, PHOTO: George Maratos

On June 20, 2016, Jenny Hamilton sat in quiet awe trying to take it all in. Her stand up career was about to take a significant leap in front of a packed house at the Yukon Arts Centre. When it was her time to go, Hamilton focused and told herself... more

Nov 15, 2017 12:00 AM Humour

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Issue: 2017-11-01, PHOTO: Nathalie Vogel

“Life, believe it or not is improvised,” said Dave Morris. Morris, an improv teacher and artistic director of The Paper Street Theatre company in Victoria, B.C. was giving a talk at a TedX event in 2012 about “The way of Improv,” much to the... more

Nov 1, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: Carolyn Westberg

If you’re the kind of person who enjoys creepy strolls through dark spaces with ghouls and goblins festering around every corner, perhaps it’s time to head to The Guild Hall in Porter Creek, as the Guild Society is preparing to scare the wits out... more

Oct 18, 2017 12:00 AM Yukon Halloween

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Issue: 2017-10-04, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton Photography

Ann-Marie MacDonald’s award-winning comedy Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) has been around for almost 30 years, but Brian Fidler and Clare Preuss are convinced it will still play well to contemporary Whitehorse audiences. “I think it... more

Oct 4, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2017-03-15, PHOTO: Cosenti Graf-Smith

Whitehorse, it seems, has such an insatiable appetite for high-camp horror that the Guild Theatre has added another week to its run of Evil Dead: The Musical. The spring break-themed romp comes with a caution: if you intend to sit in the first few... more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-11-16, PHOTO: Meredith Elliott

Christmas Eve, 1946. Several actors huddle around their microphones, live-broadcasting a radio station's seasonal drama, complete with commercial intervals and a touch of Yuletide music. The story they are dramatizing concerns a well-meaning chap... more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-09-15, PHOTO: Jessica Rose

From Beirut to Buffalo, then Whitehorse. That's how Clare Preuss sums up the summer of 2016 from her standpoint as an itinerant stage director. The Toronto-based actor, choreographer and director is currently in the Yukon to steer the Guild... more

Sep 15, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-09-08, PHOTO: by Bruce Barrett

Expect the unexpected. This is good advice for both performers and audience at a typical improv event. Mind you, “typical” is a misnomer for a genre defined by having a unique performance every time. If you’ve ever had a yen to create... more

Sep 8, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-05-26, PHOTO: GBP creative

One of Brian Fidler’s first memories of the Yukon is sleeping on the couch at The Guild Hall. He had just arrived in town and – without a car – would hitchhike to rehearsals of El Crocodor, his first Yukon theatre experience. From those early... more

May 26, 2016 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2016-04-28, PHOTO: Courtesy of Yukomicon

A comic-con is an annual event where sci-fi lovers congregate to pay homage to super heroes/villains/authors/actors/producers who help bring this genre to life on the big screen/small screen and comic pages. Cities in North America and around the... more

Apr 28, 2016 12:00 AM Hobbies

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Issue: 2016-03-03, PHOTO: Courtesy of the Improv Project

Theatre-goers, is your relationship with plays getting a little humdrum? Are you looking for more spontaneity in your live-performances? Are you tired of rehearsed scripts, structured plot lines and carefully planned story arcs? Then maybe it’s... more

Mar 3, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-01-28, PHOTO: Cathie Archbould

As winter carries on, theatre lovers will have the opportunity to warm their cold bodies with laughter in a brand new black box theatre when long time Yukon Arts mainstay Katherine McCallum unveils her new production company Larrikin Entertainment... more

Jan 28, 2016 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-11-26 PHOTO: Eric Epstein

Attention all lovers, poets and dreamers: this holiday season The Bard is returning to the Whitehorse stage. The Guild Hall will launch its second show of the season on Nov. 26 with Shakespeare’s classic comedy Twelfth Night, Or What You Will. more

Nov 26, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-10-08 PHOTO: Peter Long

Your first perception of Duncan Sinclair may be of a reserved, buttoned-down guy – a civil servant, most likely. You wouldn't be wrong. Sinclair spent decades in the territorial public service, rising through the ranks before retiring in 2002 as ... more

Oct 8, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon Music 1 Comments

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Jason Westover

On October 1st The Guild Hall Society will kick off its 2015/16 season with Bert V. Royal’s dark comedy Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. The play is considered an unauthorized parody of the iconic Peanuts characters created by... more

Sep 24, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-08-13 PHOTO: Fiona Solon & Peter Jickling

Peter Robertson Jickling and I decide to meet up at the liquor store and see where the universe takes us. After almost T-boning his purple Honda Civic, I tell him to get in the truck - that he has been officially kidnapped. more

Aug 13, 2015 12:00 AM Yukon People

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Issue: 2015-06-18 PHOTO: Peter Jickling

Last Friday I met with David Skelton, the artistic director of Nakai Theatre, and DD Kugler, a renowned Canadian dramaturge. A dramaturge, which is an unpleasant word, functions as an advisor to a playwright. more

Jun 18, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

Imagine that you had a dream and were guaranteed that you could achieve it. Would you do it? Would you sit on the fence and think about it? Would you think, “What’s the catch?” This spring, 9 playwrights in Whitehorse said yes to fulfilling the... more

May 21, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2015-04-09 PHOTO: courtesy of the Guild Society

Whitehorse has an awesome art scene. This month, The Guild will try to make it more awesome when its production of Cannibal! The Musical hits the stage. The play, which is based on the film of the same name, has been circulating North America for... more

Apr 9, 2015 12:00 AM Theatre - Dance