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Issue: 2019-06-05, PHOTO: courtesy of Yukon Theatre for Young People

Disney’s Newsies, put on by Yukon Theatre for Young People (YTYP), will premiere on June 14 at the Yukon Arts Centre. The cast for the Tony-winning Broadway play consists of more than 30 youth performers, ranging from nine to 19-years-old, as well... Read more

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Issue: 2018-09-12, PHOTO: courtesy of Kevin Robinson

I’ve been there, watching a play when it happens. A sharp staccato rings out as the actor’s hand makes contact with their partner’s face onstage, and audience members grimace in sympathy, knowing that the fake slap made real contact. Usually the... Read more

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Issue: 2018-03-28, PHOTO: Rick Massie Photography

Mary Sloan was only vaguely aware of the 2005 smash Broadway musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, when she learned that the Guild Theatre’s artistic director, Brian Fidler, had picked it as this year’s season finale... Read more

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Issue: 2017-06-21, PHOTO: Liz Beddall

Falen Johnson doesn’t hold back when it comes to Gwaandak Theatre. “I love Gwaandak,” the Six Nations writer says straight out. “It’s a place where you know you’re immediately welcomed as an Indigenous playwright.” Johnson’s play Two Indians is... Read more

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Issue: 2017-05-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Conrad Boyce

When Michael Heney was just 14, he ran away from the family farm in the Ottawa Valley to work for an uncle who was building a portion of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) near Georgian Bay. His father quickly dragged him home to finish his... Read more

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Issue: 2017-04-26, Photo: IMDb

The film Hell or High Water is a modern western written by Taylor Sheridan and directed by David Mackenzie. This hour and forty two minute flick stars Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Initial impressions… wow, just wow. It is rare these... Read more

Photography - Film

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Issue: 2016-10-06

Suicide Squad is DC Comics’ latest attempt to capture comic book magic on the silver screen. This flick comes in just over two hours and is written and directed by David Ayer. Full disclosure: I am a fan of the Suicide Squad comics and though I... Read more

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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... Read more

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Issue: 2016-03-31, PHOTOS: Courtesy of Gwaandak Theare

Gwaandak Theatre is known for producing high quality, thought provoking and original productions. A large portion of its mandate is to help cultivate Aboriginal and Northern artists gain professional experience and exposure on stages close and far... Read more

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Issue: 2016-03-17, PHOTO: Andree Lanthier

“The play was inspired by the shooting of a young man named Freddy Villaneuva,” Vancouver-based playwright Omari Newton tells me. “A young man that was apparently unarmed, had no previous criminal record. He got into some kind of altercation with... Read more

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Issue: 2016-03-10, PHOTO: wikimediacommons.org

In 1918, a young American soldier emerged from the ruins of a military kennel with a frantic, famished German Shepherd and her five newborn pups. Their survival on the battlefield in France was almost miraculous; Lee Duncan, their saviour, kept... Read more

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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... Read more

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Issue: 2015-12-17, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

Craving a dose of good old fashioned Vaudeville fun? Yukoners looking for something new and adult to do this holiday season have the opportunity to find it at Furlesque: A Northern Cabaret. The variety show will feature, among other things, belly... Read more

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Issue: 2015-11-26

Props, actors, lighting, sound, marketing; these are some of the small but numerous little details which turn a “piece” into a “show.” These things need hands to make them happen and cost money - sometimes a lot of money. Many of the shows put on... Read more

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Issue: 2015-11-05 PHOTO: Max Fraser

Whitehorse director and playwright Arlin McFarlane strives to captivate. She has developed a unique, one-actor play about our ability to change our lives around thanks to neuroplasticity. The play is about a young girl who is prone to... Read more

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Issue: 2015-09-24 PHOTO: Promotional

Another comedy that’s not really a comedy – that’s been my reaction to many contemporary films that seem to centre on the sad-clown school of funny, balanced heavily on the side of making me sad, and not in the fun way. Read more

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Issue: 2015-08-27 PHOTO: Angela Szymczuk

Yes, TV and movies in colour are enjoyable and entertaining, but there is something about black-and-white film that sparks intrigue - especially the genre known as film noir. In my opinion, the acting in these films was perfect. Read more

Yukon Food & Drink

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Issue: 2015-04-30 PHOTO: eonline.com

Walt Disney’s magic touch on celluloid created indelible memories for many moviegoers, but it induced tears of rage in P.L. Travers (born Helen Goff) at the Hollywood premiere of Mary Poppins in 1964. At least that’s what she said. Read more

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It can't be easy to find your identity as a chubby performer in Hollywood. In an industry notorious for its worship of physical perfection, overweight actors must sometimes feel adrift. Read more

Photography - Film

He calls it, "The Lenny Moment." "I found myself frozen as music played the way I've never heard it before," says Pierre Brault, a veteran Canadian playwright and actor who has performed in operas and Shakespearean and contemporary plays. Read more

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