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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: 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... more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2018-03-14, PHOTO: courtesy of Kyle Clark

The Yukon stand-up comedy scene can be fickle. Some years comics will perform to packed houses that turn people away at the door. Other years, not so much. Whether it’s a lack of comics, audience, or both, northern life can bring a number of... more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-03-07, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz

On March 9, Yukon comic Stephen McGovern will be gearing up to take the stage at the Just for Laughs Northwest comedy festival in Vancouver. The 10-day event beginning March 1 offers a wide variety of shows that highlight Canadian and... more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-01-17, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton Photography

Lust, grief, denial and repression (not to mention demonic possession) in the bible-belt town of Cypress, Texas. Oh, yes. Don’t forget the puppets. These are all elements of the Guild Theatre’s upcoming production of Hand to God, a dark comedy by... more

Theatre - Dance

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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

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

Yukon Music

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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

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