Issue: 2019-04-03, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton Photography

With the stage still in darkness, a disembodied voice expresses the speaker’s dislike for plays that require theatre-goers to interact with performers who break the traditional fourth wall. When the lights rise on the latest Guild Theatre... Read more

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Issue: 2019-02-27, PHOTO: Amy Kenny

On a Thursday afternoon at Takhini Elementary School, a class played dodgeball in the gym, seemingly unaware that, on the other side of the heavy blue curtain pulled across the school’s stage, was Paris... Read more

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Issue: 2017-10-18, PHOTO: UW Digital Collections via

Any of the millions of passengers who have ridden the White Pass and Yukon Route - “the scenic railway of the world” - in the 117 years since its completion, would immediately recognize it as a marvellous technological achievement... 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: 2017-03-15, 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... Read more

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Issue: 2017-01-25, Illustration: Shauna Jones

Although the cancan made its North American debut with Offenbach’s opera Orpheus of the Underworld in 1861, it wasn’t until it appeared in the first American musical that the cancan became a true phenomenon in North America. Read more

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Issue: 2015-05-07 PHOTO: Kim Hart

Jazz has come a long way over the decades. What started as a call-and-response song though the cotton fields of the south, has now become an uptempo beat familiar to most. In edition to its evolution, jazz has sparked the creation of many sub-genres: Read more

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Curious Fact #1: stories about plucky orphan kids make wildly popular musical theatre fare. Witness Oliver!, Anne of Green Gables, and Annie. Curious Fact #2: two out of three musicals about plucky orphans involve adorable, authority-defying ... Read more

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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... Read more

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Issue: 2015-03-12 PHOTO: Reynald Desjardins

Brigitte and Caroline Desjardins-Allatt were well into elementary school before learning about their father's musical past — and the instruments stashed in the family garage. "Before he met my mother, he used to play a lot of music with his ex,"... Read more

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For several years, Amitai Marmorstein has periodically donned a drab brown uniform, complete with long stockings, shorts,vest and tie and Harry Potter glasses ... he joins Celine Stubel ... to tell the story of Legoland. Read more

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The 19th century Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen, is best known for the naturalistic dialogue and depth of character in such stage classics as Hedda Gabler, An Enemy of the People, The Wild Duck and A Doll's House. Read more

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"At times it's felt like trying to build a house with popsicle sticks and paperclips, but we've been ridiculously persistent and resourceful," says Britt Small, co-director of Atomic Vaudeville's upcoming theatrical event Ride the Cyclone. Read more

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Just in time for spring, the Guild brings us Into the Woods. Thank you. It's a refreshing, colourful splash after a long, cold winter. Read more

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Director Gerald Isaac thinks a playground makes an ideal setting for the Guild Theatre's production of the musical comedy Into the Woods, which opens next week. Read more

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Everyone loves a "lovable rogue". In the Guild Society's musical comedy, The Man From the Capital, you get 20 rogues to pick from. Read more

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''It's a huge show," Todd Duckworth the director tells me. Twenty people in the cast, four in the band. "When you see 20 people stretched out in a line on stage singing their hearts out — it's pretty impressive. Read more

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I remember where I was when I first heard Frank Zappa. It was 1980 and I was at C.F.B. Borden; Joe's Garage Act I was blasting out of a buddy's tent. I drew near, sat down and listened right to the end. Read more

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Last week I began listing my favourite movies of all time. I only got to six of them and they all tended to be "guy movies". There's violence and there is male bonding and all of the things we stereotypical males enjoy. Read more

What's Up Yukon Columns

Winston Choi, the pianist, was laureate of the 2003 Honens International Piano Competition and winner of France's 2002 Concourse International de Piano 20e siècle d'Orléans. Minghuan Xu, with her violin, is a winner of the Beijing Young Artists.... Read more

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