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Issue: 2019-10-02, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

After an absence of two decades, eight low-rent vaudevillians trying to evade the secret police in their homeland have returned to Whitehorse. The Guild Theatre opens its 2019/20 season this week with a remount of the wacky comedy, El Crocodor... Read more

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Issue: 2019-09-25, PHOTO: Lilly Milman/Skagway News

Skagway’s Nude and Rude Revue is once again visiting Whitehorse to share its specialized mx of performance art, including variety, vaudeville, burlesque, song and dance. The 12-member group, led by Juneauites Taylor Vidic and Cameron Brockett, is... Read more

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Issue: 2019-09-25, PHOTO: Pixabay

Six hours after I email this column to Danny Macdonald, and long before you read it in What’s Up Yukon, these words by Cole Porter from the 1948 Broadway smash, Kiss Me, Kate, will be part of my remembered experience: Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2019-08-21, PHOTO: Pixabay

I recently wrote about my new vocation as a DIY coffin maker. OK, strictly speaking it’s not a coffin. It’s a casket. On a draped bier. Read more

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Issue: 2019-07-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Out Innerspace Dance Theatre

Out Innerspace Dance Theatre will present Bygones at the Yukon Arts Centre on July 9 at 7 p.m. Read more

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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: 2019-05-15, Photo: Amber Church

If you’ve never heard of Paul Chartier, it’s with good reason. History doesn’t usually remember what might have been. “If he had succeeded in what he set out to do, his name would be taught in every classroom in the nation,” said Doug Rutherford... Read more

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Issue: 2019-04-10, PHOTO: Rick Massie

The German term zeitgeist is generally rendered in English as the spirit of a given time, as shown in prevailing thought or customs. (Think, perhaps, how Carnaby Street reflected the social values of mid-1960s Britain.) In 2019, are Yukon... Read more

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Issue: 2019-02-13, PHOTO: Sabine Schulte

Tomáš Kubínek was just three years old on the August night in 1968 when 250,000 Warsaw Pact troops invaded his Czechoslovakian homeland to crush Alexander Dubček’s liberalization movement, known as the Prague Spring... Read more

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Issue: 2019-01-16, PHOTO: courtesy of The Sufferettes/Nakai Theatre

Comedians Becky Johnson and Kayla Lorette have worked together for nearly a decade. The pair have performed around the world, worked with Second City and This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and acted in Baroness Von Sketch and Schitt's Creek. Now, they’re... Read more

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Issue: 2019-01-16, PHOTO: Jason Westover

Laura McLean was a teenager when she first encountered Christopher Durang, using one of the American playwright’s monologues as an audition piece for acting roles. “I remember first reading his work and absolutely falling in love with his... Read more

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Issue: 2018-12-19, PHOTO: Pixabay

The time-honoured English tradition of the Christmas pantomime (known affectionately as just “panto”) was not part of my childhood. My British father did grow up attending pantos, before going on to become an usher in post-Victorian music halls... Read more

Humour

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Issue: 2018-11-21, PHOTO: byzantiumbooks on Foter.com

Genevieve Fleming is counting on Whitehorse audiences to take in the upcoming Guild Theatre production, even if just to indulge in some cold-weather Schadenfreude. In one sense, the Vancouver-based director suggested in an interview, staging... Read more

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Issue: 2018-10-24, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

As the days grow dark and the cool air settles in, Yukoners begin to turn their attention from campfires to pumpkins, embracing the spirit of Halloween. The City of Whitehorse bristles with spooky events for all ages. One of the largest and... Read more

Yukon Halloween

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Issue: 2018-10-10, PHOTO: courtesy of Gwaandak Theatre

Wren Brian was just 10 years old when the first X-Men movie came out in 2000. The film’s opening scene, set in the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, triggered a fascination with the Nazi Holocaust that remains with her today... Read more

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Issue: 2018-10-03, PHOTO: courtesy of Emilia Symington Fedy

It’s a comedy about the darkness of parenthood. That’s how Emelia Symington Fedy describes Motherload, the collectively-created play she and three castmates are bringing to the Yukon Arts Centre’s mainstage on October 13. Fedy traces the... Read more

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Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Erik Pinkerton

The Guild Theatre will launch its 2018–19 season this week with Lawrence and Holloman, a darkly hilarious two-hander by award-winning Canadian playwright Morris Panych. First produced at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre in 1998, it later inspired a film... Read more

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Issue: 2018-09-26, PHOTO: Alistair Maitland

Open Pit Theatre is excited to be taking their play, Busted Up: A Yukon Story, on the road. They’ll be coming to Dawson City on September 29, Carcross on October 2 and will be back in Whitehorse for a show on October 3... 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: 2018-05-02, PHOTO: Rick Massie

In an instant, everything changes. Electricity fizzles out, networks crumble and the collected knowledge of humanity – stored in digital archives like Wikipedia – vanishes. The world is left in the middle of a cold, dark winter... Read more

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