Wood Street School

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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: 2017-02-01, PHOTO: Christian Kuntz Photography

It was the promise of bannock that first lured Melaina Sheldon into the orbit of Gwaandak Theatre in 2010. The Teslin-born actor, writer and arts administrator had just returned to the Yukon after studying and working in British Columbia. That's... Read more

Theatre - Dance


Issue: 2016-07-14, PHOTO: Rick Massie

School’s out for the summer, which means that summer camp is IN! An exciting new day camp is taking centre-stage this year in Whitehorse – specifically, it is taking the stage at the Frantic Follies Theatre, home to the Frantic Follies vaudeville... Read more

Yukon Active

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Issue: 2016-06-09, PHOTO: Erin Brubacher

In Giovanni Boccaccio's 14th century collection of novellas called The Decameron, seven young women and three young men entertain each other with stories for 10 days inside a secluded villa near Florence as they tried to escape the Black Death... Read more

Theatre - Dance

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Issue: 2016-04-21, PHOTO: Rick Massie

Longtime Yukon teacher Mary Sloan and rapper Eminem have something in common. They both got their careers started in Detroit’s notorious 8-Mile district. However, Sloan’s teaching environment from the beginning to the end could not have been more... Read more

Yukon People

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

Theatre - Dance

"It is so important for kids to be outside and to connect with nature," says Karin Grenier. "And one way to do that is for them to interact with dogs and dog sledding." Grenier and her partner Normand Casavant run Casaventures, a dog sledding... Read more

Yukon Education

Kindhearted pirates, timorous policemen, pretty maidens, star-crossed lovers and a thoroughly modern Major-General. All these are onstage this week at Wood Street School as the Music, Art, Drama, Dance program (MAD) program presents ... Read more

Theatre - Dance

Peer Gynt tells the life story of an irresponsible young man who grows into an old man adventuring through the world. He returns home and makes an accounting of his life when faced with the prospect of death. Read more

Theatre - Dance

It's not always easy for a 19-year-old to decide what to do next; especially a 19-year-old like Graham Rudge. Should an award-winning year at art school be followed by a mechanical engineering degree, or a stint at circus school? Read more

Theatre - Dance

''Hello, everybody. Welcome to mayhem and madness." It's precisely 7 pm and Anton Solomon is just kicking off a rehearsal for the Moving Parts Theatre production of Noises Off ... Read more

Theatre - Dance

Isabelle Stephens, a Grade 10 student from F.H. Collins School, says she loves the idea of performing in Grease – she will be Rizzo – because, "It's about teenagers and we are teenagers ... but in a different era." Read more

Theatre - Dance

"Et tu, Brute?" A famous line uttered by even those who don't know it is Shakespeare. It is spoken when one friend betrays another. Does this make Marcus Junius Brutus a bad guy? Anton Solomon is not sure. Read more

Theatre - Dance

Balancing school work and rehearsals is Wren Hookey's latest priority. The 17-year-old high school student just began her fourth year with the popular Music, Arts and Drama (MAD) program. Read more

Theatre - Dance

Standing in front of the large crowd of Yukoners that had gathered earlier this month at Sport Yukon for an Olympic pep rally, Greig Bell made no effort to contain his excitement. Read more

Yukon Active

Music Arts Drama is an experiential program advocated for, and now run by, Mary Sloan and Jeff Nordlund. Two semesters a year, groups of students rotate through to learn some core subjects and much, much more. Read more

Yukon Arts