On Saturday night Vince and I went to the Cabbagetown Theater Company's second annual production called "No Sweetheart Required" at Whistler's Upstairs on Broadview at Pottery Road. Vince and I went to hear our friend Marion Newman sing. Marion is a mezzo soprano who constantly rocks our world with her voice and shining personality (she did a Stunning performance at my nephew's wedding the week prior!). I got chills when she sang Habanera from Carmen. Learn more about Marion.
The show was a variety of theatre, song and dance, including stellar performances by musical theatre star Bremner Duthie (powerfully poignant), songwriter David Hein (co-creator of 'My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding' who fuses humour and song effortlessly) and Erin Cowan (I love lyrical dance). And actor Lindsay Empringham's captivating solo in 'Waxing Lyrical', the story of finding love in your sunset years, was a treat.
One of the joys of living in downtown Toronto is the rich diversity and breadth of entertainment easily accessible for a very reasonable cost (tickets were only $20!). To share in the experience of community theatre is a delight. Check out Cabbagetown Theatre and receive their newsletter!