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AUDITION DATES: Monday, March 18, 2019 7:30-10:30 pm Tuesday, March 19 2019 7:30-10:30 pm CALLBACKS: Sunday, March 24,2019 2:00-5:00 pm AUDITION & REHEARSAL LOCATION: Scarborough Theatre Guild Rehearsal Unit - 2105 Midland Avenue, Unit 16, Scarborough, Ontario (the building is immediately north of the Midland LRT station on east side,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2019 at Arts & Culture
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"I want to read plays! Lots of them! Gazillions of them! I love the theatre, want to work as an actor, put on a show, or read and learn, and have been dying since Theatre Books closed its doors a few years ago. Where do I go now?" If this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2018 at Arts & Culture
Thank you, Cathy! We look forward to seeing you in the Arts Department. Cheers!
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One of the best-kept secrets in the Arts Department at the Toronto Reference Library is the Production Index, humbly stored in filing cabinets in the staff area adjacent to the Information Desk. Humble may be its appearance, but the information it contains is not. This index is nothing less than... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at Arts & Culture
What a great momento - thanks for letting us know.
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Here are some of our latest and very popular acquisitions! And for women of various ages... And for the youthful... Et en français... There are many other excellent monologue books so make sure to check out the monologue collection on the 5th floor Arts Dept of the Toronto Reference Library... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2013 at Arts & Culture
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Here is a book available at the Toronto Reference Library, that discusses 100 important, wonderful plays that have been performed on various British stages, between 1945 and 2010. "And yet, plays, all plays," writes Richard Griffiths in the foreword, "like butterflies, moths and summer morning mists, are classical examples of... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2013 at Arts & Culture
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Elmslie and I were leafing through some of the newly arrived rock music books in our Arts Department at the Toronto Reference Library, having a chuckle at the pictures and remembering our younger days when many of these singers and bands were new. The Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal Rev. and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2013 at Arts & Culture
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Join us Monday November 28, from 7-8 pm as guest speaker, Philip Akin, Artistic Director, Obsidian Theatre Company, discusses Topdog/Underdog, the play and production. A play about identity, family, love, and "this dude who doesn't get along with his brother", Topdog/Underdog won Suzan-Lori Parks a Tony nomination and a Pulizer... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2011 at Arts & Culture
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Please join us on Monday October 24, from 7-8 pm and hear guest speaker, Paula Wing, Associate Artist, Soulpepper Theatre Company, talk about Ghosts, the play and production. Ghosts, known as Henrik Ibsen's most controversial play, was initially turned down by Scandinavian theatre houses. Though written in 1881, its first... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2011 at Arts & Culture
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The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood, now on audition for Nightwood Theatre, has arrived at The Performing Arts Department on the 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library. Please ask for it at the Performing Arts and Languages Information Desk at the top of the stairs. Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at Arts & Culture
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When I looked up information on The Merry Wives of Windsor I was surprised how many times it had been adapted for opera. Verdi, Nicolai, Vaughan Williams are among those who have taken successful stabs at it, and even Antonio Salieri penned Falstaff with the plot of Merry Wives in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2011 at Arts & Culture
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I first learned from a customer at the Toronto Reference Library that Les Belles-Soeurs, the smash hit French-Canadian musical version of Michel Tremblay's classic play, was coming to Toronto in January. It's not coming 'direct to the theatre', nor will it be in French. Instead, Les Belles-Soeurs is to be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2010 at Arts & Culture
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Thinking of seeing Studies in Motion at the Canadian Stage this season? Why not take in a free lecture at the Toronto Reference Library. Natasha Mytnowych, Associate Director of Programming, Canadian Stage, gives the insider's view of the production of this popular play about the 'father of modern cinema' Eadweard... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at Arts & Culture
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If you're a fan of Brendan Gall, a Playwright-in-Residence at Tarragon Theatre, here's your chance to hear him talk about his latest play, Wide awake hearts, currently part of Tarragon's 2010/2011 season, at the Toronto Reference Library's theatre series, On Stage. If you're unfamiliar with Brendan, this is a great... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2010 at Arts & Culture
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Aimez-vous Molière? This week Toronto Masque Theatre will unveil a production exploring Molière's life and work through music, theatre and dance. A Molière Celebration will run from May 12-15 in the Al Green Theatre at Bloor and Spadina. Tickets at www.torontomasquetheatre.com or at 416-410-4561. Dance and incidental music by Lully... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2010 at Arts & Culture
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The Arts department at the Toronto Reference Library offers monologues and scenes for diverse communities. Included below are a small sample of tiltes for actors of colour and gay and lesbian performers, or for those auditioning for specific roles. Voices of Color: Scenes and Monologues by African American Playwrights by... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2010 at Arts & Culture
The missing play, Moonlight and Magnolias, (Ron Hutchinson), now on audition for the Sudbury Theatre Centre, has been found and is available at the Performing Arts Department on the 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library. You can also find The Twenty-fifth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Vigil, and I... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2010 at Arts & Culture
We have audition material for upcoming plays and shows that you can use at the Arts Department, 5th floor of Toronto Reference Library (the list is updated regularly). ** Attention Auditioners! Current audition listings have been moved to a new blog where you can sign up to receive instant email... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2010 at Arts & Culture
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Are you a woman with an audition coming up? Check out the Arts monologue collection! Here are a few of my favourites... Actor's choice: monologues for women: this collection is great because the audition pieces are current and fresh. And at playscripts' website you can find an almost complete copy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2009 at Arts & Culture