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Atomic Vaudeville’s musical Ride the Cyclone is nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award — Canada’s equivalent of a Tony award.
The Victoria show, created by playwright Jacob Richmond and composer Brooke Maxwell, is nominated in the category of outstanding touring production, it was announced Tuesday. The awards, distributed by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, will be given out June 25 in Toronto.
Last week Ride the Cyclone won three awards at the Toronto Theatre Critics’ Awards. It won for best new musical, best direction (Britt Small, Jacob Richmond) and best supporting actor in a musical (Elliott Loran).
The black-comedy musical is about school children from Saskatchwan who perish in a freak roller coaster accident. Atomic Vaudeville aims to take Ride the Cyclone on a five-city Canadian tour next year.
The holiday season is upon us, and perhaps you are considering giving the gift of a good book! Here are the most lovely and readable and immediately compelling books we have produced recently to help you in your quest. Order soon to have them delivered in the next couple of weeks! (And did you know that ours come nicely packaged?)Tuesday December 3, 2013 in Meta-Talon
by Chloë Filson
In a recent Meta-Talon article, “Reflections on Regionalism,” Megan Jones referred to the “quietly profound writers that dwell in far-off corners and dense urban hotbeds of this vast country.” This description points to one of the most important – or at least one of the most critically discussed – tensions in Canadian literature: urban vs. rural.Thursday November 28, 2013 in Meta-Talon
Tuesday November 26, 2013 in Meta-Talon
“With this magazine cover, I know it’s only a prototype, but with this cover, we decided to concentrate on the mole. This may look to you and me like an ordinary, and might I add rather famous, mole on a human face. Yet if we were to make that assumption, we would both be making a rather naive supposition.”
Candy blinked and stifled a yawn.
“Because,” roared F with wild eyes, nearly startling Candy out of her seat, “the mole is not a real mole at all!”
“Okay, Doc, I believe you. Just chill, okay.”
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