Author: Jeff Jones

Markham Little Theatre produces Canada’s Biggest Thriller

To celebrate Canada 150, Markham Little Theatre (MLT) chose to produce an entire season of Canadian works. After a brief holiday break, their third offering is a comedic thriller called, “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight.” The show, written in 1980 for the Blyth Theatre Festival, went on to be the most successful play ever staged in Canada and the most produced Canadian play in the world. A film adaptation was produced for the Showtime Network in the U.S. Now, it’s Markham’s turn. The story is set in a farmhouse, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Jan’s...

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Students to present Sondheim fairy tale musical

It has been said that fairy tales aren’t for children, and they exist to help adults understand what they’ve made of the world. If this is true, then what better voices to tell these stories than a group of kids on the verge of making adult lives of their own? On Jan. 12 and 13, Markville Secondary School is presenting Into the Woods, the classic Stephen Sondheim musical take on fairy tales, at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. The company is made up of 57 students from Grades 9-12 and they’ve been working hard for the...

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Markville’s music program leads with opportunities

As the new kid on the block, Markville Secondary School’s music department has sometimes flown under the radar. The tradition of excellent student opportunities in music goes back as long as there have been schools in Markham. Great music at Markham High goes back for over a century and Unionville High School has had a renowned program there now for more than three decades.  Markville’s music program started when the school opened in 1990 and has steadily grown into one of the larger and most comprehensive music programs in the province. “Our goal from the outset has always been...

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Markham Museum readies for seasonal fun

Markham Museum is offering programs that mix a desire for renewal and change with the history and traditions of the community. First up this fall is the opening of Geared For Growing. This family-friendly exhibit takes visitors on an exploration of Markham’s Agricultural history. In fact, most of Markham’s populace used to work on farms. Many hands-on displays show and explain the simple machines that help most farm equipment function in order to plant, cultivate and harvest. Geared For Growing also tells the story of a secret agricultural research facility that once operated in Markham. From there, the vital...

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Local actor finds a bigger stage

Starting your performance career in ballet class at a dance studio in Stouffville may not, at first glance, seem like a certain path to Hollywood success but Amy Forsyth is well on her way to proving it possible. The Markham born actress is a veteran of local theatre companies Unionville Theatre Company, Markham Youth Theatre and City Youth Players but is now lighting up TV screens across North America. Appearances on Degrassi: The Next Generation and the CW’s Reign garnered her great reviews and led her to a leading roll in the popular American series, The Path (which aired...

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Calendar of Events

  1. Markham Museum

    November 5, 2017 - December 31, 2018