Author: Jeff Jones

Perfect Wedding brings big laughs

There are few things that bring a clearer picture to mind than the idea of a ‘perfect’ wedding. While we all might have different details in mind, the concept certainly rings true for most. Of course, since perfect is an impossible standard, the idea of things going wrong at a wedding is nearly as universal as perfection. Markham Little Theatre (MLT) presents the bedroom farce, Perfect Wedding by Robin Howden, to the FLATO Markham Theatre. The show takes the notion of a wedding disaster to the next level. The story begins on the morning of Bill’s wedding day. The...

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Bringing the funny back home to the Flato

Beginning in 1983 as a small, French language, comedy festival in Montreal; the name Just For Laughs is now known by most Canadians and all around the world.  After adding English speaking comedians in 1985, the festival has since grown to be the premiere showcase to Hollywood for comedians. Deals are struck, careers are made and lives are changed. The reality is, the path to making it as a comedian flows through Just For Laughs. Since adding several television shows and now satellite festivals, like JFL 42 in Toronto, the brand has done nothing but grow. Bringing new comedy...

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Tower of Power celebrates 50th anniversary

Since 1968, Tower of Power has created and performed music in their own unmistakable style. The sound of the band can be hard to describe. Bandleader and founding member, Emilio Castillo, has labelled their sound as “urban soul music.” This year marks 50 years of touring the world in front of sold-out crowds. Tower of Power’s 50th Anniversary tour makes a stop at the Flato Markham March 23. In the late 1960s, the San Francisco Bay area gave birth to many legendary musical acts. The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, Janis Joplin, Journey and the Steve Miller Band all...

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Buddy Wasisname brings the funny and the folk on their last tour

You could be forgiven for not knowing who Buddy Wasisname and The Other Fellers are. Despite being an enduring and uniquely Canadian touring musical comedy troupe, their career has never been flashy or front page news. Instead, they have steadfastly brought joy, traditional music and belly laughs to thousands and thousands of Canadians for 35 years. “In the beginning we were an oddity, a curiosity and it took a while for people to clue into our style,” says Wayne Chaulk, one of the Other Fellers. “After all those years, thousands of shows, 20 recordings, television appearances and five concert...

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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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