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Head for the Hills- Thornhill MCMORRAN CRESCENT, VAUGHAN…

is ready for Your Family



Falling prices afford you the opportunity to climb the spiral stairs to this investment and fine four bedroom family home in a near-cul de sac crescent, south of Clark.

Features includes two fully functional kitchens:

The gourmet kitchen on the main floor with stainless steel appliances, including two dishwashers and new gas stove/oven and island/breakfast bar complete with sink


A full kitchen in the fully finished basement with two dishwashers.

The house has been renovated including handsome hardwood floors and most recently- a recent new roof .

Only steps to a direct walkway to Bathurst Street shops and transit.

More to see and experience…come see

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Office: 416-782-8882  (search Mcmorran)







Broken Glass by Arthur Miller

Sam Rosenthal, Ermina Perez,
Mark H. Albert, Leah Charney
Arnold Zweig, Harriet Rice

In a Miller Masterpiece

This was the last play that Arthur Miller wrote and perhaps the most personal and vulnerable self-examination of his Jewish identity.

Call: 1-855-985-2787


In person at the TCA Box office

1pm-6pm Tuesday – Saturday


If you were at the Jewish Radio Hour save 20%

And for groups of 10 or more

Call: 416-733-0545

Am I Blue…


I’m singin’ the blues.  That is.. in praise of the Labe Kagan’s Blues Bawls.  Labe has written an audacious and irreverent, melodious narrative following the exploits of those who narrow culture to cult. Stylized with jazzical, bluesy music and lyrics, collaboratively composed by the partnering of Allan Soberman and Labe Kagan, this romp into the unknown, unpredictable and unmentionable parts of human being, departs from the road most traveled.  Really it does… The story begins when four celibate, different shade of blues brothers are stranded at a broken down, off the path Mexican motel run by liberated Libby( Erin Roche), having been diverted from their promised rendezvous with their messianic leader.  The only other guests are four sexually liberated ladies looking for…well, you can figure it out. Hence the fix is in and the plot thins.  The characters find their voices in suggestive songs and colourful language providing some toe tapping, hum/sing along tunes and a fairly consistent audience laugh track.

Kagan adeptly chose a site specific intimate venue to share the performance of this, well directed by Jacqui Burk,  well cast work.  Certainly there are some stand-out performances delivered by Martin Buote (the definitive “Blueser” the protagonist),  Erin Roche (Libby), Jessica Callaghan(Christine- the ingenue), Lisa Ferreira(Kusbi – a very engaging siren) and Tom O’Neal (Daddyo -the Rebleader of the pack).  The music is magically, deftly arranged and delivered on keyboard by Sandy Thorburn.

This production enjoyed four sold out days at Jingles; and here’s the good part…return performances are expected.

I delayed in writing about this but I’m giving you advance notice to look for the return.

100 minutes of “THIS”


100 minutes of “THIS”. Last night I went to see a new play by playwright Melissa James Gibson. “This” was incisive, insightful and incitefull. Almost shamefully engaging, as we eavesdrop on the lives, thoughts and struggles of 5 middle aged individuals trying to define who they are and whom they are in relationship to –

This was a play that I had been invited to audition for and did so. Obviously, as my part was audience member last night, I did not successfully win the role. I could quickly see why. Of the two male parts I auditioned for “Tom” and “Alan”. Tom(played by Andrew Batten) was easily the best physical (both individual and ensemble) match for the role of the unhappy male carpenter in a challenging marriage to a beautiful singer and mother. Andrew certainly brought his “A” game to the role finding the vulnerability and complexity of the character. As for “Alan” (played by Michael Harvey). He was a force to be reckoned with. I had watched and marveled at (as one could only do) Michael in the auditions. Both eclectic and electric in the sharped witted and comedic timing of his characterization of the gay, sometimes Jewish (in-play joke) friend.
Amanda Jane Smith, cast as Jane, the main character in this ensemble presented a finely balanced and on-point portrayal.
Audra Yulanda Gray (playing Tom’s wife Marrell) intrinsically meshed the challenges of her multi-coloured roles of new mother, unsatisfied wife and emerging singing artist…and the bonus was a splendid singing performance.
Even in his small role as the foreigner, the one outside this clutch of friends, Christian Martel, found all the sweet spots.
I’ll not go into the plot but to say, it was real and rich with well written and wonderfully articulated dialogue on the human condition. I will say that 100 minutes without intermission was masterfully timed and directed by Rebecca Ballarin. The perception of a good director could be seen – because it couldn’t be seen.
Though the audience may have been small in numbers, they were high charged and well entertained by this work.
This is why the shout-out to go see “THIS”
Really! Mark My Words
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A Player before Dying

Cemetery Club Poster revised (2)



I have not been on stage of late and I am happy to return to my creative side in the up-coming- THE CEMETERY CLUB by Ivan Menchell.
I have come of age, well almost. In joining the cast of this staged reading, directed by my good friend and experienced Director, Merle Garbe, I was told to age myself up. That is for the first time in my thespian throng of collective characters, I was told that I could be perceived as too young for the role. Sign me up, I said. I’m in. Mind you, that is after I auditioned and was told that got the part.
This play speaks to the greying demographic, who recognize and respect their relationships of the past; but when those relationships die (literally) then what?
Interestingly my first play with Merle’s recently resigned, Encore Entertainment was as Sam the Pickle man in “Crossing Delancey” where I played the 30-something love interest. Now just shy of pickled, I play the butcher Sam.
It’s fun and frivolous and a good substitute for “Jane the Virgin” on a Monday night.
Come and bring your friends.
You can attend our one and only performance on Monday, June 6 at 7:30, at Temple Sinai, located at 210 Wilson Avenue, on the north side, between Bathurst and Avenue. It’s cash $15. at the door.

Mark My Words-Ink presents Labe Kagan’s “A Lesson in Gabby”

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You can BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW and reserve your seat for this year’s Fringe production of “A Lesson in Gabby”.

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What’s the lesson? Who’s Gabby? …and why is there a picture of a bra’d Bird in the poster? All good questions and you know how to get the answers.

Bird has it- “A Lesson in Gabby” is coming


A Lesson in Gabby – Starring Stephen Flett and James Robert Woods

In six weeks the Toronto Fringe will see the debut of Labe Kagan’s comedy “A Lesson in Gabby”. There have lessons and light and angels in bringing this witty piece of theatre to the stage.
It is the story of Groucho, a nearly successful playwright, who is searching for his place in the arts, in relationships and in the life. Groucho shares this experience with the his friend and sometimes muse – Melville.
In real life, Labe (the writer) and Mark (the long time friend of the writer) have shared the journey of this most wondrous path to the stage of the Tarragon. It has been filled with laughter and light, darkness and daunting challenges.
In this production, Mark has assumed the role of producer and Labe, as the creator of this piece of work, has been an instrumental co-conspirator in seeing to it that this effort meets with the intended success.
As we began our first bout of the serious rehearsals – one of our actors announced his departure, due to personal and business conflicts. Though we were sorry to see him go and he was sorry to leave, we immediately scoured the thespian landscape for a talent equal to the high bar set for this role. This being a two-hander and Groucho being the protagonist, we were charged with replacing fifty percent of the cast. Jacqueline Burke, our director, lead the way. Not only was the role filled, but we found a wonderful talent and interpretation in the person of James Robert Woods.
Now with the sparring and sparking of two very skilled actors, Stephen Flett (Melville) and James Robert Woods (Groucho) and the keen and adept direction of Jacqueline Burke, complimented by the positive energy and professional ability of our stage manager – Andrea Wicken – we have an exceptional show in the making.
This is a show you, will want to see. It is show you will want to tell your family and friends to see.

Here is a look at the times, dates and location for Mark My Words-Ink production of Labe Kagan’s comedy – A LESSON IN GABBY:

Show Title Company name Slot Length Show Time Venue
A Lesson In Gabby Mark My Words-Ink 60 Thursday, July 2, 2015 – 11:00pmFriday, July 3, 2015 – 12:00am Tarragon Theatre Extraspace
A Lesson In Gabby Mark My Words-Ink 60 Saturday, July 4, 2015 – 5:15pm6:15pm Tarragon Theatre Extraspace
A Lesson In Gabby Mark My Words-Ink 60 Sunday, July 5, 2015 – 8:45pm9:45pm Tarragon Theatre Extraspace
A Lesson In Gabby Mark My Words-Ink 60 Tuesday, July 7, 2015 – 1:15pm2:15pm Tarragon Theatre Extraspace
A Lesson In Gabby Mark My Words-Ink 60 Wednesday, July 8, 2015 – 3:30pm4:30pm Tarragon Theatre Extraspace
A Lesson In Gabby Mark My Words-Ink 60 Thursday, July 9, 2015 – 9:15pm10:15pm Tarragon Theatre Extraspace
A Lesson In Gabby Mark My Words-Ink 60 Sunday, July 12, 2015 – 1:45pm2:45pm Tarragon Theatre Extraspace