Did you miss some recent local hits, some of them Fringe favourites?
On Stage On Demand, a showcase of previously successful productions, steps in to fill that gap in your theatre-going.
It was first presented last spring, a series of one-nighters with each performance's proceeds going to the charity of the company's choice.
This time around the theatre presentations, produced by Jackie English, are supplemented by Bell Local, providing coverage of the shows, behind-the-scenes material and highlights of the process, which will be available to Bell Fibe subscribers this fall.
Following each performance, English hosts a Q&A with the evening's artists.
The series kicks off Thursday (July 31) with Kat Sandler's powerful Cockfight (box office returns go to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption).
It's followed by Peter N' Chris And The Mystery Of The Hungry Heart Motel and Peter N' Chris Explore Their Bodies, a comedy double bill by Chris Wilson and Peter Carlone (August 1, in support of The AMY Project, in which established artists help mentor young performers); Baker's Dozen, an adult puppet show by Adam Proulx (August 2, also in support of The AMY Project); Rebecca Perry's Confessions Of A Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl (August 5, in support of World Vision); and Matt Murray's Myth Of The Ostrich (August 6, with funds going to the 519 Church Street Community Centre).
All performances are at the Tranzac Club. See listing.
It's hard to believe that the popular Dusk Dances, held in parks around town, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
The festival plays in various Ontario communities as well as Vancouver.
The Toronto run includes a week at Withrow Park from Monday (August 4) to August 10 and at Fort York from September 19 to 21.
Hosted by Dan Watson and with live music by Justin Rutledge, the Withrow Park program includes Sylvie Bouchard's La Vie; Peter Chin's Through The Mask; Julia Aplin's Inner City Sirens, Part II; Milan Gervais's Run, The Process; Sis Robin Hibbert's Doun Doun Dance; and Kate Franklin and Meredith Thompson's Incandescent.