You won't catch Maggie Cassella on an Air Canada flight anytime soon.
The host and executive producer of the recent We're Funny That Way gay and lesbian comedy festival introduced each act by dissing the airline company that bought out former WFTW sponsor Canadian Airlines and then decided not to fund flights for the fest's visiting comedians.
Thankfully, American Airlines flew in and saved the day.
Hart House Theatre is under attack, and you've got a chance to come to its rescue.
The 500-seat theatre in the heart of the University of Toronto where thesps like William Hutt, Kate Reid and Donald Sutherland first caught the acting bug is in danger of being closed down next month by the university.
A group called Friends of Hart House holds its first general meeting there on Monday (May 15), 7 pm, to see how to proceed.
The public is invited to give information, lend support or simply share Hart House memories.
For more info or to sign an online petition, log on to www.harthousetheatre.com.
Writer Robert Morgan is playing with fire. Ceasefire, that is.
He's currently in Northern Ireland directing an all-Irish cast in his play A Time For Magic at the International Arts Festival for Young People in Belfast.
Written with Roseneath Theatre co-artistic director David S. Craig, the play comes to Canada in June, then tours throughout Northern Ireland and beyond.
Wanna go to New York, prance around in colourful clothes and sing about art, sex, drugs and AIDS?
Well, you're in luck.
Open auditions for the Broadway and touring companies of Rent, Jonathan Larson's energetic (I hated it) musical are happening next Tuesday (May 16), from 10 am to 5 pm, at the Big Bop (651 Queen West).
Folks in their 20s of all ethnicities are encouraged to try out. Come with a photo, resume and 16 bars of pop/rock/gospel music ready to sing without a piano.
No country or show tunes. No plastic pants or midriffs. Seriously. Remember, fame costs, and here's where you start paying. In sweat.
The audition hotline is (212) 479-0833.
The touring show itself kicks into town June 6 at the Pantages Theatre (244 Victoria).