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Bethany Kovarik: Dancer, actress (2016)

Bethany-CardBethany has been dancing since the age of three.


Bethany Kovarik has danced in New York and at the finest theatres in Canada.

She also gives back to the dance community by sharing her skills with younger dancers. She loves educating and mentoring young dancers to be strong performers; mentally, emotionally, and physically. She’s particularly enjoys working with dancers in their late teens, dealing with big transitions in their life.

Bethany’s a proud graduate of the Sheridan Institute‚Äôs Musical Theatre Performance Program.

We talk about Bethany’s work in “A Chorus Line” at The Stratford Festival as well as the career decisions dancers have to make.

SHOW NOTES:

Jesse Robb Choreography with Bethany in New York: on Facebook
A Chorus Line at the Stratford Festival
Episode #20 with Bethany.

Cole’s Christmas Shows

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ColeChristmas is for kids so each year at this time we go see some theatre.

This year we saw “Shrek The Musical” at the Grand Theatre in London and “The Little Mermaid” at the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge.

I have to admit Cole, an 8 year old boy going on 14, was a bit reluctant to see “Disney’s the Little Mermaid,” especially after all the fun in “Shrek the Musical,” but as you’ll hear in the podcast there was plenty of laughs to keep him thoroughly enjoying the 2 hour and 30 minute performance.

Both shows are fun for the whole family.

Don’t miss my podcasts with Steve Ross, who plays Shrek, and Bethany Kovarik who plays Atina and is also the dance captain.

Show Notes
“Shrek the Musical” at The Grand Theatre London
“The Little Mermaid” at The Dunfield Theatre Cambridge

Peter Colley: Playwright

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Peter Colley, "I'll be back before midnight", Playwight, interviewPeter wrote the play “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight” Canada’s most widely produced play that has grossed over 40 million world wide. He was nominated for the 2000 Humanitas Prize for screenwriting and was a semi-finalist for the 2006 and 2007 Eugene O’Neill playwriting awards.

We discuss Peter’s journey from the U.K. to London, Ontario, that led to his first box office hit “The Donnellys” at The Grand Theatre in London. Peter talks candidly about the dark days after his first hit and the odd jobs that drove him to write an even bigger box office hit “I’ll Be Back Before Midnight”.

Pontefract playhouse, firth, peter colleyTheatre is in Peter’s blood, he shares the story of his grandfather who owned the Pontefract theatre, in England, which dates back to the 1770’s. Peter recalls the period in time when variety acts would perform between films.

 

Show Notes
Peter Colley’s website
Drayton Entertainment
Pontefract Playhouse
Jeff Culbert Playwright/Director/Actor