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Royal Medieval Faire, Saturday Sept 18 - Waterloo Park [13 Sep 2010|12:15am]

neoengel
http://www.royalmedievalfaire.org/

Still the same to get in, $5 and $2.50 for children 10 and under.

Still the same time, the third Saturday in September.

This time it's the thirteenth year :O So I guess we should expect the unexpected. ;)

Come out and have fun!

Huzzah!

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Reminder - Les Liaisons Dangereuses opens next week! [29 Jun 2009|07:13pm]

the_nita
[ mood | busy ]

Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre proudly presents:

Les Liasions Dangereuses, by Christopher Hampton

at the rebuilt Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre, located in Uptown Waterloo at 9 Princess St. E.

In her performance of 'Les Liasions Dangereuses', Director Karen Grierson moves the story from its origins in pre-Revolutionary France, to Jazz-Age Paris of the 1920s. When asked about her experiences directing this provocative play, Grierson had this to comment:Collapse )



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Reminder - Auditions Next Week - The Beggar's Opera, by John Gay [17 Jun 2009|02:33pm]

the_nita
[ mood | busy ]

Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre Auditions

What: The Beggar's Opera by John Gay

Where: University of Waterloo, Arts Lecture Hall, Room 116 & 113

When: June 22 to 24 - 7-10pm

(June 22 & 23 - AL116, June 24 - AL113)

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May One Acts are Go! [26 May 2009|03:30pm]

the_nita
[ mood | busy ]


MAY ONE ACTS UPDATE:

New Venue - Waterloo Stage
All four performances will be performed at the Waterloo Stage in Uptown Waterloo
We are using a different venue for the May One Acts this weekend. Instead of being performed in the St. Jacobs Church Theatre, they will be performed on the Waterloo Stage in Uptown Waterloo.

The Waterloo Stage can be found at 24 King St. North in Uptown Waterloo, on King St between Erb and Dupont.

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Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre Presents Christopher Hampton's Les Liaisons Dangereuses [25 May 2009|09:53am]

the_nita
[ mood | busy ]

Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre proudly presents:

Les Liasions Dangereuses, by Christopher Hampton

at the rebuilt Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre, located in Uptown Waterloo at 9 Princess St. E.

In her performance of 'Les Liasions Dangereuses', Director Karen Grierson moves the story from its origins in pre-Revolutionary France, to Jazz-Age Paris of the 1920s. When asked about her experiences directing this provocative play, Grierson had this to comment:Collapse )

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Auditions for KWLT's September show - The Beggar's Opera, by John Gay [04 May 2009|03:51pm]

the_nita
[ mood | busy ]

Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre Auditions

What: The Beggar's Opera by John Gay

Where: University of Waterloo, Arts Lecture Hall, Room 113

When: June 22 to 24 - 7-10pm

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Reminder: Auditions for KWLT's production of Les Liaisons Dangereuses NEXT WEEK [30 Mar 2009|09:32am]

the_nita
[ mood | busy ]

Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre Auditions

What: Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Christopher Hampton, directed by Karen Grierson

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Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre proudly presents the classic war story, Henry V [10 Feb 2009|11:09am]

the_nita
[ mood | busy ]

KWLT announces our production of Henry V.
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Buy your tickets. No, seriously. [24 Nov 2008|03:27pm]

the_nita
[ mood | happy ]

If you want to see Captain Hook's Revenge, you need to act soon. A few of the shows are thisclose to being sold out. At this point, your best bets are the evening shows on Friday December 12 and Saturday December 13th.

Seriously. Contact the box office by clicking on this link >> boxoffice at kwlt dot org << right there, or calling 519-886-0660. Include your name, how many tickets you would like, and the show date.

The dates, to remind you are:
Friday, December 5th and 12th at 8pm
Saturday, December 6th and 13th at 2pm and at 7pm

Go, now. Reserve tickets.

Then go watch the trailer

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Additional Audition Dates Added [23 Nov 2008|07:54pm]

the_nita
[ mood | busy ]

Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre Auditions

What: Henry V by William Shakespeare

Where: University of Waterloo - Math & Computers, Room 4060 - http://www.uwaterloo.ca/map/index.php - go through the SLC if they are coming from the Colleges due to construction blocking the other routes.

When: Tuesday & Wednesday November 25, 26 - 7-10pm

Who: We are looking for Actors, Technicians, and Production staff
(publicity, front of house, and general production). We are looking
for actors over 18 years, please.

How: No prepared audition pieces please. Come in comfortable clothes.

King Henry IV has died. His son, young Henry, has just assumed the throne. Several bitter civil wars have left the English restless and dissatisfied. In order to gain the respect of the English people and the court, Henry must live down his wild adolescent past. To do so he lays claim to parts of France, but when the young prince of France sends Henry an insulting gift in reply, Henry plans an invasion of France. Supported by the English noblemen and the clergy, Henry gathers his troops for war. This great play focuses on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War and director Amos Boratto's contemporary interpretation of Henry V mixes the florid scripting of Shakespeare with modern imagery and sound to create a bridge between the past and present.

Performances Dates: March 5-7 & 12-14, 2009, all shows 8pm

For more information, please contact: macman47, Director, aboratto at gmail dot com or the_nita, Producer, akilgour at gmail dot com

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Signal boosting [20 Nov 2008|12:00pm]

the_nita
[ mood | busy ]

Hello all,

HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre in Waterloo is having a "Bring a Friend Open House" on Tuesday, December 2nd from 1-3pm.

As you are well aware, it takes courage to walk through our doors for the first time. The open house is an opportunity to introduce yourself, a friend, family member or caregiver to HopeSpring in a warm and welcoming environment. There will be delicious treats, door prizes, relaxation therapy demos and information packages for everyone. We hope to see you there!

The office is located at 43 Allen Street West, in Waterloo (near the corner of Allen and Park).

RSVP is appreciated to 519-742-4673 or support@hopespring.ca.

Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you think would be interested. Reply here if you have any questions.

And if you're not sure if this is aimed at you or not? Here's the clarification:

Everyone. Anyone. We know there are a lot of people out there who are close to someone with cancer, or have it themselves, and we have resources for both, and they don't know about us. Most new cancer patients hear about us in the hospital - once and while they're worrying about other things. We want them to know we're here through the entire cancer journey, and that we can support their supporters too.


If you want to help. If you need help. If you want to just let another living human being know that you give a damn while they face cancer personally, or have to help someone else do it. If you don't know if you can help, or if you can do anything, come. If nothing else, there's something yummy to eat and a moment to warm yourself inside on a cold December day, and remind yourself that humanity has a good side to it as well.

(Yah, I do get a little evangelical - I don't even think I can truly say I'm sorry about that.)
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Reminder: KWLT's Henry V auditions start next week! [10 Nov 2008|10:40am]

the_nita
[ mood | busy ]

KWLT announces

AUDITIONS
AND
PRODUCTION CALL

What: Henry V by William Shakespeare

Where: University of Waterloo - Math & Computers, Room 4060

When: November 17, 18 & 19, 2008, 7-10pm

You do not need to show up each night, however we may hold call-backs

Who: We are looking for Actors, Technicians, and Production staff
(publicity, front of house, and general production). We are looking
for actors over 18 years, please.

How: No prepared audition pieces please. Come in comfortable clothes.

King Henry IV has died. His son, young Henry, has just assumed the
throne. Several bitter civil wars have left the English restless and
dissatisfied. In order to gain the respect of the English people and
the court, Henry must live down his wild adolescent past. To do so he
lays claim to parts of France, but when the young prince of France
sends Henry an insulting gift in reply, Henry plans an invasion of
France. Supported by the English noblemen and the clergy, Henry
gathers his troops for war. This great play focuses on events
immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt during the
Hundred Years' War and director Amos Boratto's contemporary
interpretation of Henry V mixes the florid scripting of Shakespeare
with modern imagery and sound to create a bridge between the past and
present.

Performances Dates: March 5-7 & 12-14, 2009, all shows 8pm

For more information, please contact: Amos Boratto, Director,
aboratto@gmail.com or Anita Kilgour, Producer, (519) 502-4736 (cell)
or akilgour@gmail.com

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Captain Hook's Revenge [10 Nov 2008|10:31am]

the_nita
[ mood | busy ]




Come on...you know you wanna see the show now...

Tickets can be ordered through boxoffice@kwlt.org or through Centre in the Square (if you want to put it on a credit card).

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Reminder: KWLT's production of Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose opens next week [14 Oct 2008|07:47am]

the_nita
[ mood | busy ]

KWLT proudly presents

Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose
at the Registry Theatre

Twelve Angry Men, written by Reginald Rose, is a play that deals with the
issues of justice, prejudice, group dynamics and the presumption of
innocence.

The story, taking place during the 1950s, begins after closing
arguments have been presented in a homicide case. Twelve men must
unanimously decide on a verdict of 'guilty' or 'not guilty'. The show
takes place in the jury room, as the twelve men deliberate the case of
a young man accused of the murder of his father. Throughout the
deliberation, tensions rise, facts are examined, motives and
questions, and the truth comes out, not just within the confines of
the case at hand, but also from within the
various jurors themselves.

Twelve Angry Men was originally written as a television screenplay as was
broadcast on CBS in 1954. In 1957, the film was adapted into a
star-studded film starring Henry Fonda. The film was nominated for
three academy awards. The film was recently announced as the second
best courtroom drama in film history by the American Film
Institute.

Other famous remakes of this show include a 1997 television version
starring Jack Lemon, and a 2007 successful run on Broadway starring
Richard Thomas and George Wendt.

The cast (and crew) of this production of Twelve Angry Men are volunteer,
amateur thespians from the region of Waterloo. The cast promises to
delivery an emotional, impactful and memorable show.

KWLT proudly presents this classic courtroom drama

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Performances Dates: October 23-25, 30, 31 and November 1, 2008. All shows 8pm.

Where: The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9

Tickets: $15, $10 for KWLT members
Group & Eyego rates available
For tickets, please contact 519-886-0660 or email boxoffice@kwlt.org
For credit card purchases, please contact 519-579-1570 or
boxoffice@centre-square.com

Trailer available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArGeSI3oUn0

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Audition notice! [06 Oct 2008|09:45am]

the_nita
[ mood | busy ]

KWLT announces

AUDITIONS
AND
PRODUCTION CALL

What: Henry V by William Shakespeare

Where: University of Waterloo - room to be confirmed - watch www.kwlt.org for updates

When: November 17, 18 & 19, 2008, 7-10pm

You do not need to show up each night, however we may hold call-backs

Who: We are looking for Actors, Technicians, and Production staff (publicity, front of house, and general production). We are looking for actors over 18 years, please.

How: No prepared audition pieces please. Come in comfortable clothes.

King Henry IV has died. His son, young Henry, has just assumed the throne. Several bitter civil wars have left the English restless and dissatisfied. In order to gain the respect of the English people and the court, Henry must live down his wild adolescent past. To do so he lays claim to parts of France, but when the young prince of France sends Henry an insulting gift in reply, Henry plans an invasion of France. Supported by the English noblemen and the clergy, Henry gathers his troops for war. This great play focuses on events immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt during the Hundred Years' War and director Amos Boratto's contemporary interpretation of Henry V mixes the florid scripting of Shakespeare with modern imagery and sound to create a bridge between the past and present.

Performances Dates: March 5-7 & 12-14, 2009, all shows 8pm

For more information, please contact: macman47, Director, aboratto at gmail.com or the_nita, Producer, akilgour at gmail.com

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KWLT Announces Auditions and Production Call for January One Acts [03 Oct 2008|10:32am]

the_nita
[ mood | busy ]

KWLT Announces Auditions and Production Call for January One Acts

What: The January One Acts are five selected one acts presented in January at The Church Theatre in St. Jacobs. The shows selected for January are:

Echo by Joseph T. Shipley, directed by Sarah Daigen
A Dollar by David Pinski, directed by Tim Jackson
A New Brand of Hell written & directed by David Shute
Words, Words, Words by David Ives, directed by Alana Rozier
Postcards by Carol K. Mach, , directed by Lynn Scott

When and Where: October 27th, 28th, 29th from 7pm-10pm

Where: University of Waterloo-watch www.kwlt.org for confirmation of specific location

Who: We are looking for Actors, Technicians, and Production staff (publicity, front of house, and general production). The shows call for as many as 20 performers 10 male, 8 female and 2 either, so there is plenty of room for performers new to the theatre.

How: No prepared pieces required. Please come in comfortable clothes.

Important dates:

Tech weekend and dress: January 25th,26th,27th

Performance dates and time: January 29,30 at 8pm, January 31st at 2 & 8pm

For more information please contact the producer Lynn Scott at Lynn_KWLT@hotmail.com or 519-886-0660

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Local All-Candidates meetings [29 Sep 2008|06:21pm]
pnijjar
Getting information about local all-candidates meetings for this election. Our local newspaper (which Shall Not Be Named) has done a poor job, and most candidates don't have any listings on their campaign pages. (I could start ranting here, but I will spare you.)

To fix this, Bob Jonkman is putting together a list of local all-candidates meetings:

http://www.fairvote.ca/WaterlooRegion#All-Candidates_Debates

If you know of other listings or debates, please let Bob know (or leave a comment here). The intention is to cover all four local ridings: Kitchener-Waterloo, Kitchener Centre, Kitchener-Conestoga and Cambridge.

(Disclaimer: I used to be affiliated with Fair Vote Canada, which is hosting the listings.)
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Audition Notice [18 Sep 2008|09:59am]

the_nita
[ mood | busy ]

KWLT announces

AUDITIONS AND PRODUCTION CALL

What: Captain Hook's Revenge by Richard Coleman

Where: University of Waterloo - Room Confirmed - AL 105 (Arts Lecture Hall, Room 105)

When: September 22, 23, 24, 2008, 7-10pm

You do not need to show up each night, however we may hold call-backs.

Who: We are looking for Actors, Technicians, and Production staff (publicity, front of house, and general production). The cast has a wide range of ages available, starting at 18 and up.

How: Prepared audition pieces are not required. Come in comfortable clothes and be prepared to also provide a singing & stage combat audition.

In this new take on the classic tale of Peter Pan, Captain Hook plots his revenge against the young boy with the help of his crew of enthusiastic but inept pirates. With the help of the Lost Girls and
other Neverland locals, Peter has to find a new wife for the chief of the Neverland tribe, a mother for the Lost Girls, and save his new English friends from Captain Hook's fury.

Captain Hook's Revenge is a traditional English Pantomime. An English tradition for the Christmas season, Pantomime involves wild plots, memorable characters in colourful costumes, song and dance. Brave
heroes and crafty villains, knock-knock jokes and lewd humour all combine to make Pantomime fun and friendly for the whole family to enjoy. Audience participation is strongly encouraged – lest ye walk the plank!

Produced by arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts

Performances Dates: Friday, December 5th and 12th at 8pm & Saturday, December 6th and 13th at 2pm and at 7pm

For more information, please contact: Josh Hoey, Director, joshhoey@alumni.uwaterloo.ca or the_nita, Producer, akilgour@gmail.com

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KWLT Presents Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose [11 Sep 2008|04:19pm]

the_nita
[ mood | busy ]

KWLT proudly presents

Twelve Angry Men by Reginald Rose
at the Registry Theatre

12 Angry Men, written by Reginald Rose, is a play that deals with the issues of justice, prejudice, group dynamics and the presumption of innocence.

The story, taking place during the 1950s, begins after closing arguments have been presented in a homicide case. Twelve men must unanimously decide on a verdict of 'guilty' or 'not guilty'. The show takes place in the jury room, as the twelve men deliberate the case of a young man accused of the murder of his father. Throughout the
deliberation, tensions rise, facts are examined, motives and questions, and the truth comes out, not just within the confines of the case at hand, but also from within the
various jurors themselves.

12 Angry Men was originally written as a television screenplay as was broadcast on CBS in 1954. In 1957, the film was adapted into a star-studded film starring Henry Fonda. The film was nominated for three academy awards. The film was recently announced as the second best courtroom drama in film history by the American Film
Institute.

Other famous remakes of this show include a 1997 television version starring Jack Lemon, and a 2007 successful run on broadway starring Richard Thomas and George Wendt.

The cast (and crew) of this production of 12 Angry Men are volunteer, amateur thespians from the region of Waterloo. The cast promises to delivery an emotional, impactful and memorable show.

KWLT proudly presents this classic courtroom drama

Produced by Special Arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

Performances Dates: October 23-25, 30, 31 and Novmeber 1, 2008. All shows 8pm.

Where: The Registry Theatre, 122 Frederick St., Kitchener, ON N2H 2L9

Tickets: $15, $10 for KWLT members
Group & Eyego rates available
For tickets, please contact 519-886-0660 or email boxoffice@kwlt.org
For credit card purchases, please contact 519-579-1570 or
boxoffice@centre-square.com

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Entertainment, dinner, and supporting your local theatre! [03 Sep 2008|07:41am]

the_nita
[ mood | busy ]

Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre, in coordination with Battle of the Bards, presents the first annual KWLT Fundraising dinner

An evening of good food, entertainment and music, with all funds raised going towards the Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre for the rebuilding of it's theatre.

Bards and KWLT, working together with the Castle on King, are offering a night of good food, live entertainment and a chance to do something for the local arts community. Tickets for this evening are $60 each, with a tax receipt for $30. Want to make sure you sit with your friends? We have a number of sizes of tables available, with a table of 4 costing $200.

Doors will open at 5:30 on October 6, with things kicking off at 6pm. Dinner will be at the Castle; where great beer and fantastic food find good friends. An old style restaurant and pub with a modern outlook and a relaxed atmosphere, the Castle is famous for their beer, serving only the finest ales and lagers from select Ontario microbreweries and specialty imports from around the world. It's a unique beer experience for the true connoisseur, and the food matches the excellence in the beer, giving a unique style and vibrancy you won't find anywhere else.

Kitchener-Waterloo Little Theatre has presented live community theatre in KW for over 75 years. Setting itself apart from the rest of the theatre community, KWLT is an an entry point to anyone interested in the theatre experience. KWLT opens its doors to new inexperienced actors and directors and produces locally written shows. A large number of people involved with KWLT in any given year are enjoying their first acting experience.

On July19th, 2002 our theatre burned to the ground. In just over 15 hours, portions of our 75 year history were destroyed forever. Since then, we have been working through volunteer efforts and donations towards being able to move back into our home theatre. Current estimates with our Rebuild Manager, Chris Rovers, puts the day we can reopen at 9 Princess St. E. in next spring. We've worked hard to get to this point but we know we couldn't have made it without the support of our community.

Since 2002, Battle of the Bards has provided a venue for performers in the Waterloo Region to showcase their skills and talents in friendly competition. In 2008, the Battle of the Bards team began organizing fundraisers for not-for-profit groups that lack the resources to produce their own events. Through these functions, Battle of the Bards hopes to enhance the profile of amateur artistry and entertainment while giving back to our community. Contact us to arrange a Battle of the Bards show on behalf of your organization.

To order tickets, please contact the KWLT Box Office at boxoffice@kwlt.org.

Please check KWLT's website, www.kwlt.org, for updates regarding performers and other news.

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