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    Streetcar Crowsnest set to open in Toronto’s east end

    Tuesday, 10 January 2017 16:51

    Written by Mark Wigmore

    Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore speaks to Crow’s Theatre Artistic Director and proud Toronto East Ender Chris Abraham on the unveiling of Streetcar Crowsnest & season opener “The Wedding Party”.

    Toronto’s East End has always been in the shadow of its big theatre brother in the west, but that’s about to change; in a big way.

    Streetcar Crowsnest is brand new venue for the performing arts and it arrives via a collaboration between the historic Crow’s Theatre company, and posh loft and boutique hotel developers, Streetcar. The multimillion dollar facility is set to open to the public Thursday January 12th after years of planning and 9 months of construction.


    Cracking the Streetcar Crowsnest doors coincides with the first production being offered as part of Crow’s 34th season. “The Wedding Party”, is a rollicking comedy that features a slew of top drawer actors, portraying the families of the bride and groom in question. The World premiere staging was created by award winning writer and actor Kristen Thomson.

    East Ender and Crow’s Artistic Director Chris Abraham joined Mark Wigmore in the JAZZ.FM91 studios to talk about “The Wedding Party”, and his new theatre home at Carlaw and Dundas.



    The Crow’s Theatre season continues in February with the docu-theatre piece “Freedom Singer”, exploring the music of the Underground Railroad. Then in April, something from Chris Abraham and Torquil Campbell, the prolific frontman from the Montreal Pop act “Stars”. To learn more about Crow’s Theatre and Streetcar Crowsnest at 345 Carlaw Avenue, at the corner Dundas, it’s crowstheatre.com.

    Senior Arts Editor Mark Wigmore is heard at 8:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on weekdays during the JAZZ.FM91 Arts Report. And don’t miss his arts and culture interview and entertainment magazine program, Arts Toronto, Sundays between 8-9 a.m.

    To get in touch with Mark it’s mwigmore@jazz.fm.



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