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The Inadequate Life

Dec 6, 2016

Seán Cullen was regular on the Tonight Show and he's appeared on stages in Chicago, Toronto and at the Stratford Festival. He writes books for young readers, his "Hamish X and The Cheese Pirates," won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile Crime Book.

Plus he has a podcast, the Seanpod, and with all that going on...


Nov 11, 2016

Ross Petty is one of Canada's most successful and enduring theatrical impresarios.

For the past 20 years he’s been producing family musicals at Toronto’s historic Elgin theatre.

The shows are in the tradition of the British holiday Pantomime, where actors ad lib and the audience interacts with the antics...


Nov 11, 2016

Naomi went from dreaming about doing the works of Shakespeare and Shaw to abandoning the theatre classics for The Second City.

These days you might recognize Naomi from her role in the hit comedy TV show “Mr.D” where she plays Bobbi the gym teacher.

And in the theatre and comedy community she’s well respected as...


Oct 25, 2016

Susan is best know for playing Fantine in "Les Miserables" on Broadway and with the first international tour.

Susan shares some of the techniques she used to play one of the most celebrated parts in musical theatre.

We also discuss the time, early in her career, Susan lost a job as a cruise ship entertainer. as well...


Oct 10, 2016

"Kim's Convenience," a play by Ins Choi, debuted at the 2011 Toronto Fringe Festival where Ins both directed and acted.

Today it's one of Canada's most successful theatrical works, with productions across Canada and in New York.

The CBC TV show, based on the play, launched in 2016 and has been renewed for a third...