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Arts & Culture

Posted by auroracitizen on February 3, 2009

One of our readers asked about the Arts and Culture scene here in Aurora and suggested it as a great topic. Thanks for the suggestion.

What’s going on at Theatre Aurora this winter? Has anyone been to the Dinner Theatre at the HoJo? Does anyone care to share any news or reviews?

What arts and culture events or groups are active? Let us know what is going on and what is a don’t miss event.

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11 Responses to “Arts & Culture”

  1. Anonymous said

    About the play at the Howard Johnson – it’s in today’s paper and it’s advertised as containing mature language…but there’s no mention of ‘graphic language’.

    They’ve also listed that you can go there for VALENINTE’S Day. (Their spelling, not mine).

    Maybe they need to hire a PR rep to proof their stuff before they make up flyers etc… although, would advertising graphic language bring MORE people in, or fewer?

  2. Evelyn Buck said

    It’s great to have dinner theatre here. I don’t get to it as much as I would like. It’s not something you can do on your own

    Theatre Aurora has been a great addition to the social and cutural life of the town.
    We have enjoyed the talents of excellent actors over the years. People who could never have an opportunity to make a living at their craft yet do as well as any professional on Toronto stage.

    Aurora’s not alone in that but we have provided the opportunity for many talented people to excel and entertain us. A play is nothing without an audience.

    But to tell the truth the name of the play Aurora Theatre is showing right now, doesn’t appeal to me either.

  3. Anonymous said

    To each her own, but I don’t think I would have enjoyed the show either.

    I wonder what the general opinion of the audience was. If it wasn’t positive, I feel bad for the cast and crew.

  4. Evelyn Buck said

    My son mentioned that movie to me. He thought it was weird.Of course I’ve seen reference to the theme before. I don’t live in a bubble.

    And don’t misunderstand me. When we left the theatre.we did so quietly and in the dark. We were the only ones who did.Obviously others were enjoying the show. We didn’t.

    I didn’t make my comments in a letter to the editor. That would be really damaging.And we are having a civil discussion about it. That can’t be a bad thing.

  5. Anonymous said

    Ms. Buck perhaps you would like to check out Gene Wilder’s poignantly humorous piece on man-sheep connectedness.
    It’s a classic work.

    http://www.poetv.com/video.php?vid=41159

    You will probably see how much the author of Romantic Fools borrowed from the old classic.

  6. Evelyn Buck said

    At my age, I am probably more familiar than most with Monty Python.Marx Brothers and Vaudeville humour.

    I cant say I recall bestiality featuring to any great extent in any of that genre.

    I appreciated the invitation and I looked forward to the evening.I am sorry to have been disappointed but glad I didn’t spend $80.

  7. Anonymous said

    Evelyn Buck,
    I’m wondering if the person who invited you gave you this information. Perhaps they weren’t aware of your tastes.

    Romantic Fools
    a comic vaudeville
    by Rich Orloff

    GENRE Comedy
    LENGTH Full-length, 90-120 minutes
    CAST 1 female, 1 male
    SET Unit set.
    NOTES Adult language and content

    Romantic Fools consists of 12 two-character comedies examining love,lust, dating, and romance — from a date with a caveman (Find Me a Primitive Man) to the joys of dull sex (One Man’s Secret Desire) to the surprise frustrations of having a perfect mate (The Stepford Guy).
    With influences of Monty Python, Saturday Night Live, Jules Feiffer, the Marx Brothers, and classic vaudeville comedy, these sketches vary
    in style but all celebrate the inherent comedy of male-female relationships.

  8. Anonymous said

    “I left when the lights went down after the scene where the wife was complaining about the husband cheating on her with a sheep.”

    OMG!!

  9. Evelyn Buck said

    I received an invitation to dinner and the play at ho-jo last Friday.

    The dinner was excelent.The play not so much. Now everyone knows how old I am. But I am not narrow-minded. I am aware of how stressful it is for the players on the first night of any production.

    I left when the lights went down after the scene where the wife was complaining about the husband cheating on her with a sheep.

    The players did a valiant job at their craft.

    The play was the thing

  10. StephanieAllen said

    Wow, I didn’t know about that! Thank you Geoffrey, I’m really glad you posted it.

  11. Geoffrey Dawe said

    Did you know that Aurora boasts its own Film Circuit? 8 times a year we show critically-acclaimed Canadian and International Films.

    Our subscriptions are sold out for 2009, but single tickets are availble (on a limited basis) from both the Library and R&R Revisited.

    Check our website http://afc.library.aurora.on.ca/ for more information.

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