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Actress explores human heart in new TIFT play in Barrie – Barrie Advance – Nov 3, 2014

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Nov 03, 2014 - Barrie AdvanceBy Laurie WattIn Talk Is Free Theatre’s season-opening play, Vigil, Jenny Phipps brings humour and some insight into human relationships as an elderly aunt.In one way, it’s not too far from where Phipps began, at age 10, in the middle of the Second World War.Along w ...
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Duo prepping parodies to entertain you in Barrie – Barrie Advance – Sept 5, 2014

Barrie AdvanceBy  Laurie WattIt’s tough to get serious with Bowser and Blue.In a telephone interview one Tuesday afternoon, George Bowser and Rick Blue just couldn’t stop the jokes, one-liners and comical observations about life in Canada.“We’ve been playing together since 1978. We’re st ...
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Barrie comedy fest expands laughs, keys in on Canada

Jul 18, 2014 -  Barrie AdvanceBy  Laurie WattCanada’s known for comedy and for Talk is Free Theatre artistic producer Arkady Spivak, it’s a tool to help us get to know ourselves.“I want to look at what Canada is and comedy is its national anthem,” said Spivak, who is producing the second ...
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Talk Is Free Theatre in Barrie offering new adult acting classes

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Photo of Talk Is Free Theatre's new education director Robbie Woods.By Susan Doolan, Special to QMI AgencyThe Barrie Examiner - Tuesday, April 29, 2014 1:07:20 EDT PMTalk Is Free Theatre is launching a new adult acting class along with its spring programming for children and youth.At the helm is th ...
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Barrie comedy fest enlists Majumder and McCulloch

Photo of Shaun MajumderBarrie AdvanceApril 24, 2014ByLeigh Blenkhorn The Barrie International Comedy Festival is back and it’s bringing top Canadian comedians to town.The festival has announced the lineup for this year’s event, which runs Sept. 17 to 21.Tickets for the three-show package will be ...
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TIFT brings emotional musical to Barrie – Barrie Advance – April 4, 2014

Photo Submitted by David Cooper -Daren Herbert (Floyd Collins), Krystin Pellerin (Nellie Collins) and Michael Torontow (Homer Collins) star in Talk is Free Theatre’s production of Floyd Collins, on stage at the Mady Centre April 10 to 19. Barrie Advance - April 4, 2014By  Leigh BlenkhornDaren H ...
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Vaudeville returns to the stage in Barrie – Barrie Advance – March 11, 2014

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Photo submitted by Jonathan TanMar 11, 2014 Barrie AdvanceBy  Leigh Blenkhorn Wesley J. Colford wrote the book, music and lyrics for The Wakowski Bros – A Canadian Vaudeville, on stage at the Mady Centre March 20 to 29.Growing up in Cape Breton, Wesley J. Colford knew all about the Vogue Theat ...
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TIFT show brings touch of vaudeville to Barrie – The Barrie Examiner – March 19, 2014

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Photo from Barrie Examiner of Carson Nattrass, Jennifer Lyon and Eddie Glenn.Wednesday, March 19, 2014 7:39:41 EDT PMBy Susan DoolanCarson Nattrass is happy to be back in Barrie, co-starring in the Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) production of The Wakowski Brothers, a Canadian Vaudeville which opens on ...
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Beat stage fright with TIFT classes – Barrie Advance

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 Jan 31, 2014Barrie Advance By  Leigh BlenkhornIt’s not just for kids anymore.Talk is Free Theatre (TIFT) is expanding its education programs to offer classes for teens and adults.“We held our first adult improv class during the Barrie International Comedy Festival in September and we had an ...
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The Last of Romeo and Juliet: A love story that’s truly ageless – The Globe and Mail – Jan 03, 2014

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The Last of Romeo and Juliet: A love story that’s truly ageless J. KELLY NESTRUCKThe Globe and MailPublished Friday, Jan. 03 2014, 5:00 PM ESTNurse: Gentleman, can any of you tell me where I may find the young Romeo?Romeo: I can tell you; but young Romeo will be older when you have found him than ...
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