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Luba Goy Coming to Barrie – Barrie Advance, January 14, 2015

Barrie Advance - Jan 14, 2015By Laurie WattBARRIE- The Royal Canadian Air Farce’s Luba Goy will be in Barrie in April – and that’s no joke.She will be here for an April 14 at the Georgian Theatre, a Barrie International Comedy Festival special presentation.The comedienne is best known for bei ...
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Barrie series host receives theatre award – Barrie Advance – Dec 4, 2014

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Barrie Advance - December 4, 2014By Laurie WattIlluminating Conversations creator and host Beth Foster is having the light shine on her.Now also a co-producer, she’s been working behind the scenes for nine years and for her commitment, Talk Is Free Theatre honoured her with the J.F. Anderson Award ...
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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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