No Sweetheart RequiredRegan Macaulay
TORONTO, January 20, 2009 – Grab a friend, grab your ex, grab your mom or grab your sweetheart and head to No Sweetheart Required this February – a cabaret evening of short and sassy comedies and musical interludes featuring performers such as David Hein (co-creator of My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding), First Nations mezzo soprano Marion Newman, comedians June Morrow and Liam Doherty, and musical and jazz veteran Bremner Duthie. The show’s theme is “Love…or the lack thereof” and it’s presented at Whistler’s Grille and Café, 995 Broadview Avenue at Pottery Road, from February 9 – 14 at 8 p.m. Call 416-653-5870 to book your tickets!
Billed as the budget-conscious Valentine’s alternative for people with or without sweethearts, No Sweetheart Required features four sassy, short plays interspersed with comedic and musical interludes. Laugh out loud to Waxing Lyrical by Brenda Somers, starring Lindsay Empringham; join Doug’s Party by Brent Barkley, featuring Greg Corkum, Elisabeth Feltaous, Derek Perks and Michael Posthumus; delight in the rivalries exposed in Flowers by RJ Downes, featuring Erin Jones and Greg Corkum; and watch the sparks fly in Nice To Meet You by Yael Sirlin, featuring Adam Brooks and Sarah Campbell. Directors include Pat McCarthy, Blake Thorne, Anne Harper and Barbara LaRose.
"You never know what you’ll experience at No Sweetheart Required – I played some new songs at NSR 2009, and later that year they were in a Mirvish musical! Can’t wait to come back this year!” – David Hein, co-creator, My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding.
Tickets for the show are $20, with a “Sweet Deal” of $10 offered on February 9th, and can be reserved by calling (416) 653-5870. Reservations for dinner at Whistler’s Grille and Cafe can be made by calling (416) 421-1344. No Sweetheart Required is a licensed event!