Deceptively dark, no matter which holiday it applies to In the pop culture vortex, Tim Burton is a name that brings to mind images of zombie brides, Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, and Jack Nicholson’s Joker. The Nightmare Before Christmas was Burton’s first mainstream animation success, and has since become a cult classic, especially since […]

A poignant, highly satirized look at the world of overachievers “Politics isn’t about policies – a candidate is elected on a story.” If you had to guess which punchy political drama’s charismatic lead this line came from, you probably wouldn’t choose The Politician’s Payton Hobart, a high schooler from a rich family in Santa Barbara […]

A perfect mix of Austen-era aesthetics and modern romance ideals When you hear the words “Jane Austen” or “Pride and Prejudice,” what comes to mind? If you’re anything like me, it’s images of bonnets and of women chasing wealthy husbands. While those elements are in the story of Pride and Prejudice, they are not what […]

Clowning workshop brings sense of play and imagination to Mt. A “Clowns are not mimes, because mimes are liars.” This was one of the many pearls of wisdom dropped on Sunday, Sept. 29, when award-winning director, playwright and actor JB Vanier took over the Motyer-Fancy Theatre and adjacent rehearsal space for the day. Vanier works […]

MFT season launch promises season with inclusion, community at the centre Walking into the Motyer-Fancy Theatre on the evening of Sept. 16, there’s a buzz of voices in the air. When taking your seat, you’re greeted by friends and faculty alike, all of whom are chatting about their days or commenting on the slideshow that […]

A powerful but unnecessary roar There are some moments in your life that you will never forget. For me, it’s seeing the sun rise over the animated African savannah in the original Lion King, which I first watched on VHS. When Disney announced that they were going to be making a new, updated version using […]