Authors Articles by Sam Tweedle

Articles by Sam Tweedle

Sam Tweedle
274 Articles
Since 2013, Sam Tweedle has been writing as an arts and culture journalist for kawarthaNOW, with special attention to Peterborough's theatrical community. However, his career as an arts writer goes back further via his website Confessions of a Pop Culture Addict where Sam has interviewed some of the entertainment world's most notable and beloved entertainers. Sam's pop culture writing has been featured in The New York Times, Newsweek, The National Post,, Filmfax Magazine and The New Yorker. You can follow Sam on Instagram at sam_tweedle_z where he posts about his four greatest loves: cats, comic books, movies, and records. Sam no longer uses Twitter because, as far as he's concerned, it's no longer a thing.
The unlikely trio of "Shrek: The Musical": Elizabeth Moody as Princess Fiona, Rowan Lamoureaux as Shrek, and Lindsay Barr as Donkey. The St. James Players production of the Tony-nominated musical runs from November 8 to 17 at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Sam Tweedle /

Charming and fun ‘Shrek: The Musical’ contains uplifting message of unity and acceptance

St. James Players family-friendly production runs November 9 to 17 at Showplace in Peterborough.
Fleshy Thud's Ryan Kerr performs in his new play "Unexploded Ordnance" which runs from November 8 to 11, 2018 at The Theatre On King in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Andy Carroll for Public Energy)

Ryan Kerr remembers The Great War with an emotional personal journey in ‘Unexploded Ordnance’

Multimedia storytelling performance runs November 8 to 11 at The Theatre On King in downtown Peterborough.
"Art For Awareness Does Broadway", a musical fundraiser for the local arts collective, takes place on November 3, 2018 at the Market Hall in downtown Peterborough. (Graphic: Art for Awareness)

Beau Dixon and Kate Suhr among 17 performers singing Broadway tunes to support local...

'Art for Awareness Does Broadway' takes place at the Market Hall in Peterborough on November 3.
Dan Smith as Igor, Sarah McNeilly as Inga, and Luke Foster as Fredrick Frankenstein in Ryan Kerr's recreatinn of the 1974 Mel Brooks' cult classic "Young Frankenstein", running from October 25 to 27, 2018 at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

Walk this way … to see ‘Young Frankenstein’ at The Theatre on King

Ryan Kerr's recreation of classic 1974 Mel Brooks horror film spoof runs October 25 to 27 in downtown Peterborough.
Herbie Barnes as Arthur Copper and Tracey Hoyt as Maureen Poole in the original Tarragon Theatre production of "Cottagers and Indians", Drew Hayden Taylor's light-hearted exploration of the real-life conflict between cottagers objecting to the production of wild rice in Pigeon Lake by James Whetung of Curve Lake First Nation. Barnes will reprise his role, with Brooke Johnson taking on the role of Maureen, in the touring version of the play, which will be performed at Curve Lake First Nation, Bobcaygeon, and Peterborough in October and November. (Photo: Cylla von Tiedemann)

Tarragon Theatre production of ‘Cottagers and Indians’ coming to the Kawarthas

Drew Hayden Taylor's light-hearted play about wild rice controversy to be performed in Curve Lake First Nation, Bobcaygeon, and Peterborough.
The cast of "Evil Dead The Musical" during a preview performance. The gory musical comedy returns to the Market Hall in downtown Peterborough for four performances from October 11 to 13. (Photo: Sam Tweedle /

Music and comedy … and demons and blood .. return to the Market Hall...

Killer Tree Productions remounts 'Evil Dead The Musical' from October 11 to 13.
Anwen O'Driscoll as Catherine Llewellyn, Anthony Jackson as Robert Llewellyn, and David Draper as Harold Dobbs in Lindsay Little Theatre's production of David Auburn's award-winning drama "Proof". Directed by Altaire Gural, the play also starts Ellen Giddings as Claire Llewellyn. It runs October 12, 13, 19 and 20 at Lindsay Little Theatre in Lindsay. (Photo: Sam Tweedle /

Fantastic cast and experienced director a winning formula in ‘Proof’

Lindsay Little Theatre's production of award-winning play runs for two weekends in October.
An early make-up test of Rowan Lamoureux as Shrek and Lindsay Barr as Donkey in the St. James Players' production of "Shrek: The Musical", which runs from November 9 to 17 at Showplace Performance Centre in Peterborough. (Photo: St. James Players)

The world’s most famous mean green ogre comes to Peterborough in November

St. James Players presents the family-friendly 'Shrek: The Musical' from November 9 to 17 at Showplace Performance Centre,
Em Glasspool performing in their new work "Wreck Wee Em", which explores the artist's personal experiences with mental illness, trauma, and addiction. The show runs for four performances from September 27 to 30, 2018 at Evans Contemporary in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

‘Wreck Wee Em’ explores Em Glasspool’s personal experience with addiction, abuse, and mental illness

Brave and heavy-hitting show runs from September 27 to 30 at Evan's Contemporary in Peterborough.
Planet 12 Productions is recreating the first four episodes of the obscure 1977 Saturday morning live-action kids' television series "Space Academy" at The Theatre On King in downtown Peterborough this fall. The original cast of the series, pictured here, included Jonathan Harris (best known for playing Dr. Zachary Smith in the original "Lost in Space") as Commander Gampu, a role that will be performed by Adam Martignetti. (Photo: Filmation / CBS)

Planet 12 Productions pays homage to 1970s-era Saturday morning TV with ‘Space Academy’

First of four-episode series runs for one night only at The Theatre On King on September 28.

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