Authors Articles by Sam Tweedle

Articles by Sam Tweedle

Sam Tweedle
239 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 cast of Enter Stage Right's original production "After the Battle", which runs from April 25 to 28 at the PCVS Auditorium in Peterborough. From left to right, back to front: Taite Cullen as The Wave, Isaac Martin as The Bureaucrat, Britney Burton as Madison Clark, Joel Alexander as The Guy in the Mask, Lydia Etherington as The Get It Girl, Elen Gaqollari as Masterplan, Amy Daye as Eye Candy, Ceilidh Peters, Katey Cliff, Shayne Fertile, Lena Ross as Appleonia, Antje Kroes as The Multi-Purpose Marauder, Jordan de Groot as The Gooch. and Lauren Wilson as Snitchy. (Photo: Sam Tweedle /

What does a superhero do when there are no battles left to fight?

Youth theatre company Enter Stage Right presents 'After the Battle' at PCVS Auditorium in Peterborough April 25 to 28.
New Stages Theatre Company is presenting a staged reading of Tony Kushner's award-winning play in two parts, with "Part One: Millenium Approaches" on Sunday, April 22 at the Market Hall in Peterborough. "Part Two: Perestroika" will be staged on Sunday, May 27th, also at the Market Hall. (Graphic: New Stages)

Staged reading of award-winning ‘Angels in America’ on April 22 and May 27

New Stages brings Tony Kushner's masterpiece to Peterborough's Market Hall in two parts.
You never know what you'll find or who you'll meet at Peterborough Comic Con. Organized by Pop Culture Culture, the family-friendly convention returns to Peterborough for a second year on April 22, 2018. (Photo: Sam Tweedle)

Comics fans, assemble!

Pop Culture Canada returns to the Evinrude Centre with the second Peterborough Comic Con and some big-name guests on April 22.
Musician and actor Lindsay Barr performs the hits of Janis Joplin and recreates key moments in iconic 1960s singer's tragic life in "A Musical Journey with Janis Joplin" at Peterborough's Market Hall on April 13, 2018. She will then take on the role of Captain Hook in the St. James Players production of "eter Pan: A Musical Adventure" from April 27 to 29, 2018. (Photo: Denis Goggin)

Lindsay Barr shares a piece of her heart in two new shows in April

Well-known Peterborough musician turned actor performs as Janis Joplin and then as Captain Hook.
An acronym of the first names of its six members, LLAADS is a new Peterborough comedy troupe featuring Lindsay Unterlander, Adam Wilkinson, Luke Foster, Dan Smith, and Sarah McNeilly (the second "A", Adam Martignetti, is behind the camera). LLAADS' inaugural show is at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough on March 31, 2018. (Photo: Adam Martignetti)

LLAADS is bringing sketch comedy back to the Peterborough stage

Luke Foster, Lindsay Unterlander, Adam Martignetti, Adam Wilkinson, Dan Smith, and Sarah McNeilly perform at The Theatre on King on March 31.
Real-life married couple Tamara Bick and Drew Antzis are developing a new version of their comedic and interactive 'Settle This Thing' relationship stage show at The Theatre on King in Peterborough over the next three months, in preparation for shows at the Montreal, Toronto, and Chicago Fringe Festivals this summer. (Photo: Sam Tweedle /

Peterborough’s ‘Settle This Thing’ heading to three Fringe Festivals this summer

Tamara Bick and Drew Antzis developing a new version of their relationship comedy stage show at The Theatre On King.
Brandon Remmelgas as Quasimodo and Rowan Lamoureux as Claude Frollo in the Anne Shirley Theatre Company production of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", a musical based on Victor Hugo's 1831 novel and the 1996 Disney animated film. The production runs from March 9 to 17 at Peterborough's Market Hall. (Photo: Sam Tweedle /

Musical tells tragic tale of The Hunchback of Notre Dame

Anne Shirley Theatre Company production runs from March 9 to 17 at Peterborough's Market Hall.
Norm Foster, Canada's most produced playwright and one of the most prolific, stars in his 2015 play 'Jonas and Barry in the Home' at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope from April 10 to 22, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Norm Foster)

An interview with Norm Foster, Canada’s most produced playwright

Foster stars in his play 'Jonas and Barry in the Home' at the Capitol Theatre in Port Hope in April.
"Nobody asked for this." Peterborough comedian and performer Dave Cave will sing Lindsay Lohan's 2004 album 'Speak" in its entirety at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough. (Photo courtesy of Dave Cave)

Comedian Dave Cave revisits Lindsay Lohan’s musical career

'Lindsay Lohan's Speak: A Classic Album Comes to Life' runs March 1 to 3 at Peterborough's The Theatre on King.
"The Musical of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Concert" features 13 performers singing sones from all 16 shows written by Andrew Lloyd Webber during his career, including from hit shows like "Cats" (as shown here in the 2015 Peterborough Theatre Guild production) as well as more obscure productions like 2015's "The Likes of Us". Tickets are still available for the one-night-only performance on February 23, 2018 at Showplace Performance Centre. (Photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Musical tribute celebrates theatrical legend Andrew Lloyd Webber

'The Musicals of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Concert' runs for one night only at Showplace in Peterborough on February 23.

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