Authors Articles by Sam Tweedle

Articles by Sam Tweedle

Sam Tweedle
358 Articles
Sam Tweedle is a former regular contributor to He specialized in reviews of local theatre, as well as other stories about the performing arts community.
A few of the nearly 50 cast members of Arbor Theatre's original production "Real Rad Red Riding Hood", with a public performance on December 12, 2019 at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough. Pictured at a rehearsal in early December are Naomi DuVall as The Forester, Nathan Bertucci as Basher, Aidan Shaughnessy as the Big Bad Wolf, with Ella Smit, Izzy Desjardins, Saffron O'Neil, Logan Michaelis, Saorse MacQuarrie, Molly Beaston, and Zoe Dunaway as the wolf cubs and Riordan MacQuarrie as Mouse. (Photo: Sam Tweedle /

Arbor Theatre’s ‘Real Rad Red Riding Hood’ brings classic fairy tale into the 21st...

Writer and director Em Glasspool's adaptation is fast and fun with strong female characters and contemporary themes.
4th Line Theatre's "The Fool of Cavan: A Christmas Caper" outdoor holiday show in Millbrook channels Nancy Drew and Scooby Doo as a teen detective Joanie Sweetnam (Erin Humphry) and her friends Evie (Sarah Flanigan), Billy (Tristan Peirce), and Eddie (Ryan Tobin) follow the clues to discover the identity of the mysterious Fool of Cavan. (Photo: Wayne Eardley / Brookside Studio)

Only a few tickets left for 4th Line Theatre’s ‘The Fool of Cavan’ Christmas...

Outdoor show begins at St. Thomas Anglican Church and heads out into streets of Millbrook.
Aiden Playford in costume as The Beast in Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School's production of "Beauty and The Beast - The Broadway Musical", which runs for four public performances at the high school's auditorium in Peterborough from December 5 to 7, 2019. (Photo: Sam Tweedle /

Delightful musical ‘Beauty and the Beast’ features powerhouse cast of young performers

High school production of Disney's Broadway hit runs December 5 to 7 at Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School in Peterborough.
Storm the Stage is an annual arts showcase, hosted by local theatre company Enter Stage Right, that features performances from secondary students in the Peterborough and surrounding area. The event, which takes place on November 29, 2019 at the PCVS Auditorium in downtown Peterborough, boasts acts such as singing, dancing, instrumental music, and spoken word, and displays student works of art, photography, and sculpture. Pictured is students in the Kenner Dance Program performing a salsa-inspired partner routine to Chayanne's "Salomé" at Storm the Stage in 2015. (Photo courtesy of Enter Stage Right)

Student performers will ‘Storm the Stage’ at PCVS Auditorium in Peterborough on November 29

Enter Stage Right's annual arts showcase raises funds for the local theatre company's spring musical and scholarship fund.
Marsala Lukianchuk looks out the window of the East City Diner in her role as wise-cracking waitress Kat in Wyatt Lamoureux and Jamie Oxenham's short film noir "Apple Pie, Ice Cream". The film, also stars Terry Convey and Michael Valliant-Saunders as two estranged brothers who have a tense reunion inside the diner (which is actually the East City Coffee Shop in Peterborough). There will be a free premiere screening of the film on November 24, 2019 at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in downtown Peterborough. (Photo courtesy of Wyatt Lamoureux)

Have a slice of intrigue and a scoop of thrills at premiere of short...

Local filmmakers Wyatt Lamoureux and Jamie Oxenham present a free screening of their new film at the Market Hall in Peterborough on November 24
The Precarious2 ArtsWork festival is running in November and December in downtown Peterborough, featuring more than 50 artists creating and presenting new works in theatre, visual art, music, spoken word, literary arts, film, and performance, as well as workshops, artistic mentorships, and panel discussions revolving around the theme of precarity in the arts. The rat masks derive from the first Precarious festival in 2017, when artistic director Kate Story presented "Festivus Rattus 2035", a post-apocalyptic retelling of the Pied Piper of Hamelin as a metaphor for the underpaid and undervalued artist. (Photo: Andy Carroll)

Precarious2 festival celebrates the work of artists while exploring their economic insecurity

Events throughout November and December in downtown Peterborough feature new artistic works along with workshops, panel discussions, and more.
Lyndele Gauci as Rosie, Natalie Dorsett as Donna, and Christie Freeman as Tanya with the cast of "Mamma Mia!" as they perform ABBA's 'Dancing Queen' in the St. James Players production of the hit musical, which runs from November 8 to 16, 2019 at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough. (Photo: Wendy Morgan)

Fun and fabulous ‘Mamma Mia!’ will bring the audience to its feet

St. James Players production of hit ABBA musical runs November 8 to 16 at Showplace Performance Centre in downtown Peterborough.
The contestants of the Peterborough Theatre Guild's production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee", running November 8th to 23rd at the Guild Hall in Peterborough. From left to right: Gillian Kunza as Olive, Meg O'Sullivan as Logainne, Kristen McConnell as Marcy, Andrew Little as Leaf, Rowan Lamoureux as William, and Will Smith as Chip. (Photo: Sam Tweedle /

’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ is spelled D-E-L-I-G-H-T-F-U-L

Peterborough Theatre Guild production of hit Broadway musical comedy runs November 8 to 23.
Toronto-based Afro-Caribbean actor Khadijah Roberts-Abdulla reprises her lead role in the original 2018 Factory Theatre production of Kat Sandler's critically acclaimed play "Bang Bang" during a staged reading presented by New Stages Theatre Company at Market Hall Performing Arts in downtown Peterborough on November 10, 2019. She performs as Lila Hines, a former police officer who shot an unarmed black man and becomes the unwilling subject of a hit play that plays fast and loose with the actual facts. (Publicity photo)

Critically acclaimed explosive dramedy ‘Bang Bang’ comes to Market Hall on November 10

Two actors from original Toronto production will join New Stages Theatre Company's staged reading of Kat Sandler's hit play.
One of the dolls that will be on display at the Creepy Doll Museum at The Theatre on King in downtown Peterborough on October 29 and 30, 2019. The installation features dolls collected by Kathryn Bahun and Ben Hatcher, accompanied by doll stories by local authors Michelle Berry, Devon Code, Sarah Higginson, Mike Pettit, and Matt Snell. (Photo courtesy of Ben Hatcher and Kathryn Bahun)

Spook up your Halloween with a visit to the Creepy Doll Museum in downtown...

Kathryn Bahun and Ben Hatcher's collection of 50 weird discarded dolls on display at The Theatre on King on October 29 and 30.

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