“I heard my dad say ‘Folk songs were the original social media.’ I believe this to be very true. Music will always be important; it is a reflection of who we are, who we were, and gives us the clarity to see who we can become.”
Dr. Ramer is bearded and ascotted while belting a show tune in a local production of The Pirates of Penzance. By day a scientist, by night an actor — this professor is an excellent model for following one’s dreams in a practical, balanced capacity.
The conference’s primary organizer is Stephanie Dreier, whose research examines the link between fairy tales and fantasy. Both genres share a common legacy in educating new generations about the values and traditions of a particular society.
Ramin also hopes to build hype for the product via an online yodeling competition. Participants can enter to win a variety of ski prizes by uploading a video of themselves yodeling to the YodelUp Facebook page.
And although watching The Hobbit or Harry Potter may not feel like a particularly stimulating activity, he says that people may in fact work harder when watching a fantasy movie to develop a sophisticated interpretation.
Pride and Prejudice is a classic that’s had to suffer through a lot of remixes. In the past 20 years, Jane Austen’s classic novel has been turned into a Renee Zellweger vehicle, a musical, a Bollywood musical and a parallel universe zombie epic.
For those who are unfamiliar, Rabbi Loeub explained that Shabbat is the Jewish Sabbath — a day of rest that begins on Friday evening and closes on Saturday night. For those 25 hours, observers refrain from doing any work.
The result is… weird. Although there can be power in using humour to defang taboo subjects, it seems a little unkind to gloss over serious public health issues with box steps and one-liners. Still, there’s a lot to recommend.
The musical is based on the 1983 movie, A Christmas Story, which is itself based on a series of short stories published in the early 1960s by Jean Shepard. En route to the Arts Club Theatre Company, this story has been filtered through several layers of nostalgia, resulting in more than a few elements that feel oddly anachronistic.
Writing papers as an undergraduate can often feel anticlimactic. After spending long weeks on research and writing, the final product often languishes in a file folder (or a Google drive), never to be seen again. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Before there was Youtube, there was television. Before there was television, there was film. And before there was film, there was Eadweard Muybridge, who created the first moving pictures in the 19th century through stop-motion photography.
The movie concludes with Williams’ funeral, and a spontaneous group rendition of the movie’s namesake song, “I Saw the Light”. It’s another moment that would be almost unbearably melodramatic, if it weren’t for the fact that it actually happened.
The result: an adult-sized tricycle/mobile ticket booth, otherwise known as the Arts Ticket Trike.
Each textbook is produced by a single publisher, which means that these publishers can pretty much set their prices as high as they want.
If you like your Canadian politics with a side of jazz hands, then Just Watch Me: A Time Travelling Trudeau Musical might be the Fringe show for you.