Tag: Daren A. Herbert


The Wild Party wins at the Doras!

Once again, the Toronto theatre, dance, and opera community gathered to celebrate all the great work made over the past year at the annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards!

We had a whopping 8 nominations (!) in the Musical Theatre Division for our production of The Wild Party this past winter and were lucky enough to see two of our colleagues walk up on stage and give their thanks. Watch the speeches from actor Daren A. Herbert and choreography Stephanie Graham below! More


Morro and Jasp: In Defence of Harmless Clowns Everywhere

Beloved Toronto clown duo Morro & Jasp routinely spread joy and fun around the city with their adventures and antics in cooking, literature, puberty and more. But they also have undertaken a very serious responsibility in the world: defending the name of the clown against scary, mean stereotypes (just like Burrs from The Wild Party, who plays a clown on stage but has a much more sinister presence at home). The following is a response from Morro & Jasp regarding a recent story about the rise of “evil clowns.” More


Six surprising facts about our Wild Party

Another show, another opening. On Friday we put The Wild Party in front of an audience for the first time. I feel that usual combination of excitement and terror. Mostly though, I’m just delighted to share this massive show and its incredible cast with Toronto.

The Wild Party itself has a dramatic history: the original 1928 poem was nationally banned for its risque content, and two different musicals inspired by the poem, both called The Wild Party, both opened in New York City in 2000 (considered to be the first time in Broadway history that’s ever happened). As such, I thought it appropriate to share a few little known – and hopefully interesting – facts about our production of The Wild Party and its own unusual and winding path to arrive at the Berkeley Theatre stage. More