Storefront Theatre had a rough go of it this winter. Oh, sure, we cited it as one of Toronto’s most exciting new indie performance spaces, but a flood in February shut it down for nearly a month, and required extensive repair work. But spring time is a time for renewal, and now that the space is operating again, it’s throwing a Spring Fling party to thank its supporters and community, announce the rest of its 2014 season, and showcase the musical talents of its writers, producers, and actors, including Kat Sandler, Claire Armstrong, Rebecca Perry, and band The Midnight Society.
Ins Choi, the creator, writer, and co-star of the hit family ensemble show Kim’s Convenience, has been busily touring with the cast all winter to Ottawa, Winnipeg, and more. He’s also busy adapting the hit show, which originated at the Toronto Fringe, for film and television projects, but in his spare time, Choi’s also been performing a solo show, Subway Stations of the Cross, as a fundraiser for local homeless shelters. It’s a hour of poetry and music inspired by a homeless man Choi met years ago, and, as with other special performances he’s given, all proceeds will be donated—for this one-night-only show, to the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Musical chameleons Dwayne Gretzky have rocked The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, the soundtrack to Wayne’s World, and much more live in concert. For their return engagement at the Phoenix, the cover band extraordinaire will be playing Songs of the ’90s, with confirmed bands including Nirvana, No Doubt, Alanis Morrissette.