With Toronto’s annual Pride Week just around the corner (officially Pride starts Friday June 22) there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy some rainbow-hued theatre.
First up — flight attendant and comedienne Pam Ann flies (most likely literally) into Panasonic Theatre for a three-show stint of her new show: Around the World, starting June 21. A bit of a cult figure — Pam Ann brings her campy over-the-top performance, complete with stewardess uniform and beehive hair, to Canada where she’ll hilariously skewer air travel amongst other fabulousness. Vampy Pam Ann is the alter ego of Aussie comedienne Caroline Reid.
Toronto’s Rob Salerno revives his rather infamous fringe play: F-cking Stephen Harper, for one night only on June 28 at the Flying Beaver Pubaret. The lewdly named play tracks Rob Salerno’s attempts to cover Prime Minister Stephen Harper during the 2008 federal election.
Lastly Village stalwart theatre Buddies in Bad Times has filled their entire June schedule with Pride-related events. Highlights from the next week include Fire(Crotch) Sale the final cabaret performance from comedian Shawn Hitchens. Pride Week at Buddies culminates with the 12th annual Homo Night in Canada, a Pride weekend tradition that brings the best in queer comedy together on one stage for a night of self-described “high-shticking”.
And with more puns than you can shake a fist at, a happy pride to all.
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