Fringe Preview Roundup

Keystone Theatre’s Gold Fever has been mentioned in a few Fringe Previews:

Make sure you check out Gold Fever at The Toronto Fringe!

The Last Man on Earth, Reviewed by Toronto Stage

Director Ginette Mohr has her sights set on funny in a presentation that’s every bit a cerebral awakening as it is smartly amusing and wondrously thoughtful. Relying on 2 black wooden cubes, 4 cream topped pies, and 5 performers, it’s slick, silly and stirring.

That’s because there really are no limitations to this physically imaginative slice of stage heaven. A dash of conflict, a splash of romance and a heap of comical intrigue keeps minds young and old firmly fixed to the unfolding storyline.

Read the full review!

The Last Man on Earth, Reviewed by Burke Campbell

It’s rare to watch an adult audience break into spontaneous applause throughout a play, like kids having too much fun to act like grown-ups. But that’s what Keystone Theatre‘s style does to people. You get to enjoy a good old-fashioned melodrama made specifically for the stage, and presented with such physical panache, the audience hardly notices there’s no dialogue.

Read the full review here!

Put on your Fancy Pants!


Award winning Keystone Theatre invites you to Put on your Fancy Pants and join them for An Evening of Musical Mayhem and Vaudevillian Shenanigans in support of their ongoing theatrical pursuits.


Sunday, March 23rd
(doors open at 6:30pm)
The Wychwood Theatre
76 Wychwood Avenue

($28 students/arts workers)

This unique evening of cabaret style entertainment brings together some of Canada’s most amazing musical theatre performers FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!!

Performers Include:

  • Adam Brazier – Rocky Horror Picture Show – CanStage
  • Mark Cassius – The Musical of Musicals – Mirvish
  • Lisa Horner – Les Miserables – Mirvish
  • Jeff Madden – Jersey Boys – DanCap
  • Rebecca Perry – Songbook Series – Theatre Passe Muraille
  • Sarah Strange – Tweed: A New Musical – IANA Theatre Company
  • Michael Therriault – Fiddler on the Roof – Broadway
  • Jennifer Waiser – The Pirate Queen – Broadway
  • Alison Smyth - The Jersey Boys – DanCap

Musical Accompaniment by:

  • David Atkinson – London Road – CanStage

Hosted by Canadian Comedy Award winner Chris Gibbs this evening will combine fabulous musical performances with Keystone Theatre’s iconic silent film inspired performance style and even a silent film with live accompaniment.  There will be an opportunity to mix and mingle with the performers while enjoying nibbles, a cash bar and perusing the silent auction.

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Keystone Theatre is an independent theatre company dedicated to creating new and original plays in the style of silent film.

Max the Mutt – Character sketching

Last month, Keystone Theatre visited Max the Mutt, College of Animation, Art and Design and posed for some character drawing, with characters from The Last Man on Earth.

One of the students, Nick Kester, was good enough to share some of his sketches from the afternoon with us, and we’re excited to share them with you.

Contest Announcement

We’re announcing a contest in support of our current IndieGoGo campaign. Starting today we’re asking you to share our campaign with your network, and we have prizes for the people who get the most people to check out our campaign.

To the person who gets the most people to visit to our indieGoGo campaign, we’ll give a Keystone Theatre gift bag, containing:
– 1 “Sigh” pin
– 1 5-pack of greeting cards,
– 1 Keystone Theatre calendar
– 1 “Sigh” mug

But that’s not all! To the person who’s visitors donate the most money to our campaign, we’ll give you:
– 1 “Sigh” pin
– 1 5-pack of greeting cards,
– 1 Keystone Theatre calendar
– 1 “Sigh” mug
– 1 “Sigh” T-shirt
– 2 tickets to the performance of your choice (subject to availability) of The Last Man on Earth in April 2014

Here’s how to participate: Login or create an account at, then go to our campaign Give Keystone Theatre for the Holidays. Directly under our intro video, you’ll see the indieGoGo sharing tools. They look like this:


Copy the link beside Share This Campaign, and use it to share on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, your blog, or where ever. If you are logged into IndieGoGo when you get the link, we will be able to see how many people you bring to our campaign, and how much money the people you’ve brought our way have donated. Remember: you have to be logged in when you get that link for us to see this.

Contest closes December 7th, 2013.