Thursday, December 26, 2013

Evil Dead the Musical Viewing 13

On December 22, 2013 the Big Smoke took a serious hit by a major ice storm, knocking out power to thousands of homes.  This is my story.

December 21, 2013,

A view of the city before the sun sets.

The city after dark.

Through the night there were flashes of blue and pink.  Suddenly, the power was switched off.  People were in the dark for days.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The transformer exploded sometime in the morning .  There was a large flash and bang.

The trees, power lines, and this No parking sign was coated in ice.

The Traffic lights were out.

This bus shelter was coated in ice too.  A car drove by and a large sheet of ice flew off  the roof.

Evil Dead The Musical Viewing Lucky 13

The Cartoons have a few words to say about the show.

The Randolph Theatre is located inside an old church.  Audience members entered the church through the bell tower.

Rain ponchos can be purchased at the merchandise booth inside the Narthax of the Randolph Theatre.  Rain Gear is a must if you sit in the splatter zone.

After Braving the Ice Storm,  This was the result of splattering #12.  I was in Row D Seat 24.  at Intermission, I was lucky to move up to Row B Seat #13 and got fully bathed in Deadite Blood.

A closeup shot after Viewing Lucky 13.


Join us at the Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario

Details can be found at

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Happy Opening of Sleeping Beauty

The On Stage Performance Group Presents:

Sleeping Beauty

Mady Centre for the Performing Arts
1 Dunlop Street W, Barrie, ON

Thank you for coming out!

EVS Talk. Sleeping Beauty Review by Philip on GoAnimate

Tickets are now on sale

All seats are $20.00

Book a group of 10 or more and get in for $15.00

Tickets can be purchased online at

Tickets can be purchased by phone by calling the uptown box office at 705-739-4228

Last but not least, Purchase in person at the Uptown Box Office, Located within the walls of the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street W, Barrie, ON

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The Sneeze

November 28 - December 7, 2013

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sleeping Beauty, Nov 13 - 17, 2013

You are Invited!

The On Stage Performance Group Presents:


Opens Tomorrow

November 13 - 17, 2013

Mady Centre for the Performing Arts
1 Dunlop Street W,
Barrie, Ontario

Come out to the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts for the On Stage Performance Goup's Production of Sleeping Beauty.  Steve Travers, the Official Town Crier for the City of Barrie will be honoured to be the MC for the show.

EVS Talk, Sleeping Beauty by Philip on GoAnimate


Proper perfect panto! Ben Crocker has transformed the well-loved story of the spellbound sleeping princess into a very funny traditional pantomime. The wicked fairy Carabosse is mightily miffed when she and her naughty feline accomplice Spindleshanks don’t et an invite to the royal christening. Can brave Fairy Peaceful save Princess Aurora from the death spell and keep her safe for her dream prince? And How will the bubbly Queen Mum and cuddly hubby Norbert cope with a very long sleep-over? Spectacle, enchantment, tuneful songs, toe-tapping dances, riotous slapstick and the funniest evil duo ever.

Ticket Information

Single Tickets are $20.00 + Service Fee

Bring a group of 10 or more and get in for $15.00 + Service Fee

Tickets are now on sale at the Uptown Box Office.

Order online at

Call the Uptown Box Office at 705-739-4228

Purchase your tickets in person at the Uptown Box Office, Located within the walls of the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts
1 Dunlop Street W,
Barrie, ON

For more details about the On Stage Performance Group, Check out their Official site at,

Sleeping Beauty Facebook Page 

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Diesel Playhouse, At night October 5, 2013

October 5th, 2013 I paid a visit to the Diesel Playhouse during the 2013 Nuit Blanch Festival.  Since the Diesel Playhouse is closed.  The famous musical, Evil Dead will be taking up residence in the Randolpth Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street, on October 24th, 2013.

Approaching the Diesel Playhouse from King Street W.  

The Diesel Playhouse front

The Bisha Hotel and Residence Ads are illuminated with florescent lights.

Another view of the Diesel Playhouse .  I had great memories within the walls of this theatre.  I got splattered with Deadite Blood and watching the deadites sing Do the Necronomicon.

Happy Halloween!

Evil Dead The Musical Tickets are now on sale

Halloween is a great time for the Resurrection of Evil Dead the Musical.  Tickets details are available at  Tickets can be purchased online at

Enjoy the Show.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Welcome Back, Evil Dead the Musical

Since the House of the Dead that built has been Tron down, Evil Dead the Musical has a new Home, The Randolpth Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontraio.

Fully covered in Deadite Blood, September 4, 2007

A Brief History of The Diesel Playhouse

Evil Dead opened at the Diesel Playhouse in May 2007 and ran until September, 2007. .  In September, 2007 another musical, Jewtopia opened in September, 2007 and ran until November, 2007.  I watched Evil Dead the Musical 12 times at the Diesel Playhouse

On February 14th, 2008, Evil Dead the Musical Re-opened and ran until September 5th, 2008.  In December, 2008 the Diesel Playhouse offically turned out the lights to the Straight No Chasers.

In the Spring of 2009, The Diesel Playhouse was locked forever.  The front doors were chained shut.

In the Summer of 2013, the Diesel Playhouse was demolished to make way for the 41 Storey Bisha Hotel and Residence.  

Tickets on sale for Evil Dead The Musical

Hello Evil Dead Fans, Evil Dead the Musical will be performing at the Randolpth Theatre, 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario  between October 24th and December 31, 2013.

Watch the short video and learn about the full details about Evil Dead.

Evil Dead The Musical by Philip on GoAnimate

Evil Dead Ticket Information

Tickets range from 19.99 - 69.95 + The HST and Service Fees.

Tickets can be purchased online at Ticket or By phone by calling Ticket Master at 1855-985-5000

In Person oe same day tickets at the Randolpth Theatre box Office, 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario

For the Bloody Details, you can log onto

Enjoy The Show!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Happy Birthday Mady Centre

Happy Birthday Dear Mady Centre

The Mady Centre Turned 2 on September 10, 2013

Poly Baker and Bobby Child would like to pass on a birthday greeting for the Mady Centre, Enjoy!

In Celebration of the Mady Centre's Second Birthday.  Please check out the the Barrie International Comedy Festival

September 19 - 21, 2013

Talk is Free Theatre presents:
The Barrie Annual Comedy Festival

Details for the Barrie Comedy Festival can be found at

Enjoy the Celebrations!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Theatre By the bay, 2013 Now comes to a close

Happy Closing of Theatre By The Bay 2013.

The largest fire happened on August, 31, 2013 in Black Rock Desert, Nevada

Theatre By the Bay had a great 2013 Season.  After a sold out closing show of Crazy For You at the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, I would be very happy that everyone had the most fun in the theatre ever.  On the day of the Burn, William Shakespeare, Kemp, and Burbage had their final Robert Munsch Reading.   At high noon, the sets were dismantled and returned to storage for safe keeping.  by 4 PM the Mady Centre was totally cleaned out for the next show.  At midnight, the man in Black Rock, Neveda burned to mark the close of another great season of Theatre By The Bay.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Last Call from the Dead Rock Follies

Happy Closing

Crazy for you officially closed on Augest 30th, 2013 at 10:30 PM Eastern Time.  Theatre By the Bay had another great season.  I would like to thank Larissa Mair, The actors, board members and volunteers who helped put on a great show this season. Keep your ears to the tracks at theatre by the bay dot com for details about the 2014 season.  I loved the show so much that I saw it 13 times.  It's now time to watch the man burn at the Burning Man Festival in Black Rock City, Neveda,

Burn Baby Burn!

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Happy Opening for Munsch Ado About Nothing

August, 19 - 31, 2013

3 Shows Added!
The Mady Centre For the Performing Arts.
1 Dunlop Street West, 
Barrie, Ontario

All seats are $8 Plus the H S T
Come to the Mady Centre between Aug 19 and 31st, 2013 and join William Shakespere and friends for some great fun.  This trio will tell the stories of Murmel Murmel Murmel, The Class Clown, No Clean Clothes, and other stories by Robert Munsch.  The stories are told through performance, song and dance. 
There are 2 PM Shows on Augest 23, 27, and 30.  Hurry Up and get your tickets today,  They will sell out like Hot Cakes!

The Robot below would like to remind you to purchase your Robert Munsch Ticekts

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Tickets can be purchased online at

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Happy Opening! Crazy For You

Opening Night Festivites

Crazy For Yow was an exciting show.  There was tap dancing, percussion, and much more.  The radio said that you will have the most fun in the theatre ever watching Crazy For You.  I had lots of Fun in the theatre at Opening Night.  I was very lucky to go out for dinner prior to the performance.

The Dinner and Theatre Trip 

The day started at 1 PM with a drive down the highway towards the Big Smoke in a Mustang for an early dinner on a patio.

What was the restaurant like?

Fortunately, I did not eat at a regular restaurant in the Theatre Distrct in the heart of the city.  the restaurant was a back yard patio in Etobicoke.  Prior to dinner, I hung out with great people like Zaria, Ramine, Irving, Tiph.  The meal was coleslaw, rice, meat, fish, vegetables, and plantain.  For dessert I had a pie and an ice cream bar.  Following dinner, there was some time for some more talking and hugs before it's time to go to the performance.

A hug with Zaria prior to departure for the Mady Centre.

At 5:20 PM, it was time to say good bye and get in the Mustang for a direct trip to the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts.  The Mustang traveled at a cruising speed of 120 KM per hour for an early arrival at the Mady Centre.

Irving, Phil, and Tiph.  

Show Time!

I volunteered with Theatre By the Bay handing out the programs to the audience members as they enter the theatre prior to the performance.   The show was lots of fun.  The actors did a great job in their opening night performance.  These actors were able to pick up a musical instrument and play it.  Following the performanc, there was a reception and where I got to meet the actors from the show.  My friend Micheal Rawley made the trip up to see the show.  I was lucky  If you like to join in the fun, the ticket information is below.

Ticket Information

Dates, Aug 8 - 30th, 2013

LocationThe Mady Centre for the Performing Arts,
1 Dunlop Street, W
Barrie, ON

Adult, 25.00 plus the HST
Students and Seniors get in for 23.00 plus the HST

Tickets can be purchased online at

For those who are afraid of the Hackers and Identity Theives, order by phone by calling the Uptown Box Office at 705-739-4228

Ticekts can be purchased in person at the Uptown Box Office, 
located within the walls of the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts
1 Dunlop Street, W
Barrie, ON

For more details you can log onto

Enjoy this short Review video 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Fifth Anniversary of Evil Dead the Musical 10 and memories.

Happy 5th Anniversary of Evil Dead the Musical Viewing #10
Today, May 24, 2013 marks the 5th anniversary of my fifth Viewing of Evil Dead the Muscial at the Diesel Playhouse. On this Day, I sat in Splatter Zone 2 B, Seat #5.

Mr Creepy holds onto my Evil Dead Ticket unitl it's time to board the bus to the Diesel Playhouse
The Journey To Evil Dead the Musical

Let's take a moment to watch this short film.  This film will take you in my footsteps from the Barrie Transit Terminal to the Diesel Playhouse onboard a Greyhound Bus.

The Tour of The Diesel Playhouse Bar

Now let's take a tour of the upper level of the Diesel Playhouse.  This is what the Diesel Playhouse looked like back on the 24th of May of 2008.  This tour was filmed with the Shakes of Excitement.

The Bar is where food, drink and popcorn can be purchased before the show.  We will remember these great memories of the Diesel Playhouse.

This is the post show Splatter Result after Evil Dead the Musical Viewing #10.

Do not forget that Evil Dead the Musical is now Playing at the V Theatre in Las Vagas.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Diesel Playhouse, October 29, 2012 Update

This is what the Diesel Playhouse looks Like on October 29, 2012.   In this entry, I get a glimpse of the Diesel Playhouse Administration office and the Front of House.

Approaching The Diesel Playhouse from King Street West.

A Closer View of the Diesel Playhouse.  A fence was built around the perimeter of the Building.

The Large bay window was filled in with cinder blocks.  If you remember, The Red DIESEL Sign stuck out of the center of this window.

Large beams were inserted in the base of the building.  The front of house is being preped to be moved onto the sidwalk.

The Diesel Playhouse Main Space and Caberet Spaces were demolished. 

This is the first and last glimpse of what the Diesel Playhouse looks like from the inside.

The Elevator Shaft is still in tact.

Looking down stage centre towards the Front of House.  The First floor housed Jeff Healey's Roadhouse and the Diesel Playhouse Box Office.  I went there to pick up my tickets when I watched Evil Dead for the last 5 times.  It was cheaper to purchase my tickets at the box office.

The Second Floor housed the DIESEL PLAYHOUSE Administartion offices.  The Third floor was the Front of House, Bar, The Main Space, and Caberet Space

Looking Westward on Mercer Street towards the Blue Jays Way.

Page Index

DIESEL Playhouse Main Page

Life and Death of the DIESEL Playhouse Part 1

Life and Death of the DIESEL Playhouse Part 2

The DIESEL Playhouse, March, 21, 2011

The DIESEL Playhouse, April 15, 2013 Update

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16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto, ON
Ticket Information:
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