‘Twas the Cab(aret) Before Christmas

Join us Friday December 1st for ‘Twas the Cab Before Christmas – a holiday themed cabaret that’s fun for all ages! Venue is fully accessible!

We’re excited to announce we’ve added another event to our 2017/18 season!

Silverberg & Finn, in Association with Bygone Theatre present…


Friday December 1st, 2017
Doors Open: 7:00PM
Show Begins: 7:30PM
Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St., Toronto
TIX: $17 online/ $20 @ door
($15 at door for performing arts workers)

A night of holiday themed music, comedy, dancing and new Christmas music with performances by…
Thomas James Finn
The Jingle Belles: Moulan Bourke, Amy Holden & Clea McCaffrey
Heather Motut
Jada Rifkin
Chris Benjamin
Kevin Finn
Sam Burns
Julia Carrer
Ashlyn Cowie

with Choreography by Kelsey Willmott and Music Direction by Michael Zahorak

***PLUS*** a HILARIOUS reimagining of “Its A Wonderful Life” performed by last years original cast of: Emma Ferrante, Hannah Gallant and Vince Deiulis

“Twas the Cab before Christmas, when all through Bad Times
All the people had gathered to enjoy festive rhymes.
The glasses were filled by the bar staff with care,
In hopes that Finn ‘n’ Friends soon would be there.

When up on the stage, will arise such a clatter
Of singing and dancing and humorous chatter.
Comics and crooners, all with a part
Thrice increasing the size even the Grinchiest heart.

So spring from your work, to a cab give a whistle,
Get over to Buddies like an eggnog-fuelled missile.
December 1st will be a festival of light
Merry Christmas to all, come join us that night!”
– Dillon Goldsmith

Stay tuned for Cast Spotlights!

Retro Radio Hour – Prizes!

ImageWe’ve been posting so many awesome raffle and silent auction prizes on facebook that it’s getting hard to keep track of them all, so we thought it would be best to sum them all up here:

Silent Auction Prizes:

  1. Executive Producer Credit On Our Next Show:
    Want all the glitz and glamour of being a producer, without any of the work? Why not bid on prize #1, an Executive Producer Credit on our next show! Being an Executive Producer means you get credit on facebook, twitter, our website and in the program. You get to join us at the cast party and you get two free comps to the show! What’s not to love?​
    Value: Priceless 😉
    Bid Starting At: $200.00
  2. Two 45 Minute Monologue Coaching Sessions with Director Douglas Beattie: Two 45 minute sessions with director Douglas Beattie, to work on a monologue of the actor’s choice.​​This is a perfect opportunity for aspiring and accomplished actors alike to get some advice from a veteran in the theatre world. Douglas Beattie is best known for his work on the long-running Wingfield series (directed by Doug, written by Dan Needles and performed by Rod Beattie). In addition to directing the Wingfield shows, Doug has been guest director at the Stratford Festival, the Belfry Theatre (Victoria), Lighthouse Festival (Port Dover ON), Theatre Orangeville, the Blyth Festival, the Piggery Theatre (North Hatley PQ), Thousand Islands Playhouse, Gryphon Theatre (Barrie ON), and the Grand Theatre (London ON). He is the founding Artistic Director of Guelph’s Touchmark Theatre and President of Douglas Beattie Theatrical Productions Ltd.
    Value: Hour long sessions with many coaches generally cost about $100/hour
    Bids Starting At: $50.00
  3. Custom Portrait by Artist Philip Rice:
    Philip Rice is a talented Toronto artist and the man behind our awesome “Doubt: A Parable” poster. Philip has generously offered to create a custom portrait for the highest bidder! ​
    Value: $100.00
    Bids Starting At: $20.00
  4. 2 Season Subscriptions from Scarborough Music Theatre:
    Scarborough Music Theatre has generously donated 2 season subscriptions to their 2013/2014 season: “Spamalot”, “Little Women”, “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum”.
    Value: $110.00
    Bids Starting At: $40.00
  5. A Pair of Tickets to a Jays Game
    Generously donated by an anonymous supporter, we have a pair of tickets to the June 22nd Jays game against the Orioles, section 114.​
    Value: aprox $100
    Bids Starting At: $35.00
  6. Mega Tea Set: Donated by Brian and Margaret McGrath, we have a box of 50 assorted whole leaf pyramid teabags from Tealeaves, and a 4 piece tea set; a mug with with a lid, saucer and tea infuser.
    Value: aprox $50
    Bids Starting At: $10.00
  7. Retro Comedy DVD Collection:
    Donated by Matt McGrath, we have a Monty Python’s Flying Circus 2 DVD box set (the second set) and a Comedy Classics 5 DVD box set, with films by The Three Stooges, Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Cosetello and Danny Kaye.
    Value: aprox $45
    Bids Starting At: $10.00
  8. Five Prints by Photographer Chris Robinson:
    Generously donated by Chris Robinson, we have 5 of his awesome prints.
    Value: The photographer doesn’t generally sell these, so that makes them priceless!
    Bids Starting At: $10.00

Raffle Prizes:

  1. $20 Gift Certificate to The Lakeview Restaurant, donated by Maja Rakocevic.
  2. $30 Gift Certificate to The Dizzy Gastro Sports Pub, donated by Maja Rakocevic.
  3. Generously donated by the East Side Players, 2 tickets to their production of “Over the River and Through the Woods”, on the night of the winner’s choice!
  4. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre has generously donated 2 tickets to their upcoming production, “Of A Monstrous Child: A Gaga Musical”
  5. Generously donated by Angelwalk Theatre & KooGle Theatre Company, 2 tickets to “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”.
  6. ​Cahoots Theatre has graciously donated 2 tickets to their upcoming production of “Sister Mary’s A Dyke?!”.
  7. Generously donated by David Beattie, two cds from local artists: Charlene Nafziger’s “Now Is The Time” and George Meanwell’s “The Easy Straight”.
  8. Donated by the author, a signed copy of Andrew S. Thompson’s In Defence of Principles: NOG’s and Human Rights In Canada.