Monday, June 22, 2009

The TV Blog Coalition - The Reality of Theatre in Canada: The TV Show

I'm FINALLY going to have time to catch up with the season finales (yes. I'm THAT behind on TV these days. Blame work and then a week vacation in NY where I went theatre crazy). So I will talk about TV more again soon enough, but probably not before I start churning out a ton of theatre reviews.

If you're in Canada in the meantime, you can watch the great reality show that combines the two worlds (TV and theatre) as CBC brings back Triple Sensation tonight at 8pm (on Mondays this summer). I actually loved the first season where John Michael Scapin won (and now currently using his scholarship money to attend theatre school at NYU. Of course, you gotta love that our "reality show" is a bit more subdued and less glamourous and the show is really just a glorified documentary about the theatre audition process, and the winner comes out with a scholarship (and not some hot role our big bucks). Still, it's a lot of fun to watch these young talented kids grow and learn (they are not just auditioned but given lessons from top theatre folks).

The "marquee" panel is also back for Season 2, which includes choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Guys and Dolls, Jersey Boys, Memphis), composer Marvin Hamlisch (A Chorus Line), actress Cynthia Dale, director Adrian Noble (former artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company in London), and producer Garth Drabinsky (isn't he in jail now?). Last time they also had guest mentors appear including Chita Rivera and Joel Grey so I'm sure more people will pop by this year.

Anyways, here's what the other TV bloggers were talking about (and probably non-theatre related):

Will you watch four additional hours of The Real Housewives of New Jersey? Come on, be honest. (BuzzSugar)

"It's the end of the world, Cappie. What are you going to do?" If you missed the season finale of Greek, check out our recap. If you've never seen the show, now is a great time to get caught up. You won't be disappointed. (Give Me My Remote)

The second of three shows about nurses coming this year, Hawthorne debuted this week and set set itself apart by, um, well, staring Jada Pinkett Smith and that is about it. (Scooter McGavin's 9th Green)

It's summer so all Vance can talk about is So You Think You Can Dance! This week, his take on the Top 18 performances. (Tapeworthy)

As we say goodbye to Pushing Daisies and prepare to say goodbye to Kings, Marisa has just one question: What the heck is wrong with you people? (TiFaux)

Raoul wrote HawthoRNe a Dear John letter. Yes, already. (TV Filter)

This week, the TV Addict crafted an Open Letter to Dawn Ostroff, CW President of Entertainment (The TV Addict)

He's no Robert Pattinson, but Ian Somerhalder looks smokin' in The Vampire Diaries (TV Fanatic)

Vance at http://tapeworthy.blogspot.com

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