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    This Sunday from 8-9 a.m., it’s another edition of Arts Toronto with your host Mark Wigmore on Jazz FM91

    This episode: The Shakespeare Special!

    Colin Mochrie is one of this country's most beloved comedians. He got his start in Vancouver, before becoming a cast member at The Second City here in Toronto. Colin became a household name during his successful run as a star of the improv comedy television show Whose Line is it Anyway? Since then he's made dozens of film and TV appearances, but also stayed true to his live theatre roots, touring with his improv peers, and appearing in productions put on by Tarragon Theatre, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and now, The Groundling Theatre Company's version of Lear. Colin makes his way to the Jazz FM91 studios with Groundling founder and director, Graham Abbey. Graham is no stranger to Shakespeare, working two major stints with the Stratford Festival, and created Groundling so he could harness the talent available in the off-season.

    And, Noah Reid is a talented actor who enjoyed an incredible year in 2017, starring on stage and screen. Last fall, he portrayed Jasper in Coal Mine Theatre's presentation of the Annie Baker play, The Aliens. He also appeared the feature film Cardinals alongside celebrated actress Sheila McCarthy. The picture received a world premiere at TIFF in September. And it was last year that Noah joined the cast of CBC's Schitt's Creek. In the popular comedy program, Noah portrays Patrick, the business partner and love interest to Dan Levy's David Rose. Noah is back with Schitt's Creek for Season 4, with a greater presence. And if that's not enough, this week, he returned to the stage with a reimagined version of Hamlet on Tarragon Theatre's Main Stage. It's a very musical version of the Shakespere classic, and it’s directed by Artistic Director, Richard Rose. Noah Reid speaks to Mark Wigmore in the Jazz FM91 studios.

    All that, Garvia Bailey's 'Giant Steps', and beautiful jazz for a Sunday morning.

    Catch the show from 8-9am on Sunday or online at jazz.fm

    Looking ahead to the January 21st of Arts Toronto:

    Jazz musician Ori Dagan & Chris Abraham of Crow's Nest Theatre.

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