Porchside - The Heart, The Mind, The Song - Bruce Dow
Approximate running time: 1 hour
57 St. Lawrence Street
Collingwood ON L9Y 4Y3
Starring Bruce Dow Actor & Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with accompanist Mark Selby
Get ready to experience musical storytelling like never before! Bruce Dow has been captivating audiences from the Stratford Festival to Broadway, renowned for his ability to turn songs into emotional journeys that leave you breathless. With the help of his creative partner, Mark Selby, they have crafted unforgettable cabarets that explore the nuances of each song, inviting us to rediscover them in new and exciting ways. And now, as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Bruce and Mark are taking things to the next level by delving into the depths of our shared humanity through these powerful melodies. You won’t want to miss this transformative experience!
Bruce Dow has been nominated for 4 Dora Awards and has won twice. Bruce is best known for his five featured roles on Broadway, having performed in leading roles for 12 seasons at the Stratford Festival, and lending his voice to popular animated series like Total Drama Island and Thomas & Friends. During the pandemic, Bruce went back to university to obtain his master’s degree in intercultural psychotherapy and multi-faith psychospiritual care. Now a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in clinical practice, Bruce is passionate about using his research to help artists better engage with their lives and careers. To learn more about Bruce and his work, please visit his website at www.brucedow.com
Mark Selby is often found at the piano as a musical director and accompanist for cabarets, shows, auditions, and workshops, and is thrilled to be back playing for the incredible Bruce Dow. As a film and TV producer, Mark has produced a number of projects including Without Precedent: The Supreme Life of Rosalie Abella (which had its world premiere at Hot Docs 2023); Oscar Peterson: Black + White, a feature “docu-concert” that premiered at TIFF 2021, now streaming on Crave (Canada) and Hulu (USA); The Talented Mr. Rosenberg (a Hot Docs 2022 premiere now streaming on CBC Gem); and annual live broadcasts of the Scotiabank Giller Prize for CBC. More info at www.markselby.ca.
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