The Hogtown Experience
Last night I had the joy of taking part in the "Hogtown Experience" at Toronto's Campbell House. It was a wonderful night full of music, scandal and love! This immersive theatre show takes place in Toronto back in the 20's; an era of flappers, speakeasies, and women's rights. It is the eve of the mayoral election and both candidates are present and trying to garner support. There are so many other subplots with brilliant performances throughout the house that it's worth coming back a second time to explore more.
So many incredible theatre performers are in this show, you never know who you'll run into. I was inches away from the mayor's daughter for an intimate scene, she looked a lot like Gabi Epstein, sat across the dinning table with a business man who reminded me of David Keeley and on the sofa with two school girls who looked like Kelly Holiff and Arinea Hermans. Proud to say there are a lot of recent Sheridan Music Theatre amongst this talented company!!
Without giving more away about the plots, know that you have three floors to explore: the upstairs ballroom, the parlour and dinning room on the main floor and the speakeasy downstairs.
I really hope there will be more immersive theatre in Toronto that utilizes the beautiful historic buildings and the colourful history. Casa Loma anyone?
For more information and tickets visit: www.hogtownexperience.com/