Some online and live events
for September 2020

As the pandemic continues, entertainment groups find ways to cope

By Byron Toben

Live events

September 10 and 17 at 6 pm
September 27 at 3 pm

En Pointe, the continuing series of short bilingual plays presented by Tableau D’Hôte Theatre winds up with three more free outdoor events at various sites in Pointe St. Charles, each announced only that same day.

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They deserve any voluntary donations you may care to give.

Centaur Theatre Portico Red Phone -

Centaur Theatre Portico presents Boca del Lupo’s Red Phone – Image: courtesy of Centaur Theatre

September 24 to October 4

Portico – six short pieces will be performed outdoor on the steps in front of the Centaur Theatre, which sponsored the event. Free donations accepted.

Visit or call 514 288-3161.


Martin and Lewis -

Martin and Lewis – Image: Studio publicity photographer / Public domain

Legendary film publicist David Novek continues with his series of film great bios, blending his insider comments with selected clips. I enjoyed several of these last year, particularly on Doris Day, Ben Hecht and Gene Kelly/Fred Astaire. Coming up online this year are:

September 10 at 1:30 pm
Danny Kaye

September 24 at 1:30 pm
Harold Prince

October 6 at 1:30 pm
Martin and Lewis

October 29 at 1:30 pm
Barbra Streisand

These are $8 each.

Tommy Schnurmacher -

Tommy Schnurmacher – Image: courtesy of the Cummings Centre

September 23 at 7 pm

Also at the Cummings Centre is an Evening with Tommy Schnurmacher, former Montreal columnist and radio host. That event is $10 to CC members, $15 for non-members.

Membership, which has a myriad of classes, lectures and other events, has been reduced to only $25 per year for new or returning members. As this year is half over, it includes 2021 as a free automatic extension.

Visit or call 514 342-1234.

Feature image: Barbara Streisand by Unknown author / Public domain
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Byron Toben, a past president of The Montreal Press Club, has been’s theatre reviewer since July 2015. Previously, he wrote for since terminated web sites Rover Arts and Charlebois Post, print weekly The Downtowner and print monthly The Senior Times. He also is an expert consultant on U.S. work permits for Canadians.

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