Monday, July 11, 2016

Walkers, Wisdom & Wild Geese - Smile Serenades Cabaret

Walkers, Wisdom & Wild Geese - Smile Serenades Cabaret

Join us for an informal cabaret evening with the Smile Theatre Summer Interns! Songs, stories and anecdotes from conversations with seniors in Long Term Care, and our new "Smile Serenades" program.

Date & Time: July 31, 2016, 6:30pm

Location: The Central, 603 Markham Street, Toronto, ON, M6G 2L7 - Cash Bar & Food Available

Tickets: Free. Required for Entry:

Monday, June 27, 2016

Thank You To Han Dong, MPP for Trinity-Spadina!

Tom Carson, Smile Theatre General Manager, Han Dong, MPP for Trinity-Spadina, Karina Bershteyn, Performer and Caleb DiPomponio, Performer after the "Canada In Love" Performance at Annex Retirement in Toronto
A special guest joined the Smile Theatre touring company this weekend at a performance of "Canada In Love".  Mr. Han Dong, MPP for Trinity-Spadina was on hand to offer his congratulations to the cast and company, and thank them for their work for seniors in Trinity-Spadina and across the province.

Community support is so important, and we are grateful when our representatives recognize the work we do, and our dear audiences.

Friday, May 13, 2016


Production name: Anne Of Green Gables
Date production rehearsal/job starts 8/22/16
Audition date 5/30/2016
Deadline to submit 5/25/2016
Email applications to:
Contact name: Jim Betts
Contact email:
Engager Website:

Additional information:
Smile Theatre will be touring its “Smile Small Classic” version of Anne Of Green Gables – 3 actors, 1 hour – to Seniors in Care around the GTA from September 6 to November 5 this coming fall. We are looking for ONE young actor to play Gilbert AND Matthew AND Rachel Lynde. (How much fun will that be?!) Talent is important, but so is a sense of humour and an empathy for Seniors.

Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under an Equity form of contract. CAEA members: please bring your membership card to the audition.

Student Summer Jobs at Smile!

Smile Theatre is the grateful recipient of an Employment and Social Development Canada 2016 Student Summer Job Grant!  

We are now hiring 4 Students to help develop our new “Smile Serenades” Program for seniors in Long Term Care.

Submit: resume (include vocal range) and cover letter to  Tom Carson, General Manager

Applicants must be eligible for Student Summer Job program, information here.

Number of Positions Available: 4             Dates:  June 6 – July 31, 2016                                                                              
Job Title:  Performer / Facilitator, Smile Serenades Program

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Smile Theatre General Manager, the Performer/ Facilitators of the Smile Serenades Program will:
  • Assist in information gathering, material generation and concept building of the Smile Serenades Program
  • Assist in resource preparation for the Smile Serenades program, including administrative procedures and production materials
  • Assist in the creation and implementation of the Smile Serenades Program
    • Assist in choosing musical theatre material of interest and impact to an audience of seniors in Long Term Care
    • Rehearse the musical theatre program
    • Present the program to seniors in Long Term Care throughout the GTA
    • Document the results
  • Prepare a final report 
Skills Required:
-          Ability to sing and read music
-          Research skills
-          Computer literate
-          Compassionate, self-motivated, enthusiastic
Preferred Experience:
-          Musical theatre performance
-          Work with seniors and/or children
-           Community arts and/or recreation program development
Career or Study Applications:
Theatre Performance, Theatre Studies, Music Studies, Therapeutic Recreation, Gerontology

Salary: $14 / hour, 30 hours/week, 8 weeks.               

Friday, April 29, 2016

Thanks For Making Us Smile!

Come and join us at Smile Theatre's annual fundraiser!

Help Smile Theatre deliver joy and hope to isolated seniors across Ontario, through the power of musical theatre! Join our partners, friends, donors and artists in raising a glass, with excellent entertainment, delicious food, silent auction, and hearing about our exciting future plans – all for the benefit of seniors in our community.

Friday, April 1, 2016

From the Smile Theatre Mailbox

"Please come back!  We will look forward to your next performance."

This comment came in the mail today from a grateful audience member, with a donation of appreciation.  We have such generous audiences!

Having a special performance to look forward to is one of those things that can help get folks through challenges - loneliness, isolation, a lack of cultural experiences... all things that affect seniors in care settings. 

Smile Theatre's commitment for last 40 or so years, and our determination as we look ahead is the same.... we'll be back!