January 23rd, 2024 @ 8:00 PM

National Arts Centre, Southam Hall

tickets from $56

DRUM TAO was established in 1993 with the dream of creating the best show in the world using “Wadaiko”(Japanese drums), an instrument which has a very rare and unique variety of sound expressions. DRUM TAO, based in Oita, Japan, started creating their own music, stage set-ups, and costumes to produce their unique brand of entertainment. Many talented artists gathered to contribute to this creation from all over the world, resulting in peerless and modern Japanese entertainment.

More info and tickets: Drum Tao | Tue, Jan 23, 2024, 8:00 pm | Southam Hall | National Arts Centre (nac-cna.ca)

Video: (1) DRUMTAO2023 秋の全国ツアーまもなく開幕!! – YouTube

“The Queen in Me” by Soprano, Teiya Kasahara

Sept 20-30, 2023, 8 pm @ NAC English Theatre

English Theater is offering a 15% discount on tickets for us using promo code QUEENLOVE.


The NAC English Theatre presentation of the Theatre Gargantua/Amplified Opera/Canadian Opera Company/Nightwood Theatre co-production.

“The Queen In Me reclaims space on stage, imagines new possibilities for opera” –  BROADWAY WORLD

Approaching the climax of one of the world’s most famous arias, the Queen of the Night abruptly breaks the fourth wall to speak out against the monochromatic strictures that keep opera rooted in the standards of the past. Combining comedy, drama, and plenty of opera, this vibrant show by interdisciplinary artist Teiya Kasahara 笠原貞野 (they/them) gives a voice to the Queen of the Night, who explores how the rigid conventions of race, gender, and sexuality in opera prevent one of the greatest art forms from reaching its kaleidoscopic potential.

The Queen In Me features a range of colourful arias from some of the world’s most well-loved operas: Puccini’s La Bohème, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, and Manon Lescaut; Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor; Verdi’s Macbeth and Rigoletto; R. Strauss’ Salome; and Mozart’s The Magic Flute. 

Content Warnings: This production explores discrimination against trans, non-binary, female-identifying, queer and racialized people.