Meanwhile Online Issues

Meanwhile is our weekly e-magazine about theatre-going, the performing arts and all its offshoots delivered directly to your inbox while the Mirvish Theatres are closed. Missed an issue? Well you are in luck! Find out more below.

We look forward to the time we can all return to the theatre, take our seat and see the curtain rise. In the meanwhile, be well, stay safe and stay strong.


April 7, 2020
Read Issue #1

  • Introducing Marquee Slogan Contest Get your name up in lights
  • The Archives Influenza of 1918 
  • Mirvish Spotify Playlist Don't Miss a Beat
  • Staff Picks theatre-themed reads
  • Patron's Corner Subscriber with Hamilton mask

April 14, 2020
Read Issue #2

  • T-Trivia Get In On The Act - 5 day trivia challenge
  • Marquee Contest week one winners
  • Patron's Corner Susan at POW box office
  • The Archives Ghost Light at the Royal Alexandra Theatre
  • Song - Covid-19 Blues by Ron Jacobson
  • Theatre at Home links

April 21, 2020
Read Issue #3

  • Hakuna Matata submit your video
  • Marquee Contest week two winners
  • Patron's Corner Princess Diana at Royal Alexandra
  • The Archives Remembering A Chorus Line
  • YouTube Throwback
  • Netflix Staff Picks
  • The Show Must Go On YouTube channel
  • And Finally...Customer Service Letter

April 28, 2020
Read Issue #4

  • Hakuna Matata video
  • TLK Cast Memories & Photos
  • Marquee Contest week three winners
  • Patron's Corner Donald Sutherland
  • The Archives The History of the Superfan
  • Introducing Check In From Away - Weekly online show

May 5, 2020
Read Issue #5

  • Check In From Away - Episode #1
  • Contest Dress Up To Win
  • Song - Covid Dating by Ron Jacobson
  • Marquee Contest final week winner
  • The Archives It's Time For A Little T.O.
  • Patron's Corner Les Miz Superfan

May 12, 2020
Read Issue #6

  • Check In From Away - Episode #2 - Dear Evan Hansen
  • Contest final 3 days to enter - Dress Up To Win update with photo gallery
  • Contest Name That (Show) Tune 
  • Spotlight on Staff Richard McDonald
  • Did You Know? (Wicked 2006) by Antonio Tan
  • Patron's Corner Les Miz Superfan
  • In The News Emma Donoghue
  • And Finally... Guthrie Theater: A Message From Artistic Director Joseph Haj

May 19, 2020
Read Issue #7

  • Check In From Away - Episode #3 - Matilda The Musical
  • Contest Winners - Dress Up To Win
  • Contest Emoji Challenge
  • Did You Know? (Matilda The Musical) by Antonio Tan
  • Article Theatre of the Past, Present and Future by Erin Frey
  • The Archives Backbeat - The Birth of the Beatles

May 26, 2020
Read Issue #8

  • Check In From Away - Episode #4 - 20th Anniversary Mamma Mia!
  • Did You(r) Mother Know? (Mamma Mia!) by Antonio Tan
  • The Archives POW Celebrates its 27th birthday
  • Trivia - Princess of Wales
  • Spotlight on Staff - Salvatore Scozzari

June 9, 2020
Read Issue #9

  • Check In From Away - Episode #5 - Warren Egypt Franklin from Hamilton
  • Did You Know? Hamilton by Antonio Tan
  • The Archives RAT Theatre Programmes
  • Trivia Winners - Emoji & Show Tune Winners
  • Langston Hughes Poem
  • Awards Season

June 16, 2020
Read Issue #10

  • Check In From Away - Episode #6 - TV's Canadian Idols
  • Did You Know? Triple Threats by Antonio Tan
  • The Archives Canadian Actors on our stages
  • Trivia Show Tune Idol
  • Spotlight on Casting

June 23, 2020
Read Issue #11

  • Check In From Away - Episode #7 - Kinky Cocktails
  • Did You Know? LGBTQ artists by Antonio Tan
  • Show Tune Finalists Round 1
  • Trivia Emoji Challenge Round 2

June 30, 2020
Read Issue #12

  • Check In From Away - Episode #8 - Canada Day Special
  • Did You Know? O' Canada by Antonio Tan
  • Show Tune Finalists Round 2
  • Trivia Two Truths and a Lie
  • It's Time For a New Arts Deal - Ali Momen