CASTING ROOM: Returning to his comfort zone, veteran actor Volier Johnson heads a talented cast in the upcoming comedy 18 1/2 Hitchen Street, which premieres at New Kingston's Pantry Playhouse in mid-June. Exploring conflict between landowners and residents, the show is written (and will be directed by) Andrew Roach. Chris Hutchinson and a pair of English-based actresses will co-star.
LISTEN UP: Assembling an impressive 16-track collection, Katchafire (one of the most popular and successful groups out of New Zealand and the South Pacific) will release greatest-hits compilation The Best So Far on May 21 via Greensleeves/VP Records. Listeners can expect a few of the group's breakthrough jams and such fan favourites as "Get Away" and "Giddy Up."