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    <em>Hamilton</em>: An American Musical

    Hamilton: An American Musical

    Who tells your story?

    For generations to come, Alexander Hamilton can be thankful that Lin-Manuel Miranda chose to tell his in the new musical Hamilton, inspired by Ron Chernow’s biography on…

    Hamilton: An American Musical
    SummerWorks, 2015

    SummerWorks, 2015

    With a team of four writers, we managed to cover almost the entire theatre series at the 25th SummerWorks festival. See below for all the reviews (ranked by the grade…

    SummerWorks, 2015
    Shaw Must-See: The Divine

    Shaw Must-See: The Divine

    The Divine: A Play for Sarah Bernhardt was the last production I saw this year at the Shaw Festival (I'm reviewing out of order because this simply couldn't wait). Before…

    Shaw Must-See: The Divine
    SDCC Coverage, 2015

    SDCC Coverage, 2015

    We’re excited to be at our first San Diego Comic Con! We’ll be bringing you news on some of the most anticipated new movies, TV shows and of course, comics,…

    SDCC Coverage, 2015
    Toronto Fringe, 2015

    Toronto Fringe, 2015

    With so many productions to see (and some of our staffers headed out of town to cover San Diego Comic-Con), we've brought on extra help this year to review more…

    Toronto Fringe, 2015
    Inside Out

    Inside Out

    In a way, I exist between the audiences that Inside Out is pointed at: parents + kids. I’m long since past when my own imaginary friend faded away (RIP Doadie),…

    Inside Out
    Must See: Love & Mercy

    Must See: Love & Mercy

    When the epilogue ended and the house lights came up in the movie theatre where I saw Love & Mercy, no one moved. The real Brian Wilson was on screen…

    Must See: Love & Mercy
    Deconstructing Ex Machina

    Deconstructing Ex Machina

    Harkening back to sci fi classics such as Forbidden Planet, the majority of Ex Machina is constituted of philosophical discussion and games of verbal chess. These discussions broach many thoughts…

    Deconstructing Ex Machina
    Shaw Season Sponsor: Highgrove B&B

    Shaw Season Sponsor: Highgrove B&B

    Our Shaw Festival coverage this season is brought to you by the wonderful Highgrove Bed & Breakfast in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

    A rare affordable option a short walk from the central Queen Street…

    Shaw Season Sponsor: Highgrove B&B
    The End of <em>Mad Men</em>

    The End of Mad Men

    This recap series has been dedicated to one thing, detailing the events leading up to last night’s episode. From the moment a television show takes off the conversation about the…

    The End of Mad Men
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    Season Wrap Up: The Brink

    By // TV

    Cable half hour comedy is killing it lately. I’d go so far as to say that it’s the strongest sector of the modern television landscape when you combine the fantastic …

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    Wax Wings’ Turbulent Eyes Shut. Door Open.

    By // Theatre (Boston)

    Wax Wings Productions took on Cassie M. Seinuk’s new play at The Inner Sanctum Gallery the first two weekends of August. Wax Wings is a daring group that does not …

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    At the Shaw: Topgirls

    By // Theatre

    This really excellent Shaw season is remarkable for many reasons but perhaps the most notable (at this particular moment in Canadian theatrical history) is its focus on and opportunities for …

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    Fringe NYC: Love Is Like Mud

    By // Theatre (New York)

    Popular culture has resoundingly strong opinions and plenty of advice on love. Love is all you need. Love is a battlefield. Love changes everything. Live, laugh, love. Eat, Pray, Love. …

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    Season Wrap Up: The Astronaut Wives’ Club

    By // TV

    So it turns out, this Stephanie Savage ABC drama was commissioned as a limited series, scheduled to wrap up in the span of its 10 episode run, making Thursday’s finale …

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    In Stratford: She Stoops to Conquer

    By // Theatre

    One of the principal conceits of this 18th century farce is that one would obviously treat an innkeeper and a bar maid with far less respect and basic human decency …

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    SummerWorks ’15: Part IX

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    Click Here for our full coverage of the 2015 SummerWorks Festival. Stupidhead! A Mucisal Cmoedy (B+) A rare straightforward and simply charming effort at the festival, this original one-woman autobiographical musical …

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    The National’s Motherfucker With the Hat

    By // Theatre (London)

    The National’s version of a modest summer hit is The Motherfucker With the Hat, a vulgar look at a man trying to overcome his addictions and stick to his moral …

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    Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp

    By // TV

    I’ve been obsessed with Wet Hot American Summer for years. It just gets me, and it only gets better the more you watch it. So I freaked out when I …

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    SummerWorks ’15: Part VIII

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    Click Here for our full coverage of the 2015 SummerWorks Festival. The Emancipation of Ms. Lovely (A-) Almost every play that I have seen at Summerworks this year has involved …

    My Theatre photo by David Cooper

    At the Shaw: IHO

    By // Theatre

    The full title of the Shaw Festival’s latest studio theatre offering is almost as long as its running time (a whopping 3 hours and 50 minutes): The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide …

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    SummerWorks ’15: Part VII

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    Click Here for our full coverage of the 2015 SummerWorks Festival. Seams (B) An excellent cast and interesting subject matter elevate this somewhat dull, badly paced play about theatre seamstresses …

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    SummerWorks ’15: Part VI

    By // Theatre (Toronto)

    Click Here for our full coverage of the 2015 SummerWorks Festival. Offending the Audience (A)  Offending the Audience, originally written in 1960, and here conceived by Christian Lapoint, is, if …

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    SDCC 2015: Saturday Night’s Alright for Superfight-ing

    By // Games

    CLICK HERE to read our full coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2015. There were a lot of eye-catching booths at San Diego Comic-Con, all promoting or selling comics, other books, …