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19 September 2017

Theatre by Committee’s Omnium Gatherum

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According to old rules of etiquette, it’s impolite to discuss sex, politics, or religion at a dinner party. Theatre by Committee’s Omnium Gatherum tackles all three with gusto, throwing in …

18 September 2017

Miss at The Assembly

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I rewrote the title of this article about four times. I worry that the one I settled on is misleading- it sounds like an old timey newspaper headline declaring that …

15 September 2017

Dance: made in / fait au Canada Festival

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The 2017 Dance: made in / fait au Canada Festival was a four day biennial repertory celebration of Canadian dance, presenting a cross-section of contemporary dance makers from across the …

14 September 2017

#ARTBIRTH Lady Gaga

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Athena Reich’s #ARTBIRTH was so unexpected, such a witty and subversive spectacle. Reich, as her pregnant Lady Gaga alter ego, drops a line early in the show warning us that …

13 September 2017

The Second City Toronto’s Party People

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Party Today (Panic Tomorrow) is an apt name for The Second City Toronto’s silliest and least political mainstage show in a few cycles. There are moments when the bold political …

11 September 2017

ASMRtist

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Sarah Marchand and Matt Jones have collaborated to write and create a theatre ASMR experience: the show incorporates elements of ASMR (in both performance and social media) while telling the …

02 September 2017

Two Dauntless Gentlewomen

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I went to Two Gentlewomen of Verona by Dauntless Theatre because it was marketed as intersectional feminism meets Shakespeare. The title alone had gender bender written all over it. Shakespeare …

02 September 2017

Pippi: The Strongest Girl in the World

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Pippi: The Strongest Girl in the World is a high-quality children’s musical theatre treasure. Set on a stylized pirate ship, produced in association with piratelife.ca, the immersive in – the …

11 August 2017

SummerWorks ’17: Part VII

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Read All Our SummerWorks Reviews HERE Icône Pop (A) The scene for Icône Pop is set as the audience walks into the blackbox theatre at The Theatre Centre with singer Mykalle …

11 August 2017

SummerWorks ’17: Part VI

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Read All Our SummerWorks Reviews HERE The Only Good Indian (B+) It’s difficult to grade this solo show from Pandemic Theatre because half its runtime is just a “long table” …

10 August 2017

SummerWorks ’17: Part V

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Read All Our SummerWorks Reviews HERE Explosions for the 21st Century (A-) My favourite SummerWorks show this year, Christopher Ross-Ewart’s philosophical and practical lecture on sound design is both an …

08 August 2017

SummerWorks ’17: Part IV

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Read All Our SummerWorks Reviews HERE Pearle Harbour’s Chautaqua (A+) [Ed. Note: A+ is the highest grade we give but, just for the record, MM’s official submission was “A+++++++”] This is …

08 August 2017

SummerWorks ’17: Part III

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Read All Our SummerWorks Reviews HERE Erased: Billy and Bayard (A) Created and performed by the Queer Songbook Orchestra, featuring Andrew Broderick and Stephen Jackman-Torkoff, the show weaves together the …

07 August 2017

SummerWorks ’17: Part II

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Read All Our SummerWorks Reviews HERE August, Augusta (A) Created, choreographed, and directed by Jocelyn Mah, and winner of The Winchester Prize, this piece depicts two musicians and a trio …

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