Kelly Bedard

During the COVID-19 lockdowns, to deal with isolation and lack of live theatre, we started gathering some of our favourite people every Tuesday & Saturday night to read scripts over Zoom. We read all 38 Shakespeare plays in six months. Then we kept going. We decided to create mini-seasons featuring highlights from the canons of […]

Don Giovanni (Canadian Opera Company at the Four Seasons Centre) The COC’s new production of Don Giovanni replaces a much more casual, modern version that I loved but few others seemed to. In its place is a more conventional take with period costumes and the hulking cube set from Fidelio repurposed with doors in place […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time to announce the winners of our 2023 Critics’ Pick Awards! Click the links below to read our reviews of the winning work. Congratulations to all of the nominees on a spectacular year of theatre.   Without further ado, the 2023 Critics’ Pick Award Winners for Toronto Theatre:   Outstanding New Work The Master […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time to announce the winners of our annual Critics’ Pick Awards.   Read the full list of nominees HERE.   Without further ado, the 2023 winners of our Critics’ Pick Awards for TV:   Outstanding Leading Performer in a Drama Bel Powley (A Small Light)   Outstanding Leading Performer in a Comedy Gemma Arterton […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time to announce the winners of our annual Critics’ Pick Awards.   Read the full list of nominees HERE.   Without further ado, the 2023 winners of our Critics’ Pick Awards for Film:   Outstanding Leading Actor Margot Robbie (Barbie)   Outstanding Supporting Actor Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple)   Outstanding Ensemble Society of […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2023 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series.   Outstanding New Work nominees Matthew Stodolak and Katie Kerr burst onto the scene in 2023 with their, ahem, bold new company Boldly Productions and a wildly ambitious new Christmas musical Chris, Mrs. The ultra-charming faux-Hallmark […]

  Kelly Bedard

Before we announce the winners of the 2023 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series.   Outstanding Performance (Leading) nominee Sean Arbuckle has long been one of our favourite performers at the Stratford Festival. A winner in 2012 for Pirates of Penzance, Sean is nominated for his fifth Critics’ Pick Award […]

Before we announce the winners of the 2023 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series.   The Outstanding Ensemble-nominated cast of Silent Protagonist Theatre’s Fringe hit Frankenstein(esque) are not just a cast but a creative team who collectively created the show along with director Nicole Wilson. We caught up with some […]