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  Kelly Bedard

The Shaw Festival has elevated The Doctor’s Dilemma into a moving and impactful tent pole of its excellent post-pandemic season.

  Kelly Bedard

Just to Get Married is the best sort of Shaw Festival programming, a refreshing treasure unearthed from well-worn ground. It’s every bit the mandate, which doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

“I am tired of watching women suffer. I am tired of watching their characters be written poorly or just written off. I am tired of watching a show raise women up to heroes, only to smash their heroism to pieces” – Vyasar Ganesan on House of the Dragon, Ep 1.

  Zach Adler

Renaissance Now Theatre & Film delivers a capable production of Macbeth thanks to its strong supporting cast and inventive staging; however, the potential of a “Redux” remains underdeveloped and its leads struggle to carry momentum.   What starts as a fairly standard interpretation of Macbeth breaks wide open in Act 1, Scene 3: Angus (a […]

  Kelly Bedard

Onstage at Oshawa’s Regent Theatre for four days only, this thrice-postponed iteration of a homegrown cult hit is a shaky attempt at commercial theatre production with community theatre limitations. I admire Mansfield Entertainment’s concept of bringing large-format theatre to a community that could use a serious arts infusion and the professional designation should mean that […]

  Kelly Bedard

No one else is anymore but we’re still physical media devotees round these parts. In that spirit, we’re sharing the details of a few of the most exciting new home entertainment releases for collectors who are still into that kind of thing. Review copies were provided by Warners Brothers and Universal. All thoughts are our […]

  Kelly Bedard

In the press room at San Diego Comic-Con, we chat with Matt Weitzman (Executive Producer & Co-Creator), Nicole Shabtai (Co-Executive Producer), Dee Bradley Baker (‘Klaus’), Jeff Fischer (‘Jeff Fischer’), and Jordan Blum (Panel Moderator & American Dad! Alum) about the politics of American Dad! and keeping the show fresh nearly 20 years in. 

Walking the floor at San Diego Comic-Con, it’s impossible to miss the spectacular life-like sculptures of iconic characters. We got the chance to chat with Marcelo Bassoli from Iron Studios, the company behind these incredible installations.