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08 September 2018

Stratford, 2018: The Festival

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The Music Man The best production at the Stratford Festival this year is an incredibly dated musical with a couple good (not great) songs and a story made of truly …

04 September 2018

Stratford, 2018: The Studio

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Paradise Lost Lucy Peacock is a fabulous spotlight-stealing supernova as Satan in this excellent new adaptation by Erin Shields. She wears fabulous clothes, says fabulous lines, directly addresses the audience, …

04 September 2018

Soulpepper’s Summer 2018

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Bed & Breakfast This delightful play from Mark Crawford and the production directed by Ann-Marie Kerr currently playing at Soulpepper is wonderful for a ton of different reasons. Firstly, it’s …

04 September 2018

SDCC ’18 Press Room: USA Network’s The Purge

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CLICK HERE to read all of our SDCC 2018 Coverage. The new 10-episode TV adaptation of The Purge comes to USA Network tomorrow night. So, to get you ready for what …

31 August 2018

Shaw ’18: Peace

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Artistic Director Tim Carroll programmed the 2018 Shaw season with a throughline of war stories, mostly World War I stories. The theme is so pervasive that it seems to divide …

08 August 2018

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld

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I loved Jane Austen. And I loved this modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. It perfectly updates the story to capture all of the same themes and it made me …

04 August 2018

Shaw ’18 Must-See: The Orchard (After Chekhov)

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Arguably the greatest challenge faced by a festival with as strict a mandate as The Shaw Festival’s “plays by Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries, and plays about the period of …

20 July 2018

SDCC ’18: Eric Bauza Talks Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

By // TV

We caught up with voice actor Eric Bauza to get the scoop on Nickelodeon’s new animated reboot…

12 July 2018

Toronto Fringe ’18: Part XVIII

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Katharine Ferns is in Stitches (A) Get ready to laugh. Get ready to cry. Get ready to do both …

04 July 2018

Why We Have a Wizard: Wicked in 2018

By // Theatre (Toronto)

15 years ago, Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman adapted for the stage a novel by Gregory Maguire that was itself an adaptation, or perhaps more accurately a revision, of The …

19 June 2018

Luminato 2018: Swan Lake/Loch na hEala

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Luminato 2018 promised to interrogate the issues of human-rights, justice and inclusion, and Swan Lake/Loch na hEala does not disappoint with its dark themes of loss—of innocence, of purpose, and …

14 May 2018

The COC’s Spring: Short Fables & Anna Bolena

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The eclectic pairing of a visually ambitious but narratively light 20th century Russian mixed bill directed with theatrical ambition and a rich Italian bel canto full-length narrative with restrained character-focused …

11 May 2018

Out of Town Report: Chariots of Fire at London’s Grand Theatre

By // Theatre

For about a year now, I’ve been receiving press releases from the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario. I don’t live in London or even have much excuse to go there, …

09 May 2018

LULU V.7: a Horrifyingly Distant yet Related Past

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Without a doubt, I am a huge fan of non-linear work. I feel it’s more reflective of how our brain’s complex neural pathways actually work. Red Light District and Buddies’ …

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