11 January 2020

EPIC Players’ Starcatcher

By // Theatre (New York)

Little did I know what a truly magical and inspiring experience I was in for coming to HERE Arts Center on a cold winter night. This was my first time …

24 December 2019

The SpongeBob SquarePants Musical in Toronto

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The SpongeBob SquarePants Musical, presented by TO Live at Meridian Hall, was a breakout Broadway success in 2017/2018 garnering 12 Tony Award nominations and is the first in what TO …

21 December 2019

Shiny & Bright: A Holiday of Musicals in Toronto

By // Theatre (Toronto)

It’s Christmastime, which means that many people are either celebrating beloved family traditions or searching for some moderately pleasant activity the whole family can agree on. The solution Toronto’s commercial …

15 December 2019

Three Ships’ Christmas Carol at Campbell House

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I think I have a new Christmas tradition. I’ve always known the story of A Christmas Carol, but it’s never been a big part of my life. It’s the one …

07 December 2019

White Mills’ Christmas Carol at Spadina Museum

By // Theatre (Toronto)

It’s the holiday season which means we get to relive the quintessential secular Christmas story – apparently the only one, again and again. Avid Carolers are spoilt for choice – …

14 November 2019

Obsidian’s Pass Over and why we see theatre

By // Theatre (Toronto)

We, the audience, are waiting for the play to start. Kitch (Mazin Elsadig), on stage, is waiting for his friend Moses (Kaleb Alexander) to wake up. Moses is waiting for …

11 September 2019

Stratford, ’19: The Neverending Story

By // Theatre

The safest compliment for art is that it knows who it’s for. Stratford’s roster in a given year mostly consists of sober, supposedly thoughtful pieces aimed at some cross-section of …

09 September 2019

Out of Town Report: Vancouver Fringe, Part II

By // Theatre

I was so excited to find myself in Vancouver during the Fringe Festival this fall (it’s crazy that there are still Fringe Festivals happening once it’s officially “fall”). Having covered …

06 September 2019

Stratford, 19: The Musicals

By // Theatre

I remain firm in my assertion that Canada’s major artistic directors need to hire musical theatre consultants to help them pick what to produce because their knowledge base and taste …

03 September 2019

2019 at the Shaw Festival

By // Theatre

After I saw Brigadoon, the Shaw Festival’s magical staging of a reimagined classic musical, I right away sat down to write about the experience. At least for me, the night …

31 August 2019

Stratford, ’19: The Front Page

By // Theatre

Michael Healey’s new adaptation of the much-adapted 1928 Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur newspaper farce starts with boredom. It starts with a bunch of sloppy newsmen and a single newly …

02 August 2019

Shaw, 2019: Brigadoon

By // Theatre

This show hit me straight in the heart. It’s been so long since I’ve been able to say that about a Shaw musical and I’m grinning ear to ear to …

13 July 2019

Waitress *sigh* as a Musical

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Some stories take a few tries to find their perfect medium. Les Miserables, for example, is a meandering bore of a novel (hot take? Whatever, I don’t want to hear …

17 June 2019

On Tour to TO: The Lion King

By // Theatre (Toronto)

If you ever get the chance to see The Lion King on Broadway, you have to take it. Stop me if you’ve heard this lecture before but I honestly believe …

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