13 August 2018

SummerWorks, 2018

By // Theatre (Toronto)

August 9-19th, our writers are reviewing every show in Toronto’s annual SummerWorks Festival. Keep your eye on the space below as we update the list of shows with letter grades …

25 October 2017

Villains: An 80s Musical Cabaret

By // Theatre (Toronto)

In Small but Mighty Productions’ eighties-inspired musical cabaret, six criminal misfits with superhuman abilities are sent to Villains Boot Camp, a secret project that aims to reform criminals and make …

04 November 2016

Love You To Death: A Murder Mystery Cabaret

By // Theatre (Toronto)

This Small But Mighty Productions musical murder mystery opens with Derek and his 6 lovers – five women and one man – gathered together in his secluded suburban home. They …

21 April 2016

Musical Theatre Theatrical Music

By // Music

This month we were treated to two pieces that weren’t really musical theatre, nor were they strictly concerts. They were cabarets, I guess, but they were really stage-bound musical explorations …

02 November 2015

Featured Production: #KanderAndEbb

By // Theatre (New York)

Ryan G. Hinds is one of Toronto’s most beloved cabaret performers. From his glittering one-man Fringe show Starry Notions to the absurd and exuberant disco ballet he created for SummerWorks, Hinds …

21 September 2015

Side by Side by Sondheim at the Jack Studio Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

Three singers, two pianists, and a whole lot of Sondheim—a thoroughly enjoyable evening by the AC Group for the avid or even casual fan of the great lyricist/composer, though this …

16 June 2014

Luminato Wrap-Up, 2014

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Cineastas I wasn’t sure what to expect going into this Spanish-language exploration of the lives of filmmakers but what I found was a profoundly moving and wonderfully inventive piece of …

24 May 2014

One Night Only: Theatre Alternatives

By // Theatre (New York)

Lately, I have been attending a lot of alternative theatre events. What is an alternative theatre event? It is a phrase that I created to encompass all limited run talent …

22 February 2014

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus: “It’s Getting Hot in Here”

By // Music

You can thank the talented group of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC) for turning up the heat in chilly Boston this weekend (You’re welcome!). This weekend, a select group …

15 December 2013

Top 5 Moments from 2013’s Chris-terical Christmas Cabaret

By // Music

Chris Tsujiuchi and The Chris-terical Cabaret Crew are back for their annual Christmas festivities at Buddies in Bad Times this weekend. They’ve brought a lot of old material with them (and the departure …

02 October 2013

On Stage in Toronto: Musical Autobiographies

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Last week, two excellent productions opened in Toronto that each told the story of a fascinating musical theatre artist through songs they composed themselves. The first was On the Rocks, …

16 July 2013

Kelly at the Fringe, Part One: Looking on Tempests, Shaken

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I seem to have terrible luck with The Toronto Fringe Festival. Actually, let me amend that: some years I have terrible luck with The Toronto Fringe Festival. I seem to …

21 June 2013

We Recommend: A Pride Fundraiser

By // Theatre

This fundraiser performance in support of The HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario– happening tomorrow night at the great Flying Beaver Pubaret– is the perfect Pride Week event if you’re looking …

10 June 2013

My Theatre Award Nominee: Q&A with Ellen Kestenberg

By // Theatre

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Ellen Kestenberg was the musical director behind Encore Entertainment’s stirring ode to …

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