17 August 2018

SummerWorks ’18: Part IV

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of SummerWorks Reviews … And You’ll Never Believe What Happens Next (A) The sneaky dissonance of this latest storytelling show from Pressgang …

13 August 2018

SummerWorks, 2018

By // Theatre (Toronto)

August 9-19th, our writers reviewed nearly every show in Toronto’s annual SummerWorks Festival. The full list of shows with letter grades and links to our reviews is below. Check out …

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

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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 …

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