09 August 2016

Guys & Dolls: A Classic Revisited

By // Theatre (New York)

Maggie’s Little Theater, a community theater located in Queens, NY, is in its ninth season at St. Margaret Parish Hall. It presents two musical productions a year, and educates participants …

22 July 2015

StageWorks’ Cabaret

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Every year, StageWorks Toronto takes some sort of step forward in the quality of their musical production. In 2013, they tackled one of the most difficult scores ever written; 2014 …

27 March 2015

Drawing The Indie Line: The Last Five Years & Wyrd Sisters

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Theatre is a tough career. It’s long hours and hard work, low pay, challenging politics, tons of rejection and unwavering job insecurity. It’s hard to get noticed as a freelance …

15 March 2015

My Theatre Award Nominee: Q&A w/ Lydia Kiselyk

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2014 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Queen Elizabeth I in Timothy Findley’s gorgeous historical fiction Elizabeth Rex is …

21 November 2014

Avenue Q: Sesame Street for Grown-ups

By // Theatre (Boston)

Seeing that I was in a festive upbeat mood, it being my birthday and all, I decided to forget how many figurative candles were on my cake and I took …

25 August 2014

Winter in July

By // Theatre (Boston)

While the summer months can be sweltering in the Greater Boston area, many actors escape to the suburbs to perform outdoor Shakespeare for local audiences. Many companies choose to perform …

01 August 2014

Murderers Do It Better: StageWorks’ Assassins

By // Theatre (Toronto)

StageWorks Toronto is an incredibly ambitious company, especially when you consider that they’re really a community theatre organization (mixing new theatre grads with part-time performers, I’m pretty sure all un-paid). …

16 April 2014

Another Trip Down the Rabbit Hole

By // Theatre (Boston)

Wait, another Rabbit Hole in the Greater Boston area? Yes, another. Community theatre companies have a fascination with the piece for its perceived simplicity and emotional range. Hovey Players in …

13 February 2014

Encore Entertainment Presents The Children’s Hour

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Children’s Hour is a Crucible-like story about the devastating effects of an angry young woman’s lives on those around her. In this 1934 drama, it is her two schoolmistresses Karen …

06 November 2013

Overdue Analysis: Wavestage’s Hair

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Okay, I’m going to try really really hard to make it through this review without making it about my hatred of Hair. I don’t understand why people still perform such …

06 May 2013

My Theatre Award Nominee: Q&A with Mindy Perlmutter

By // Theatre

Before we announce the winners of the 2012 My Theatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. As Glinda the Good Witch from Wicked, the affable and sweet-voiced Mindy Perlmutter was …

25 April 2012

Life of the Party

By // Theatre

Jamaica Plains’ Footlight Club boasts being the oldest community theatre in the United States, and it’s not hard to see why they have sustained for over 130 years. The Footlight …

02 April 2012

Theatre@First does Pride & Prejudice

By // Theatre

An exciting adaptation was featured in Somerville, Massachusetts for the past two weekends. Elizabeth Hunter, a 2011 My Theatre Award nominee for her work in Equus, wrote and directed an …

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