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08 January 2018

Next Stage, 2018: Part III

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Good Morning, Viet Mom “I can’t talk about my mom without talking about my dad. I can’t talk about my dad without talking about the divorce. I can’t talk about …

08 January 2018

Next Stage, 2018: The Antechamber

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The antechamber shows are short, 30 mins pieces, and some of my favourite Next Stage offerings. This year brought two high-energy clown pieces. Leila Live A self-described “real life Persian …

08 January 2018

Next Stage, 2018: Part II

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The Harold Experience This Assembly Improv show invokes the Harold Technique of audience participation to get suggestions from the crowd on which the theme of the show is based. The …

08 January 2018

Next Stage, 2018: Part I

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Jonno Another topical Next Stage piece, Jonno, offers a fictional account of a powerful, well-known radio host sexually assault women in Toronto. Most Canadians will recongnize the play as a thinly veiled …

16 July 2017

Toronto Fringe ’17: Part XXV

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews About Time (A-) The Templeton Philharmonic always deliver creative, hilarious, insightful work. This excellent sketch show that glimpses moments …

16 July 2017

Toronto Fringe ’17: Part XXIV

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Butt Kapinski (A) Deanna Fleysher’s one-person show is a parody of both the figure of the private eye and …

16 July 2017

Toronto Fringe ’17: Part XXIII

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews The Diddlin’ Bibbles (A-) The true patron’s pick of the festival, every single person I talked to seemed to …

16 July 2017

Toronto Fringe ’17: Part XXII

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews The Seat Next to the King (A) Brilliantly acted by festival breakout Kwaku Okyere and Conor Ling (whom I …

16 July 2017

Toronto Fringe ’17: Part XXI

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Snap! (A-) I don’t know what I expected from Snap! but it wasn’t to be so charmed by this …

15 July 2017

Toronto Fringe ’17: Part XX

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews The Food Project (A-) A collective-oriented company, Theatre by Committee’s show is essentially a glorified commercial about the state …

15 July 2017

Toronto Fringe ’17: Part XIX

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Hyena Subpoena (A-) Before the lights go down, the stage is set up as a campsite: a tent, a …

14 July 2017

Toronto Fringe ’17: Part XVIII

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Songs for a New World Order (A-) As much as I didn’t like his sketch revue And Then It …

14 July 2017

Toronto Fringe ’17: Part XVII

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Maddie’s Karaoke Birthday Party (A) This perfectly cast site-specific musical is the best thing composing team Barbara Johnston and …

14 July 2017

Toronto Fringe ’17: Part XVI

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Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Nasty Woman (A-) Written and performed by Kathryn Landon, Nasty Woman is part stand-up, part one-woman show about Landon’s …

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