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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 …

09 September 2019

Out of Town Report: Vancouver Fringe, Part I

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 …

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 …

11 July 2019

Toronto Fringe, 2019: Part X

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE. Omen: The Musical (A) This modern witchy musical about a post-climate change (aka post-apocalyptic) world is eerie and enchanting. …

10 July 2019

Toronto Fringe, 2019: Part IX

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE. Fuckboys the Musical (B) I quite liked this sassy American import featuring a cast of a bunch of standout …

10 July 2019

Toronto Fringe, 2019: Part VII

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Take a look at our full list of 2019 Fringe reviews HERE. The Weight of It All (A-) Gillian Bartolucci’s latest solo piece plays out more like a one-woman sketch show …

03 July 2019

The Deaf Culture Centre’s Black Drum

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I spent an amazingly mind-bending and eye-opening evening at the performance of The Black Drum at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Performed by the Deaf Culture Centre with …

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 …

17 June 2019

On Tour to TO: The Book of Mormon

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Book of Mormon has returned to Toronto, and thank Heavenly Father it has! A hit since the beginning, the show has traveled to Toronto a few times and always …

11 June 2019

The TSO plays “Modern Broadway”

By // Music

When conductor Steven Reineke led the Toronto Symphony Orchestra through the Phantom of the Opera overture to kick off Monday night’s performance of “Modern Broadway”- the first of four performances …

26 May 2019

One Night Only: Crooning Comics

By // Theatre (Toronto)

It can be surprisingly hard to find a good old cabaret act done well. Toronto cabaret veterans Thomas and Kevin Finn and Kevin Godfrey, dropped in at the Lower Ossington …

08 May 2019

Musical Stage Co’s Next to Normal

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Looking at the programme before the start of The Musical Stage Co’s production of Brian Yorkie & Tom Kitt’s domestic rock drama Next To Normal, it’s hard to miss the design …

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