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24 December 2019

The SpongeBob SquarePants Musical in Toronto

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The SpongeBob SquarePants Musical, presented by TO Live at Meridian Hall, was a breakout Broadway success in 2017/2018 garnering 12 Tony Award nominations and is the first in what TO …

21 December 2019

Shiny & Bright: A Holiday of Musicals in Toronto

By // Theatre (Toronto)

It’s Christmastime, which means that many people are either celebrating beloved family traditions or searching for some moderately pleasant activity the whole family can agree on. The solution Toronto’s commercial …

29 November 2019

Cats, the musical

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I’m going for a big metaphorical stretch here guys so I just need you to bear with me- seeing Cats live is like going to church. Inside the theatre you’ll …

14 October 2019

At Crows: Ghost Quartet & The Flick

By // Theatre (Toronto)

A captivating pairing of co-productions has taken over the east end Streetcar Crowsnest venue this fall with a world-renowned but perfectly grounded everyman epic in the mainspace and an understated …

09 October 2019

Bob Dylan’s Girl from the North Country

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Set in Duluth, Minnesota in winter 1934, Girl from the North Country is not a typical musical. Understated and thoughtful, this Depression-era drama does not conform to what people might …

21 September 2019

Life in a Box is Back!

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Both the best and worst thing about theatre, and indie theatre especially, is its ephemerality. Productions close so fast that you never have the time you need to tell every …

20 September 2019

The Band’s Visit on Tour

By // Theatre (Toronto)

David Yazbek & Itamar Moses’ slinky musical adaptation of the 2007 Israeli film The Band’s Visit is one of those artistic oddities that wins incredible acclaim and most people still …

09 September 2019

Out of Town Report: Vancouver Fringe, Part II

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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

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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

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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 …

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