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16 September 2018

Wasted at Southwark Playhouse

By // Theatre (London)

A bold new rock musical that brings a contemporary feel to the story of the Bronte sisters, this is a fun and smart piece of work that doesn’t shy away …

08 September 2018

Stratford, 2018: The Festival

By // Theatre

The Music Man The best production at the Stratford Festival this year is an incredibly dated musical with a couple good (not great) songs and a story made of truly …

07 September 2018

Stratford, 2018: The Avon

By // Theatre

Coriolanus The Avon Theatre is lucky to have this big splashy Robert Lepage hit because it’s the only particularly good thing in the space this year. And even then, it …

31 August 2018

Shaw ’18: War

By // Theatre

Artistic Director Tim Carroll programmed the 2018 Shaw season with a throughline of war stories, mostly World War I stories. The theme is so pervasive that it seems to divide …

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 …

08 August 2018

Wild West Musical at NYMF

By // Theatre (New York)

The Gunfighter Meets His Match, recently at NYMF, successfully marries the classic American aesthetic of the Old West to the modern, enchanting, original music of singer/songwriter Abby Payne. Abby Payne’s …

23 July 2018

Why The King & I?

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Mirvish Productions has been on a run of great programming for the last little while with Come From Away’s Canadian sit-down production as a quality anchor, and tours of The …

18 July 2018

Toronto Fringe ’18: Part XXXI

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Tears of a Bullet (A-) You don’t have to know anything about sci-fi writer Thomas Disch who inspired the …

15 July 2018

Toronto Fringe ’18: Part XXX

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews The Awkward Hug (A) This is a play that uses all the technical aspects of theatre that I love. …

15 July 2018

Toronto Fringe ’18: Part XXIX

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews The Last Party (A-) Steven Gallagher adapted this musical (with help from composer Nicky Phillips) from his own play …

14 July 2018

Toronto Fringe ’18: Part XXVIII

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Josephine, A Burlesque Cabaret Dream Play (A+) POC can, should, and will tell their stories. I am thrilled they …

14 July 2018

Toronto Fringe ’18: Part XXVII

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews The Preposterous Predicament of Polly Peel (A) This is an odd one to review because it’s not really a …

14 July 2018

Toronto Fringe ’18: Part XXVI

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Grade 8 (A) I am actually a fairly easy mark for songs I already like, sung well. With an absolutely …

14 July 2018

Toronto Fringe ’18: Part XXV

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Be sure to check out our Full List of Fringe Reviews Birds Make Me Think About Freedom (B+) This ensemble work is a powerful and powerfully collaborative look at the …

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