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17 January 2019

Michael Healey’s 1979

By // Theatre (Toronto)

1979 is a political thriller – but not like that. The (rise and) fall of one of Canada’s most forgotten and forgettable leaders sounds more like a mischievous improv prompt …

15 January 2019

Next Stage, 2019

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The new year is here and so is the new theatre season, kicking off as it always does with the Toronto Fringe’s curated winter festival. The Next Stage Theatre Festival …

14 January 2019

After the Fire, a Fort MacMurray story

By // Theatre (Toronto)

After the Fire, the latest offering from indigenous playwright Matthew MacKenzie, is a powerfully dramatic yet darkly comedic take on the aftermath of Canada’s costliest natural disaster, the wildfires that …

12 January 2019

The Play That Goes Wrong

By // Theatre (Toronto)

At Mirvish Productions’ The Play That Goes Wrong, only the title is an understatement. Audiences are quickly enveloped in a fully immersive farce that never lets go- not during the …

31 December 2018

On Tour: Champions of Magic

By // Theatre (Toronto)

At first glance, magicians would seem to have it rough in the twenty-first century. No matter how much practice and skill goes into mastering a seemingly inexplicable trick, one whose …

21 December 2018

A Christmas Carol at Campbell House

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Christmas cheer is descending on the city, and nowhere more than at Campbell House. The historic museum is the perfect venue for The Three Ships Collective’s adaptation of A Christmas …

21 December 2018

Crude Blessings by T.M.”Roe” Patterson

By // Books

Crude Blessings: The Amazing Life Story of Glenn Patterson, American Oilman is written by Patterson’s Roe. Glenn isn’t famous, though he was successful. He didn’t accomplish great feats of endurance, work towards …

19 December 2018

Blood Pact’s No Clowns Allowed at The Assembly

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Tucked away in a tiny theatre in Parkdale, No Clowns Allowed is a success. Lighthearted in a macabre way (it definitely worked!), the show has moments of tenderness and seriousness …

19 December 2018

The 7 Fingers: Reversible

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The 7 Fingers have returned once again to Toronto, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Pioneers in the contemporary circus movement, the company now based in Montreal travels the world …

17 December 2018

Survivor 37, Ep12: Balls to the Wall

By // TV

We’re getting right down to the wire, folks. The time of the season that I start looking toward what kind of sparkling wine to buy for the finale to either …

15 December 2018

Seven Siblings’ From the Water

By // Theatre (Toronto)

One of the strengths of science fiction is the power it has to tackle ideas and discussions that might otherwise feel too distant for an audience, and make them feel …

13 December 2018

Susanna Fournier’s Empire, Part I: The Philosopher’s Wife

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Philosopher’s Wife, the first part of Paradigm Productions’ epic Empire Trilogy, has a “soft” opening scene in its current staging at the AKI Studio Theatre. Playwright Susanna Fournier introduces …

13 December 2018

Every Brilliant Thing at Canadian Stage

By // Theatre (Toronto)

This can be a difficult time of year for people. The pressures of holiday shopping, the long days without much sunlight, work and family obligations, all conspire to ratchet up …

11 December 2018

Slava’s Snowshow Blows into the Bluma

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The return of Slava’s Snow Show to Toronto, staged at the Bluma Appel Theatre, is a resounding success. The show is everything it promises to be – truly a night …

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