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18 January 2020

Groundling & Crow’s Caesar

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Julius Caesar is a tragedy for the masses. For the uninitiated, many Shakespearean tragedies are at least somewhat familiar because his work has transcended every cultural boundary: of course you …

17 January 2020

Kemi Projects’ Known

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Jennifer Dallas, Artistic Director of Kẹmi Contemporary Dance Projects, says that she is inspired by choreographers who are playing in the cracks between disciplines. Dallas herself has been able to …

11 January 2020

“Movies R Dumb”: Star Wars Holiday Special

By // Cinema

With Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker in theatres and Disney+’s hit show The Mandalorian finishing its first season, Star Wars is again firmly back in the contemporary zeitgeist. Critics and general …

11 January 2020

EPIC Players’ Starcatcher

By // Theatre (New York)

Little did I know what a truly magical and inspiring experience I was in for coming to HERE Arts Center on a cold winter night. This was my first time …

31 December 2019

Decade in Review: TV

By // TV

There was so much incredible TV this decade. An insane amount, really. This was also the decade that changed the medium so drastically that, for both better and worse, it’s almost …

31 December 2019

Decade in Review: Movies

By // Cinema

These aren’t the best movies of the decade. I don’t know what those are. And neither do you. The best we can do is mention what we loved most and stop trying to claim …

29 December 2019

Decade in Review: Toronto Theatre

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I wasn’t going to do this. I’m wary of “best of” lists at the best of times, the decade doesn’t really end until next year, and I couldn’t help but be hyper-aware of …

25 December 2019

Holiday Romance Roundup

By // Cinema

Merry Christmas!!!!! I’ve spent pretty much my whole December absorbing as much feel-good holiday romance nonsense as possible. That means a few official #HallmarkBrand movies sent my way by generous publicists …

24 December 2019

Put It In Your Calendar: Lipsynced

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Tom Hearn’s monthly show Lipsynced is a wild and fun improv competition that successfully combines improv, lip sync and drag, balancing them all with a funny cast and some drag assassins who …

24 December 2019

The SpongeBob SquarePants Musical in Toronto

By // Theatre (Toronto)

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 …

19 December 2019

Patrick Combs’ Cash Me If You Can

By // Theatre (Toronto)

We all love a David and Goliath story, and Patrick Combs’ is a good one. In 1995, he received a cheque for $95,093.35 from a junk mailing scheme. Broke in …

15 December 2019

Three Ships’ Christmas Carol at Campbell House

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I think I have a new Christmas tradition. I’ve always known the story of A Christmas Carol, but it’s never been a big part of my life. It’s the one …

07 December 2019

Inside a Shakespeare-In-Hospitals Performance

By // Theatre (Toronto)

If it’s hard to convince new audiences to give Shakespeare a chance, why not take it to them? Shakespeare-In-Hospitals goes to “traditional and non-traditional theatre spaces” with traditional and non-traditional …

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