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05 October 2017

Sweeney with a Side of Pie

By // Theatre (New York)

Tooting Arts Club’s production of Sweeney Todd at the Barrow Street Theatre is the perfect thing to see this fall: part dark theatrical masterpiece, part haunted house. It’s the most creatively staged …

15 March 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Hugh Ritchie

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Hugh Ritchie as Cinderella’s Prince might have been the most perfect piece of …

01 March 2017

Nominee Interview Series: Dan Chameroy

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2016 MyTheatre Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Dan Chameroy is a very big deal to me. He’s a big deal …

23 September 2016

Stratford’s 2016 Musicals

By // Theatre

Little Night Music All I knew about A Little Night Music going in was “Send in the Clowns”, arguably the crown jewel of Sondheim’s canon. It would have been best …

30 August 2016

Shaw’s 2016 Dramas

By // Theatre

“Master Harold”… and the Boys This South African-set one-act by Athol Fugard takes a long time to get going but, once it does, it’s a gut punch. The idea is …

21 September 2015

Side by Side by Sondheim at the Jack Studio Theatre

By // Theatre (London)

Three singers, two pianists, and a whole lot of Sondheim—a thoroughly enjoyable evening by the AC Group for the avid or even casual fan of the great lyricist/composer, though this …

25 February 2015

Into the Woods Off-Broadway: After “Ever After”

By // Theatre (New York)

 “Into the woods you go again, you have every now and then.” If you have never been Into the Woods, now is the time. Between Hollywood’s adaptation of this beloved …

23 October 2014

A Half-Hearted Smile for A Little Night Music

By // Theatre (Boston)

The summer night may smile three times, but it might have smiled a fourth time on The Arlington Friends of the Drama’s 429th production A Little Night Music, music and …

03 October 2014

A Haunting Thriller with Safety Clippers

By // Theatre (Boston)

The Lyric Stage Company does Sondheim well. Director Spiro Veloudos speaks Sondheim’s language as if it were his natural tongue, and he does a good job of translating to the …

01 August 2014

Murderers Do It Better: StageWorks’ Assassins

By // Theatre (Toronto)

StageWorks Toronto is an incredibly ambitious company, especially when you consider that they’re really a community theatre organization (mixing new theatre grads with part-time performers, I’m pretty sure all un-paid). …

30 June 2014

Keeping Starry Company

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Theatre 20 occupies a very specific and somewhat strange space in Toronto theatre. They produce work very rarely but, when they do, it’s event theatre- a big musical with a …

06 June 2014

Magical Moments in the Woods

By // Theatre (Boston)

Into the Woods may be one of my favorite Sondheim musicals, if not one of my favorite musicals. I have seen and participated in countless productions of this show, so …

03 April 2014

Three Stars Roll Along

By // Theatre (Boston)

Characters in theatre almost always know more about themselves than audience members; the characters have lived in a fictional world before the play’s action. However, it’s a rare treat when …

14 March 2014

Wanting More From Company

By // Theatre (Boston)

Company features one of my favourite openings to a musical; the haunting tones of the “Bobby” (and the many variations on this name) echo throughout the theatre, the mythical and …

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