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16 June 2019

The Rise and Fall of Dataman

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Award-winning comedian Ian McIntyre blends the relatable and the absurd in his new revue, The Rise and Fall of Dataman, running for two nights at The Bad Dog Theatre. In …

13 June 2019

LookUp Theatre’s 1855 Toronto Circus Riot

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If you want drunken debauchery, raucous theatrics, or just a good old street fight, Sterling Road isn’t your first destination. That changed this week as Angela’s Murdoch’s 1855 Toronto Circus Riot …

13 June 2019

Eifman Ballet’s Tchaikovsky: PRO et CONTRA

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Celebrated Russian choreographer Boris Eifman brings to life the story of composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), and it is a tale of beauty and tragedy. Eifman, inspired by the composer’s …

10 June 2019

Bad Dog’s COMBUSTION, 2019

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Bad Dog Theatre Company performed their annual comedy festival, COMBUSTIONfestival, from May 27-June 1, to great success and lots of laughs. The festival is a “week-long comedy party” that …

31 May 2019

RISER, 2019: Guilty by Association’s 1991

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After having some time to digest 1991, I don’t think it would be right to say I enjoyed it. Instead, I will say I was affected by it, moved by …

30 May 2019

Soulpepper’s August: Osage County

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It can take a good family to show you what a bad one truly looks like. The team at Soulpepper brings tremendous verve to Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County, doing …

30 May 2019

RISER, 2019: AVO Collective’s 11:11

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I have been thinking about AVO Collective’s 11:11 for the last couple of days. I have been thinking about the openness and fearlessness that Samson Bonkeabantu Brown demonstrates in both his …

26 May 2019

One Night Only: Crooning Comics

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It can be surprisingly hard to find a good old cabaret act done well. Toronto cabaret veterans Thomas and Kevin Finn and Kevin Godfrey, dropped in at the Lower Ossington …

25 May 2019

Must-See: The Doll Play

By // Theatre (Toronto)

“The sadness. It gets in your fabric.” The Doll Play: A Miniature Revolution, presented by Witchboy Theatre and Blood Pact Theatre at the recently opened Grand Canyon, sounds disarmingly simple: …

23 May 2019

Soulpepper’s Brothers Size

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Theatre fans and writers long for a world where celebrities dropping into a local show doesn’t raise an eyebrow. The Brothers Size drew the attention of a wider audience thanks …

21 May 2019

Second City’s Walking on Bombshells

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Second City’s 82nd and current Mainstage revue, Walking On Bombshells, opens on a stage that’s a convincing mock-up of the dingy Osgoode subway station. It’s the backdrop for the show’s opening …

21 May 2019

Second City’s She The People

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Resistance Continues. That’s the sub-title of The Second City’s latest run of their feminist sketch phenom She The People. And there are a lot of things to resist: those who …

18 May 2019

Beautiful Man at the Factory Theatre

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Initially staged at SummerWorks in 2015, Erin Shields’ Beautiful Man features Jennifer, Sophie, and Pam (Ashley Bottling, Mayko Nguyen, and Sophía Rodríguez), who perch on stools facing the audience. They …

17 May 2019

Bouchard’s Lilies at Buddies

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Michel Marc Bouchard’s classic play Lilies (Les Feluettes) was made into one of the most beautiful Canadian films in the 90s, and more recently an opera (2016, Opéra de Montréal) …

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