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15 January 2018

Dave Deveau’s Funny Valentine at Buddies

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Originally written (and performed) by Dave Deveau, My Funny Valentine is a play based around the true story of a gay teen who was killed by his classmate in 2008. …

13 January 2018

On Stage in TO: Til Death Do You Part

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Death and marriage are all the rage on Toronto stages at the moment with four current productions totally preoccupied with one or both. The most prominent is Groundling Theatre Company’s …

08 January 2018

Next Stage, 2018: Part III

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Good Morning, Viet Mom “I can’t talk about my mom without talking about my dad. I can’t talk about my dad without talking about the divorce. I can’t talk about …

08 January 2018

Next Stage, 2018: The Antechamber

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The antechamber shows are short, 30 mins pieces, and some of my favourite Next Stage offerings. This year brought two high-energy clown pieces. Leila Live A self-described “real life Persian …

08 January 2018

Next Stage, 2018: Part II

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The Harold Experience This Assembly Improv show invokes the Harold Technique of audience participation to get suggestions from the crowd on which the theme of the show is based. The …

08 January 2018

Next Stage, 2018: Part I

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Jonno Another topical Next Stage piece, Jonno, offers a fictional account of a powerful, well-known radio host sexually assault women in Toronto. Most Canadians will recongnize the play as a thinly veiled …

01 January 2018

2017 Critics’ Pick Awards: Theatre (Toronto)

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Our favourite Fringe Festival ever, expanded dance coverage, and a shifting indie landscape were the defining features of our 2017 in Toronto theatre. Our staff collectively saw hundreds of productions …

25 December 2017

Bad Hats’ Peter Pan takes off at Soulpepper

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The lush golden light of the Peter Pan set was a welcome contrast to the sharp cold evening we had rushed through en-route to the theatre, and the space itself …

20 December 2017

Dr. Seuss’s Lorax Comes to Life at the Royal Alex

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Rightfully branded as a family show, The Lorax is a feast for the senses, and enjoyable for adults and children alike. Straight from London’s The Old Vic, this stage adaptation …

18 December 2017

Mirvish’s Idols & Illusions

By // Theatre (Toronto)

To supplement their mainstage season of big American tours, Toronto’s one real commercial theatre presenter Mirvish Productions has been bringing in slightly smaller shows produced by Canadian companies to occupy …

11 December 2017

Pencil Kit Presents The Hungriest Woman in the World

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Pencil Kit Productions’ The Hungriest Woman in the World is certainly an interesting show. It bills itself as a ‘sexy and elliptical new play’ by Canadian poet and playwright Shannon …

10 December 2017

The National Ballet’s Nijinsky: a multi-cast review

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Beginning and ending with the last performance of Vaslav Nijinsky, widely considered one of the greatest dancers of the twentieth century, choreographer John Neumeier’s “biography of the soul” is a …

10 December 2017

On Stage in TO: Small to Big

By // Theatre (Toronto)

I went back and forth on the title of this On Stage in TO roundup, the options being “small to big” and “best to worst” because both descriptions apply to …

09 December 2017

Featured Event: Shakespeare-in-Hospitals La Maschera Gala

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Over the last three months, Spur-of-the-Moment Shakespeare Collective’s ensemble has been touring…

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