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12 January 2019

The Play That Goes Wrong

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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 …

11 December 2018

Slava’s Snowshow Blows into the Bluma

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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 …

10 November 2018

Circa’s HUMANS

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Australian touring company Circa has graced Toronto’s stage again, and we loved it. Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz’s newest creation, HUMANS, gives everyone a little of what they want. There were …

23 July 2018

Why The King & I?

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Mirvish Productions has been on a run of great programming for the last little while with Come From Away’s Canadian sit-down production as a quality anchor, and tours of The …

04 July 2018

Why We Have a Wizard: Wicked in 2018

By // Theatre (Toronto)

15 years ago, Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman adapted for the stage a novel by Gregory Maguire that was itself an adaptation, or perhaps more accurately a revision, of The …

26 June 2018

A Square’s Journey through Luminato 2018

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A theme you will find in my reviews of Luminato shows is that I tend to feel like the festival is not really for me. I have fairly conventional theatre …

19 June 2018

Luminato 2018: Swan Lake/Loch na hEala

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Luminato 2018 promised to interrogate the issues of human-rights, justice and inclusion, and Swan Lake/Loch na hEala does not disappoint with its dark themes of loss—of innocence, of purpose, and …

04 May 2018

On Stage in Toronto: Girls, “Little” and Like That

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Girls Like That (Tarragon Theatre) The more I think about this fantastic ensemble piece about teenage girls dealing with the age of slut-shaming gone viral, the more shocked I am …

05 April 2018

On Stage in TO: Song&Dance

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Overcoat: a musical tailoring (Canadian Stage with Tapestry Opera & Vancouver Opera) This new opera is a strong achievement for Tapestry- a smallish contemporary opera company that suffers for …

26 February 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Mia Raye Smith

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. Mia Raye Smith made her Toronto Fringe Festival debut with I …

17 February 2018

Nominee Interview Series: James Gangl

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series…

28 January 2018

Nominee Interview Series: Josh Epstein

By // Theatre (Toronto)

Before we announce the winners of the 2017 MyEntWorld Critics’ Pick Awards, we’re proud to present our annual Nominee Interview Series. One of the most beautiful voices in Canadian musical theatre belongs …

18 October 2017

On Stage in TO: Family Matters

By // Theatre (Toronto)

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (National Theatre presented by Mirvish Productions) I saw the UK’s National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in …

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