Kelly Bedard

Yes, that’s right kids, it’s April 23. Which means that it’s Shakespeare’s birthday! It’s also Shakespeare’s deathday (spooky, I know) but that’s depressing, so we’re going to focus on the fact that it’s his birthday. In honour of this most prestigious of days, I offer you a list of my 15 favourites from the illustrious […]

  Kelly Bedard

Last weekend BU on Broadway premiered their spring mainstage production: a lighthearted and uplifting musical, a favourite of mine, Seussical. Though plagued with the occasional flaw, the production was for the most part absolutely wonderful and easily one of my favourite things I’ve seen in my time in Boston. Seussical itself, written by Ahrens and […]

  Kelly Bedard

I have this friend who has played many of Shakespeare’s greatest roles, heroes and villains alike. He’s tackled Aaron the moor and Richard III, Oberon, Lear and Hamlet among others. But just the other night he said something that struck me as strange, “I’ve never had any desire to play Mackers”. Now, there are jokes […]

Something You Should Read
  Kelly Bedard

Readers of this blog may notice a pattern. We at My Theatre are very fond of quoting, referencing and generally expressing our love for something called Slings & Arrows. In case this has confused you greatly, I’m here to clear it up. Slings is a Canadian TV show about a Shakespeare company. It’s “a comedy […]

  James Melo

“Oppose not Scythia to Ambitious Rome” or How I played Demetrius and Kept My Soul So, we’re two days into a run of a play that we’ve been working on for the better part of the last five months. Now, that’s a long time, considering that the last play I was in went up in […]

A Theatrical Televisual Moment
  Kelly Bedard

It’s a rare occurrence when two of my great loves come together: Television and Shakespeare. The best example is the comedy Slings &Arrows, about the antics of a Canadian Shakespeare company. PBS airing Ian McKellan’s King Lear as part of their “Great Performances” series and his subsequent Emmy nomination is another wonderful example. When Hey […]

  Kelly Bedard

Last week I saw the touring production of The Lion King at The Boston Opera House. It was okay. I say it was only okay not because it was anything less than a thoroughly enjoyable musical experience but because the piece itself is capable of being so much more. During its extended stay in Toronto […]

My Theatre is thrilled to introduce its newest author, James Melo. A Shakespeare buff and general theatre-lover, James has a bone to pick with one of the Bard’s lesser-known comedies. “I to the world am like a drop of water That in the ocean seeks another drop,” or Why William Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors is […]

  Kelly Bedard

In fact, the best SHOW in town, and perhaps the greatest thing I’ve seen in quite some time, is called My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding. Playing now at the Panasonic Theatre in Toronto, MMLJWW is the latest great product of the Toronto Fringe Festival, the same festival that started The Drowsy Chaperone on its way […]

Welcome Theatre Fans
  Kelly Bedard

Let me introduce you to “My Theatre” a new theatre blog and the newest addition to “My Entertainment World”. Fans of “My TV” will be familiar with the format of this new blog. Here myself and other hand-selected theatre lovers will share our thoughts on the latest in the world of theatre, be that criticism […]