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Finding a talented local with a resumé full of inclusion and collaboration does much to help theatre company move forward and address past criticism, writes Carly Maga.
A new version of the musical about a town devastated by the decline of northeastern England’s shipbuilding industry and the looming closure of the Swan Hunter shipyard is coming in early 2…
Bartlett Sher’s production of the Broadway Classic The King and I, presented in Toronto by Mirvish Theatre, makes a valiant effort to deliver a polished, old-fashioned musical for audience…
In the play, Greenblatt embarks upon a birthright trip to Israel. Jabr, feeling oppressed in Nablus, seeks several paths out of Palestinian territory, writes Carly Maga.
Sarena Parmar’s first produced play, The Orchard (After Checkhov), will frame future viewings of Checkhov’s original work.
The friendship at the heart of the story isn’t believable, dooming this Shaw Festival production, writes Carly Maga
Scottish illusionist Scott Silven awes in At the Illusionist’s Table, which runs in Casa Loma twice daily throughout the run of Luminato.
The beloved story is back in Toronto at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
Great performances from adults and kids alike elevate a production that doesn’t quite reach its noble goal of updating Harper Lee’s classic story for 2018.
Director Lezlie Wade’s mantra at the Stratford Festival this year seems to be clarity, precision and fun. Despite the gravity of the story, her production of the 1889 play keeps its light …
The first act crackles in Miles Potter’s production, but then the fog of Eugene O’Neill’s moody masterpiece starts to set in, writes Carly Maga.
David Hirson’s 1991 rhyming comedy becomes more than a cautionary tale in Tanja Jacobs’ gender-balanced production.
One Little Goat’s latest production keeps in line with theatre’s penchant for off-kilter stories and speeches, trading realism for poetic rhythms and metaphors.
Production about strangers intersecting at a luxury hotel in 1928 has an almost lethal dose of cynicism, writes Carly Maga.
In engaging with Frank Wedekind’s work, co-creators Susanna Fournier, ted witzel and Helen Yung work through anger to find love on the other side.
Though the plucky orphan girl’s sunny disposition might clash with modern cynicism, Annie is still the earworm musical fans know and love, writes Carly Maga.
With all its wonderful elements, it’s a shame Placey ends the play with a sombre estimation of female friendship
Artistic director Dennis Garnhum of the London, Ont., theatre keeps going bigger and better. Up next: seats have been removed to recreate a racetrack for Chariots of Fire.
In a new Canadian production, the heartfelt musical brings Alison Bechdel’s memoir about growing up in a funeral home vividly to life, writes Carly Maga.
Jivesh Parasram’s Take d Milk, Nah? speaks to the divide between the mainstream and the marginalized in a bold way.
Director and actors dig into playwright Belinda Cornish’s creation, complete with its broad animal-experimentation metaphor.
New theatre festival takes on reproductive health, sexual harassment and assault, sexist and racist stereotypes and more April 11 to 22.
The script aims to address issues of mixed identities, but it moves too quickly and leaves the audience behind.
Adrienne Wong and Julie Tamiko Manning put their differing views of their mixed heritages into their play, opening April 3 in Toronto.
Overall, the production is missing the typical Theatre Smith-Gilmour wit and physical invention, writes Carly Maga.
Anthony MacMahon’s version of the middle-school staple, directed by Ravi Jain, turns George Orwell’s drama into a comedy. Despite some strong performances, the play veers into unwieldly …
Mejra’s decision to save Stetko’s life and make him her dependant reflects how Canada’s Indigenous people must continue to live with systems and people that hurt them.
Playwright Hannah Moscovitch finds herself increasingly drawn to authentic stories about female experience.
Filipino-Canadian director cast Black and Ojibwa actors in Theatre Passe Muraille production about an actor living with two farmers to research a play.