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Stephen Adly Guirgis, bard of the fringe dwellers, says when it comes to writing others’ stories, he’s learned ‘you better really dig deep.’
They didn’t throw away their shot at Canada — though the context has changed, and one might wish the female characters had more to do, the version that’s here has a capable cast, amazi…
After six decades, Martha Henry is one of Canada’s top theatre talents. Was it tough to get her to take on the lead role in ‘Marjorie Prime’? No, the director ‘just asked,’ Henry t…
The pursuit of tickets has threatened to overshadow the show itself; seeing it has becomes a status symbol. But here are the reasons for its surge from experimental concept to musical theatr…
Lack of depth for most of the roles turns this play into just what its writer probably didn’t want: another story about an old white guy, writes Carly Maga.
The Musical Stage Company and Obsidian Theatre production of the Tony Kushner-Jeanine Tesori musical seems deeper, more mysterious and yet viscerally real, writes Carly Maga.
The latest sketch revue by the Second City Touring Company that tackles the comedic ground of romantic relationships and runs until April 5.
It’s intense, but don’t expect any answers to the big questions it examines.
Alternating between 2000 and 2008, before and after a local factory lays off hundreds for outsourcing, automization and cheaper non-unionized jobs, Nottage’s script is a modern tragedy in …
Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat” has proven its deep relevance about job losses that definitely hit home in southern Ontario.
Early creation by ‘Come From Away’ team returns to Toronto for a Project Parenthood benefit on Jan. 21.
Eight women tracing their historical legacies and taking it from there.
A middle-aged literature prof and a young, adoring student — we’ve seen this before, but Hannah Moscovitch’s well-executed conventional story has a twist in store.
From the husband-and-wife creative team of Rob Torr and Stephanie Graham, to the low-fi, hand-painted backdrops, Torrent Productions has as much grassroots neighbourhood charm where the Ross…
It’s not for lack of talent on the part of the cast, but this North American premiere lacks the production values to do justice to the source material, writes Carly Maga.
Their neighbourhood was torn down in the ’50s, but David Buchbinder’s production brings the streets back to life.
“Cash Me If You Can,” written, directed and performed Patrick Combs, could use an outside editor.
In taking on a Broadway musical about a cartoon sponge, Tina Landau found a connection to ‘a place where otherness, be it in human form or in theatrical conceit, was embraced,’ she tells…
Some praised leadership for pulling the two plays while others criticized them for pursuing an agenda that they say puts other livelihoods at risk.
“At Christmas, our nonnas are the most important figures. They organize everything, they are at the centre,” says actor Danya Buonastella.
‘Mock rock doc’ at Toronto’s Streetcar Crowsnest lets veteran musicians tell their story — glories and heartbreaks all included — in semi-fictionalized style.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical still doesn’t make sense, but in our current cultural moment why are we expecting it to? asks Carly Maga.
‘Between Riverside and Crazy’ arrives in Toronto and demonstrates why Stephen Adly Guirgis’s creation is worth the hype, writes Carly Maga.
‘Every Day She Rose’ examines Black Lives Matter’s disruption of the 2016 Pride parade from at least two perspectives.
Half the cast have served, lending power to portrayal of PTSD, the ‘very specific’ military humour and more at Berkeley Street Theatre.
Blankenbuehler has choreographed both the new movie and the ‘Cats’ tour coming to Toronto. And people’s perplexity with the show has only increased.
Over 90 minutes, the space is free to explore, but the scenes themselves often pull focus; it’s a curious effect that audience members are naturally drawn to follow the expert in the white…