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New staging of Lerner & Loewe show follows more troubling takes on Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady and more.
By setting the comedy in Ontario cottage country in 1999, director Liza Balkan helps us digest some story elements that don’t fit with 2019 sensibilities, writes Carly Maga.
There may not be much time to contemplate the show’s meaning, but there are plenty of fun surprises and challenges in show mounted in old Bloor St. video store.
Annual fest includes the Filipinx shows Through the Bamboo, Tita Jokes and Monica vs. the internet, while Kanto by Tita Flips will serve food at the festival hub.
The 1919 Winnipeg General Strike shut down the entire city’s economy with 30,000 workers refusing to work from May 15 to June 26, arguing for recognition of the labour union and for wages …
In an exciting experiment, Berczes’s production wonders what would happen if Tom’s introduction wasn’t an explanation of the rules of the game, but a man’s — and an artist’s — …
As a hearing theatregoer, Carly Maga was put off-kilter by the musical, performed entirely in American Sign Language, but The Black Drum has other offerings for nondeaf patrons apart from it…
Artistic director Nina Lee Aquino resurrects theatre pieces emblematic of past Factory leaders and connect them with contemporary artists of colour, writes Carly Maga.
The Shaw and Stratford festivals have been busy adapting the C.S. Lewis story and the Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur comedy for modern audiences, writes Carly Maga.
Part of the reason that Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s 1779 play still resonates is that it resists the impulse to make its characters unrealistic moral symbols, writes Carly Maga.
The script assumes an audience will be so familiar with the story from the novel that what unfolds is like a play in the form of a connect-the-dots drawing, writes Carly Maga.
Playwright and director counter the story’s darkness with a strong sense of humour that runs throughout.
The culmination of Susanna Fournier’s Empire Trilogy gives up control (narratively, physically, historically) to restore a bit of hope to a dark world, writes Carly Maga.
The 6th Man Collective, whose weekly basketball games have grown into an interactive play that weaves the sport with their personal stories, are happy to have their performance come in confl…
Canadian Martin co-authored the book for The Prom, about four out-of-work Broadway stars confronting homophobia in a small Indiana town.
Shakespeare’s prank-filled comedy is chockablock with gags with diminishing returns, but Antoni Cimolino swaddles the characters with empathy, writes Carly Maga.
There are many metaphors you can lay overtop the parable of a man-eating plant manipulating a meek flower shop clerk into feeding it corpses in exchange for the love of his co-worker.
Fun new Stratford production of Noel Coward classic doesn’t underline the camp qualities, but they’re amply present, all the same.
The young actor’s parents and two brothers moved from Vancouver to Ontario for a year so he could star in Billy Elliot the Musical at the Stratford Festival.
Organization’s former creative producer follows in footsteps of her mentor Franco Boni.
If you didn’t enjoy the film adaptation, it’s likely because it sapped any hint of Tracy Letts’ humour. In the Soulpepper version, the laughs keep you chugging along and then the drama…
The first act of Bernard Shaw’s play bounces along with the charm of the cast, although the second act loses steam, writes Carly Maga.
The Shaw production of the Lerner and Loewe musical has an updated book but still relishes the Golden Age excess of the music and dancing, writes Carly Maga.
Joanne Sarazen’s play gets major points for imagination but loses the plot in its own make-believe world, writes Carly Maga.
The most compelling moments of The Bathtub Girls, now on at the Assembly Theatre, rely on movement instead of text to communicate a growing sense of dread, writes Carly Maga.
R&B singer is joined by star soprano Measha Brueggergosman in reimagined staging of Tony Kushner-Jeanine Tesori musical.
Dear Evan Hansen’s Robert Markus wins Best Performance in a Musical and Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story takes Best New Musical.
‘Can a desecrated site retain its sacredness?’ Jani Lauzon recounts her journey to the Mojave Desert to find out.
Boni reflects on 16 years spent building up local festivals, binding the Theatre Centre to its neighbourhood, and giving it a proper home.
Director Judith Thompson finds a few gems as she pulls together nine different stories of exceptionality but the production feels unwieldy.
Soulpepper Theatre’s stunning interpretation of the Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play should be seen, writes Carly Maga.