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Monday, November 12, 2018

New dance show Grand Finale brings humour to the apocalypse by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Creator Hofesh Shechter sees humanity’s end coming within a century, but new work coming to the Bluma Appel theatre this week is, he says, full of communion.

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Friday, November 2, 2018

National Ballet of Canada announces its ninth operating surplus in a row by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Season that included the Norman McLaren ballet Frame by Frame and the company’s return to Paris ended $257,000 in the black.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Toronto theatre company and CBC partner on play podcasts by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

PlayME’s recordings of Canadian plays will be included in the new season of CBC Podcasts.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Stratford Festival extends The Rocky Horror Show to Dec. 2 by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Extension of 1973 cult rock musical marks the latest date that a show has run at the theatre festival.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Toronto Star theatre critic Karen Fricker wins a Nathan Cohen Award by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Fricker is honoured in the short category for a review of a Soulpepper production of Hosanna.

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Opera Atelier prepares to make its Chicago debut with Actéon and Pygmalion by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The French Baroque operas about two heroes who fall in love, with starkly different consequences, open first in Toronto Oct. 25.

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Friday, October 19, 2018

Eric McCormack tends to his theatre roots with The Fantasticks by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The Will & Grace and Travelers star is happy to return to the Stratford Festival Oct. 30 with a musical he loves.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Toronto theatre designer Camellia Koo nominated for Siminovitch Prize by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Theatre prize will bestow $75,000 on one of four designers and $25,000 to a protégé of their choice.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Megan Follows to receive Stratford Festival’s Legacy Award by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Actress known for TV roles like Anne of Green Gables and Catherine de’ Medici in Reign spent two seasons at the theatre festival.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Luminato Festival chooses its new artistic director from within the organization and the city by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Toronto-born Naomi Campbell, who has been with festival since 2011, takes over from the departed Josephine Ridge.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Shakespeare’s Othello, directed by Nigel Shawn Williams, leads next year’s Stratford Festival season by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Donna Feore will once again direct and choreograph both the festival’s musicals with Billy Elliot and Little Shop of Horrors.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Opera Atelier’s Rossini festival debut to be released on DVD by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Toronto opera company’s creative team was invited to produce Rossini’s Ricciardo e Zoraide in Pesaro, Italy.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

At Overhear Toronto, an iPhone app lets spectators listen in on other people’s thoughts by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Adapted from a Saskatoon project, the SummerWorks presentation takes participants through the Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood and through other people’s stories.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Bat Out of Hell — The Musical returns to Toronto in October by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Production based on the songs of Jim Steinman will begin its North American tour at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

The front porch becomes a venue for self-expression in Porch View Dances by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

It began with a glance from Karen Kaeja’s living-room window and now the dance series is welcoming participants from outside where it began in Seaton Village.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

New Coal Mine Theatre season includes Toronto debut of Tony-winning play The Father by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The 2018-19 bill also includes sci-fi thriller The Nether, black puppet comedy Hand to God and a new holiday improv show, The Wonder Pageant.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Stratford Festival’s director of new plays receives career achievement award by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Bob White has more than 40 years experience as a dramaturge and director, including 10 seasons at Stratford.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Jerusalem and Life After top 2018 Dora Mavor Moore Awards by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Jerusalem takes six awards, including Outstanding Performance for Kim Coates, with another six for Life After, including Outstanding New Musical for Britta Johnson.

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Monday, June 18, 2018

National Ballet of Canada named Best Company of the Year by French critics’ association by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

L’Association Professionnelle de la Critique de Théâtre, de Musique et de Danse recognizes company for its tour to Paris in 2017 with Nijinsky.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Fall for Dance North expands to six performances and two venues for 2018 by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Annual dance festival will include Adizokan from Red Sky Performance, Obeah Opera, the National Ballet of Canada performing Justin Peck’s Paz de la Jolla, and a commission from Anne Plamon…

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Mirvish Productions provides bus service for matinee-goers in five Ontario locations by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Beginning July 4, patrons can travel to Toronto and back by bus from London, Woodstock, Kitchener, Milton and Morriston, Ontario.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Canadian Stage, Soulpepper Theatre and Musical Stage Company lead Dora Award nominations. by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Soulpepper’s 13 nominations come after a rough start to the year for Toronto company.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Best new Canadian play winner Bears returns to Toronto in Factory Theatre season by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

New season also includes a new play from Anosh Irani, productions that examine the internment of Japanese-Canadians and Black slavery, and a satire that turns the tables on men who objectify…

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Canadian country singer George Canyon to play Teen Angel in Grease: The Musical by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Also making cameos in Toronto are Mark Ballas of Dancing With the Stars, Logan Henderson and Drake Bell.

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CanadaHub brings five new productions to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Controversial Daughter and Native Earth Performing Arts’ Huff are among the works heading to Scotland in August.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Stratford Festival’s two musicals this season couldn’t be more different. Donna Feore is directing and choreographing both by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

After past hits such as Guys and Dolls and A Chorus Line, Donna Feore takes on The Music Man and The Rocky Horror Show, and finds their leading men have things in common.

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A transvestite and a travelling salesman walk into a theatre … a look at the leads in The Rocky Horror Show and The Music Man by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

We compared Frank N. Furter to Harold Hill, the con man stars of the two very different musicals onstage at the Stratford Festival.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Steven Page and Bruce Dow lead new Festival Players of Prince Edward County season by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The 2018 season, the first under new artistic director Graham Abbey, also includes remounts of The Drawer Boy, A Beautiful View and Blind Date.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

In the Toronto theatre named for his mother, viewers can watch Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Mirvish throws open the Princess of Wales Theatre for a royal wedding viewing party for 2,000.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Brampton’s Rose Theatre unveils first season under Brendan Healy by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

Former Buddies in Bad Times artistic director aims to capture city’s ‘eclectic dynamism’.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Janel Parrish returns to Toronto with Grease the Musical by Debra Yeo - Toronto Star

The Pretty Little Liars actress got engaged in Toronto last fall and returns to play Sandy in musical version of 1978 film.

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