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Monday, January 20, 2020

World premieres, a ‘Chicago’ coup and a venue to unite acting greats by Ryan Porter - Special To The Star

The Stratford Festival’s artistic director Antoni Cimolino previews the theatre company’s historic 2020 season

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Ross Petty’s ‘Lil’ Red Robin Hood’ takes aim at public education in Ontario by Ryan Porter - Special To The Star

The not-so-subtle call for free education for all is a bold and inspired modern update for Robin Hood’s share-the-wealth ethos, especially in a political climate where the provincial gover…

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

“Anastasia” is beautiful to look at onstage but needs more magic by Ryan Porter - Special To The Star

The musical about supposed Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia borrows from other productions, to which it unfavourably compares, writes Ryan Porter.

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

The Merry Wives of Windsor marries Shakespearean comedy with ’50s farce by Ryan Porter - Special To The Star

Lucille Ball and the Stratford of the ’50s inspired Antoni Cimolino’s spit-take of a production.

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Old-time rock and roll meets Shakespeare by Ryan Porter - Special To The Star

Longtime Stratford composer looked to his youth to inspire the eight original songs in The Merry Wives of Windsor.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Choose your musical: Stratford’s Little Shop of Horrors vs. Billy Elliot by Ryan Porter - Special To The Star

What would you rather fight: societal norms or a man-eating Venus flytrap? See how the Stratford Festival’s two marquee musicals match up

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Actor Dan Chameroy tackles two roles at Stratford Festival by Ryan Porter - Special To The Star

Dan Chameroy, the Stratford Festival’s Dr. Frank-N-Furter from last year’s The Rocky Horror Show, returns as another screamingly funny eccentric in Little Shop of Horrors. But it’s his…

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Three dancers take on one tragic heroine in the National Ballet of Canada’s Anna Karenina by Ryan Porter - Special To The Star

Sonia Rodriguez, Svetlana Lunkina and Heather Ogden all bring their own sensibilities to the title role in the John Neumeier ballet based on the Leo Tolstoy novel.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Brighton Beach Memoirs a likable but dated revival by Ryan Porter - Special To The Star

The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company’s production of Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs is hardly unique in its artistic vision, but is certainly a strong remount of a classic.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom full of sympathy for the diva by Ryan Porter - Special To The Star

Soulpepper Theatre, director Mumbi Tindeyebwa Otu and star Alana Bridgewater take some creative risks that pay off in production of August Wilson’s 1982 drama, which remains topical about …

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Canadian Caissie Levy is warming up to be Broadway’s Elsa in Frozen by Ryan Porter - Special To The Star

Hamiltonian says motherhood got her ready as previews begin soon for her role as the ice princess in Disney’s Broadway adaptation of the massive hit film.

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