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Hamilton is a Historical Home Run: Theatre Review


Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:00 AM

After an excruciating five year wait, the musical colossus that is Hamilton has finally arrived in Toronto. Now musical megastar Lin-Manuel Miranda’s theatrical phenomenon is currently making its Canadian debut with Mirvish Productions. And for ...


Cabaret Comes Just in Time: Theatre Sheridan Review


Thursday, February 13, 2020 8:00 AM

If you think you’ve seen how brutally beautiful Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret can be, think again. Theatre Sheridan has delivered a new production that is as dark and daring as it is dazzling.

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Famous People Players provides a Fabulous Performance


Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:00 AM

The Famous People Players are an unusual theatre company in the Greater Toronto Area. It’s not just unusual because they wonderfully execute the lost joys of a well-executed dinner theatre. And it’s not just because ...

Cats the musical

Movie Review: Cats is a Feline Fiasco


Sunday, December 29, 2019 12:30 PM

If you’ve read anything about the multiplex this holiday season, you’ve probably heard that Cats is quite the experience. If you haven’t, rest assured Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the once-megabit musical about, well, cats, is ...


Nine is Italy in Another Way: Theatre Sheridan Review


Wednesday, December 11, 2019 7:00 AM

Nine comes to Theatre Sheridan with a clearly Italian swagger that pleasantly fills Sheridan’s Studio Theatre. It’s a standard production of Maury Yeston’s Fellini-esque romance, but a well-composed one.


Newsies is Breaking New Ground: Theatre Sheridan Review


Thursday, November 28, 2019 6:00 AM

New ground is being shown off at Theatre Sheridan with their emotionally charged production of Newsies opening the college’s season. And by new ground, I mean the floor has literally been changed from the usual ...

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Theatre Review: Shaw’s Holiday Inn is happily in season


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 7:00 AM

Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Shaw Festival is playing Holiday Inn as a musical at their flagship Festival Theatre this year to expand their Christmastime offerings to audiences. Not every musical at Shaw is a success, and this one ...

Theatre Sheridan 2019-2020 Season


Wednesday, October 16, 2019 2:00 PM

Theatre Sheridan 2019-2020 Season has been announced, and as always it promises blockbuster musicals as well as lesser known masterpieces. This season includes:

Junk, Plants and Radios: Sheridan’s 2019 Festival of New Musicals


Thursday, October 10, 2019 6:30 AM

What does a Nottingham house full of garbage, two Amish girls growing marijuana, and a radio show by an Arizona teenager all have in common? Why, the Canadian Music Theatre Project 2019, of course.

Theatre Review: The Band’s Visit brings something different


Monday, September 30, 2019 2:00 PM

Musical theatre is often associated with a style of entertainment that’s loud, bright, dynamic and exciting. But The Band’s Visit sets a musical in a small, modern desert village that wants nothing to do with ...

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