UNCLE VANYA
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UNCLE VANYA

Annie Baker’s new version of Uncle Vanya has a sound and emotion that feels like it’s a new work. Much of this can be credited…

A CHORUS LINE
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A CHORUS LINE

To the naysayers who scoff at A Chorus Line criticizing it as a schlocky, kitschy, disposable and outdated entertainment vehicle from the classic Broadway days…

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER
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A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER

It’s clever, it’s imaginative, it’s more fun that what should be permitted by law. The 2014 Tony Award winner is perhaps the best musical comedy…

ALICE IN WONDERLAND
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ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Truth be told, the last time an inviting rabbit attempted to lure TorontoStage.com staff down a hole, there was a wee bit too much Schnapps…

MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION
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MRS. WARREN’S PROFESSION

The take away from Mrs. Warren’s Profession is simple: In a world of stark moral hypocrisy and ethical ambiguity, don’t believe everything you hear especially…

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE

If you’re uneasy about the idea of transforming cinema excellence to the stage, you are by no means alone. However, one has to be optimistic…

RIVERDANCE – THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR
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RIVERDANCE – THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR

Riverdance 20 Years, the Irish step dancing dynasty that’s swept away millions of theatergoers since making its debut in the mid 1990s, hasn’t lost a…

THE SUMMONED
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THE SUMMONED

There’s no doubt about it, attending the reading of a will can cause a few jitters. That’s because the amount of love and gratitude someone…

THE ODD COUPLE
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THE ODD COUPLE

Some directors are simply gluttons for punishment. If you dare to tackle a staging that reigns as one of most popular American comedies in the…

THE GREAT WAR
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THE GREAT WAR

War, what is it really good for? World leaders have to be living on the far side of crazy to dress up its citizens in…

POSTSECRET: THE SHOW
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POSTSECRET: THE SHOW

Everyone has experienced a moment they’d prefer to go to their grave with rather than reveal it to others and risk ridicule and embarrassment. Secret…

YOU WILL REMEMBER ME
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YOU WILL REMEMBER ME

There are cherished memories worth preserving for a lifetime and a day. There are unforeseen occurrences we purposely avoid reflecting upon in order to escape…

MIKAELA DAVIES: UNDERRATED OR OVERRATED?
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MIKAELA DAVIES: UNDERRATED OR OVERRATED?

Ever wonder how it is that transplanted Montrealers mysteriously enrich the Canadian arts scenes wherever they touch down? Case in point: Mikaela Davies. Who could…

THE HOTLINE ALWAYS BLINGS TWICE
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THE HOTLINE ALWAYS BLINGS TWICE

You have to loathe the fact that funny is subjective by design. Unload the same joke on two different groups of people in two different…

DISGRACED
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DISGRACED

A dinner party gone awry. That’s the best way to describe playwright Ayad Akhtar’s 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning fiery discourse packed with surprises which is…

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