1837:  THE FARMERS’ REVOLT
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1837:  THE FARMERS’ REVOLT

It’s not uncommon for a theatre company to have a show that doesn’t quite fit in with the rest of its season’s programming. 1837: The…

VIMY
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VIMY

Debate it until the cows come home but each and every one of us is on a mission to achieve something.  Alone as we may…

ANDROCLES AND THE LION 
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ANDROCLES AND THE LION 

Some say director Tim Caroll must have fallen down a staircase and suffered a nasty bump on the head for some of the experimental decisions…

DANCING AT LUGHNASA
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DANCING AT LUGHNASA

“In that memory, atmosphere is more real than incident and everything is simultaneously actual and illusory,” asserts a changed Michael. These words perfectly summarise the…

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
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BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

  There has always seemed to be two kinds of music makers in our midst. The first hungers for the front & centre spotlight to…

TREASURE ISLAND
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TREASURE ISLAND

Growing up too quickly is a total drag! One day you’re getting scolded for not cleaning your bedroom, the next day you’re fending off bad…

THE CHANGELING
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THE CHANGELING

Truth be told, we’ve all been stumbled by the desire of…you know…not wanting someone around after the novelty has worn off.   There’s just no longer…

ROMEO AND JULIET
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ROMEO AND JULIET

What’s up with family always putting a damper on hot romance between two people?  It’s hard enough as it is to meet that special someone…

CONFEDERATION – PART I and II     
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CONFEDERATION – PART I and II     

Truth be told, there probably wouldn’t be a digital theatre magazine like Torontostage.com if it were not for theatre innovators such as VideoCabaret. They wanted…

GUYS AND DOLLS
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GUYS AND DOLLS

What is it that has historically defined a man?   An ability to manage one’s image with a flashy suit and money to burn or a…

HMS PINAFORE
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HMS PINAFORE

If every summer needs a flagship production that lets you leave your troubles of the day far behind HMS Pinafore achieves this in spades in…

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
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THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL

Playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan knew what could trigger laughter in the theatre right up there with the best of them from his era.  Enter a…

THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III
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THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III

Let’s face it, getting old sucks big time. We’re not talking about the hey-you-kids-get-off-my-lawn kind of restlessness but rather the ensuing memory loss and sometimes…

SAINT JOAN
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SAINT JOAN

Some say centuries before the advent of radio, television and digital content that there was nothing to do in the 15th century except to hear…

ME AND MY GIRL
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ME AND MY GIRL

There’s no escaping the countless aesthetic decisions that have gone into the Shaw Festival’s jolly good staging of Me And My Girl on stage until…

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