HOOK UP
April 2014

HOOK UP

Some say that mistakes are the only thing that any of us can truly call our own. And when we take possession, we do so…

ROSE: A NEW MUSICAL
April 2014

ROSE: A NEW MUSICAL

You have to give it up for theatre’s movers and shakers at Soulpepper. When they strive to create ‘Family Festival’ fairing to entertain the masses…

THE VIRGIN TRIAL
April 2014

THE VIRGIN TRIAL

Some works of art cry out for large canvases. Though it is sparing in its use of scenery or anything approaching spectacle, Kate Hennig’s The…

KIVIUQ RETURNS
April 2014

KIVIUQ RETURNS

No need for any of the rough stuff in the Tarragon Theatre presentation of Kiviuq Returns where Unuit culture has come ashore with remarkable song,…

1979
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1979

A political power play like no other in Canadian history, Christopher Hunt as Pierre Trudeau (left) lays it all on the table for a discouraged…

THE WONDER PAGEANT
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THE WONDER PAGEANT

What is the true meaning of the holidays anyway? A time to celebrate the birth of an infant who would only 33 years later be…

DIVIDING LINES
April 2014

DIVIDING LINES

Death is a bit of a tricky subject matter for theatremakers when the vast majority of entertainment loyalists prefer a compelling drama, a rib-tickling comedy…

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
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CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Noah Weisberg, the fine young actor playing Willy Wonka in the musical version of  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, has a tough gig. He has…

AIN’T TOO PROUD
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AIN’T TOO PROUD

Musical making phenom Des MacAnuff knows better than anyone if it’s not broke don’t fix it. Which is why Ain’t Too Proud follows the same…

WE KEEP COMING BACK
April 2014

WE KEEP COMING BACK

Attention Theatre Nation: Everything that can be done on the city stage has not yet been exhausted. Case in point: We Keep Coming Back. While…

ESCAPED ALONE
April 2014

ESCAPED ALONE

No matter what angle you choose to look at it, some things are forever English. Tea and crumpets, Buckingham Palace, tennis, and a pints of…

SHE THE PEOPLE
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SHE THE PEOPLE

When it was reported that Second City would be running a Mainstage Revue in competition to its already playing Mainstage Revue, we were absolutely convinced…

THEORY
April 2014

THEORY

Most ideas work far better in theory than they ever do in practice but don’t tell that to playwright Norman Yeung. Not for the tolerantly…

THE  MESSAGE
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THE MESSAGE

It’s no secret that actor R.H. Thomson has contributed equally to theatre what his central character Marshall McLuhan had done for media studies. You’re left…

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
April 2014

HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL

From the countdown to curtain call with background music videos from Young MC’s Bust A Move to The Cure’s Love Song to Peter Gabriel’s Big…

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