THE LADY FROM THE SEA
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THE LADY FROM THE SEA

It’s long been said that the eyes are the window to a person’s soul. Look deep inside and you might just get lost in the…

THE PLAY’S THE THING
April 2014

THE PLAY’S THE THING

After a long summer break, theatre is back with a giggly vengeance in the Distillery where director  László Marton relies on the not-so-usual performance suspects…

LIGHT UP THE SKY
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LIGHT UP THE SKY

Claire Jullien as Irene (centre) proves that gal can never get enough adoration in the Shaw Festival’s hilarious presentation of Light Up the Sky on…

BLIND DATE
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BLIND DATE

The problem with warming up to a total stranger for the sole purpose of relationship prospecting is that reasonable expectations are rarely met due to…

SPOON RIVER
April 2014

SPOON RIVER

What would the dead say about their lives if they had a chance to tell you? The Soulpepper Theatre Company staging of ‘Spoon River’ gives…

TOP GIRLS
April 2014

TOP GIRLS

Stop me if you hear this one before: A Victorian traveler (Catherine McGregor), a female Pope (Laurie Paton), an Asian concubine (Julia Course), and the…

YOU NEVER CAN TELL
April 2014

YOU NEVER CAN TELL

George Bernard Shaw’s You Never Can Tell is an old British comedy full of British people doing British things: agitating one another, denying their true…

SWEET CHARITY
April 2014

SWEET CHARITY

  Some girls have all the luck in the world.  Not so for Charity Valentine (Julie Martell) in Neil Simon’s celebrated adaptation of a woman…

PYGMALION
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PYGMALION

Witnessing the stubbornly loving interplay between Patrick McManus as Henry Higgins and Harveen Sandhu as Eliza Doolittle makes one’s heart blissful that classic theatre has…

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

‘When I was a boy, I wished I could fly,’ confesses Charlie Gallant as Boy in an early scene of Peter and the Starcatcher.  It…

CAROUSEL
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CAROUSEL

Alexis Gordon’s Julie (left) can’t help but be swept away by the inescapable masculinity of Jonathan Winsby’s Billy (right) in the Stratford Festival presentation of…

Morro and Jasp 9 to 5
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Morro and Jasp 9 to 5

Let it be said that the daily 7.5 hour work day can totally suck in this modern world of globalization, increased productivity, and booming profitability….

BEDROOM FARCE
April 2014

BEDROOM FARCE

Every mattress seems to have a story to tell, does it not?  Playwright Alan Ayckbourn’s super 70’s facetious classic skips by all that sexy stuff…

CREDITORS
April 2014

CREDITORS

  It’s hard to imagine any point in modern history when a husband and wife shared an identical agenda. Or when questions of loyalty/devotion didn’t…

DAME EDNA’S GLORIOUS GOODBYE
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DAME EDNA’S GLORIOUS GOODBYE

  If you were fortunate enough to be left in stitches the last time the purple haired pleasure came around these parts, you’re the first…

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