THE RETURN
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THE RETURN

Those Aussies are not exactly like the rest of us, are they?  Think about it for a moment—Mad Max and Crocodile Dundee?  Those are worlds…

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
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GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

If bad luck does indeed runs in streaks, you can thank Amicus Theatre for turning the tide this month with its dramatically seething presentation of…

SOUSATZKA
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SOUSATZKA

When you’re a restless teenager bound by high expectations, it’s not uncommon to wish that your parents were just like everyone else’s.  Sixteen year old Themba’s (Jordan…

MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS
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MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS

Yes, it was just like you see it in this musical theatre offering but a little shabbier. The Windmill Theatre had had comics and song-and-dance…

EVERYTHING IS GREAT AGAIN
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EVERYTHING IS GREAT AGAIN

  Turning 79 can’t be much fun when you think about it.  Memory isn’t what it used to be and upward mobility presents new challenges…

CAGE
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CAGE

  DARING AND REFRESHINGLY NEEDED Witnessing acting icon Diego Matamoros display characteristics of a primate within the confines of four transparent walls is about as anti-evolutionary as…

THE ORANGE DOT
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THE ORANGE DOT

If there’s a fine line between stupid and brilliant, Theatrefront’s staging of The Orange Dot under director Vikki Anderson is both stupidly brilliant and brilliantly…

 A CITY
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 A CITY

 The cast of Necessary Angel Theatre’s A City want you to know that lack of nutritional value in vitamin water and the need for gardening…

THE BODYGUARD
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THE BODYGUARD

By the time the super awesome vocalist Beverley Knight belts out “I Will Always Love You,” one of many sweeping musical power ballads in The Bodyguard…

BUTCHER
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BUTCHER

  Weyni Mengesha steps outside her storytelling comfort zone in Butcher, a spine tingling presentation of horrific proportion on stage at the Panasonic Theatre.  In…

HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU

If you’re the kind of person that spends a bit more time reflecting on the bad rather than the good, you may find very good…

EMPIRE OF THE SON
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EMPIRE OF THE SON

Saying a final goodbye to a friend never comes without devastating sadness. Doing the same to a parent—even with advance warning—is still filled with deep…

HOCUS POCUS
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HOCUS POCUS

When someone insists they ‘love’ what they do for a living, there’s always that gleeful smile to support such a claim. Conjuror craftsman David Ben…

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE
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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Anticipation ran higher than a 25 foot snow bank when Canadian Stage Company climbed It’s A Wonderful Life in 2008.    One problem though, despite a…

THE DAMAGE DONE
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THE DAMAGE DONE

  One day soon we highly suspect George F. Walker is going to treat us all to an uplifting musical. You know the kind—no guns…

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