Alan is a second year undergraduate Marketing Student at York University in Toronto, Ontario and the Senior Editor of BroadwayWorld Toronto. He has always had a passion for theater and has performed in various community theater productions and continues to work on his triple threat skills. Alan also has 11 years of intensive dance training under his belt, and was the recipient of a Canadian national title in 2006. Alan first wrote about theatre online at his blog, called Broadway Toronto, before starting to write about that same topic for BroadwayWorld. Besides his passion of going to the theater, Alan also loves sharing his love of theater with others, and is thrilled to be writing for the team at BroadwayWorld!
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March 2, 2014
When I go to the theatre, I want my attention to be gripped so that I can escape into someone else's story for an hour or two. Unfortunately, The Two World's of Charlie F just didn't manage to hold my attention throughout the performance.Updated: FLASHDANCE confirmed for Toronto, but in May - not December.
March 1, 2014
Will Flashdance be the Mirvish Mystery Musical playing Toronto in December/January 2013? The show, which has three Canadians on it's creative team was announced to play Toronto in 2012, but that fell through. The production was also scheduled to open on Broadway in the 2013-2014 season, but that too has been postponed.Mirvish Announces 2014-2015 Season! KINKY BOOTS, JERSEY BOYS, VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE and More!
February 19, 2014
In the 2014-15 season, David Mirvish will present 16 shows in Toronto, consisting of seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and six shows off-subscription.BWW Toronto Seeks New Contributors
February 18, 2014
Interested in joining BroadwayWorld's worldwide network of published authors? BWW is currently seeking talented theater enthusiasts to complement our existing feature coverage in Toronto, Canada! All applicants should have excellent writing skills and an enthusiasm for giving local theaters and productions some prominence on BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater site on the net!BWW Reviews: ARRABAL is Passionate, Sexy, and Incredibly Original
February 14, 2014
The new tango-focused stage show playing Toronto's Panasonic Theatre is passionate, sexy, and incredibly original. The title character, Arrabal, loses her father as a baby after he is arrested by the military. The story then goes forward 18 years - showing Arrabal becoming a young woman and learning about her father's past in a milonga (tango club) which is run by her father's old friends.Breaking News: Mother-To-Be Chilina Kennedy Withdraws from Stratford Season
February 12, 2014
Chilina Kennedy has had to withdraw from the 2014 season for the happiest of reasons: she and her partner, Jacob James, are expecting a baby. She was to play Polly Baker in Crazy for You and Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, but she is now unable to undertake two such physically challenging roles. Ms Kennedy remains a valued member of the Festival family, and plans are underway to include her new concert as part of the 2014 Forum.ARRABAL Begins Performances Today at the Panasonic Theatre
February 4, 2014
David Mirvish and BASE Entertainment will present the World Premiere of ARRABAL from Toronto-based Sergio Trujillo. ARRABAL is an explosive story told entirely through dance and the music of multiple Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel) and his band Bajofondo.TSO to be Featured on THE RICK MERCER REPORT February 4
February 3, 2014
Tomorrow night, Canada is in for a musical treat! On tomorrow's episode of The Rick Mercer Report, host Rick Mercer will attempt to conduct the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The feature will air Tuesday at 8PM on the CBC.BWW Reviews: METAMORPHOSIS is Thrilling, Thought Provoking, and Thoroughly Entertaining
February 2, 2014
As I entered the auditorium of the Royal Alexandra Theatre this afternoon, I was relieved to be inside from the cold, and sat myself down to enjoy what I assumed would be ninety minutes of comfort in my plush seat. My comfort was short lived, however, as soon I found myself enthralled in the play Metamorphosis, adapted by David Farr and Gisli Orn Gardarsson from the short story by Franz Kafka.BWW Recap: A Look Back at LES MISERABLES in Toronto
February 1, 2014
A look back at the Toronto sit down production as it comes to a close, with three of our very own stars Broadway Bound! Ramin Karimloo, Cliff Saunders, and Melissa O'Neil are all headed to the great white way in the new broadway revival!ARRABAL to Run 2/4-4/20 at Panasonic Theatre
January 24, 2014
David Mirvish and BASE Entertainment will present the World Premiere of ARRABAL from Toronto-based Sergio Trujillo. ARRABAL is an explosive story told entirely through dance and the music of multiple Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel) and his band Bajofondo.Tickets to Pina Bausch's KONTAKTHOF at Luminato Festival On Sale 1/27
January 20, 2014
Luminato Festival is proud to present Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch Dance Company in Toronto for the first time in 30 years!Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Young People's Concerts
January 17, 2014
BroadwayWorld has a sneak peak at rehearsals for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra's Young People Concert titled 'Once Upon a Time,' where fairytales will spring to life through music and dance.Mirvish Hosting Free Event: Meet the Creative Team of ARRABAL, 1/27
January 14, 2014
Mirvish Productions announced today they will host a free event on January 27 at the Toronto Reference Library, where guests will have the chance to meet the cast and creators of Arrabal, a new musical set to make it's world premier in Toronto this February.BWW Reviews: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, THE MUSICAL! Delights Musical Fans at the Panasonic Theatre
December 20, 2013
Up until now, theatre audiences have been limited to see a maximum of two shows in a day (if you can make it out to the theatre on matinee day.) Under the direction of Vinetta Strombergs, the Toronto production of The Musical of Musicals, the Musical! has made it possible for you to see five musicals all in one night!BWW Interviews: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS, THE MUSICAL! Company Talks Transferring This Fringe Hit to the Panasonic Theater
December 17, 2013
On Thursday, December 18 the Toronto Fringe Hit The Musical of Musicals, the Musical! will open at the Panasonic Theatre as part of Mirvish Production's 50th Anniversary Season. Alan Aronshtam had the opportunity to talk with the cast and creative team back at the 50th Anniversary Celebration at the Royal Alexandra Theatre back in September.BWW Interviews: Ashley Brown talks Symphony Concert, Sound of Music, and more!
December 5, 2013
Ashley Brown recently sat down with BroadwayWorld's Alan Aronshtam to talk about her Symphony Concerts, The Sound of Music LIVE, and more!BWW Reviews: Ross Petty's THE LITTLE MERMAID is Perfection
November 30, 2013
Ross Petty's latest 'broken' fairytale pantomime is currently shaking the roof off of the Elgin Theatre. Petty and his team have re-imagined the Hans Christian Andersen tale into a two hour spectacle that the entire family can enjoy together.BWW Reviews: TANGO FIRE Ignites Audiences at Winter Garden Theatre
November 9, 2013
Show One Productions' latest presentation in Toronto has brought passion from Argentina all the way to the Winter Garden Theatre stage.ALADDIN Begins Performances at the Ed Mirvish Theatre
November 1, 2013
ALADDIN, Disney's new Broadway-bound musical, begins performances this evening at the Ed Mirvish Theatre. The production features the beloved music by Academy and Tony Award-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin, with a book by Beguelin.