Toronto's Daniels Spectrum Cultural Center Receives 2015 Great Places Award
(5/28/2015) - Daniels Spectrum, the transformative cultural center at the heart of a regenerated Regent Park community in downtown Toronto, received a Great Places Award at a ceremony in Los Angeles on May 27th as part of the 46th annual conference of the Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA).
BWW Review: M'DEA UNDONE, Not Your Typical Opera
(5/27/2015) - Adapted from a scene of Euripides' Medea, the Tapestry Opera's latest production of M'DEA UNDONE brings the myth and tragedy of this classic story to modern times. The opera takes place in the twenty-first century as Jason, a former army captain, begins a new political career and begins to distance himself from his wife M'dea and son Chase. A complicated and powerful piece, themes of love, revenge, and jealousy are explored. Librettist Marjorie Chan and Composer John Harris compliment each other perfectly in this stunning new work.
BWW Review: Stratford Festival's HAMLET is Exciting from Start to Finish
(5/26/2015) - HAMLET opened the 63rd season of the Stratford Festival to resounding applause at the Festival Theatre on Monday night. Directed by the Festival's Artistic Director, Antoni Cimolino, this HAMLET is exciting from start to finish. The entire ensemble shines as brightly as the light used to represent King Hamlet's ghost (Note: It is a very bright light).
The Theatre Centre & Why Not Theatre Partner for The November Ticket
(5/26/2015) - The November Ticket, available for a limited time, is on sale now. The $60 ticket is valid for a performance to each of the listed productions at anytime during their respective runs. With The November Ticket, audiences save 20 per cent off the price of single tickets. Performance dates can be chosen once single tickets go on sale this summer. Purchase by phone at 416-538-0988, or in person at The Theatre Centre Box Office (1115 Queen St. W).
Rehearsals Underway for Huron Country Playhouse's ANNE OF GREEN GABLES with Danielle Wade
(5/26/2015) - Rehearsals begin today in Grand Bend for the most beloved musical in Canadian history. Audiences are in for a real treat as a cast of 24 professional performers and 20 local children prepare to hit the stage at the Huron Country Playhouse for the theatre's grand-scale production of Anne of Green Gables, running June 10th through June 27th.
Review Roundup: Chamber Sized TITANIC Opens in Toronto
(5/25/2015) - On Sunday afternoon, the previously Broadway-bound chamber sized production of TITANIC opened in Toronto. The production is currently scheduled at The Princess of Wales Theatre through June 21st, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a recap of all the reviews below, updating live as they come in.
BLOG: Week 4 of The Road to Opening Stratford's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
(5/25/2015) - It's here!! Tonight is the Opening of the 2015 Stratford Festival! I'm so excited to celebrate the season with my family and friends tonight, but I can't celebrate too much because THE SOUND OF MUSIC opens tomorrow night. It's been 3 months, a million snowstorms, a couple dozen parading swans, and 13 previews, and now it's finally time to open!
BWW Review: TITANIC Doesn't Sink At The Princess of Wales Theatre
(5/25/2015) - Titanic the Musical opened yesterday afternoon in Toronto, and was met by thunderous applause and a standing ovation following the performance. The musical, which opened in 1997 on Broadway and pre-dates the James Cameron film went on to win five Tony Awards including 'Best Musical' - but still closed at a significant financial loss on Broadway and was negatively received by critics.
BWW REVIEW: Julia Cho's DURANGO is Driven by Complex Characters
(5/25/2015) - Theatre Smash and fu-GEN Theatre Company present the world premiere of Julia Cho's DURANGO - a complex and character-driven piece that tells the story of a Korean-American family who's lives change after a family road trip to Durango, Colarado.