The Coal Mine to Present August Strindberg's CREDITORS
(3/27/2015) - A modern melodrama of obsession, honour and revenge, CREDITORS is Strindberg's least produced play, but considered one of his most mature. With a new adaptation by Scottish playwright David Greig, CREDITORS was originally produced by Donmar Warehouse in London, 2008. The show, under the direction of Alan Rickman, transferred to New York in 2010 where Ben Brantley called it a 'thrilling new interpretation.'
TfT to Conclude Season with LE MALADE IMAGINAIRE
(3/27/2015) - Theatre francais de Toronto is thrilled to end its 47th season with Moliere's Le Malade imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid). Often referred to as the famed playwright'slast and funniest play, TfT's madcap production of this comic classic will be presented at the Berkeley Street Theatre May 6 to 24.
YPT to Present TAGGED, 4/21-5/8
(3/26/2015) - Young People's Theatre welcomes Green Thumb Theatre and their production of tagged by acclaimed Canadian playwright Dave Deveau. Peer pressure and online popularity take centre stage in this timely and important play about responsibility in social media. tagged will be presented in the Studio from April 21 to May 8.
Canadian Stage Hosts Theatre Ball 2015 Tonight
(3/26/2015) - Canadian Stage celebrates an innovative vision of theatre, dance, music and visual art - taking guests on a seductive journey through their artistic work with Theatre Ball 2015.
Jake Epstein to Premiere New Work THEREFORE CHOOSE LIFE in Toronto
(3/25/2015) - The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company will present the world premiere of mother and son writing team, Kathy Kacer and Jake Epstein's THEREFORE CHOOSE LIFE, which will also launch the company's residency at the new Greenwin Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.
'Shakespeare Challenge 2015' Supports Shakespeare in Action with THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Today
(3/25/2015) - The race is on for twelve courageous community members (with little to no acting experience) to memorize, rehearse, and perform William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors today, March 25, 2015 at The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto. These Challenge Champions have volunteered their time and talent, and have committed to selling eight tickets each to their friends, family, and colleagues for the gala performance!
BWW Preview: The Shea's Performing Arts Centre Has An Exciting Upcoming Season
(3/23/2015) - Last week I had the opportunity to take advantage of the warmer weather and spend the day in the Niagara region and then take in The Phantom of the Opera at the Shea's Performing Arts Centre in Buffalo, NY. The Shea's Performing Arts Centre is a stunning venue just a couple of hours from the Toronto downtown core - and is well worth the trip to take in a show and spend some time exploring all the region has to offer.
BWW Review: THE DAISY THEATRE Is A Wild Ride
(3/23/2015) - Ronnie Burkett's THE DAISY THEATRE is a unique night of live entertainment. His unscripted and over the top show featuring over forty marionette puppets will have you laughing out loud for the whole 90(ish) minute run. At the beginning of the show Ronnie explains that it may run over depending what crazy acts and puppets he decides to bring out - regardless, you are guaranteed to have a night you will never forget.
Canadian Stage to Host 'Spotlight South Africa' in April
(3/20/2015) - Canadian Stage presents Nongogo, The Meal, Hatched, Ubu and the Truth Commission, Dominion and Chandelier in a three-week festival of South African performance as part of Spotlight South Africa. A tribute to the extraordinary vitality and originality of artistic work produced in the country, the festival will feature a variety of dance, drama, performance art and puppetry from Apr. 8 to 25 at Canadian Stage's two homes, the Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley St.) and the Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E).
BWW Review: BULL is a Thrilling Fight Full of Punch
(3/19/2015) - The Coal Mine Theatre's second production, Mike Bartlett's BULL, offers a cutthroat and ruthless look into a highly competitive workplace situation. This small independent theatre company located at the bottom of a Danforth pizza joint offers a new experience for Toronto theatregoers in the East End.
Photo Flash: Cavalia's ODYSSEO Raises White Big Top in Toronto
(3/19/2015) - Odysseo's gigantic White Big Top was erected today at the Port Lands for the anticipated return of the equestrian extravaganza, set to open on April 8. Following its smash hit in Toronto three years ago, the 30-million theatrical production created by Normand Latourelle, triumphantly returns to town with matinee and evening performances scheduled through April 26. Scroll down for photos of the big top!