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BWW Review: Stratford Festival HD's THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES Shines on the Big Screen BWW Review: Stratford Festival HD's THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES Shines on the Big Screen
by Jason Carlos - May 02, 2016

Stratford Festival HD's 2016 film series comes to a triumphant end with the release of THE ADVENTURES OF PERICLES on Saturday, May 7 at Cineplex theatres across the country, with encore screenings on Thursday, May 12. This live recording on the 2015 Stratford Festival hit is beautifully translated t... (more...)
BWW Review: A Bright Vision Brings BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE & SUNDAY IN SODOM to Life BWW Review: A Bright Vision Brings BOTTICELLI IN THE FIRE & SUNDAY IN SODOM to Life
by Jason Carlos - May 02, 2016

Canadian Stage's 2015/2016 season comes to a close with the world premiere of two plays by acclaimed Governor General's Award-winning playwright Jordan Tannahill. The work is a collaboration with Canadian Stage and the Department of Theatre at York University which presents a bold double bill that... (more...)
BWW Review: DAS DING Personifies the Increasingly Globalized World BWW Review: DAS DING Personifies the Increasingly Globalized World
by Jason Carlos - April 17, 2016

The North American premiere and translation of Philipp Lohle's ambitious comedy DAS DING is now playing the Berkeley Street Upstairs Theatre. A coproduction between Canadian Stage and Theatre Smash, DAS DING follows the unlikely journey of a thing - in this case, a small cotton fibre - as it travels... (more...)
BWW Review: IF/THEN Will Leave You Questioning 'What If?' BWW Review: IF/THEN Will Leave You Questioning 'What If?'
by Alan Henry - April 14, 2016

If/Then, a musical from the creators of Next to Normal and the director of Rent, opened last night at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto. The show, which was written as a star vehicle for Idina Menzel, is one of the most exhilarating new musicals I've seen in a decade – and mere moments in any... (more...)
BWW Review: THE GREAT WAR is a Visual Wonder BWW Review: THE GREAT WAR is a Visual Wonder
by Jason Carlos - April 12, 2016

The next addition to VideoCabaret's The History of the Village of the Small Huts series revisits Canadian history once again in THE GREAT WAR. Now playing at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts with its continued partnership with Soulpepper Theatre Compnany. Written and directed by Michael Holl... (more...)
BWW Review: Coal Mine Has Another Huge Hit with KILLER JOE BWW Review: Coal Mine Has Another Huge Hit with KILLER JOE
by Jason Carlos - April 08, 2016

The Coal Mine Theatre solidifies itself as a key player in the Toronto theatre scene with its gritty production of Tracy Lett's KILLER JOE. Starring Madison Walsh, Matthew Edison, Matthew Gouveia, Paul Fauteux and Vivien Endicott-Douglas, the play encompasses a son's plot to murder his mother in a... (more...)
BWW Review: JACKIE BURROUGHS IS DEAD is Intricately Abstract BWW Review: JACKIE BURROUGHS IS DEAD is Intricately Abstract
by Jason Carlos - April 08, 2016

Toronto's longest running contemporary dance series, DanceWorks presents the world premiere of JACKIE BURROUGHS IS DEAD & WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT?, a mysteriously intricate choreographed piece combining stunning dance with ambient sound to create a complex sensory experience. Performed by ... (more...)
BWW Review: Everett in THE JUDAS KISS is Absolute Perfection BWW Review: Everett in THE JUDAS KISS is Absolute Perfection
by Alan Henry - April 03, 2016

It is truly a rare sight to see a theatre as large as The Ed Mirvish at capacity for a serious two and a half hour drama. Plays as intimate as this one are generally more suited to smaller venues. However the current production of The Judas Kiss, in Toronto from the UK before it takes New York by st... (more...)
BWW Review: THE CRACKWALKER is Heavy and Emotionally-Rooted BWW Review: THE CRACKWALKER is Heavy and Emotionally-Rooted
by Jason Carlos - March 28, 2016

anadian playwright and director Judith Thompson reimagines THE CRACKWALKER as the final piece of Factory Theatre's Naked Season - which might be its most ambitious yet. Starring Claire Armstrong, Yolanda Bonnell, Waawaate Fobister, Greg Gale and Stephen Joffe, the drama brings to life the haunting a... (more...)
BWW Review: New SECOND CITY Show is a Comedic Celebration of Toronto BWW Review: New SECOND CITY Show is a Comedic Celebration of Toronto
by Jason Carlos - March 24, 2016

The Second City unveiled its latest collection of sketch comedy in its Spring Mainstage revue, THE HOTLINE ALWAYS BLINGS TWICE. Directed by Chris Earle, the show is a tribute to Toronto; with six hilarious comedians playing tribute to The 6ix in sketches based on current issues and events facing... (more...)
BWW Review: Outrageously Fun, Soulpepper's JITTERS is a Chaotic Comedic Classic BWW Review: Outrageously Fun, Soulpepper's JITTERS is a Chaotic Comedic Classic
by Jason Carlos - March 20, 2016

Ted Dykstra's Soulpepper production of the David French comedy JITTERS first premiered in 2010, and is now thriving with a new revival currently playing at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Featuring many of the same members of Dykstra's original production, JITTERS is a crisp and refreshing... (more...)
BWW Review: BLOOD WEDDING is Eerily Staged, but Lacks Emotion BWW Review: BLOOD WEDDING is Eerily Staged, but Lacks Emotion
by Jason Carlos - March 20, 2016

The world premiere translation of the classic Spanish drama, BLOOD WEDDING is now playing at Soulpepper. Directed by Erin Brandenburg, the drama follows a young couple's troubled engagement as their love brings to life buried passions that threaten their relationship. Newly translated by Guillermo V... (more...)
BWW Review: YOU WILL REMEMBER ME is Worth Remembering BWW Review: YOU WILL REMEMBER ME is Worth Remembering
by Jason Carlos - March 13, 2016

Bobby Theodore's translation of the emotionally-driven Francois Archambault play, YOU WILL REMEMBER ME is now playing the Tarragon Theatre, in co-production with Studio 180 Theatre. Directed by Joel Greenberg, the stage drama follows the journey of a family dealing with the effects of dementia. Edou... (more...)
BWW Review: THE JUST is Compelling and Hauntingly Relevant BWW Review: THE JUST is Compelling and Hauntingly Relevant
by Jason Carlos - March 13, 2016

The world premiere of Bobby Theodore's translation of THE JUST by Albert Camus is now playing at Soulpepper. Directed by Frank Cox-O'Connell, this new adaptation of the 1949 French play set in Russia, follows the paths of five socialist revolutionaries plotting terror attacks against the Grand Duke ... (more...)
BWW Review: A LINE IN THE SAND is Intense, Intimate and Heartbreaking BWW Review: A LINE IN THE SAND is Intense, Intimate and Heartbreaking
by Jason Carlos - March 12, 2016

The next piece in Factory Theatre's Naked Season is Guillermo Verdecchia and Marcus Youssef's acclaimed play, A LINE IN THE SAND. Nigel Shawn Williams directs this stripped down and intimate production about a tense and unconventional relationship between a Canadian soldier and a young Palestinian t... (more...)
BWW Review: TORO at Canadian Stage is One of a Kind BWW Review: TORO at Canadian Stage is One of a Kind
by Jason Carlos - March 10, 2016

An unexpected knee injury had turned what was supposed to be TOROBAKA, a dynamic celebration of traditional kathak and flamenco dance performed by world-renowned dancers Israel Galvan and Akram Khan, into a different show. Due to Galvan's regrettable withdrawal from the production due to his injury,... (more...)
BWW Review: SALT-WATER MOON is Pure Poetic Bliss BWW Review: SALT-WATER MOON is Pure Poetic Bliss
by Jason Carlos - February 26, 2016

The next piece in Factory Theatre's Naked Season is an emotionally-driven and stunning production of SALT-WATER MOON by David French. Directed by Ravi Jain, the production features a diverse cast of Kawa Ada and Mayko Nguyen as post-war lovers in the villages of Newfoundland. Ania Soul serves as the... (more...)
BWW Review: ONE NIGHT ONLY is High Stakes Fun BWW Review: ONE NIGHT ONLY is High Stakes Fun
by Jason Carlos - February 07, 2016

ONE NIGHT ONLY: THE GREATEST MUSICAL NEVER WRITTEN is a unique night at a theatre; a fully improvised two-act musical featuring an all-star cast and a five-piece orchestra. As the name suggests, every night the musical is different based on audience interaction that drives the story. Every performan... (more...)
BWW Review: CHELSEA HOTEL Hits all the Right Notes BWW Review: CHELSEA HOTEL Hits all the Right Notes
by Jason Carlos - February 05, 2016

CHELSEA HOTEL: THE SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN is a celebration of the powerful and iconic anthems from Canadian music legend, Leonard Cohen. The production premiered in 2012 at Vancouver's Firehall Arts Centre and has since made stops across the country to critical acclaim. The Theatre 20 production is ... (more...)
BWW Review: Teale And McElhinney Led Gaslight Features Fantastic Performances But Feels Dated BWW Review: Teale And McElhinney Led Gaslight Features Fantastic Performances But Feels Dated
by Alan Henry - January 25, 2016

GASLIGHT, a thriller play which is the namesake for the term gaslighting (a form of psychological abuse in which false information is presented to the victim with the intent of making them doubt their sanity) opened in Toronto last week. The production stars Game of Thrones' Owen Teale and Ian McElh... (more...)
BWW Review: BIGMOUTH is Enormously Ambitious BWW Review: BIGMOUTH is Enormously Ambitious
by Jason Carlos - January 23, 2016

The Edinburgh Festival hit and critically acclaimed BIGMOUTH has finally landed in Canada with its Canadian premiere at the Panasonic Theatre. Belgian actor Valentijn Dhaenens seamlessly weaves together iconic speeches from the past 2,500 years. BIGMOUTH illustrates the profound power of rhetoric an... (more...)
BWW Review: The New Phantom of the Opera Will Always Live in the Original's Shadow BWW Review: The New Phantom of the Opera Will Always Live in the Original's Shadow
by Alan Henry - December 12, 2015

A new version of the iconic eighties mega musical, The Phantom of the Opera, opened tonight in Toronto at The Princess of Wales theatre - just a short distance away from what was once called The Pantages (now the Ed Mirvish) theatre where the original Canadian production of the musical ran for a dec... (more...)
BWW Review: CINDERELLA Will Enchant Toronto Over the Holidays BWW Review: CINDERELLA Will Enchant Toronto Over the Holidays
by Alan Henry - December 04, 2015

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella has arrived in Toronto and she will indeed be the belle of the ball this season amongst all the family friendly holiday shows. This touring production, derived from the 2013 Broadway version, is magical, funny, quirky, and full of heart.... (more...)
BWW Review: SEMINAR is Snappy, Sassy, and Smart BWW Review: SEMINAR is Snappy, Sassy, and Smart
by Jason Carlos - November 20, 2015

Theresa Rebeck's ambitious comedy, SEMINAR tells the story of four young writers who learn that sometimes the truth hurts after they hire Leonard, a famous novelist to mentor them for a 10-week master class. Rebeck is best known as the creator of the beloved television series Smash, and previous the... (more...)
BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS On Tour At Centre in the Square BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS On Tour At Centre in the Square
by Lauren Gienow - November 12, 2015

The touring company of JERSEY BOYS has made its current stop in Kitchener, Ontario at Centre in The Square. I had the opportunity to catch the first performance last night, and 'Oh What a Night' it was! This musical is clearly still going strong and the audience loved every moment of it.... (more...)




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Princess of Wales Theatre
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Princess of Wales Theatre
(Runs 5/16 - 6/26)
THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Orpheus Musical Theatre Society of Canada
(Runs 11/18 - 11/27)
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Fairview Library Theatre
(Runs 4/29 - 5/7)
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Drayton Entertainment
(Runs 6/22 - 7/9)

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