Montreal Theater Reviews
 


BWW Review: THE ANGEL AND THE SPARROW at Segal Centre BWW Review: THE ANGEL AND THE SPARROW at Segal Centre
by Andee Shuster - April 23, 2018

Portraying known figures onstage is an immense challenge. Thankfully, both Pitre and Street offered us charismatic and sentimental interpretations instead of imitations of these larger than life ladies. The Angel and the Sparrow gives us a bird's eye view into the lives of the two European superstar... (more...)
BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at Geordie Productions BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at Geordie Productions
by Andee Shuster - April 21, 2018

Admittedly, I was not overly excited about Geordie Artistic Director, Mike Payette's choice of Jules Vern's Around the World in 80 Days. I recall being a bit bored as a child by the original David Niven film and I wondered, despite the book being revered as a classic, would the play appeal to today'... (more...)
BWW Review: THE DAISY THEATRE at Centaur Theatre Company BWW Review: THE DAISY THEATRE at Centaur Theatre Company
by Maggie Owen - March 13, 2018

The Quebec premiere of Ronnie Burkett's The Daisy Theatre has been gaining critical acclaim since its opening show on February 22nd at Montreal's Centaur Theatre Company. Burkett has been a legend in the marionette world and continues to push the envelope with his topical shows. He is a craftsman, w... (more...)
BWW Review: MARJORIE PRIME at Segal Centre BWW Review: MARJORIE PRIME at Segal Centre
by Andee Shuster - March 04, 2018

When contemplating the idea of science fiction theatre, a vision of teenagers performing campy Star Trek cosplay comes to mind. Despite its cinematic popularity, science fiction is not a genre that we see a lot of on stage, but The Segal Centre managed to present us a chic (sans geek) portrayal of a... (more...)
BWW Review: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS at Hudson Village Theatre BWW Review: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS at Hudson Village Theatre
by Andee Shuster - February 18, 2018

At a time when Disney seems to have a monopoly on fairytale musicals, both onstage and on screen, can Rogers and Barer's 1959 musical Once Upon a Mattress hold up to the likes of Frozen, Tangled, and Beauty and the Beast?... (more...)
BWW Review: CONVERSION at Infinithéâtre BWW Review: CONVERSION at Infinithéâtre
by Maggie Owen - February 18, 2018

The Montreal theatre company, Infinitheatre, has positioned its 2017-2018 season in a beautiful nook of Notre-Dame-de-Grace, partnering with the artist-run, non-profit, community center Espace Knox, and establishing the beautiful and historic Kensington Presbyterian Church as its primary venue for t... (more...)
BWW Review: TRUE LOVE LIES at Calixa Lavalée BWW Review: TRUE LOVE LIES at Calixa Lavalée
by Andee Shuster - February 10, 2018

Touted as a dark comedy, True Love Lies is a bold and refreshingly candid piece that traverses every emotion in the spectrum as the surprising story of the Sawatsky family unfolds.... (more...)
BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Place Des Arts BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Place Des Arts
by Maggie Owen - February 09, 2018

 The touring production of Les Miserables has officially opened in Montreal at Place Des Arts, coming from its highly praised, two-and-a-half year run on Broadway. The show opened February 7th, at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier to eager spectators ready and willing to immerse themselves in early nineteenth... (more...)
BWW Review: 'MASTER HAROLD' ... AND THE BOYS at the Segal Centre BWW Review: 'MASTER HAROLD' ... AND THE BOYS at the Segal Centre
by Marilla Steuter-Martin - January 31, 2018

The viewing experience is akin to sitting at an uncomfortable dinner party where the hosts make racist, ableist comments and fight bitterly with one another as you sit for 90 minutes, unable to say anything or leave.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BAKLAWA RECIPE at Centaur Theatre Company BWW Review: THE BAKLAWA RECIPE at Centaur Theatre Company
by Maggie Owen - January 31, 2018

The Baklawa Recipe is an emotional portrayal of finding ones voice and discovering what it means to be a woman in a rapidly changing world.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at Centaur Theatre BWW Review: THE 39 STEPS at Centaur Theatre
by Marilla Steuter-Martin - November 20, 2017

The Centaur Theatre's production of The 39 Steps makes for not only a great night of theatre, but a nostalgic reunion for fans of SideMart Theatrical Grocery - a terrific anglophone theatre company that operated in Montreal from 2006 to 2013.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE HOCKEY SWEATER MUSICAL at the Segal Centre BWW Review: THE HOCKEY SWEATER MUSICAL at the Segal Centre
by Marilla Steuter-Martin - October 28, 2017

The Segal Centre's brand new Quebec-centric musical, The Hockey Sweater, is by far the company's most electric, exuberant production of the last five seasons.... (more...)
BWW Review: PLAYING WITH FIRE: THE THEO FLEURY STORY at Centaur Theatre BWW Review: PLAYING WITH FIRE: THE THEO FLEURY STORY at Centaur Theatre
by Marilla Steuter-Martin - October 11, 2017

Much like the famous NHLer he plays onstage, you can tell actor Shaun Smyth is working hard from the moment he steps onto the ice.... (more...)
BWW Review: WHAT'S IN A NAME? at The Segal Centre Of Performing Arts BWW Review: WHAT'S IN A NAME? at The Segal Centre Of Performing Arts
by Maggie Owen - July 21, 2017

What's in a Name? at the Segal Centre of Performing Arts is a summer delight! Verbal sparring, hilarious banter and touching moments will have you captivated! You do not want to miss this highly entertaining play!... (more...)
BWW Review:  Montreal Fringe Festival BWW Review: Montreal Fringe Festival
by Marilla Steuter-Martin - June 19, 2017

The 27th edition of the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival has come to a close. This year's festival featured a bevy of poignant, entertaining and raucous shows.... (more...)
BWW Review: Lyric Theatre Singers Present HELLO BROADWAY! at the D.B. Clarke Theatre BWW Review: Lyric Theatre Singers Present HELLO BROADWAY! at the D.B. Clarke Theatre
by Maggie Owen - June 16, 2017

The Lycric Theatre Singers captivated audiences with their opening night, spring show Hello Broadway! at the D.B. Clarke Theatre in Montreal, QC... (more...)
BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at The Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at The Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre
by Maggie Owen - June 10, 2017

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre presents It Shoulda Been You.... (more...)
BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Segal Centre Of The Performing Arts BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Segal Centre Of The Performing Arts
by Maggie Owen - April 28, 2017

Million Dollar Quartet has audiences on their feet at the Segal Centre! Million Dollar Quartet, a musical depicting the historical, impromptu jam session of Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis opened to a delighted audience this week, prompting patrons to tap their toes,... (more...)
BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Says 'Hello' to Montreal (Again!) BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Says 'Hello' to Montreal (Again!)
by Noelle Hannibal - April 20, 2017

the BOOK OF MORMON, the smash hit, 2011 Tony Award winning musical by SOUTH PARK creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with EGOT/Composer Robert Lopez (AVENUE Q, FROZEN) says 'Hello' to Montreal in a short return engagement.... (more...)
BWW Review: NOISES OFF at The Segal Centre BWW Review: NOISES OFF at The Segal Centre
by Marilla Steuter-Martin - February 06, 2017

Noises Off is a show that has kept audiences rolling in the aisles for more than 30 years.... (more...)
BWW Review: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at Neptune Theatre - Classic Movie a Stunning Screen to Stage Transformation BWW Review: MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET at Neptune Theatre - Classic Movie a Stunning Screen to Stage Transformation
by Chelsey Robichaud - December 22, 2016

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, presented by Neptune Theatre, is a warm welcome into the holiday season. This adaption is like attending a family holiday tradition with an added touch for a new generation; dazzling touches from the bright, vintage set to Wade Lynch's jolly interpretation of Kris Kringle.... (more...)