BWW Interview: Director Richard Ouzounian Talks FOUR CHORDS AND A GUNBWW Interview: Director Richard Ouzounian Talks FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN
by Isabella Perrone - Apr 16, 2019

Renowned theatre director and critic Richard Ouzounian returned to the Toronto arts scene once again this month with his production of FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN, a fictionalized account of what happened during the collaboration between the Ramones and infamous producer Phil Spector. The play investigates the dynamic between the band members, Spector's control over the musicians, and a love triangle between lead singer Joey, guitarist Johnny, and the fiery Linda. (more...)

Ross Petty Productions' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Adds Two ShowsRoss Petty Productions' A CHRISTMAS CAROL Adds Two Shows
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2017

Ross Petty Productions is delighted to announce the world premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, The Family Musical with a Scrooge Loose will be held over until January 5, 2018. On stage now at the Elgin Theatre, holiday hilarity will ensue for two additional performances on Thursday, January 4 at 7pm and Friday, January 5 at 2pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Ross Petty's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Panto is Undeniably FunBWW Review: Ross Petty's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Panto is Undeniably Fun
by Taylor Long - Dec 1, 2017

Ross Petty's annual holiday musical is a tradition for many Torontonians. With this year's production, A CHRISTMAS CAROL - The Family Musical with a SCROOGE LOOSE!, that tradition is sure to continue. Led by AJ Bridel and Dan Chameroy, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is undeniable fun, performed by an abundantly talented cast in what many are calling 'the best panto yet!'. (more...)

BWW Interview: AJ Bridel Talks Ross Petty's A CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Interview: AJ Bridel Talks Ross Petty's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Taylor Long - Nov 29, 2017

AJ Bridel (CBC's Over the Rainbow, Mirvish's Kinky Boots) chats about life at the end of the rainbow, and what to expect from her in this year's Ross Petty Production - A CHRISTMAS CAROL - The Family Musical with A SCROOGE LOOSE. (more...)

BWW Review: INNERchamber's Production of DRACULA A CHAMBER MUSICAL is Hauntingly BeautifulBWW Review: INNERchamber's Production of DRACULA A CHAMBER MUSICAL is Hauntingly Beautiful
by Lauren Gienow - Nov 8, 2017

A few weeks ago, Broadway World reported that an exciting in-concert production of DRACULA: A CHAMBER MUSICAL would be presented one night only at Knox Presbyterian Church in Stratford, Ontario. The concert took place last week in front of a packed church, and it certainly did not disappoint. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: DRACULA: A CHAMBER MUSICAL is Coming to Stratford for One Night Only via INNERchamberBWW Exclusive: DRACULA: A CHAMBER MUSICAL is Coming to Stratford for One Night Only via INNERchamber
by Lauren Gienow - Oct 21, 2017

In 1999 an original Canadian musical production based on the Bram Stoker classic, Dracula graced the stage at the Stratford Festival's Avon Theatre. On October 30th, a concert version of that same haunting and beautiful musical is returning to Stratford as part of INNERchamber's 8th season. The INNERchamber ensemble treats music fans in Stratford to a variety of events each season. Their home base is typically Factory 163, but for several reasons, this particular production will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church. (more...)

Ross Petty presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL, The Family Musical with a Scrooge Loose!Ross Petty presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL, The Family Musical with a Scrooge Loose!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Ross Petty Productions is delighted to present the world premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE FAMILY MUSICAL WITH A SCROOGE LOOSE! Holiday hilarity will ensue as this timeless tale is fractured to Ross Petty specifications. Tickets are on sale now for the limited run, November 24 - December 31, 2017 at Toronto's Elgin Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CHANGELING at the Stratford Festival is Disturbing and Exhilarating
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 4, 2017

This season at the Stratford Festival has proven to be a stellar one, and Jackie Maxwell's production of Thomas Middleton and William Rowley's THE CHANGELING on the Tom Patterson Theatre stage is no exception. The questionable morals and values of the characters, and the intense relationships between certain characters leave the audience feeling uncomfortable (as was likely intended by the playwrights) but the performances by the members of the company and the overall impact of the production itself, leaves the audience feeling exhilarated. (more...)

BWW Review: BUNNY at the Stratford Festival is a Thing of Beauty
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 18, 2016

Hannah Moscovitch's BUNNY is enjoying its World Premiere at the Stratford Festival's Studio Theatre this season. The performance that I attended was completely sold out, so it appears that audiences are enjoying it too! Directed by Sarah Garton Stanley, with Design by Michael Gianfrancesco, this play will be a unique experience from the get-go. The intimacy of the Studio Theatre has the audience very present and engaged at the beginning, and the beauty and originality of the play maintains that engagement throughout. (more...)

BWW Review: AS YOU LIKE IT at the Stratford Festival is a Fun Night at the Theatre
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 6, 2016

AS YOU LIKE IT opened on Friday at the Stratford Festival's Festival Theatre with a party…a literal party. Director, Jillian Keiley has set this production in her native Newfoundland, and as such, the play starts and finishes with the actors dancing about the stage and in the aisles whilst an on-stage band plays East-Coast inspired music. In addition to being given the East-Coast treatment, the production is also set in the 1980's-and I must say that the costumes are the bombdigitty! (more...)

BWW Review: MACBETH at the Stratford Festival is Frighteningly Great and Greatly Frightening
by Lauren Gienow - May 31, 2016

The Stratford Festival officially opened its 64th Season with a frighteningly great (and greatly frightening) production of the Scottish Play. Director Antoni Cimolino brings us what is likely the darkest and grittiest play to grace the Festival Theatre stage in some time. This may be the eleventh time that Macbeth has graced the Stratford Festival stage, but this daring production feels fresh and new. (more...)

Stratford Festival Box Office to Open This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

After a period of brisk advance sales to Members, the Stratford Festival is opening its box office to the public this Friday, January 8. (more...)

BWW Reviews: POSSIBLE WORLDS at Stratford Festival
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 19, 2015

Stratford Festival's Production of POSSIBLE WORLDS, directed by Mitchell Cushman, opened at the Studio Theatre this week. I had the opportunity to see this play one day early, during its very last preview performance. I can assure you that this play is unlike anything else you will at the Stratford Festival this season. Thought-provoking, imaginative, and at times bizarre, this play may not be everyone's cup of tea, but anyone who sees it will certainly exit the theatre with an appreciation for the talented cast and crew who brought it to life. They will also likely find themselves thinking about it for the duration of the evening. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW is a Must See
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 6, 2015

Shakespeare fans will be flocking to an exciting production of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW that is featured on the Festival Theatre stage at the Stratford Festival this season. Director Chris Abraham's recent contributions to the festival (particularly last season's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM) left patrons wondering what surprises he had up his sleeve for this production. Although SHREW was not altered nearly as much as MIDSUMMER was, Mr. Abraham certainly had fun with the first few scenes and also skillfully managed to find the right tone for what is one of Shakespeare's more unsettling comedies. (more...)

Krystin Pellerin, Christopher Morris & Bahia Watson Join Stratford Festival Lineup; Performances Added
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Swift advance sales have prompted the Stratford Festival to extend the runs of four productions, just as the box office has opened to the public. Performances of Carousel, The Alchemist, The Physicists and The Last Wife have been added to the schedule. (more...)

Theatre Passe Muraille's THE DE CHARDIN PROJECT Opens
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Last night, Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) opened their production of The De Chardin Project, by Adam Seybold, a Dora Award winner for Outstanding New Play in the Independent Theatre category. A multi-award-winning team is involved in this production - featuring Maev Beaty and Cyrus Lane, directed by Alan Dilworth, with designers Lorenzo Savoini and Thomas Ryder Payne. The De Chardin Project is in the TPM Mainspace from November 20 to December 14, 2014. (more...)

SummerWorks 2014 Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Canada's 23rd annual SummerWorks Performance Festival wrapped up another successful year with an awards ceremony recognizing outstanding artistic achievements at the Closing Night Party, held at The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West). This year the festival celebrates strong audience presence and increased support to artists with a total of 572 artists who put on 366 performances of 61 productions. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Split Decision for Soulpepper's TWELVE ANGRY MEN
by Catherine Kustanczy - Jun 18, 2014

The celebrated 1957 film 12 Angry Men is a drama that began its life on television as part of a CBS series, Studio One, where it premiered in 1954. The work, penned by ex-serviceman Reginald Rose and inspired by his direct experience as a juror, went on to win an Emmy, and in its later form, an Academy Award nomination. It tells the story of twelve jurors who debate the fate of a sixteen year-old Latino boy on trial for murdering his father. The work starts out with one Not-Guilty vote, and explores the various prejudices of each juror (none of whom are given names) while simutaneously examining the nature of justice on both epic and intimate levels. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Young People's Theatre's MINOTAUR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Young People's Theatre will present the co-world premiere with Polka Theatre (England) and Clwyd Theatr Cymru Theatre for Young People (Wales) of Kevin Dyer's latest childhood adventure Minotaur. This modern spin on an ancient myth will be presented on the Mainstage now through April 13, opening tomorrow, March 27. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Young People's Theatre to Present MINOTAUR, 3/24-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Young People's Theatre will present the co-world premiere with Polka Theatre (England) and Clwyd Theatr Cymru Theatre for Young People (Wales) of Kevin Dyer's latest childhood adventure Minotaur. This modern spin on an ancient myth will be presented on the Mainstage from March 24 to April 13, opening on March 27. (more...)

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