HARLEQUINO: ON TO FREEDOM U.S. Premiere Production Extends Run to 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The Actors' Gang's U.S. Premiere Production of Harlequino: On to Freedom has extended its run to May 20th.  (more...)

The Actors' Gang U.S. Premiere of HARLEQUINO: ON TO FREEDOM Written and Directed by Tim Robbins
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Actors' Gang's new musical production of Harlequino: On to Freedom will have its U.S. Premiere on March 25, as part of the theater's 2017 Spring Season of Justice. Written and directed by Tim Robbins, Harlequino: On to Freedom is a raucous celebration of the rebel slave, Harlequino. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Perseverance Theatre opens Pulitzer Prize winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tenessee Williams. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is showing in the Sydney Laurence Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts today, April 11 - 27, 2014. Tickets are now available through Centertix online at centertix.net or by calling 263-ARTS. There is a Pay-As-You-Can Previews on Thursday, April 10th at 7:30p.m. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF to Open 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Perseverance Theatre opens Pulitzer Prize winning Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tenessee Williams. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is showing in the Sydney Laurence Theatre at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts April 11 - 27, 2014. Tickets are now available through Centertix online at centertix.net or by calling 263-ARTS. There is a Pay-As-You-Can Previews on Thursday, April 10th at 7:30p.m. (more...)

Adelaide Festival Kicks Off Artists' Week 2014 Program Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The full 2014 Adelaide Festival visual arts program is out today with a complete line-up of Artists' Week events and speakers. Highlights include a keynote from Erik Davis (USA) and full day co-convened by internationally renowned art historian, independent curator and writer Lars Bang Larsen (DEN). (more...)

Adelaide Festival Announces Artists' Week 2014 Program
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2013

The full 2014 Adelaide Festival visual arts program is out today with a complete line-up of Artists' Week events and speakers. Highlights include a keynote from Erik Davis (USA) and full day co-convened by internationally renowned art historian, independent curator and writer Lars Bang Larsen (DEN). (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE SOUND OF MUSIC - Finnie Jesson leads a fine cast in this reproduction of the original 1959 version.
by Mark Andrew Lawrence - Dec 11, 2012

Rodgers & Hammerstein's final show, The Sound of Music, has always had a reputation for being overly sentimental and unbearably sweet. Yet, as originally written, the show has much more of an edge. The Civic Light Opera Company has gone back to the original script by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse and it is very effective when done with straight-forward sincerity, as it is here. * * * * 1/2 (OUT OF 5) (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD - Revised & Revived by The Civic Light Opera Company
by Mark Andrew Lawrence - May 29, 2012

Each season Toronto's Civic Light Opera Company revises and revives failed and forgotten shows from Broadway's past. This year it's the 1969 Jerry Herman musical DEAR WORLD based on the Jean Giraudoux play THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT. Barbara Boddy and David Haines lead the cast in making the case for this much neglected show. (more...)

Review: 'Funny Girl'
by Mark Andrew Lawrence - Jun 2, 2010

The Civic Light Opera Company wraps up their 2009-10 season with an enjoyable staging of the musical Funny Girl, anchored by a performer more than up to the task of the role of Fanny Brice. * * * * 1/2 (out of 5) (more...)

Civic Light Opera Company Closes REX, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2010

THE CIVIC LIGHT-OPERA COMPANY, Toronto's Premiere Musical Theatre, proudly presents THE CANADIAN PREMIERE of Richard Rodgers' penultimate musical REX, which plays at the Fairview Library Theatre from Feb. 17-Mar. 6. This is the first-ever post-Broadway staging of the musical which amazed audiences on Broadway in the 1975-76 season. (more...)

Review: 'Rex' at Fairview Library Theatre
by Mark Andrew Lawrence - Feb 24, 2010

Rex has a reputation as a big Broadway disaster. It is well known that the show had many problems on the rocky road to Broadway in 1976, but The Civic Light Opera Company's new production shows off the show's strengths. Sheldon Harnick attended the opening night performance and pronounced this production to be everything he had always hoped the show to be. * * * * 1/2 (OUT OF 5) (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2010

THE CIVIC LIGHT-OPERA COMPANY, Toronto's Premiere Musical Theatre, proudly presents THE CANADIAN PREMIERE of Richard Rodgers' penultimate musical REX, which plays at the Fairview Library Theatre from Feb. 17-Mar. 6. This is the first-ever post-Broadway staging of the musical which amazed audiences on Broadway in the 1975-76 season. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2010

THE CIVIC LIGHT-OPERA COMPANY, Toronto's Premiere Musical Theatre, proudly presents THE CANADIAN PREMIERE of Richard Rodgers' penultimate musical REX, which plays at the Fairview Library Theatre from Feb. 17-Mar. 6. This is the first-ever post-Broadway staging of the musical which amazed audiences on Broadway in the 1975-76 season. (more...)

Review 'A Class Act' at Toronto 's Civic Light Opera
by Mark Andrew Lawrence - Jun 3, 2009

The Civic Light Opera Company's Toronto premiere production of A Class Act affords a chance to get to know some of Ed Kleban's catalogue. It is a catalogue filled with eloquent songs, and production that is exceptionally well acted and sung. * * * * * (OUT OF 5) (more...)

A CLASS ACT Makes Its Toronto Premiere At The Civic Light-Opera Co 5/27-6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2009

As their 30th Anniversary production, The Civic Light-Opera Company, Toronto's premiere Musical Theatre, brings you another Toronto 'first-run' Broadway musical. (more...)

The Civic Light Opera Company to Stage Toronto Premiere of A Class Act
by Mark Andrew Lawrence - Apr 25, 2009

As the final production of their 30th Anniversary season, The Civic Light-Opera Company, Toronto's premiere Musical Theatre, offers another Toronto premiere, A Class Act running May 27 to June 14 at Fairview Library Theatre. (more...)

A CLASS ACT Makes Its Toronto Premiere At The Civic Light-Opera Co 5/27-6/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2009

As their 30th Anniversary production, The Civic Light-Opera Company, Toronto's premiere Musical Theatre, brings you another Toronto 'first-run' Broadway musical. (more...)

Porter's Rarely Seen 'Silk Stockings' to be Staged by CLO
by Mark Andrew Lawrence - Jan 4, 2009

The Civic Light Opera Company once again offers Toronto theatre lovers a chance to see a rarely staged hit from Broadway's 'golden era.' (more...)

Review: 'Scrooge!'
by Mark Andrew Lawrence - Dec 16, 2008

The Civic Light Opera Company revives its 1998 musical version of A Christmas Carol at Fairview Library Theatre. Production runs thru December 21. (more...)