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Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2019 Season, Including OTHELLO and MoreStratford Festival Announces Casting For 2019 Season, Including OTHELLO and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has announced key casting for the 2019 season, including Michael Blake as Othello and Amelia Sargisson as Desdemona in the season opener, Othello, one of Shakespeare's greatest and best-known tragedies. (more...)

BWW Review: The Stratford Festival's PARADISE LOST Will Be The Apple of your EyeBWW Review: The Stratford Festival's PARADISE LOST Will Be The Apple of your Eye
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 7, 2018

There is a buzz about the Stratford Festival's production of PARADISE LOST that is so intriguing that a ticket is about as tempting as forbidden fruit. Tickets for the oft-sold out production are also a little easier to come by at the moment, as it has been extended by popular demand to October 27th. Get your tickets while you can for this mesmerizing and thought-provoking show! (more...)

BWW Review: The Stratford Festival Explores Gender Fluidity in a Clever and Funny Production of THE COMEDY OF ERRORSBWW Review: The Stratford Festival Explores Gender Fluidity in a Clever and Funny Production of THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 4, 2018

On Friday night, a unique production of Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS was performed at the Studio Theatre-another production, which in any other year, would likely have been performed at the Tom Patterson Theatre, but I must say, it was neat to see it done at the Studio. Director Keira Loughran's production takes place in a completely gender fluid society-accepting of all sexual identities and orientations. Though potentially confusing for those who don't take the time to read the program liner notes, this twist proves to be quite inspired. (more...)

BWW Review: Stars of Canadian Musical Theatre Shine in NINE IN CONCERTBWW Review: Stars of Canadian Musical Theatre Shine in NINE IN CONCERT
by Taylor Long - Jan 14, 2018

Podium Concert Productions, led by producer Peter da Costa and music director Mark Camilleri, presents high-calibre concert versions of musicals. Their second production, NINE IN CONCERT, was just that, a mostly high-calibre production featuring a cast of prominent Canadian talent, and a rare opportunity to see a rarely-produced show. (more...)

BWW Interview: Talking with the Artists Behind Podium Concerts' NINE IN CONCERTBWW Interview: Talking with the Artists Behind Podium Concerts' NINE IN CONCERT
by Taylor Long - Jan 8, 2018

After the success of last year's inaugural show, THE SECRET GARDEN IN CONCERT, Podium Concert Productions returns to present NINE IN CONCERT on January 12 and 13, 2018 at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre for the Arts. BroadwayWorld's Taylor Long chats with director Tim French, Stratford Festival-favourite Juan Chioran who is playing Guido, and Tracy Michailidis who is playing Guido's wife, Luisa Contini. (more...)

Photo Flash: Podium Concert Productions presents NINE in ConcertPhoto Flash: Podium Concert Productions presents NINE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

Following the critically acclaimed success of its inaugural presentation of The Secret Garden in Concert, Podium Concert Productions will proudly present the Tony Award-winning musical Nine in Concert, at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre for the Arts on January 12 and 13, 2018. Starring Stratford Festival veteran Juan Chioran, this limited engagement concert also features a world-class orchestra of 23 musicians, hand-picked and led by Mark Camilleri, to accompany 15 of Canada's brightest stars of stage and musical theatre and an ensemble of rising stars from Etobicoke School of The Arts. Nine continues Podium Concert Productions' mission to create exhilarating performances of 'shows that deserve to be heard', combining the symphony experience with musical theatre excellence. (more...)

Podium Concert Productions presents NINE in ConcertPodium Concert Productions presents NINE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

Following the critically acclaimed success of its inaugural presentation of The Secret Garden in Concert, Podium Concert Productions will proudly present the Tony Award-winning musical Nine in Concert, at Trinity-St. Paul's Centre for the Arts on January 12 and 13, 2018. Starring Stratford Festival veteran Juan Chioran, this limited engagement concert also features a world-class orchestra of 23 musicians, hand-picked and led by Mark Camilleri, to accompany 15 of Canada's brightest stars of stage and musical theatre and an ensemble of rising stars from Etobicoke School of The Arts. Nine continues Podium Concert Productions' mission to create exhilarating performances of shows that deserve to be heard , combining the symphony experience with musical theatre excellence. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino just announced key casting for the 2018 season of the Stratford Festival, including Seana McKenna as Julius Caesar, Andr Sills as Coriolanus, and Daren A. Herbert as Harold Hill, the 'Music Man.' (more...)

CBC to Broadcast Stratford Festival HD's MACBETH This SundayCBC to Broadcast Stratford Festival HD's MACBETH This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Stratford Festival's latest HD films, Macbeth and Love's Labour's Lost, are airing on CBC TV this month, giving Canadians across the country a chance to see the work of the country's landmark theatre during this special 150th anniversary year. (more...)

River Street Theatre to Present Screening of Stratford Festival's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOSTRiver Street Theatre to Present Screening of Stratford Festival's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, will present the award-winning Stratford Festival's production of William Shakespeare's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST on Sunday and Monday, August 6 & 7 with a 1:30 pm matinee each day. The play is presented exactly as it was staged and exquisitely captured in HD video and sound. (more...)

BWW Review: TREASURE ISLAND at the Stratford Festival is a Treasure Indeed
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 11, 2017

If you are planning a family trip to Stratford, Ontario in the coming months, here's something to add to your itinerary. Schulich Children's Plays' TREASURE ISLAND-currently on stage at Stratford Festival's Avon Theatre, is filled with wonder and delight and is sure to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. (more...)

BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at the Stratford Festival is Art at Its Finest
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 29, 2016

The Stratford Festival's first ever staging of Stephen Sondheim's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is happening this season at the Avon Theatre. Directed by Gary Griffin, It is clever, it is delightful, it is funny, it is sad, and it is beautifully performed by everyone involved. Everyone I have spoken with who has seen this production has a different favourite scene or performer. There is so much to take in that it is just as fun to see it a second time! (more...)

TV Exclusive: Watch 'The Miller's Son' from Stratford's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2016

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at The Stratford Festival's new production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. In this clip, Sara Farb performs 'The Miller's Son.' (more...)

BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE is 'One Singular Sensation' Under Director Donna Feore
by Alan Henry - Jun 4, 2016

This week A Chorus Line at the Stratford Festival confirmed what I've already long suspected: Donna Feore is one of the greatest directors of musicals of our time. Year after year she has managed to put out a top notch main stage musical for the festival as good as anything you'll see on Broadway, Toronto, or the West End. (more...)

Road to Opening Week 12: Matt Armet on 3 Weeks to A CHORUS LINE at Stratford
by Guest Blogger: Matt Armet - May 9, 2016

We've now completed six previews. I love this time of year because no two shows are alike. After each matinee preview we rehearse on stage from 5:30-9:30p.m. Boy, do we have fun in those rehearsals, especially from 8:30-9:30p.m., or as we like to call it 'the witching hour.' (more...)

Exclusive: Inside Stratford's First A CHORUS LINE Rehearsal
by Alan Henry - Feb 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld has exclusive photos from inside the first rehearsal of A CHORUS LINE at The Stratford Festival! The company began rehearsals yesterday, February 16. A CHORUS LINE is a stunning musical-verite about a chorus audition for a Broadway musical. It tells of the achingly poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies to land a job in the show, and is a powerful metaphor for all human aspiration. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards Update - Jake Epstein, AJ Bridel Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards Update - KINKY BOOTS is Kicking It!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards Update - KINKY BOOTS Winning Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Toronto Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Dayna Tietzen and Juan Chioran will be at the forefront of next season's not-to-be-missed theatrical event: a dazzling new production of A Chorus Line at the Festival Theatre. Canada's leading director-choreographer, Donna Feore, will make theatrical magic, reimagining this legendary musical for its first major production on a thrust stage. (more...)

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