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Young People's Theatre Presents Canadian Premiere Of THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO Photo Young People's Theatre Presents Canadian Premiere Of THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 24, 2019

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Young People's Theatre (YPT) is thrilled to announce that this year's holiday musical is the Canadian premiere of The Adventures of Pinocchio! Multi-award-winning actor Sheila McCarthy returns to YPT after more than 35 years to direct this rollicking new musical, which follows the beloved marionette on his mischievous quest to become a real human being. The Adventures of Pinocchio will be presented on the Mainstage from November 11, 2019 to January 5, 2020.

BWW Review: ROPE  is Riveting at  the SHAW FESTIVAL Photo BWW Review: ROPE is Riveting at the SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Jun 28, 2019

The Shaw Festival has a great history of producing murder mysteries and this season we are lucky to have Patrick Hamilton's play 'ROPE.' Probably more well known as the 1948 Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Jimmy Stewart, ROPE had it's start in 1929 on the British stage. It's twist lies in the fact that it is not a 'whodunnit,' but a 'can they get away with it.' Hamilton's knack for mystery can also be seen in his other famous thriller, GASLIGHT. From start to finish, this production of ROPE is a riveting hit.

CAKEWALK Comes to The Blyth Festival Photo CAKEWALK Comes to The Blyth Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2019

Back by popular demand- Cakewalk, one of our sweetest and most delicious comedies from when the Blyth Festival began, is coming back to the stage in celebration of the Festival 45th Anniversary Season. The revival runs June 26 to Aug. 10.

HENRY VIII is Now in Previews At The Stratford Festival Photo HENRY VIII is Now in Previews At The Stratford Festival
by Stephi Wild - May 8, 2019

Henry VIII, Shakespeare's thrilling drama about a pivotal moment in history, is now in previews at the Studio Theatre. The production officially opens on Wednesday, May 29, and early demand for tickets has led to an extended run until October 20.

ROPE Binds Murder And Mystery At The Royal George Theatre Photo ROPE Binds Murder And Mystery At The Royal George Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 10, 2019

Rope, a masterfully written psychological crime drama, by Patrick Hamilton begins previews April 12 at the Shaw Festival's Royal George Theatre. Jani Lauzon directs this riveting "can-they-get-away-with-it" that's loosely based on the infamous Leopold and Loeb 1924 murder case.

Citadel Theatre Announces Casting for ONCE Photo Citadel Theatre Announces Casting for ONCE
by Alan Henry - Sep 7, 2018

The hit song from Once may be called Falling Slowly but audiences are sure to fall quickly in love with this romantic musical! Kicking off the Citadel's 2018/19 Season, Once is a fun, energetic story about an Irish musician who is on the brink of giving up until a young Czech woman takes an interest in his love songs.

ONCE To Open Citadel Season Photo ONCE To Open Citadel Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2018

The hit song from Once may be called Falling Slowly but audiences are sure to fall quickly in love with this romantic musical! Kicking off the Citadel's 2018/19 Season, Once is a fun, energetic story about an Irish musician who is on the brink of giving up until a young Czech woman takes an interest in his love songs.

Seana McKenna-Led JULIUS CAESAR Comes to Stratford Photo Seana McKenna-Led JULIUS CAESAR Comes to Stratford
by Stephi Wild - Jul 31, 2018

Previews begin today for Scott Wentworth's production of Julius Caesar, starring Seana McKenna in the title role. The production opens on August 16 at the Festival Theatre.

Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND Begins Previews At The Stratford Festival Photo Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND Begins Previews At The Stratford Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Sparkling with Oscar Wilde's inimitable wit, Lezlie Wade's production of An Ideal Husband begins previews today at the Avon Theatre.

Stratford Festival's Opening Week Begins Monday Photo Stratford Festival's Opening Week Begins Monday
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2018

The Stratford Festival's 66th season opens officially on Monday, May 28, with Shakespeare's final masterpiece, The Tempest, featuring Martha Henry as Prospero.

Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND Begins Previews At The Stratford Festival Photo Oscar Wilde's AN IDEAL HUSBAND Begins Previews At The Stratford Festival
by Julie Musbach - May 11, 2018

Sparkling with Oscar Wilde's inimitable wit, Lezlie Wade's production of An Ideal Husband begins previews today at the Avon Theatre.

There's A Whole Lot Of Snogging Going On In The Shaw's STAGE KISS Photo There's A Whole Lot Of Snogging Going On In The Shaw's STAGE KISS
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 10, 2018

Real life and fantasy collide head-on in the hilarious romantic romp Stage Kiss. Anita Rochon, in her Shaw Festival directing debut, helms this backstage farce by Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright Sarah Ruhl that begins previews April 11 at the Royal George Theatre.

Factory presents Colleen Wagner's THE MONUMENT Photo Factory presents Colleen Wagner's THE MONUMENT
by Julie Musbach - Feb 15, 2018

Factory Theatre is proud to present THE MONUMENT, Colleen Wagner's classic, dark and powerful war play, directed by Jani Lauzon and running in the Mainspace March 10 - April 1, 2018.

Artistic Director Tim Carroll Announces Casting For The 2018 Shaw Festival Photo Artistic Director Tim Carroll Announces Casting For The 2018 Shaw Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Artistic Director Tim Carroll announces the Shaw Festival's 2018 ensemble. This season's 56 actors will take to the stage in 14 productions, plus numerous Secret Theatre experiences.

ONCE Extends at The Grand Theatre Photo ONCE Extends at The Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

The Grand Theatre announces that due to high demand its production of ONCE has been extended.

THE BERLIN BLUES to Play the Blyth Festival This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

The Berlin Blues, written by award-winning playwright Drew Hayden Taylor, is a slap-down, drag 'em out cultural appropriation comedy of the highest (and lowest) order.

Grand Theatre Announces Casting for Upcoming Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2017

The Grand Theatre is thrilled to announce an extraordinary line-up of local and national, returning and debuting artists in the 2017/18 Season. The season features a stunning artistic presence including Tara Rosling, Benedict Campbell, Catherine Joell MacKinnon and Daniel Williston. In addition, the Grand welcomes nationally and internationally renowned directors including Peter Hinton, Tracey Flye, Carey Perloff, and the Grand's Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum, who makes his Grand directing debut in his first season. Single tickets go on sale Tuesday July 4, 2017.

THE BERLIN BLUES to Play the Blyth Festival This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Berlin Blues, written by award-winning playwright Drew Hayden Taylor, is a slap-down, drag 'em out cultural appropriation comedy of the highest (and lowest) order.

BWW Review: A Sublime Production of ROMEO AND JULIET is on Stage at the Stratford Festival
by Lauren Gienow - Jun 2, 2017

ROMEO AND JULIET opened at the Stratford Festival on Thursday night. Director, Scott Wentworth's production takes the Festival Theatre stage by storm and is captivating from start to finish. This is the third production of ROMEO AND JULIET that this reviewer has had the privilege of seeing at the Festival, and it is without a doubt, my favourite.

BWW Review: Stratford Festival Opens its 65th Season with a Splendid Production of TWELFTH NIGHT
by Lauren Gienow - May 30, 2017

The 65th season of the Stratford Festival officially opened on Monday night with a production of William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT. Director, Martha Henry has assembled a fabulous group of players and they do not disappoint. Just the thought of Geraint Wyn Davies, Tom Rooney, and Brent Carver sharing comedic scenes together had me rushing to the Festival Theatre to see this play. All three are as fantastic as one could hope for, but everyone else is equally as enchanting in their roles as well.

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