Stage Door Reviews 2019

Pal Joey

Sunday, October 13, 2019
Pal Joey

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music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, book by John O’Hara, directed by Esther Jun

Talk Is Free Theatre, Five Points Theatre, Barrie

October 11-19, 2019

Vera: “Horizontally speaking, he's at...

Yaga

Monday, October 7, 2019
Yaga

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written & directed by Kat Sandler

Tarragon Theatre, Tarragon Theatre Mainspace, Toronto

September 25-October 20, 2019

Yaga: “They would rather think I eat children than have them”

Yaga, currently...

Un poyo rojo

Friday, October 4, 2019
Un poyo rojo

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by Luciano Rosso, Nicolás Poggi, Alfonso Barón & Hermes Gaido, directed by Hermes Gaido

Canadian Stage, Baillie Theatre, 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto

October 3-11, 2019

“If you want my future, forget...

Knives in Hens

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Knives in Hens

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by David Harrower, directed by Leora Morris

Coal Mine Theatre, 1454 Danforth Avenue, Toronto

September 25-October 13, 2019

Young Woman: “His world is there, in front of my eyes. All I must do is push...

The Book of Life

Sunday, September 22, 2019
The Book of Life

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co-created by Odile Gakire Katese & Ross Manson, directed by Ross Manson

Volcano, Baillie Theatre, 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto

September 18-29, 2019

“To write a story is not to surrender to death”

Man and Superman

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Man and Superman

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by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Kimberley Rampersad

Shaw Festival, Festival Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake

August 24-October 5, 2019

The Statue: “Whew! How he does talk! They'll never stand it in heaven”

The Vise

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The Vise

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by Luigi Pirandello, adapted and directed by Douglas Beattie

Pie in the Sky Productions, private home on Delamere Avenue, Stratford

September 6-8, 2019

Andrea: “Che s'aggirasse intorno alla colpa di...

Betrayal

Friday, September 6, 2019
Betrayal

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by Harold Pinter, directed by Andrea Donaldson

Soulpepper Theatre Company, Young Centre, Toronto

September 4-25, 2019

Emma: “Do you ever think you’d like to change your life?”

Soulpepper staged...

The Front Page

Friday, August 16, 2019
The Front Page

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by Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur, adapted by Michael Healey, directed by Graham Abbey

Stratford Festival, Festival Theatre, Stratford

August 15-October 25, 2019

Earl Williams: “I ain't important. It's...

Birds of a Kind

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Birds of a Kind

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by Wajdi Mouawad, translated by Linda Gaboriau, directed by Antoni Cimolino

Stratford Festival, Studio Theatre, Stratford

August 14-October 13, 2019

Eitan: “All probabilities are possibile”

Getting Married

Monday, August 12, 2019
Getting Married

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by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Tanja Jacobs

Shaw Festival, Royal George Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake

May 25-October 13, 2019

Collins: “Bless you, ma’am, there’s all sorts of bonds between all sorts...

The Glass Menagerie

Sunday, August 11, 2019
The Glass Menagerie

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by Tennessee Williams, directed by László Bérczes

Shaw Festival, Studio Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake

July 7-October 12, 2019

Amanda: “In these trying times we live in, all that we have to cling to is...

Victory

Saturday, August 10, 2019
Victory

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by Howard Barker, directed by Tim Carroll

Shaw Festival, Studio Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake

August 10-October 12, 2019

Ball: “I wish I could be more offensive. I really do.”

"A good play...

Rope

Friday, August 9, 2019
Rope

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by Patrick Hamilton, directed by Jani Lauzon

Shaw Festival, Royal George Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake

May 24-October 12, 2019

Brandon: “And for one who hasn’t a conscience, I can understand murder being...

Cyrano de Bergerac

Thursday, August 8, 2019
Cyrano de Bergerac

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by Edmond Rostand, translated & adapted by Kate Hennig, directed by Chris Abraham

Shaw Festival, Royal George Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake

August 11-October 20, 2019

Cyrano: “Regarde-moi, mon cher, et...

The Russian Play

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
The Russian Play

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by Hannah Moscovitch, directed by Diana Donnelly

Shaw Festival, Royal George Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake

May 25-October 13, 2019

Sonya: “So why is play still going on?”

The lunchtime play...

The Ladykillers

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
The Ladykillers

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by Graham Linehan, directed by Tim Carroll

Shaw Festival, Festival Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake

July 6-October 12, 2019

Marcus: “It was a great plan, except for the Human Element. So many plans fail...

Beside Myself

Monday, August 5, 2019
Beside Myself

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music by Steve Thomas, book & lyrics by Norm Foster, directed by Patricia Vanstone

Norm Foster Theatre Festival, FirstOntario PAC, St. Catharines

August 2-17, 2019;

Theatre Collingwood, Georgian Bay...

Sex

Sunday, August 4, 2019
Sex

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by Mae West, directed by Peter Hinton-Davis

Shaw Festival, Studio Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake

July 5-October 13, 2019

Margy: “To me all men are just assets”

I have long been waiting for the...

Twelve Angry Men

Monday, July 22, 2019
Twelve Angry Men

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by Reginald Rose, directed by Marti Maraden

Drayton Entertainment, Playhouse II, Grand Bend

July 18-August 3, 2019;

Hamilton Family Theatre, Cambridge

August 9-24, 2019

Juror 8:...

Fool for Love

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Fool for Love

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by Sam Shepard, directed by Frank Cox-O’Connell

Soulpepper Theatre Company, Young Centre, Toronto

July 18-August 11, 2019

Eddie: “I’m not goin’ anywhere. See? I’m right here. I’m not gone”

In...

Brigadoon

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Brigadoon

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music by Frederick Loewe, book & lyrics by Alan J. Lerner, directed by Glynis Leyshon

Shaw Festival, Festival Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake

May 25-October 13, 2019

Tommy: “All the music of life seems...

Hilda’s Yard

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Hilda’s Yard

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by Norm Foster, directed by Jim Mezon

Norm Foster Theatre Festival, FirstOntario PAC, St. Catharines

July 12-26, 2019

Mrs. Lindstrom: “Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of...

Waitress

Friday, July 12, 2019
Waitress

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music & lyrics by Sara Bareilles, book by Jessie Nelson, directed by Diane Paulus

David Mirvish, Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto

July 10-August 18, 2019

Jenna and Jim: “It's a bad idea, me and you,

The Road to Damascus

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
The Road to Damascus

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by Dominique Ziegler, translated and directed by David Eden

To Hell and Back Company, Toronto Fringe Festival, Tarragon Extraspace, Toronto

July 5-13, 2019

Swiss playwright Dominque Ziegler’s The Road...

The Ashes of Forgotten Rain

Monday, July 8, 2019
The Ashes of Forgotten Rain

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written and directed by Norman Hussey

Missed Metaphor Productions, Toronto Fringe Festival, Robert Gill Theatre, Toronto

July 5-14, 2019

Norman Hussey’s backstage comedy The Ashes of Forgotten Rain would...

Old-ish

Monday, July 8, 2019
Old-ish

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by Susan Freedman, directed by Alan Silverman

GoodSide Productions, Toronto Fringe Festival, Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace, Toronto

July 5-13, 2019

Susan Freedman’s solo play Old-ish is a joy. The...

Above & Beyond

Monday, July 8, 2019
Above & Beyond

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by Jaclyn Toledano, directed by Rebecca Ballarin

JackieTol Productions, Toronto Fringe Festival, Robert Gill Theatre, Toronto

July 4-13, 2019

Jaclyn Toledano’s Above & Beyond is a comedy about office...

My Dad’s Deaths (A Comedy)

Sunday, July 7, 2019
My Dad’s Deaths (A Comedy)

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written and directed by Jon Bennett

A Mulled Whine, Toronto Fringe Festival, Guloien Theatre, Streetcar Crowsnest, Toronto

July 4-14, 2019

Australian comic Jon Bennett is probably best known in Toronto...

Off the Island

Sunday, July 7, 2019
Off the Island

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music by Mike Poisson & Connor Young, book, lyrics and direction by Brian Gibson

Gazebo Productions, Toronto Fringe Festival, Guloien Theatre, Streetcar Crowsnest, Toronto

July 4-14, 2019

Off the Island...

The Peers

Sunday, July 7, 2019
The Peers

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written and directed by Kate Hammer

INFEMOUS, Toronto Fringe Festival, Annex Theatre, Toronto

July 3-13, 2019

INFEMOUS, the Montreal company led by Kate Hammer, states in its publicity material, “Representing...

Molly Bloom

Saturday, July 6, 2019
Molly Bloom

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by James Joyce, adapted and directed by Jocelyn Adema

Fourth Gorgon Theatre, Toronto Fringe Festival, Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, Toronto

July 5-13, 2019

Jocelyn Adema has taken on the seemingly...

UNRAVELLED

Saturday, July 6, 2019
UNRAVELLED

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music, book, lyrics and direction by Andrew Seok

Chaos & Light, Toronto Fringe Festival, Grace Toronto Church, 383 Jarvis St., Toronto

July 5-13, 2019

Composer, lyricist and director Andrew Seok’s semi-staged...

Boy Falls From The Sky: Jake Epstein Live at Supermarket

Saturday, July 6, 2019
Boy Falls From The Sky: Jake Epstein Live at Supermarket

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by Jake Epstein, directed by Robert McQueen

• Past Future Productions, Toronto Fringe Festival, Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave., Toronto

July 4-13, 2019;

• TO Live presents Best of Fringe, Toronto Centre...

Dungee the Dragon & The Just-Okay Juggler

Friday, July 5, 2019
Dungee the Dragon & The Just-Okay Juggler

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written and directed by Dan Boyer

• Stories by Dan, Toronto Fringe Festival, George Ignatieff Theatre, Toronto

July 4-14, 2019;

• North(519)KIDS, Jungle Oasis, Orangeville

July 21;

Spend Your Kids’ Inheritance

Friday, July 5, 2019
Spend Your Kids’ Inheritance

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music by Frank Horvat, book & lyrics by Catherine Frid, directed by Andrew Lamb

Watercourse Theatre, Toronto Fringe Festival, Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse, Toronto

July 4-14, 2019

While it’s good...

Cyrano de Bergerac

Friday, July 5, 2019
Cyrano de Bergerac

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by Sean Jacklin & Jack Rennie, directed by Jack Rennie

The Leslieville Players, Toronto Fringe Festival, 74 Jones Ave., Toronto

July 4-14, 2019

If you’re looking for 50 minutes of very silly fun, then...

The Taming of the Shrew

Thursday, July 4, 2019
The Taming of the Shrew

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by William Shakespeare, directed by Nicole Arends

Aquarius Players, Toronto Fringe Festival, St. George the Martyr Courtyard, 197 John St., Toronto

July 3-14, 2019

St. George the Martyr’s courtyard,...

The Horse and His Boy

Friday, June 28, 2019
The Horse and His Boy

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by Anna Chatterton, directed by Christine Brubaker

Shaw Festival, Festival Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake

May 26-July 21, 2019

Fisherman: “Natural affection is stronger than soup”

For those...

The Writer

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The Writer

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by Norm Foster, directed by Patricia Vanstone

Norm Foster Theatre Festival, FirstOntario PAC, St. Catharines

June 21-July 5, 2019

“A Kind Heart”

The Norm Foster Theatre Festival has opened...

Nathan the Wise

Monday, June 17, 2019
Nathan the Wise

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by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, translated by Edward Kemp, directed by Birgit Schreyer Duarte

Stratford Festival, Studio Theatre, Stratford

June 15-October 19, 2019

Nathan: “Unwarped of prejudice, let each...

Jumbo

Sunday, June 16, 2019
Jumbo

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by Sean Dixon, directed by Gil Garratt

Blyth Festival, Memorial Auditorium, Blyth

June 14-August 10, 2019

P.T. Barnum: “The wonders of the ages assembled for your edification, education and enjoyment...

Othello

Friday, June 14, 2019
Othello

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by William Shakespeare, directed by Nigel Shawn Williams

Stratford Festival, Festival Theatre, Stratford

May 27-October 27, 2019

Iago: “Men should be what they seem”

Michael Blake has become...

Masquerade

Monday, June 10, 2019
Masquerade

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by Mikhail Lermontov, directed by Rimas Tuminas

Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia

• Luminato & Show One, John Basset Theatre, Toronto

June 9-10, 2019;

• Cherry Orchard Festival,...

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Friday, June 7, 2019
The Merry Wives of Windsor

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by William Shakespeare, directed by Antoni Cimolino

Stratford Festival, Festival Theatre, Stratford

June 1-October 26, 2019

Falstaff: “I am glad, though you have ta'en a special stand to strike at me,...

Private Lives

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Private Lives

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by Noël Coward, directed by Carey Perloff

Stratford Festival, Avon Theatre, Stratford

May 30-October 26, 2019

Elyot: “Let’s be superficial”

The Stratford Festival’s most recent production...

Marienbad

Monday, June 3, 2019
Marienbad

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by Christopher House & Jordan Tannahill

Toronto Dance Theatre, Winchester Street Theatre, Toronto

May 23-June 1, 2019

“Le long des allées rectilignes,... en train de vous perdre, pour toujours, dans...

August: Osage County

Sunday, June 2, 2019
August: Osage County

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by Tracy Letts, directed by Jackie Maxwell

Soulpepper Theatre Company, Young Centre, Toronto

May 24-June 30, 2019

Barbara: “Thank God we can't tell the future, we'd never get out of bed”

Soulpepper...

The Brothers Size

Sunday, May 12, 2019
The Brothers Size

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by Tarell Alvin McCraney, directed by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu

Soulpepper Theatre Company, Young Centre, Toronto

May 10-June 1, 2019

“Try a little tenderness” (Otis Redding, 1966)

The Brothers...

Lilies

Friday, May 10, 2019
Lilies

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by Michel Marc Bouchard, translated by Linda Gaboriau, directed by Cole Alvis

lemonTree creations, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre & Why Not Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto

May 9-26, 2019

Mlle...

She The People: The Resistance Continues

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
She The People: The Resistance Continues

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by The Second City, directed by Carly Heffernan

The Second City, 51 Mercer Street, Toronto

May 4-September 15, 2019

“Fight For Your Right”

She The People was The Second City’s first sketch...

Otello

Monday, May 6, 2019
Otello

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by Giuseppe Verdi, directed by David Alden

Canadian Opera Company, Four Seasons Centre, Toronto

April 27, 30, May 3, 9, 12, 15, 18 & 21, 2019

Iago: “L’alvo frenetico del mar sia la sua tomba!”

Next to Normal

Saturday, May 4, 2019
Next to Normal

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music by Tom Kitt, book & lyrics by Brian Yorkey, directed by Philip Akin

The Musical Stage Company, CAA Theatre, Toronto

May 1-19, 2019

Diana: “Maybe I’ve lost it at last.

Maybe my last lucid...

Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells)

Friday, May 3, 2019
Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells)

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by Rose Napoli, directed by Eric Coates

Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa

May 2-17, 2019

“I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool” (from...

Drunk Girl

Monday, April 29, 2019
Drunk Girl

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by Thea Fitz-James, directed by Shanda Bezic

TMI Productions, Fringe Encore, Arts Club Theatre, Ottawa

April 26-27, 2019

“You don’t bro ice a friend”

The poster for Thea Fitz-James’s play...

Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story

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created by Hannah Moscovitch, Ben Caplan & Christian Barry, directed by Christian Barry

Tarragon Theatre, Toronto

April 24-May 26, 2019

Caplan: “Those that keep their eyes upon the heavens

Are...

Hand to God

Saturday, April 27, 2019
Hand to God

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by Robert Askins, directed by Mitchell Cushman

Coal Mine Theatre, 1454 Danforth Avenue, Toronto

April 24-May 12, 2019

“Dr. Jekyll and Miss Piggy”

The adventurous Coal Mine Theatre closes its...

Cabaret

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Cabaret

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music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb & book by Joe Masteroff, directed by Dennis Garnhum

Grand Theatre, McManus Stage, London

April 11-May 18, 2019

Emcee: “In here life is beautiful”

The...

La Bohème

Friday, April 19, 2019
La Bohème

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by Giacomo Puccini, directed by John Caird

Canadian Opera Company, Four Seasons Centre, Toronto

April 17, 26, 28, May 2, 4, 5, 7, 11 & 22, 2019

Rodolfo: “In cener la carta si sfaldi e l'estro rivoli...

Copenhagen

Monday, April 15, 2019
Copenhagen

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by Michael Frayn, directed by Katrina Darychuk

Soulpepper Theatre Company, Young Centre, Toronto

April 12-May 4, 2019

Heisenberg: “Before we can glimpse who or what we are, we’re gone and laid to dust”

Bigre

Saturday, April 13, 2019
Bigre

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by Pierre Guillois, Agathe L'Huillier & Olivier Martin Salvan, directed by Pierre Guillois

Compagnie le Fils du Grand Réseau, Berkeley Street Theatre, Toronto

April 11-28, 2019

“The Play That Really...

Four Chords and a Gun

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Four Chords and a Gun

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by John Ross Bowie, directed by Richard Ouzounian

• Starvox Entertainment, Fleck Theatre, Harbourfront, Toronto

April 10-28, 2019;

• Broadway Playhouse, Chicago, IL

May 18-June 2, 2019

Idomeneo

Monday, April 8, 2019
Idomeneo

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by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, directed by Marshall Pynkoski

Opera Atelier, Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto

April 4-13, 2019

“Con danze e con suoni

Convien festeggiar” (Coro, Act 1)

Opera...

Kopernikus

Sunday, April 7, 2019
Kopernikus

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by Claude Vivier, directed by Joel Ivany

Against the Grain Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto

April 4, 5, 6 ,11, 12 & 13, 2019

“L’avenir veut te parler”

Against the Grain Theatre’s production...

Shove It Down My Throat

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Shove It Down My Throat

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by Johnnie Walker, directed by Tom Arthur Davis

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre & Pandemic Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto

April 3-14, 2019

“It’s the journey”

Johnnie Walker’s...

Fences

Sunday, March 31, 2019
Fences

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by August Wilson, directed by Djanet Sears

Grand Theatre, Spriet Stage, London

March 22-April 6, 2019

Bono: “Some people build fences to keep people out and other people build fences to keep people in”

The Gamblers

Saturday, March 30, 2019
The Gamblers

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by Nikolai Gogol, translated & adapted by Selma Dimitrijevic, directed by Esther Jun

Talk Is Free Theatre, Five Points Theatre, Barrie

March 29-April 6, 2019

Ikharev: “Everyone uses a little deceit”

Dear Evan Hansen

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Dear Evan Hansen

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music & lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, book by Steven Levenson, directed by Michael Greif

Stacey Mindich with David Mirvish, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto

March 28-July 21, 2019

“Waving through...

A Doll’s House, Part 2

Thursday, March 28, 2019
A Doll’s House, Part 2

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by Lucas Hnath, directed by Krista Jackson

David Mirvish & Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, CAA Theatre, Toronto

March 27-April 14, 2019

Nora: “Marriage says, ‘I own you’”

The title of Lucas...

Isitwendam (An Understanding)

Friday, March 22, 2019
Isitwendam (An Understanding)

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by Meegwun Fairbrother and Jack Grinhaus, directed by Jack Grinhaus

Bound to Create Theatre, Daniels Spectrum, Toronto

March 20-30, 2019

“Healing comes from listening”

Meegwun Fairbrother’s...

Walking on Bombshells

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Walking on Bombshells

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by Phatt Al, Nadine Djoury, Stacey McGunnigle, Sharjil Rasool, Allana Reoch & Chris Wilson, directed by Chris Earle

The Second City, 51 Mercer Street, Toronto

March 19-September 8, 2019

McGunnigle to...

School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

Saturday, March 16, 2019
School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play

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by Jocelyn Bioh, directed by Nina Lee Aquino

Obsidian Theatre with Nightwood Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto

March 8-24, 2019

Ericka to Paulina: “You don’t even like yourself”

New Magic Valley Fun Town

Thursday, March 14, 2019
New Magic Valley Fun Town

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by Daniel MacIvor, directed by Richard Rose

• Tarragon Theatre & Prairie Theatre Exchange, Tarragon Theatre Mainspace, Toronto

February 27-March 31, 2019;

• Neptune Theatre, Halifax

April...

Bears

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Bears

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written & directed by Matthew MacKenzie

Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts and Punctuate! Theatre, Factory Theatre, Toronto

February 28-March 17, 2019

Mama: “No one can frighten us. We frighten ourselves.”

Revisor

Friday, March 8, 2019
Revisor

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written by Jonathon Young, directed and choreographed by Crystal Pite

Kidd Pivot, Bluma Appel Theatre, Toronto

March 7-17, 2019

Narrator: “I am within this even as I contain this”

The successor...

Little Menace: Pinter Plays

Thursday, March 7, 2019
Little Menace: Pinter Plays

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by Harold Pinter, directed by Thomas Moschopoulos

Soulpepper Theatre Company, Young Centre, Toronto

February 21-March 17, 2019

“I mean, apart from all, that how are you, really?

Little Menace...

The Last Ship

Thursday, February 21, 2019
The Last Ship

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music & lyrics by Sting, book by Lorne Campbell, directed by Lorne Campbell

David Mirvish, Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto

February 19-March 24, 2019

“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield”...

(La) voix humaine

Sunday, February 17, 2019
(La) voix humaine

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by Francis Poulenc, directed by Aria Umezawa

Against the Grain Theatre, Gallery 345, 345 Soraunen Avenue, Toronto

February 16, 2019

Lui: “J’ai ta voix autour de mon cou”

Against the Grain...

Oslo

Friday, February 15, 2019
Oslo

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by J.T. Rogers, directed by Joel Greenberg

Studio 180, CAA Theatre, Toronto

February 14-March 3, 2019

“Waffles and cigarettes”

Many people will remember the historic handshake between Israeli...

The Father

Thursday, February 14, 2019
The Father

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by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton, directed by Ted Dykstra

Coal Mine Theatre, 1454 Danforth Avenue, Toronto

February 13-March 3, 2019

André: “I’m losing all my leaves”

Coal...

We Are All Treaty People

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
We Are All Treaty People

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by the Original Artists of Making Treaty 7, directed by Troy Emery Twigg & Nikki Loach

Quest Theatre & Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society, Young People’s Theatre, Toronto

February 11-22, 2019

“To be or...

Così fan tutte

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Così fan tutte

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by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, directed by Atom Egoyan

Canadian Opera Company, Four Seasons Centre, Toronto

February 5-23, 2019

Despina: “L’aure incostanti

Han più degli uomini

Stabilità”

The Tashme Project: The Living Archives

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
The Tashme Project: The Living Archives

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by Julie Tamiko Manning & Matt Miwa, directed by Mike Payette

Tashme Productions, Factory Theatre Mainspace, Toronto

January 29-February 10, 2019

“They assimilate so well they disappear”

The...

Fierrabras

Monday, February 4, 2019
Fierrabras

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by Franz Schubert, directed by Guillermo Silva-Marin

VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert, Jane Mallett Theatre, Toronto

February 3, 2019

Chorus: “Nach langer Leiden Qualen

Erwacht die reine Lust”

Hook Up

Friday, February 1, 2019
Hook Up

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music by Chris Thornborrow, book & lyrics by Julie Tepperman, directed by Richard Greenblatt

Tapestry Opera & Theatre Passe Muraille, Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, Toronto

January 30-February 9, 2019

Elektra

Monday, January 28, 2019
Elektra

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by Richard Strauss, directed by James Robinson

Canadian Opera Company, Four Seasons Centre, Toronto

January 26-February 22, 2019

Elektra: “Wir sind bei den Göttern, wir Vollbringenden”

The...

Rose: A New Musical

Friday, January 25, 2019
Rose: A New Musical

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music and book by Mike Ross, lyrics and book by Sarah Wilson, directed by Gregory Prest

Soulpepper Theatre Company, Young Centre, Toronto

January 23-February 24, 2019

“Once upon a time the world was...

The Scavenger’s Daughter

Sunday, January 20, 2019
The Scavenger’s Daughter

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by Susanna Fournier, directed by ted witzel

PARADIGM Productions, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto

January 17-27, 2019

Webb to Sarah: “You speak and speak and say nothing”

Susanna Fournier’s...

The Raven / Futari Shizuka

Sunday, January 20, 2019
The Raven / Futari Shizuka

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by Toshio Hosokawa, directed by Paramita Nath

Toronto New Music Projects and Wallace Halladay, Walter Hall, University of Toronto, Toronto

January 17, 2019

“Take thy beak from out my heart, and take...

After the Fire

Thursday, January 17, 2019
After the Fire

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by Matthew MacKenzie, directed by Brendan McMurtry-Howlett 

Punctuate! Theatre and Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts

in Association with Native Earth Performing Arts and The Theatre Centre, The Theatre Centre,...

1979

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
1979

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by Michael Healey, directed by Miles Potter

The 1979 Group, Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs, Toronto

January 10-27, 2019

Joe Clark: “We’ve earned a moral right to govern”

1979, Michael...

Raising Stanley / Life with Tulia

Monday, January 14, 2019
Raising Stanley / Life with Tulia

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by Kim Kilpatrick, Karen Bailey & Bronwyn Steinberg, directed by Bronwyn Steinberg,

• Raising Stanley / Life with Tulia Collective, Next Stage Festival, Factory Theatre, Toronto

January 11-20, 2019;

•...