Stage Door Reviews 2022

Toka

Friday, April 22, 2022
Toka

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written and choreographed by Indrit Kasapi, directed by Cole Alvis
Theatre Passe Muraille & lemonTree creations, Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto
April 20-23, 2022 online
Mrs. Noka: “Forgiveness is our only salvation”
Indrit...

Orphan Song

Monday, April 4, 2022
Orphan Song

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by Sean Dixon, directed by Richard Rose
Tarragon Theatre, Tarragon Mainspace, Toronto
April 1-24, 2022
Mo: “Louse not meat”
Orphan Song by Sean Dixon was originally meant to have its world premiere in April 2020. The Covid-19...

Le Club des éphémères

Saturday, April 2, 2022
Le Club des éphémères

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by Alain  Doom, directed by Dillon Orr
Le Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario & Le Théâtre français de Toronto, Berkeley Street Theatre, Toronto
March 30-April 9, 2022;
Salle Trisac, Collège Boréal, Sudbury
April 20-23, 2022

Rinaldo

Thursday, March 17, 2022
Rinaldo

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by George Frideric Handel, directed by Tom Diamond
The Glenn Gould School, Royal Conservatory of Music, Koerner Hall, Toronto
March 16 & 18, 2022
Rinaldo: “Or la tromba in suon festante / Mi richiama a trionfar”
The first...

Mercy

Monday, March 14, 2022
Mercy

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by Drew Carnwath, directed by Rosemary Doyle
Theatre Kingston, Baby Grand Theatre, Kingston
March 10-26, 2022
Jordan: “Not forgiveness, not compassion”
To celebrate Theatre Kingston’s 30th season the company has programmed...

Fantasma

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Fantasma

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music by Ian Cusson, libretto by Colleen Murphy, directed by Julie McIsaac
Canadian Opera Company, Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St. East, Toronto
March 9, 10 & 12, 2022
Manon: “Let’s make some wonderful memories”

Light

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Light

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by Rosa Laborde, directed by Jackie Maxwell
Tarragon Theatre, Tarragon Mainspace, Toronto
March 8-13, 2022 in person
March 15-27, 2022 online
Michael Sontag: “It’s okay not to be okay”
Rosa Laborde, known for such...

Gloria

Monday, March 7, 2022
Gloria

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by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by André Sills
ARC with Crow’s Theatre, Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw St., Toronto
March 4-20, 2022
Lorin: “Why are people only interested in someone if they die?”
Great comedies like...

Things My Fore-Sisters Saw

Sunday, March 6, 2022
Things My Fore-Sisters Saw

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written and directed by Leslie McCurdy
Li’l Ol’ Me Productions, Theatre Orangeville, Orangeville
March 3-13, 2022
“This land is your land, this land is my land”
Leslie McCurdy premiered her solo play Things My Fore-Sisters...

Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land)

Saturday, February 26, 2022
Iphigenia and the Furies (On Taurian Land)

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by Ho Ka Kei, directed by Jonathan Seinen
Saga Collectif, Architect Theatre & Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto
February 23-26, 2022 online
Iphigenia: “I’m trapped in a cycle of sacrifice – having been spared from one I now inflict...

This Is How We Got Here

Monday, February 14, 2022
This Is How We Got Here

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written and directed by Keith Barker
Native Earth Performing Arts, Shaw Festival, Studio Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake
February 12-19, 2022
Paul: “This worried the fox. He had never lost his own story before”
By scheduling...

She’s Not Special

Friday, February 11, 2022
She’s Not Special

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written by Fatuma Adar, directed by Fatuma Adar & Graham Isador
HomeMadeIt Productions & Pressgang Theatre with Pandemic Theatre, Next Stage Theatre Festival, Toronto
February 7-13, 2022 online
Fatuma: “You like it when I check...

Solstice d’hiver

Sunday, February 6, 2022
Solstice d’hiver

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by Roland Schimmelpfennig, translated by Camille Luscher & Claire Stavaux. directed by Joël Beddows
Groupe de la Veillée, Théâtre Prospero & Théâtre français de Toronto, Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs, 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto

Heart of a Dog

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Heart of a Dog

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written and directed by Mohammad Yaghoubi, translated by Mahsa Ershadifar & Mohammad Yaghoubi
Nowadays Theatre Company, Next Stage Theatre Festival, Toronto
January 31-February 13, 2022 online
Zina: “No human can interfere...

Stories of a Dish

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Stories of a Dish

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by Himanshu Sitlani, directed by Neha Poduval
Nautanki Bazaar, Next Stage Theatre Festival, Toronto
January 19-February 13, 2022 online
Julia Child: “People who love to eat are always the best people”
When live theatre...

The Complex

Saturday, January 22, 2022
The Complex

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written by Chantal Forde, directed by Mandy Roveda
It’s Not a Pivot Productions, Next Stage Theatre Festival, Toronto
January 19, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29 & 30, 2022 online
“In The Complex there is always more than meets the...