Stage Door Reviews

Lessons in Forgetting

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Lessons in Forgetting

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by Emma Haché, translated by Taliesin McEnaney with John Van Burek, directed by Ash Knight
Pleiades Theatre, Young Centre, Toronto
May 12-22, 2022
Elle: “Oui, mais à part moi, tu ne te souviens de rien”
Pleiades Theatre...

The Herd

Sunday, May 15, 2022
The Herd

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by Kenneth T. Williams, directed by Tara Beagen
Tarragon Theatre with Citadel Theatre & NAC Indigenous Theatre, Tarragon Theatre Mainspace, Toronto
May 11-June 12, 2022
“In the beginning was the apocalypse”
The Tarragon...

Is God Is

Saturday, May 14, 2022
Is God Is

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by Aleshea Harris, directed by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu
Obsidian Theatre Company, Necessary Angel Theatre Company & Canadian Stage, Berkeley Street Theatre, Toronto
May 11-22, 2022
Racine: “Ain’t nobody innocent” 
Three theatre...

The Magic Flute

Thursday, May 12, 2022
The Magic Flute

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by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, directed by Anna Theodosakis
Canadian Opera Company, Four Seasons Centre, Toronto
May 6, 8, 11, 14, 17, 19 & 21, 2022
Pamina und Tamino:“Wir wandeln durch des Tones Macht
froh durch des Todes...

A Northern Lights Dream

Saturday, May 7, 2022
A Northern Lights Dream

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music and libretto by Michael Rose, directed by Guillermo Silva-Marin
Toronto Operetta Theatre, Jane Mallett Theatre, Toronto
May 5-7, 2022
Mrs. Duke: “Just let the world unfold”
Toronto Operetta Theatre’s first live production...

La Traviata

Wednesday, May 4, 2022
La Traviata

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by Giuseppe Verdi, directed by Arin Arbus
Canadian Opera Company, Four Seasons Centre, Toronto
April 23, May 1, 3, 7, 12, 18 & 20, 2022
Alfredo: “Io vivo quasi in ciel”
The Four Seasons Centre has not hosted an opera live...

The Huns

Saturday, April 30, 2022
The Huns

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by Michael Ross Albert, directed by Marie Farsi
One Four One Collective & The Spadina Avenue Gang, 
Assembly Theatre, 1479 Queen Street West, Toronto
April 29-May 8, 2022;
Regency Square, Brighton, GBR
May 21-29,...

Three Women of Swatow

Friday, April 29, 2022
Three Women of Swatow

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by Chloé Hung, directed by Courtney Ch’ng Lancaster
Tarragon Theatre, Tarragon Theatre Extraspace, Toronto
April 27-May 20, 2022;
May 15-25, 2022 online
Grandmother: “I’m not in the mood for biblical homicide”
Three...

Grow

Monday, April 25, 2022
Grow

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music by Colleen Dauncey, lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal, book by Matt Murray, directed by Dennis Garnhum
Grand Theatre, Spriet Stage, London
April 22-30, 2022
Ruth: “Kindness makes things grow”
The new Canadian musical Grow...

Boy Falls From The Sky

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Boy Falls From The Sky

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by Jake Epstein, directed by Robert McQueen
David Mirvish & Past Future Productions, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto
April 19-May 29, 2022
That Degrassi Guy
Jake Epstein is still recognized in the street as “that Degrassi...

Pipeline

Saturday, April 16, 2022
Pipeline

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by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Weyni Mengesha
Soulpepper Theatre Company, Yonge Centre, Distillery District, Toronto
April 14-May 8, 2022
Nya: “I’m sinking.... Like I just can’t even fight this pulling down”
Soulpepper’s...

Kurios

Friday, April 15, 2022
Kurios

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written and directed by Michel Laprise
Cirque du Soleil:
Grand Chapiteau, Port Lands, Toronto
August 28-October 26, 2014;
Grand Chapiteau, Ontario Place, Toronto
April 14-July 10, 2022
“What’s Old is New Again”

The House of Bernarda Alba

Thursday, April 14, 2022
The House of Bernarda Alba

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by Federico García Lorca, translated by David Johnston, directed by Soheil Parsa
Aluna Theatre & Moden Times Stage Company, Yonge Centre, Distillery District, Toronto
April 14-May 15, 2022
Bernarda: “Needle and thread for women,...

The Antipodes

Saturday, April 9, 2022
The Antipodes

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by Annie Baker, directed by Ted Dykstra
Coal Mine Theatre, 1454 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
April 6-May 15, 2022
Sandy: “No dwarves or elves or trolls”
The Coal Mine Theatre is currently presenting The Antipodes by American...

Cyrano de Bergerac

Saturday, March 26, 2022
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;
March 26-May 8, 2022
Cyrano: “Regarde-moi, mon cher,...

Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers

Monday, March 21, 2022
Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers

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by Makambe K. Simamba, directed by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard
Tarragon Theatre & Black Theatre Workshop, Tarragon Extraspace, Toronto
March 17-April 10, 2022 in person,
March 22-April 10, 2022 online;
Theatre Aquarius,...

Room

Sunday, March 20, 2022
Room

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by Emma Donoghue, directed by Cora Bissett
Grand Theatre, Covent Garden Productions & Mirvish Productions, Grand Theatre, London
March 11-19, 2022;
Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto
April 7-May 8, 2022
“Mind over...

R+J

Monday, February 28, 2022
R+J

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by William Shakespeare, adapted by Ravi Jain, Christine Horne & Alex Bulmer, directed by Ravi Jain
Stratford Festival & Why Not Theatre, Festival Theatre Canopy, Stratford
August 15-September 26, 2021 in person;
October 7-November...

Serving Elizabeth

Monday, February 7, 2022
Serving Elizabeth

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by Marcia Johnson, directed by Kimberley Rampersad
Stratford Festival, Tom Patterson Theatre Canopy, Stratford
September 2-26, 2021 in person;
October 28-November 28, 2021 online;
February 7-October 28, 2022 online

I Am William

Saturday, August 21, 2021
I Am William

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by Rébecca Déraspe, music by Chloé Lacasse & Benoît Landry, translated by Leanna Brodie, directed by Esther Jun
Stratford Festival, Tom Patterson Theatre Canopy, Stratford
August 14-September 12, 2021 in person;
October 21-December...

The Rez Sisters

Friday, August 20, 2021
The Rez Sisters

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by Tomson Highway, directed by Jessica Carmichael
Stratford Festival, Tom Patterson Canopy Theatre, Stratford
July 23-August 15, 2021 in person;
September 30-November 21, 2021 online;
January 10-September 30, 2022 online

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Friday, July 23, 2021
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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by William Shakespeare, directed by Peter Pasyk
Stratford Festival, Tom Patterson Theatre Canopy, Stratford
July 21-August 1, 2021 in person;
September 16-December 4, 2021 online;
January 17-September 16, 2022 online

Wild Magic

Sunday, September 20, 2020
Wild Magic

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by Greg Frewin
Greg Frewin Theatre, 5781 Ellen Avenue, Niagara Falls
May 2005-March 17, 2020;
July 30, 2020-December 19, 2020;
July 16, 2021, booking to September 30, 2022
“He deals cards to find the answer
The...