Stage Door Reviews

Twelve Angry Men

Monday, July 22, 2019

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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

Friday, July 19, 2019

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Dungee the Dragon & The Just-Okay Juggler

Friday, July 5, 2019

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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;

Toronto Fringe Festival 2019

Thursday, July 4, 2019

I have been asked by NOW Magazine to review several shows at the Toronto Fringe Festival.  Below you will find the title of each show I have reviewed and its rating.  For the full review, please visit: nowtoronto.com/topics/fringe-2019.

Billy Elliot the Musical

Sunday, June 30, 2019

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music by Elton John, book & lyrics by Lee Hall, directed by Donna Feore

Stratford Festival, Festival Theatre, Stratford

May 28-November 3, 2019

Billy: “Electricity

Sparks inside of me

The Horse and His Boy

Friday, June 28, 2019

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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...

Mother’s Daughter

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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by Kate Hennig, directed by Alan Dilworth

Stratford Festival, Studio Theatre, Stratford

May 27-October 27, 2019

Bess: “Women beware women”

With Mother’s Daughter, Kate Hennig completes her...

Nathan the Wise

Monday, June 17, 2019

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

Stratford Festival, Studio Theatre, Stratford

May 27-October 27, 2019

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

Jumbo

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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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

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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...

Henry VIII

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

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by William Shakespeare & John Fletcher, directed by Martha Henry

Stratford Festival, Studio Theatre, Stratford

May 29-October 20, 2019

Henry VIII: “This oracle of comfort has so pleased me, 

Little Shop of Horrors

Saturday, June 8, 2019

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music by Alan Menken, book & lyrics by Howard Ashman, directed by Donna Feore

Stratford Festival, Avon Theatre, Stratford

May 31-November 2, 2019

Chorus: “Shing-a-ling, what a creepy thing

to...

The Merry Wives of Windsor

Friday, June 7, 2019

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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

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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...

She The People: The Resistance Continues

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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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...

Dear Evan Hansen

Friday, March 29, 2019

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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...

Walking on Bombshells

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

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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...

Corteo

Thursday, December 13, 2018

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written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca

Cirque du Soleil, Scotiabank Arena, Toronto

December 7-16, 2018;

☛ Touring North America until September 1, 2019 – see below

The Dreamer Clown:...

Bed and Breakfast

Monday, December 10, 2018

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by Mark Crawford, directed by Ashlie Corcoran

Great Canadian Theatre Company, Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, Ottawa

December 6-22, 2018;

☛ Touring Canada until November 2, 2019 – see below

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Friday, November 23, 2018

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music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman, book by David Greig, directed by Jack O’Brien

David Mirvish, Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto

November 21, 2018-January 9, 2019

☛ Touring...

Come From Away

Monday, February 19, 2018

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music, lyrics & book by Irene Sankoff & David Hein, directed by Christopher Ashley

David Mirvish, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto

February 18, 2018-January 20, 2019

Elgin Theatre

February...

Volta

Saturday, September 23, 2017

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written and directed by Bastien Alexandre

Cirque du Soleil, Grand Chapiteau, Toronto

September 19-November 26, 2017;

☛ Touring North America until April 19, 2020 – see below

“Low Voltage”

Luzia

Saturday, July 30, 2016

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written by Daniele Finzi Pasca & Julie Hamelin Finzi, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca

• Cirque du Soleil, Grand Chapiteau, Port Lands, Toronto

July 28-October 16, 2016;

☛ Touring North America until...