Stage Door Reviews

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, booking to May 12, 2021
“He deals cards to find the answer
The sacred geometry of chance” (Sting, “Shape...

Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story

Monday, September 14, 2020
Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story

Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story 
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by Beau Dixon, originally directed by Linda Kash
Talk Is Free Theatre, Backyard at 801 Big Bay point Road, Barrie
September 9-19, 2020;
Community Studio Theatre, Burlington...

Alphonse

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Alphonse

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written by Wadji Mouawad, translated by Shelley Tepperman, directed by Alon Nashman
Theaturtle & Shakespeare in Action, Memorial Park, 22 Little Ave.
August 20-23, 2020;
Dufferin Grove Park, 875 Dufferin St.
August 27-30,...

I See the Crimson Wave

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
I See the Crimson Wave

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written and directed by Roy Lewis
Here for Now Theatre Company, The Bruce Hotel Back Lawn, 89 Parkview Drive, Stratford
August 1-September 5, 2020
“Cowboy Haiku”
The Here For Now Open-Air Theatre Festival, so successful...

A Hundred Words for Snow

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
A Hundred Words for Snow

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by Tatty Hennessy, directed by Jonathan Goad
Here for Now Theatre Company, The Bruce Hotel Back Lawn, 89 Parkview Drive, Stratford
July 18-September 6, 2020
“Love is life’s snow.” (Fridtjof Nansen, Farthest North, 1897)

Whack!

Monday, July 27, 2020
Whack!

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by Mark Weatherley, directed by Monique Lund
The Bruce Hotel Back Lawn, 89 Parkview Drive, Stratford
July 18-September 5, 2020
Angelina: “I just killed a pig”
The Stratford Festival may have cancelled its 2020 season because...

The Band’s Visit

Saturday, September 21, 2019
The Band’s Visit

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music & lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Itamar Moses, directed by David Cromer
• David Mirvish, Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto
September 18-October 20, 2019;
☛ Touring North America until September 27, 2020 – see below
Dina:...

Champions of Magic

Saturday, December 22, 2018
Champions of Magic

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produced by Alex Jarrett, directed by David Lynch
Starvox Entertainment, Bluma Appel Theatre, Toronto
December 20, 2018-January 6, 2019;
☛ Touring North America October 16, 2019, until November 22, 2020 – see below
Alex...

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Friday, November 23, 2018
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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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 North America until...

Come From Away

Monday, February 19, 2018
Come From Away

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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, Toronto
February 5-December 1, 2019