Stage Door Reviews

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 4-22, 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...

The Neverending Story

Sunday, July 28, 2019
The Neverending Story

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by David S. Craig, directed by Jillian Keiley

Stratford Festival, Avon Theatre, Stratford

June 15-November 3, 2019;

National Arts Centre, Ottawa

January 31-February 15, 2020

The...

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...

Billy Elliot the Musical

Sunday, June 30, 2019
Billy Elliot the Musical

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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 10, 2019

Billy: “Electricity

Sparks inside of me

Mother’s Daughter

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Mother’s Daughter

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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
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...

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...

Henry VIII

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Henry VIII

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by William Shakespeare & John Fletcher, directed by Martha Henry

Stratford Festival, Studio Theatre, Stratford

May 29-October 27, 2019

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

Little Shop of Horrors

Saturday, June 8, 2019
Little Shop of Horrors

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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
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...

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...

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...

Bed and Breakfast

Monday, December 10, 2018
Bed and Breakfast

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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
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...

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

February...

Volta

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Volta

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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
Luzia

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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...