Stage Door Reviews

London, GBR: Vassa

Thursday, November 14, 2019
London, GBR: Vassa

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by Maxim Gorky, adapted by Mike Bartlett, directed by Tinuke Craig

Almeida Theatre, London, GBR

October 16-November 23, 2019

Vassa: “Everyone’s out for themselves. They always are”

When people...

London, GBR: Soho Cinders

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
London, GBR: Soho Cinders

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music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe, book by Anthony Drewe & Elliot Davis, directed by Will Keith

Will Keith for Theatre Syndicate London & Starting Over Theatricals Ltd., Charing Cross Theatre, London, GBR

Tel Aviv, ISR: Manon

Monday, November 11, 2019
Tel Aviv, ISR: Manon

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by Jules Massenet, directed by Vincent Boussard

Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center, Tel Aviv, ISR

November 7-18, 2019

Manon: “Que tous nos désirs

Soient pour les plaisirs!”

Don Giovanni

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Don Giovanni

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by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, directed by Marshall Pynkoski

Opera Atelier, Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto

October 31-November 9, 2019

Don Giovanni: ”Lasciar le donne! Sai ch'elle per me son necessarie più...

Trout Stanley

Saturday, October 26, 2019
Trout Stanley

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by Claudia Dey, directed by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu

Factory Theatre, Factory Theatre Mainspace, Toronto

October 24-November 10, 2019

Sugar: ”We’re lone trees waiting to be struck by lightning”

Factory...

La Cantatrice chauve

Thursday, October 24, 2019
La Cantatrice chauve

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by Eugène Ionesco, directed by Chandra Gibson

Théâtre français de Toronto, Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs, Toronto

October 23-November 3, 2019

Mme Martin: “Comme c'est curieux et comme c'est bizarre”

The Good Thief

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The Good Thief

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by Conor McPherson, directed by Rod Ceballos

Fly on the Wall Theatre, Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Avenue, Toronto

October 19-29, 2019

Narrator: "I was trying to get out of the rain."

If I Could #Throwback Time

Saturday, October 19, 2019
If I Could #Throwback Time

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by Tricia Black, Clare McConnell, Natalie Metcalfe, Alan Shane Lewis, Sharjil Rasool & Chris Wilson, directed by Rob Baker

The Second City, 51 Mercer Street, Toronto

October 10, 2019-booking to January 19, 2020

The Flick

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
The Flick

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by Annie Baker, directed by Mitchell Cushman

Outside the March & Crow’s Theatre, Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto

October 6-November 2, 2019

“The path of the righteous man is beset on...

La Bohème

Monday, October 14, 2019
La Bohème

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by Giacomo Puccini, translated, adapted and directed by Joel Ivany

• Against the Grain Theatre, Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto

October 11-25, 2019;

• Old Fire Hall, Whitehorse, YT

Girl from the North Country

Sunday, October 6, 2019
Girl from the North Country

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written & directed by Conor McPherson with songs by Bob Dylan

David Mirvish, Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto

October 6, 2019-November 24, 2019

“Well, if you’re travelin’ in the north country fair

Alegría: In a New Light

Monday, September 30, 2019
Alegría: In a New Light

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created by Franco Dragone, revised by Daniel Ross, directed by Jean-Guy Legault

• Cirque du Soleil, Grand Chapiteau, Ontario Place, Toronto

September 18-November 24, 2019;

☛ Touring North America until...

Piaf/Dietrich

Friday, September 27, 2019
Piaf/Dietrich

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by Daniel Große Boymann & Thomas Kahry, adapted by Erin Shields, directed by Gordon Greenberg

Mirvish Productions, CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge Street, Toronto

September 26, 2019-January 5, 2020

My review...

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 August 23, 2020...

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...

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 24, 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;

Soulpepper Theatre Company, Yonge Centre, Toronto

January 16-February 9, 2020

Henry VIII

Monday, June 10, 2019
Henry VIII

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by William Shakespeare & John Fletcher, directed by Martha Henry

Stratford Festival, Studio Theatre, Stratford

May 29-November 2, 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 9, 2019

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

to...

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 April 30, 2020...

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, Toronto

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...