Stage Door Reviews

The Barber of Seville

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The Barber of Seville

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by Gioacchino Rossini, directed by Joan Font
Canadian Opera Company, Four Seasons Centre, Toronto
January 19, 22, 25, 30, February , 2, 4, & 7, 2020
Rosina: "Si muor di noia”
For its 2020 winter season the Canadian Opera...

Casimir and Caroline

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Casimir and Caroline

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by Ödön von Horváth, translated by Holger Syme, adapted by Paolo Santalucia, Holger Syme & The Howland Company, directed by Paolo Santalucia
The Howland Company, Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto
January 16-February...

Jungle Book

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Jungle Book

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written & directed by Craig Francis & Rick Miller
• Kidoons and WYRD, River Run Centre, Guelph
January 5, 2020;
☛ Young People’s Theatre, Toronto
February 10-March 21, 2020;
• Touring North America until April 29,...

The Best Productions of 2019

Thursday, January 2, 2020
The Best Productions of 2019

Toronto:
This year saw the passing of veteran actors Bob Nasmith and Jennifer Phipps and of renowned designer Martha Mann. Nasmith was known for his work for as an actor for Videocabaret and in many different capacities for Theatre Passe Muraille...

The 50 Most Read Reviews of 2019

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
The 50 Most Read Reviews of 2019

In 2019 Stage Door received 201,447 pageviews, the highest number in its 25-year history. This may be due in part to the introduction this year of a responsive design that allows the site to be read more easily on smartphones and tablets. The pageviews...

Anastasia

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Anastasia

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music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and book by Terrence McNally, directed by Darko Tresnjak
David Mirvish, Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street, Toronto
December 4, 2019-January 12, 2020;
☛ Touring North America...

Between Breaths

Monday, November 25, 2019
Between Breaths

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by Robert Chafe, directed by Jillian Keiley
Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, Factory Theatre Mainspace, Toronto
November 21-December 8, 2019;
☛ Touring Canada until April 21, 2020 – see below
Lien: ”Human beings don’t want...

London, GBR: Hamilton

Friday, November 15, 2019
London, GBR: Hamilton

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music, lyrics & book by Lin-Manuel Miranda, directed by Thomas Kail
Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman, The Public Theater & Cameron Mackintosh, Victoria Palace Theatre, London, GBR
December 22, 2017-booking to March 28,...

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 March 29, 2020
Chris and Sharjil:...

Alegría: In a New Light

Tuesday, October 1, 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 August 30, 2020 – see...

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 – see below
Dina:...

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 Childlike Empress: “He simply can’t...

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
Bess: “Women beware...

The Last Ship

Thursday, February 21, 2019
The Last Ship

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music & lyrics by Sting, book by Lorne Campbell, directed by Lorne Campbell
• David Mirvish, Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto
February 19-March 24, 2019
☛ Touring North America January 14 to April 26, 2020 – see below

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 – see below
Alex McAleer:...

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

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 August 2, 2020 – see below
“Low Voltage”
With its latest show Volta,...