Stage Door Reviews


Thursday, January 17, 2019


by Molière, translated by Ranjit Bolt, directed by Chris Abraham

Stratford Festival, Bluma Appel Theatre, Toronto

January 17-27, 2019

Cléante: “Il est de faux dévots, ainsi que...

After the Fire

Wednesday, January 16, 2019


by Matthew MacKenzie, directed by Brendan McMurtry-Howlett 

Punctuate! Theatre and Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts

in Association with Native Earth Performing Arts and The Theatre Centre,...


Tuesday, January 15, 2019


by Michael Healey, directed by Miles Potter 

The 1979 Group, Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs, Toronto

January 10-27, 2019

Joe Clark: “We’ve earned a moral right to govern”

Raising Stanley / Life with Tulia

Monday, January 14, 2019


by Kim Kilpatrick, Karen Bailey & Bronwyn Steinberg, directed by Bronwyn Steinberg, 

• Raising Stanley / Life with Tulia Collective, Next Stage Festival, Factory Theatre, Toronto


The Play That Goes Wrong

Wednesday, January 9, 2019


by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer & Henry Shields, directed by Mark Bell

Mischief Theatre, Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto

January 9-February 10, 2019

Thomas Colleymoore: “But, what’s...

The 50 Most Read Reviews of 2018

Friday, January 4, 2019

In 2018 Stage Door received 144,975 pageviews from 62,260 unique visitors from 155 countries. Of the unique visitors 42,120 were from Canada, 10,273 from the US and 2,352 from the UK. The Fate of a Cockroach by Tawfiq al-Hakim...

The Best Productions of 2018

Wednesday, January 2, 2019


This year saw the #MeToo movement rise north of the US border. At a press conference on January 3, four women accused Soulpepper Artistic Director and co-founder Albert Schultz of sexual battery and harassment...

Champions of Magic

Saturday, December 22, 2018


produced by Alex Jarrett, directed by David Lynch

Starvox Entertainment, Bluma Appel Theatre, Toronto

December 20, 2018-January 6, 2019;

State Theatre, Minneapolis, MN


Saturday, December 15, 2018


written and directed by Gypsy Snider

Les 7 Doigts de la main, CAA Theatre, Toronto

December 12, 2018-January 6, 2019

“You made every day a celebration”



Thursday, December 13, 2018


written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca

Cirque du Soleil, Scotiabank Arena, Toronto

December 7-16, 2018;

• Centre Bell, Montreal, QC

December 19-30, 2018;

Peter Pan

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


by Fiona Sauder & Reanna Spitzer, directed by Severn Thompson

Bad Hats Theatre, Young Centre, Toronto

December 12, 2018-January 5, 2019

Wendy: “When a new baby laughs for the...

Bed and Breakfast

Monday, December 10, 2018


by Mark Crawford, directed by Ashlie Corcoran

Great Canadian Theatre Company, Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre, Ottawa

December 6-22, 2018;

☛ Globe Theatre, Regina, SK

Slava’s Snowshow

Sunday, December 9, 2018


by Slava Polunin, directed by Viktor Kramer

Show One Productions, Bluma Appel Theatre, Toronto

December 7-16, 2018;

Théâtre St-Denis, Montreal

December 19, 2018-January...

School of Rock

Thursday, November 29, 2018


music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Julian Fellowes, directed by Laurence Connor

David Mirvish, Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto

November 28, 2018-January 6, 2019

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Friday, November 23, 2018


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...

She The People

Saturday, August 25, 2018


by The Second City, directed by Carly Heffernan

The Second City, 51 Mercer Street, Toronto

August 11, 2018-January 27, 2019

“You Oughta Know”

With She The People,...

The Best Is Yet To Come Undone

Tuesday, April 10, 2018


by Nadine Djoury, Brandon Hackett, Stacey McGunnigle, Sharjil Rasool, Allana Reoch & Chris Wilson, directed by Carly Heffernan

The Second City, 51 Mercer Street, Toronto

April 9, 2018-booking...

Come From Away

Monday, February 19, 2018


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


Saturday, September 23, 2017


written and directed by Bastien Alexandre,

Cirque du Soleil, Grand Chapiteau, Toronto

September 19-November 26, 2017;

☛ Big Top in AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA



Saturday, July 30, 2016


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;

☛ Gran...