Stage Door Reviews

Red Velvet

Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Red Velvet

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by Lolita Chakrabarti, directed by Cherissa Richards
Crow’s Theatre, Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw, Toronto
November 25-December 18, 2022
Aldridge: “When I looked back I could see a trail of footprints and they were all mine....

Post-Democracy

Sunday, November 27, 2022
Post-Democracy

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by Hannah Moscovitch, directed by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu
Tarragon Theatre, Tarragon Mainspace, Toronto
November 17-December 4, 2022
Bill: “You have to curb yourself
Hannah Moscovitch’s new play Post-Democracy, now receiving...

The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale

Monday, October 24, 2022
The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale

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by Haley McGee, directed by Mitchell Cushman
Soulpepper Theatre Company with Outside the March & the red light district, Young Centre, Toronto
October 21-November 6, 2022
“The formula to determine the cost of love”
Haley...

Indecent

Sunday, October 23, 2022
Indecent

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by Paula Vogel, directed by Joel Greenberg
David Mirvish & Studio 180, CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge Street, Toronto
October 20-November 6, 2022
“From ashes they rise”
David Mirvish is presenting the Toronto premiere of Indecent...

Driving Miss Daisy

Monday, October 17, 2022
Driving Miss Daisy

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by Alfred Uhry, directed by Marti Maraden
Drayton Entertainment, St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, St. Jacobs
October 7-22, 2022
Hoke: “I ain’ no dog and I ain’ no chile and I ain’ jes’ a back of the neck you look at 
Drayton...

Un.Deux.Trois.

Saturday, October 15, 2022
Un.Deux.Trois.

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written & directed by Mani Soleymanlou
Orange Noyée & Théâtre français du CNA, Berkeley Street Theatre, Toronto
October 13-16, 2022
“Vous nous avez tous instrumntalisés”
In terms of the forces required, Mani...

Singin’ in the Rain

Thursday, October 13, 2022
Singin’ in the Rain

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music by Nacio Herb Brown, lyrics by Arthur Freed, book by Betty Comden & Adolph Green, directed by Jonathan Church
Mirvish Productions, Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto
September 29-October 23, 2022
“What a wonderful feeling"

The First Stone

Sunday, October 9, 2022
The First Stone

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by Donna-Marie St. Bernard, directed by Yvette Nolan
New Harlem Productions & Great Canadian Theatre Company, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Toronto
October 6-16, 2022;
Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa
April 11-23,...

Bad Parent

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Bad Parent

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by Ins Choi, directed by Meg Roe
Soulpepper Theatre Company, Vancouver Asian Canadian Theatre & Prairie Theatre Exchange, Young Centre, Toronto
September 20-October 8, 2022;
 • Historic Theatre, The Cultch, Vancouver
October...

1939

Friday, September 16, 2022
1939

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by Jani Lauzon & Kaitlyn Riordan, directed by Jani Lauzon
Stratford Festival, Studio Theatre, Stratford
September 11-October 29, 2022
Countess: “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none” (All’s Well That Ends Well, Act 1, Scene...

Death and the King’s Horseman

Friday, September 2, 2022
Death and the King’s Horseman

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by Wole Soyinka, directed by Tawiah M’Carthy
Stratford Festival, Tom Patterson Theatre, Stratford
August 27-October 29, 2022
Elesin: “Memory is the Master of Death”
Since it was first published in 1975, Death and the King’s...

The Miser

Thursday, August 25, 2022
The Miser

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by Molière, translated & adapted by Ranjit Bolt, directed by Antoni Cimolino
Stratford Festival, Festival Theatre, Stratford
August 26-October 29, 2022
Fay: “Millennials may be woke but they’re broke”
To celebrate the...

Just to Get Married

Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Just to Get Married

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by Cicely Hamilton, directed by Severn Thompson
Shaw Festival, Royal George Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake
August 21-October 16, 2022
Georgiana: “What's to happen to me if I don't marry – what's to be the end of me?”
One...

The Doctor’s Dilemma

Tuesday, August 23, 2022
The Doctor’s Dilemma

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by G.B. Shaw, directed by Diana Donnelly
Shaw Festival, Festival Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake
August 20-October 18, 2022
Ridgeon to Jennifer: “Convince me that his life is more important than the worst life I am now saving”

Little Women

Thursday, July 14, 2022
Little Women

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by Jordi Mand, directed by Esther Jun
Stratford Festival, Avon Theatre, Stratford
July 7-October 29, 2022
Mrs. March: “Conceit spoils the finest genius”
The Schulich Children’s Play at the Stratford Festival this year...

All’s Well That Ends Well

Saturday, July 9, 2022
All’s Well That Ends Well

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by William Shakespeare, directed by Scott Wentworth
Stratford Festival, Tom Patterson Theatre, Stratford
July 7-October 29, 2022
First Lord Dumaine: “The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together” (Act 4,...

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany
David Mirvish, Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender & Harry Potter Theatrical Productions, CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto
June 19, 2022, booking to March 19, 2023
Dumbledore: “Those we love...

Chicago

Saturday, June 11, 2022
Chicago

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music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse, directed by Donna Feore
Stratford Festival, Festival Theatre, Stratford
June 3-October 30, 2022
Mama Morton: “In this town, murder is a form of entertainment”

Hamlet

Saturday, June 11, 2022
Hamlet

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by William Shakespeare, directed by Peter Pasyk
Stratford Festival, Festival Theatre, Stratford
June 2-October 28, 2022
Hamlet: “I have of late – but wherefore I know not – lost all my mirth” (Act 2, Scene 2)
It is great...

Richard III

Monday, June 6, 2022
Richard III

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by William Shakespeare, directed by Antoni Cimolino
Stratford Festival, Tom Patterson Theatre, Stratford
June 4-October 30, 2022
Richard III: “What do I fear? myself? there’s none else by” (Act 5, Scene 3)
June 4th is...