Stage Door Reviews

No Change in the Weather

Monday, November 22, 2021
No Change in the Weather

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by Bernardine Stapleton, directed by Brad Hodder
Mirvish Productions, CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge Street, Toronto
November 20-29, 2021
“The past comes back and kicks you in the arse"
Mirvish is currently presenting the Terra...

A Christmas Carol

Sunday, November 21, 2021
A Christmas Carol

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by Tim Carroll, directed by Molly Atkinson
Shaw Festival, Royal George Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake
November 20-December 23, 20121
Scrooge: “Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends”
This is the fourth year beginning...

Holiday Inn

Sunday, November 21, 2021
Holiday Inn

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music by Irving Berlin, directed by Kate Hennig
Shaw Festival, Festival Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake
November 23-December 22, 2019; 
November 20-December 23, 2021
Jim: ”Never saw the sun shining so bright
Never saw...

Un poyo rojo

Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Un poyo rojo

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by Luciano Rosso, Nicolás Poggi, Alfonso Barón & Hermes Gaido, directed by Hermes Gaido
Canadian Stage, Baillie Theatre, 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto
October 3-11, 2019; 
Talk Is Free Theatre, Five Points Theatre, Barrie

Desire Under the Elms

Monday, November 15, 2021
Desire Under the Elms

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by Eugene O'Neill, directed by Tim Carroll
Shaw Festival, Studio Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake
October 23-December 12, 2021
Abbie: “I hain't bad nor mean – ‘ceptin’ fur an enemy – but I got t' fight fur what's due me out o'...

A Tonic for Desperate Times

Sunday, November 7, 2021
A Tonic for Desperate Times

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by The Ensemble, directed by Jacquie P.A. Thomas
Theatre Gargantua, St. Anne’s Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin Street, Toronto
November 5-14, 2021
"Hope for the hopeless"
With A Tonic for Desperate Times Theatre Gargantua is...

Into the Woods

Sunday, October 31, 2021
Into the Woods

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music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine, directed by Michael Torontow
Talk Is Free Theatre, Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto
October 28-31, 2021
Little Red Riding Hood: “Isn’t it nice to know...

acts of faith

Tuesday, October 19, 2021
acts of faith

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by David Yee, directed by Nina Lee Aquino
Factory Theatre, Toronto
streaming November 19-29, 2020;
streaming October 20-December 4, 2021
“For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that...

Divine Interventions

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Divine Interventions

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by co-created by David Danzon, Anika Johnson & Matt O'Connor, directed by David Danzon
• Corpus Dance Projects, Gallery Stratford, Stratford
September 18, 2021;
• Amos Waites Park, 2441 Lake Shore Blvd, Toronto
September...

Serving Elizabeth

Thursday, September 9, 2021
Serving Elizabeth

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by Marcia Johnson, directed by Kimberley Rampersad
Stratford Festival, Tom Patterson Theatre Canopy, Stratford
September 2-26, 2021 in person;
October 28-November 28, 2021 online
“Princess Elizabeth is to-day at the shooting...

Three Tall Women

Friday, August 27, 2021
Three Tall Women

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by Edward Albee, directed by Diana Leblanc
Stratford Festival, Studio Theatre, Stratford
August 19-October 9, 2021
A: “I can’t remember what I can’t remember”
The current Stratford Festival production of Three Tall Women...

I Am William

Saturday, August 21, 2021
I Am William

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by Rébecca Déraspe, music by Chloé Lacasse & Benoît Landry, translated by Leanna Brodie, directed by Esther Jun
Stratford Festival, Tom Patterson Theatre Canopy, Stratford
August 14-September 12, 2021 in person;
October 21-December...

R+J

Friday, August 20, 2021
R+J

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by William Shakespeare, adapted by Ravi Jain, Christine Horne & Alex Bulmer, directed by Ravi Jain
Stratford Festival & Why Not Theatre, Festival Theatre Canopy, Stratford
August 15-September 26, 2021 in person;
October 7-November...

The Wonder of it All

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
The Wonder of it All

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by Mark Weatherley, directed by Seana McKenna
Here For Now Theatre, The Bruce Hotel Back Lawn, 89 Parkview Drive, Stratford
August 17-September 5, 2021;
Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Port Dover
November 2-13, 2021
“Should...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Friday, July 23, 2021
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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by William Shakespeare, directed by Peter Pasyk
Stratford Festival, Tom Patterson Theatre Canopy, Stratford
July 21-August 1, 2021 in person;
September 16-December 4, 2021 online
Hippolyta: “This is the silliest stuff...

21 Black Futures, Season 3

Friday, March 12, 2021
21 Black Futures, Season 3

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conceived by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu
Obsidian Theatre Company, Toronto
streaming from February 26, 2021
“You cannot make me regret this rage” (Cavities)
The 21 short plays are presented in the form of three “seasons” of seven...

21 Black Futures, Season 2

Thursday, February 25, 2021
21 Black Futures, Season 2

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conceived by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu
Obsidian Theatre Company, Toronto
streaming from February 19, 2021
“I’m not special because I’m Black. I’m special because I’m me” (Special)
The Obsidian Theatre Company’s video play anthology...

21 Black Futures, Season 1

Thursday, February 18, 2021
21 Black Futures, Season 1

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conceived by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu
Obsidian Theatre Company, Toronto
streaming from February 12, 2021
“What is my authentic voice?” (The Death News)
Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, Artistic Director of the Obsidian Theatre Company,...

Wild Magic

Sunday, September 20, 2020
Wild Magic

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by Greg Frewin
Greg Frewin Theatre, 5781 Ellen Avenue, Niagara Falls
May 2005-March 17, 2020;
July 30, 2020-December 19, 2020;
July 16, 2021, booking to September 12, 2022
“He deals cards to find the answer
The...