Stage Door Reviews

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...

The Ladies Foursome

Thursday, September 16, 2021
The Ladies Foursome

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by Norm Foster, directed by Emily Oriold
• Norm Foster Theatre Festival, St. Catharines Golf & Country Club, St. Catharines
September 14-17, 2021;
• Sawmill Golf Course, Fenwick
September 18-19 & 26, 2021;
• Beechwood...

The Fixer-Upper

Monday, September 13, 2021
The Fixer-Upper

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by Lorne Elliott, directed by Simon Joynes
Port Stanley Festival Theatre, Grace Auditorium, Port Stanley
September 8-October 9, 2021
“If at first you don’t succeed, lower your expectations”
As part of its 2021 season the...

Kroehler Girls

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Kroehler Girls

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by Severn Thompson and the cast, directed by Severn Thompson
Here For Now Theatre, The Bruce Hotel Back Lawn, 89 Parkview Drive, Stratford
September 8-26, 2021
“Kroehler Girls, Kroehler Girls, win, win, win!”
Here For...

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...

Trouble in Mind

Sunday, September 5, 2021
Trouble in Mind

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by Alice Childress, directed by Philip Akin
Shaw Festival, Studio Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake
August 21-October 9, 2021
“No confusion in that land where I'm bound” (from “Go With Me To That Land”, traditional gospel song)

Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse

Thursday, September 2, 2021
Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse

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by R. Hamilton Wright, directed by Craig Hall
Shaw Festival, Festival Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake
August 10-October 9, 2021
Holmes: “There is no mystery here”
Sherlock Holmes and the Raven’s Curse is the first play to...

The Devil’s Disciple

Saturday, August 28, 2021
The Devil’s Disciple

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by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Eda Holmes
Shaw Festival, The Nona Macdonald Stage, Niagara-on-the-Lake
July 23-October 9, 2021
Anderson: “It is in the hour of trial that a man finds his true profession”
When I reviewed...

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...

Something’s Rotten!

Sunday, August 22, 2021
Something’s Rotten!

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written and directed by Pier Porcheron
SpringWorks PuppetWorks mini-fest, Elvis Alatac, Behind Gallery Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, Stratford
August 19-22, 2021
Hamlet: “My thoughts be bloody, or be nothing worth!”
What...

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...

So, how’s it been?

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
So, how’s it been?

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Co-created by Liza Balkan & Paul Shilton, directed by Liza Balkan
Here For Now Theatre, The Bruce Hotel Back Lawn, 89 Parkview Drive, Stratford
August 17-September 5, 2021
“Something between prison and retirement”
The...

Chase the Ace

Monday, August 16, 2021
Chase the Ace

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by Mark Crawford, directed by Miles Potter
• Lighthouse Theatre Festival, Lighthouse Theatre Tent, Port Dover
July 23-August 8, 2021;
• Theatre Orangeville, Tent at Mt Alverno Luxury Resorts, Caledon Village
August 11-20,...

A Short History of Niagara

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
A Short History of Niagara

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by Alexandra Montagnese & Mike Petersen, directed by Tim Carroll
Shaw Festival, The BMO Stage, Niagara-on-the-Lake
July 29-August 15, 2021
“Skipping a stone across history”
The most unusual show at the Shaw Festival this...

Blindness

Friday, August 6, 2021
Blindness

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by Simon Stephens, directed by Walter Meierjohann
Donmar Warehouse, Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto
August 5-29, 2021;
September 24-October 24 2021
Doctor’s Wife: “If you can look, observe”
Mirvish Productions...

Flush

Saturday, July 31, 2021
Flush

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written and directed by Tim Carroll
Shaw Festival, The Humeniuk Foundation Stage, Niagara-on-the-Lake
July 24-August 6, 2021;
Royal George Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake
August 17-October 2, 2021
“Could it be that each...

Charley’s Aunt

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Charley’s Aunt

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by Brandon Thomas, directed by Tim Carroll
Shaw Festival, The BMO Stage, Niagara-on-the-Lake
July 25-31, 2021;
Royal George Theatre, Niagara-on-the-Lake 
August 8-October 10, 2021
Lord Fancourt: “I didn't make a fool...

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...