Stage Door Reviews

Lil’ Red Robin Hood

Monday, December 9, 2019
Lil’ Red Robin Hood

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by Matt Murray, directed by Tracey Flye

Ross Petty Productions, Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto

December 6, 2019-January 4, 2020

My review of Lil’ Red Robin Hood: The Family Musical...

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;

Figaro’s Wedding

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Figaro’s Wedding

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by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, adapted and directed by Joel Ivany

Against the Grain Theatre, Isaac Turner Schoolhouse, 106 Trinity Street, Toronto

December 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19 & 20, 2019

A Huron County Christmas Carol

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
A Huron County Christmas Carol

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written and directed by Gil Garratt

Blyth Festival, Memorial Hall, Blyth

November 29-December 22, 2019

Marley’s Ghost: ”We should build the community, not business”

You would think Southern...

Between Riverside and Crazy

Thursday, November 28, 2019
Between Riverside and Crazy

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by Stephen Adly Guirgis, directed by Kelli Fox

Coal Mine Theatre, 1454 Danforth Avenue, Toronto

November 27-December 22, 2019

Church Lady: “Alway be free”

Coal Mine Theatre’s presentation...

Buffoon

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Buffoon

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by Anosh Irani, directed by Richard Rose

Tarragon Theatre, Tarragon Theatre Extraspace, Toronto

November 20-December 15, 2019

Smile: “All life is algebra”

Tarragon Theatre is presenting the...

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

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...

London, GBR: Soho Cinders

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
London, GBR: Soho Cinders

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music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe, book by Anthony Drewe & Elliot Davis, directed by Will Keith

Will Keith for Theatre Syndicate London & Starting Over Theatricals Ltd., Charing Cross Theatre, London, GBR

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 January 31, 2020

Alegría: In a New Light

Monday, September 30, 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...

Piaf/Dietrich

Friday, September 27, 2019
Piaf/Dietrich

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by Daniel Große Boymann & Thomas Kahry, adapted by Erin Shields, directed by Gordon Greenberg

Mirvish Productions, CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge Street, Toronto

September 26, 2019-January 5, 2020

My review...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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

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 April 19, 2020 – see below

“Low Voltage”

Luzia

Saturday, July 30, 2016
Luzia

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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;

☛ Touring North America until...