Scott Sneddon’s review of Caryl Churchill’s ESCAPED ALONE, co-produced by Soulpepper and Necessary Angel Theatre and directed by Jennifer Tarver, on stage until November 25.
Heathers seems an implausible choice for a musical. The 1988 teen cult film is actually two movies in one. The first two-thirds is a hilarious, corrosive and nihilistic satire of life at Westerburg High School where the 3 titular Heathers rule the stratified social roost until they are challenged by anarchic forces in the form […]
“INCH OF YOUR LIFE is thematically rich dramedy with a heart of gold and a television-meets-stage vibe driven by energetic direction, earnest and well-realized characters, and a talented ensemble cast.” ~ Scott Sneddon
When it comes to annual springtime freebies, what continues to be the best-kept secret in town? Free Comic Book Day, of course. Yes, it’s true… each year, the first Saturday in May is the day when major and minor comic book publishers alike (including Marvel, DC Comics, Image, Dark Horse, Archie and many, many more) create […]
This week, fu-GEN Theatre presents Mixie and the Halfbreeds at the Pia Bouman School’s Scotiabank Studio Theatre. The play, by Japanese-Canadian Julie Tamiko Manning and Chinese-Canadian Adrienne Wong, bills itself as “a playful exploration of being mixed race in Canada.” In director Jenna Rodgers’ production, it lives up to this promise of a meaningful thematic […]
Anthony MacMahon’s ANIMAL FARM is on stage now at Soulpepper, with a strong ensemble, crisp direction by Ravi Jain, and topical references that crank up Orwell’s political satire. But this is no easy, comfortable evening at the theatre . . .
The Drawer Boy is, ultimately, a play about stories and storytelling. Director Nina Lee Aquino’s casting adds potent new dimensions to the stories that are the play’s focus. There are deeper Canadian layers of insight to be mined, thanks to Ms Aquino’s inspired and cross-cultural casting. It’s also laugh-out-loud funny!
Hooray! The Lorax has arrived in Toronto! Got a family? Gonna see it? You ought to! Seuss tells great tales, is a masterful rhymer For entertainment and education, The Lorax is a primer. Rob Howell’s design draws on visuals from the book: The multi-hued trees? Could not be mistook For another writer’s . . . […]
BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL looks and sounds great. The problem, however, is the story.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a unique theatrical experience which immerses – and implicates the audience in – the life experience of Christopher Boone.