The 26 Letter Dance, showing at Young People’s Theatre (YPT) until March 16, has a singularly well-chosen title. The show, aimed at 4 to 8 year olds, is produced by Québec’s Bouge de là, a professional dance company whose sole focus is the creation of dance presentations for children. So the word “Dance” is important. […]
Review: Soulpepper’s ROSE is eye-catching and inventive, sweet yet serious. It features music, staging, themes and knockout performances, especially by Haley Gillis, Peter Fernandes and Frank Cox-O’Connell, that will fire a child’s imagination.
Scott Sneddon on IPHIGENIA AND THE FURIES (ON TAURIAN LAND): “This inventive and intense work provides an audience-friendly lesson in Greek myth and Greek theatre, conjures a fantastical narrative realized by strong performances,…and surprises with laughter and insight”
“The chameleon-like comedians of The Second City find no shortage of holiday silliness to mine.” Scott Sneddon’s review of “It’s a Wild, Rowdy, Wonderful Life”
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 . . .