The Heart of Robin Hood is so infectiously entertaining, we can’t stop seeing it!
The Young People’s Theatre has a lot of nerve. The 49th season opener is To Kill a Mockingbird, Christopher Sergel‘s dramatization of Harper Lee‘s classic novel. Since its publication in 1960, To Kill a Mockingbird has been surrounded by controversy. The novel’s portrayal of bigotry, abuse, racism, systemic injustice, and loss of innocence made it […]
Beware of the single story. If you know Josée Duranleau only as a Toronto-based bilingual arts publicist, then you don’t have the whole story. She’s also an award-winning artist with a specialty in mixed-media collages. Themes range wildly . . . from flappers to Buddha. . . and now, insomnia. Even more intriguing is that she’s […]
If you’re a Toronto resident, nothing says summer like watching Shakespeare under the stars in High Park. Since last year, Canadian Stage’s Shakespeare in High Park (SiHP) has presented a repertory of Shakespearean plays: a comedy and tragedy alternating nightly through July and August, with members of the acting company playing different roles in each […]
I hope they don’t take this the wrong way, but I just can’t call Erin Bardua and Maureen Batt divas. Yes, I know that they’re operatic sopranos who are also the founders of Essential Opera, a Toronto-based opera company whose mandate is to provide audiences and singers the opportunity to experience opera “at its most […]
Louise Pitre is a household name. Especially in my house, where three of the toughest critics I know (who happen to be my children) regularly discuss her talent and pose questions about her career. They are fascinated to hear that she originated the role of Fantine in the Canadian production of Les Misérables, (for which […]
So you’re off to see the Wizard. The Wizard of Oz continues its run at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, starring an all-Canadian cast, directed by Jeremy Sams. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new stage production has been adapted from the beloved MGM movie musical, with additional music by Lloyd Webber and former writing partner Tim Rice. Just […]