Yep, we’ve decided. We’re going to pass on the usual treacly Valentine’s Day songs this year that get relentless airplay on FM airwaves. So what to listen to instead? We sought the reliable opinion of Richard Simon, an educator, lover of classic rock and commendium of pop musicology. Here are our recommendations of underplayed decades-spanning […]
Travelling to Salem, Massachusetts (where The Crucible is set) is a bit like journeying back to the year 1692. Not just because this small town never got rid of its supernatural mythos—but because the town retains an affection for (and features a bustling tourist industry centered on) the infamous “witch trials” of that year. About […]
Bad Hats Theatre’s reimagined Peter Pan is flying out of breweries and into the Michael Young Theatre as a part of the annual Soulpepper Family Festival. This version, interpreted by Bad Hats Co-Artistic Director Fiona Sauder (who also plays the title role) and Reanne Spitzer, is captivating audiences of all ages. From development to breweries to […]
How do you bring new ideas to a familiar text as old as time, that has been told in multiple blockbuster iterations? If the Young People’s Theatre‘s (YPT) new production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is any indication, you put it in the hands of director Allen MacInnis and his diverse team. And you […]
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.
Try this… type “cabaret” into your device, and see what you get. Thanks to predictive text, your cabaret will become a “cabinet.” Or perhaps a mellow “cabernet.” Sharron Matthews has been crowned Canada’s Cabaret Queen, and despite the runaway success of her cabaret Girl Crush this year, the continued absence of “cabaret” from e-lexicons is […]
In Donna Feore’s Guys and Dolls, Runyon’s world of gangsters and showgirls explodes into life . . . and the energy and interest never flag.
“This is not the ‘Louis Riel’ of 1967. This is the ‘Louis Riel’ of 2017.” COC’s Katherine Semcesen discusses the many ways this revival will move young audiences.
Who better to guide us through all matters cello than Rachel Mercer? Here is our definitive and approachable guide to the cello, cello virtuosos, and Cello Extravaganza IV!