In these dog days of winter, the thought of a spring flower’s bloom is a welcome one. There are blooms aplenty in The Secret Garden, which has just taken root at Young People’s Theatre (YPT). The story centres on 10-year-old Mary Lennox, a recently orphaned girl who must emigrate from India to Yorkshire, England. While […]
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 . . . […]
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 […]
To John Wamsley, now more than ever, spelling counts! This recent graduate of the Sheridan College-University of Toronto Theatre and Drama Studies program (and The Office aficionado) is a versatile triple-threat. He can toggle effortlessly between Shakespeare, stage musicals and everything in between. And he’s about to take the stage at Hart House Theatre as “Chip” Tolentino in […]
BAT OUT OF HELL THE MUSICAL looks and sounds great. The problem, however, is the story.
Ellen Denny: “Usually I’m in plays written by men who are often dead, so it’s exciting to not only be in a piece by a woman but someone my age.”
In Donna Feore’s Guys and Dolls, Runyon’s world of gangsters and showgirls explodes into life . . . and the energy and interest never flag.
Gemma Sutton, a standout in Strictly Ballroom the Musical, unpacks the nuanced themes and attitudes in Act 1’s vital Paso Doble scene to illuminate the story’s emotional core
Peter Fernandes’ multi-talents shine – again – in Musical Stage Company’s Toronto premiere of Onegin.
“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.