The imminent world premiere of Shanawdithit is a watershed event. This original Canadian opera traces the real life story of Shanawdithit (1801-1829), thought to be the last known member of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Beothuk Nation. It is the first co-presentation by Toronto’s Tapestry Opera (TO) and St John’s Opera on the Avalon, and was co-created […]
This Mother’s Day will be accompanied by a family first: I will take my daughter to her first opera at the Canadian Opera Company (COC). The opera is Puccini’s La Bohème, and she will see acclaimed Lebanese-Canadian soprano Miriam Khalil sing the role of Mimì (which she alternates with American soprano Angel Blue). She is […]
Gods almighty, Olympus is about to rock! “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” is readying to descend at the Ed Mirvish Theatre for a weeklong run.
Our interview with Tracy Michailidis, who mesmerizes in the title role of Eclipse Theatre’s “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” the first ever theatrical production at Toronto’s Historic Don Jail
HOOK UP, a world-premiere opera for teens, explores questions of privacy, consent, and power. Our interview with creators Chris Thornborrow (composer) and Julie Tepperman (librettist)
Julie Tomaino’s lively production of HAIR is just the sunny panacea for the January doldrums. On stage at Hart House Theatre until Feb 2. Details in our review.
“Cinderella is a timeless tale, and the story will remain close to the original with a panto flair and lots of local references.” ~ Interview with Robert Torr & Stephanie Graham, “Cinderella: A Merry Magical Pantomime”
“Let us blow your socks off! We have the WOW that will make you MEOW!” Interview with Stéphane Mayer on COC’s 2018 family opera “WOW Factor”
“This musical feels like a labour of love, and we can’t wait to share it with you!” ~ Kyle Blair makes a scene-stealing YPT debut as beloved song-and-dance chimney sweep Bert in Disney & Cameron Mackintosh’s “Mary Poppins”, now onstage at YPT.
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 […]