YPT double-bill inspires doubly-thoughtful reviews of Baobab and Hana’s Suitcase from impressed 11 year-old
Walk into Toronto’s Withrow Park, and you’ll see and hear the expected: spirited children engaging in summer-camp activities, happy dogs straining at their leads as they walk their owners along pathways decorated with sidewalk chalk, seniors practising tai chi under lush trees, and the inevitable swarms of errant insects to be swatted away. But come […]
Sarah Murphy-Dyson is one of the most acclaimed Canadian actors to emerge onto the theatre scene in recent years. She currently stars in a double-bill of two George F. Walker plays, Parents Night/The Bigger Issue at Toronto’s Theatre Passe Muraille.
Like the notes of the piano score that begin and end the play, the many themes in Emily’s Piano will resonate and linger long after the curtain, and prompt the quiet reflection that comes from lots of “thinking”.
The Heart of Robin Hood is so infectiously entertaining, we can’t stop seeing it!
Tout à Trac’s unique version Carlo Culodi’s classic novel Pinocchio is now playing to wowed audiences at Toronto’s Young People’s Theatre.
Watching The Sounds of Cracking Bones feels like holding your breath for 70 minutes. It’s gripping, relentless and chilling. One after another, revelations of atrocity accumulate. The play is viscerally disturbing—for exactly the right reasons. How could a play about the horrors experienced by captive child soldiers be anything else? The Sounds of Cracking Bones is […]
A musical version of James and the Giant Peach, directed by Sue Miner is now playing at Toronto’s Young People’s Theatre until January 4.
If you’re a French-speaking Ontario teen with some Molière in your soul, then directors Guy Mignault and Pierre Simpson want to shine a spotlight on you. This October, 5 Toronto-area teens will, once again, get a chance to shine as playwrights, when Théâtre français de Toronto presents Les Zinspirés 3D. Now in its third year, […]
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 […]