All posts by Leanne White

Leanne White is a Secondary School Teacher, Guidance Councillor and Librarian by day, and a mom/foodie/theatre enthusiast by night. She fell in love with theatre when she won the role of Dorothy in her Elementary School production of 'The Wizard of Oz' in grade 4, and still gets to the theatre as often as she can with her partner and is introducing her kids to the world of theatre, dance, and music. Leanne started editing for MoT as a 'temp' Fringe editor in 2016, and is honoured to be able to work with the amazing MoT editors and writers year-round from now on!

Review: Copy That (Tarragon Theatre)

Picture of Emma Ferreira and Tony Ofori in Copy That

Copy That at Tarragon starts strong but loses steam in the second act

Playwright Jason Sherman’s newest offering — Copy That — delves into questions of how the media that we consume is created, and how it shapes the reality of our world.

It tackles other issues as well, like how privilege — or lack thereof — impacts someone’s capacity to have influence. It studies how those who recognize their privilege can choose to wield their influence with purpose, and whether the choice to do so should always be theirs to make. The piece also addresses overt and systemic racism, which people are bound to confront in daily lives as victim, bystander, perpetrator, or a complex combination of those roles.

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Toronto Playlistings for the Week of November 11, 2019

Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of November 11, 2019

Well, there was snow in the air last week, so it’s officially cold enough for scarves and gloves season. It also means that we are deep into the Toronto Theatre Season. Another dusting of new shows open at most of the main company stages this week and next. And, alongside those shows comes many new plays, dance shows, musicals, and comedy as well.

There is just so much to see this week! And I’m lucky enough to get to let you know what shows have caught my eye this week. Check out my ‘reds’ to see what of this exciting list has made my own ‘Theatre Wish List’ this week.

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Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of November 4, 2019

MoT’s 5 under $25 for the Week of November 4, 2019.

And with the end of October, we’ve been thrown right into the cold dampness of seasonal weather. The trees have almost totally lost their leaves, and the start of winter chill is in the air. It’s hibernation time! For me, that means the urge to bundle up in thick fleece blankets and not leave my house. Which means that I have to fight to get up and active and use that gym membership that burns a hole in my wallet.

So this week I’m combining my need to be active, my daughter’s love of all things dance (seriously… her dance fees each month are WHY I need to find theatre on the cheap!), and am focusing on 5 live dance experiences in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing this week of November 4th, 2019. Check out the live dance that will have you grooving along and shaking off your hibernation vibe ‘on the cheap’! Continue reading Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of November 4, 2019

Playlistings for the Week of November 4, 2019

Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of November 4, 2019

Welcome to the post-Hallowe’en sugar crash… and the swiftly impending December Holiday season. I know I’m not ready yet for carols and the holiday shopping crush, how about you? The best place to be if you are looking to avoid the start of the seasonal avalanche of all things ‘guy in the red suit’ is definitely the theatre!

Fortunately, there is definitely ‘something for everyone’ this week to help you evade the coming holly-jolly. New and creative dance shows, comedies, musical revues, and (of course!) plays. And, if you are ready to dive right into the peppermint-scented snowy holiday season there are seasonal pieces opening as well. It’s up to our ‘fearless leader’ Megan to let you know what shows have caught her eye this week. Check out the ‘reds‘ to see what makes her personal ‘Theatre Wish List’ this week.

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Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of October 28, 2019

MoT’s 5 under $25 for the Week of October 28, 2019.

Even though my kids aren’t yet, I’m a little (ok, a lot!) over all of the Hallowe’en spookiness going around. And, I’m broke because I’ve bought their costumes, and all that candy to hand out (which I am proud to say has been in my house for 2 weeks and hasn’t been opened!). But I really do need a break from the eerie and creepy.

Happily, there’s a whole bunch of not-at-all-spooky theatre to check out this week in Toronto – and for a price the I can afford right now. Under the cut are 5 live theatre experiences in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of October 28st, 2019. Check out the live shows that will have you loving theatre ‘on the cheap’! Continue reading Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of October 28, 2019