All posts by Samantha Wu

Samantha is both a writer and a fan of the arts and has been able to find numerous ways to pair the two. Aside from being an editor here at Mooney on Theatre, she's a photojournalist for Been Here Done That, a travel, dining and tourism blog that focuses on Toronto and abroad and previously for  Lithium Magazine, which got her writing and shooting about everything from Dave Matthews Band to Fan Expo. She's passionate about music, theatre, photography, writing, and celebrating sexuality -- not necessarily in that order. She drinks tea more than coffee, prefer ciders over beers, and sings karaoke way too loudly. You can follow her on various social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Rochdale (GovCon) 2019 SummerWorks Review

Group image of people for Rochdale at SummerWorks 2019

The year is 1969 — Apollo 11 is about to land on the moon leading to Neil Armstrong’s one giant leap for mankind. The Vietnam war rages on, the Black Panther movement is on the rise, Trudeau (Sr.) is in office, and in Toronto , Rochdale College, an experiment in co-op housing and alternative education, is on the brink of collapse. Playing at this year’s SummerWorks Festival, written by David Yee and directed by Nina Aquino, the graduating class of York University’s Theatre Department is prepared to take you on a journey of Rochdale‘s wild side. Continue reading Rochdale (GovCon) 2019 SummerWorks Review

Review: The Office! A Musical Parody (Presented by Mirvish)

Mirvish presents The Office! A Musical Parody that is packed with the same raunchy humor

The gang at Dunder Mifllin are live and with song in The Office! A Musical Parody presented by Mirvish. On stage until August 25, this tribute is made for people who love — and I mean really loveThe Office. So hold on to your staplers as this two-hour spectacle is rammed full (haha that’s what she said!) with laughs, songs, some pretty obscure references, and…paper.

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Review: Earnest, The Importance of Being (Summer Opera Lyric Theatre)

The Oscar Wilde comedy is adapted into a fun and frivolous operetta in Toronto

The Summer Opera Lyric Theatre presents Earnest, The Importance of Being, adapted from the comedy by Oscar Wilde, in a two-act operetta playing at the Robert Gill Theatre. This witty tale of false identities and love gone awry is filled with frivolity and magnificent voices, making for a great night out.

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Review: Fool for Love (Soulpepper)

Soulpepper Theatre presents Sam Shepard’s highly explosive Fool for Love in Toronto

There’s a war happening in a motel room in Fool for Love, written by Sam Shepard and presented by Soulpepper Theatre. This relentless tale is both tragic and comedic at the same time — you’ll crack a few laughs at the dark humor and then cringe at the physical violence that led up to or was a result of that funny moment. This performance is downright explosive in that way.

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