Canadian Stage partners with York University’s Theatre Department for a stunning double feature in Toronto
Canadian Stage is collaborating with York University’s Theatre Department to produce a provocative and eye-opening double feature at the Berkeley Street Theatre — Botticelli in the Fire and Sunday in Sodom. Namely, the directors for these two shows, Matjash Mrozewski and Estelle Shook respectively, graduated from York’s MFA Program in Theatre – Stage Direction last year.
They bring a fresh and youthful voice to these stories: a retelling of two events, one historic and one mythical, bringing a stark modern-day sensibility to these tales that renders the stories both captivating and highly relevant.
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Mirvish’s musical If/Then explores life’s ‘what ifs’ at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto
Exploring all those ‘woulda, coulda, shoulda’ moments, If/Then, the latest modern musical presented by Mirvish Productions, takes the stage at the Princess of Wales Theatre. It’s a fun, hip, funny and lively show that’ll entertain and indulge the rom com enthusiasts in all of us. Continue reading Review: If/Then (Mirvish)
Caught is an intense interrogation drama playing at the Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto
Caught, the latest production at the Theatre Passe Muraille backspace, is 75 minutes of interrogation intensity that drags up aspects of blame, entitlement, racial tension, gender tension, gaslighting, assault, and consequence to the here and now in painful and glaring ways. It’s intense and uncomfortable and far from a leisurely night at the theatre. For all of these reasons, Caught is worth seeing.
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The latest musical at the Panasonic Theatre fails to impress Toronto audiences
Craig Martin, producer of Classic Albums Live, presents GIG, a new musical about life in the music industry that’s chock full of the lights, glitz, glamour and all the tropes you’d expect — the Diva, the Rock Star, the Rapper, the New Talent, the Groupie, the Agents and the fans. On paper, it sounds like a show that could be a lot of fun. In actuality, it’s misshapen and cringe-worthy.
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The hit dance production Betroffenheit returns to the Canadian Stage for a limited engagement
For an incredibly limited time engagement (until February 21), Canadian Stage brings back Betroffenheit, the dance/spoken word/movement piece that made waves during it’s initial debut during the 2015 Panamania. This performance that is at times unnerving, at times uncomfortable, at times zany, and all around eye-opening debuted to a packed house and currently what tickets are still available for the remaining performances are few and far in between.
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