Starbright Christmas 2021

Written on November 24th, 2021 | Posted in Now Playing

Christmas Begins with Starbright Reviewed by Vicki Stokes VPP’s Starbright Christmas is today’s equivalent of the Sear’s Christmas Wishbook for bringing on the Christmas spirit.  Now in its seventeenth year, and a staple at the VPP since 2012, this show has the magic formula of talent, music and an ideal white Christmas set.  The tree […]

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Holiday Inn

Written on November 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Now Playing

Fun for All Seasons Reviewed by Mary Alderson Imagine a musical with the warmth of Christmas, the spring colours of Easter, and the fun of dancing turkeys at Thanksgiving!  The Shaw Festival’s Holiday Inn is an enchanting romp through the calendar with stops at all the major holidays for singing and dancing. What’s not to like? […]

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A Christmas Carol

Written on November 22nd, 2021 | Posted in Now Playing

Scrooge’s Story: Humorous and Heartwarming Reviewed by Mary Alderson Maybe you’re thinking “ho-hum, A Christmas Carol again.” I’m sure we have all seen it so many times – including all the movie versions and every theatres’ productions.  It’s a great story, but do we need to see it again? You know the Shaw Festival’s A […]

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Come From Away – Now on Broadway

Written on November 10th, 2021 | Posted in Now Playing

Re-opened post pandemic Fasten Your Seatbelts –Come From Away is Going to Take Off!     Note:  This review is based on the Toronto production in 2016.  It is now on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street, New York, NY 10036.Come From Away returns to Toronto, opening February 13, 2018, with a new Canadian […]

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Hamilton

Written on February 27th, 2020 | Posted in Now Playing

Closed due to pandemic. History Made Modern, Warts and All The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Politicians were ruthless, aggressively ambitious, lacking in morals, and eager to avenge petty jealousies in 1776. Unfortunately, many remain the same today.  Hamilton, now on stage at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, is the popular […]

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Ain’t Too Proud – Now on Broadway

Written on October 18th, 2018 | Posted in Now Playing

Closed due to pandemic. The Life and Times of The Temptations  Please note:  This show was reviewed in Toronto in Fall 2018.  It opened on Broadway March 21, 2019 at the Imperial Theatre, with the same cast.    Those of us who grew up in southwestern Ontario within the airwaves of The Big 8 CKLW knew […]

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Come From Away ~ Toronto

Written on February 16th, 2018 | Posted in Now Playing

Closed due to pandemic. Take the Trip to Gander The 9/11 (or rather 9/12) Gander, Newfoundland musical Come From Away is back in Toronto.  If you missed it during its last stay, you had better order your tickets now, because upcoming dates will sell out quickly.  However, I predict that it will have a long […]

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