Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story

Written on July 25th, 2021 | Posted in Now Playing

A Gripping Story Well Told The Festival Players of Prince Edward County’s location under the stars at The Eddie Hotel & Farm is in sharp contrast to the story being told.  While theatregoers sit in comfortable folding chairs in the open air on a grassy field with the sun setting behind them, Beneath Springhill leaves […]

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Leisa Way & The Great American Songbook

Written on July 19th, 2021 | Posted in Now Playing

Leisa Loves her Audiences Most performers thank their audiences and tell them how much they love them.  However, sometimes you get the feeling that their sincerity is questionable.  But not with Leisa Way. You know that Leisa just loves her audiences. You can feel it. So it’s no surprise that she is among the first […]

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Theatre in Covid Times

Written on January 19th, 2021 | Posted in Now Playing

Coming Events We are excited to learn about more and more performances in outdoor venues, as well as those being offered online. Scroll through this list to see what some of Ontario’s theatres have planned. July 15 to 17 — Globus Theatre, Lakeview Arts Barn, BobcaygeonThe Great American Songbook, starring Leisa Way, with Doug Balfour […]

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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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If I Could #Throwback Time

Written on October 24th, 2019 | Posted in Now Playing

Closed due to pandemic. Throwback Time to the Days of Sketch Comedy If I Could #Throwback Time, which opened recently at Toronto’s Second City, starts with a plane ride taking the audience (and cast members) back in time, thanks to an attentive flight attendant.  The plane lands in a resort, where a man on vacation […]

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Girl from the North Country

Written on October 22nd, 2019 | Posted in Now Playing

Closed due to pandemic. Heartbreaking Stories Give New Life to Dylan’s Songs Note:  This show was reviewed in Toronto in 2019.  It went on to open on Broadway in March 2019.   Back in 2016, I was surprised when Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first songwriter to win the prestigious […]

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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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Come From Away – Now on Broadway

Written on November 23rd, 2016 | Posted in Now Playing

Closed due to 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 […]

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