Bat out of Hell

Written on November 16th, 2017 | Posted in Now Playing

Big Music, Big Voices, Big Theatrics A full-sized car rolls off the stage into the orchestra pit, a motorcycle explodes, and fire blazes high in the air. But the special effects pale in comparison to the amazing voices in Bat out of Hell, now on stage at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto. This show […]

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Grease – 2017

Written on November 15th, 2017 | Posted in Now Playing

Grease hasn’t aged well    If you are of a certain age, you probably loved Grease when the movie came out in 1978.  Better yet, maybe you had a chance to see the stage version after it opened on Broadway in 1972.  I was lucky enough to see both the movie and the Broadway tour […]

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Written on October 17th, 2017 | Posted in Now Playing

From Christopher’s Point of View    The novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was originally published in 2003 to critical acclaim and became a best seller. The book is fascinating because it is written from the point of view of a 15 year old boy who apparently has a mild form […]

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Beauty and the Beast – 2017

Written on August 15th, 2017 | Posted in Now Playing

Enchanting Disney Favourite for a New Generation    Note:  This production of Beauty and the Beast was reviewed at Huron Country Playhouse.  It has closed there, but will re-open on stage at the Dunfield Theatre in Cambridge Nov. 22 to Dec. 31. Note that William Thompson is now in the role as Chip, and David Myers is […]

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Million Dollar Quartet

Written on July 25th, 2017 | Posted in Now Playing

Note:  This show was reviewed at  Huron Country Playhouse.  After also running on stage at the  Drayton Festival Theatre August 9 to September 2, 2017, it is moving to Toronto.   This production will be onstage at the Panasonic Theatre, Toronto, Dec. 12, 2017 to Jan. 7,  2018.  For more information, go to www.Mirvish.com   […]

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Written on July 3rd, 2017 | Posted in Now Playing

Chilina Kennedy is Beautiful in the Carole King Musical Note:  Beautiful is now closed in Toronto.  Chilina Kennedy has returned to this role on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, with a different cast. It is indeed a beautiful story – it’s a journey through life while building confidence.   Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, […]

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Come From Away

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

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 cast. […]

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