Gypsy – 2023

Written on May 29th, 2023 | Posted in Now Playing

Everything’s Coming Up Roses Reviewed by Mary Alderson Gypsy has just opened in Niagara-on-the-Lake on the Shaw Festival Stage. Kate Hennig owns that stage and rightly so – she is Rose, the ultimate stage mother. She makes the role her own. Rose is a narcissist, wanting all the attention for herself, and expecting her daughters […]

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Early Morning Rain: The Legend of Gordon Lightfoot

Written on May 26th, 2023 | Posted in Now Playing

A Heartfelt Tribute to a Canadian Legend Reviewed by Sookie Mei Leisa Way and her Wayward Wind Band were rehearsing Early Morning Rain: The Legend of Gordon Lightfoot in Orillia, Lightfoot’s hometown, when they heard that the Canadian singer-songwriter had died.  A sad day for all Canadians, it must have hit the band especially hard, […]

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Shirley Valentine – 2023

Written on May 15th, 2023 | Posted in Now Playing

Mid-life Crisis? Go to Greece! Reviewed by Mary Alderson Shirley is trapped in a midlife crisis. Her husband Joe is predictable and stubborn. “Marriage is like the Middle East,” she says, “There’s no solution. You keep your head down and hope the cease-fire holds.”  The Liverpool housewife is so lonely she talks to the wall, […]

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Written on June 14th, 2022 | Posted in Now Playing

For Potter Fans Closes July 2, 2023* Reviewed by Mary Alderson There are three types of people:  1. Harry Potter fans who have read all seven books and seen all the movies. These people went in to deep depression when J.K. Rowling announced the end of the series. Then when the play Harry Potter and […]

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

Note: This review was written in February 2020, before Hamilton was closed due to Covid. It is now back on stage at The Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto February 22 to August 20, 2023. History Made Modern, Warts and All The more things change, the more they stay the same.  Politicians were ruthless, aggressively ambitious, […]

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