Priscilla Queen of the Desert – 2019

Written on March 16th, 2019 | Posted in Now Playing

A Drag Race Across the Outback  Take a cult movie, spin it into a jukebox musical, add fabulous costumes and a bus for a set, and you get Priscilla Queen of the Desert.  Based on an Australian-made film, it’s the story of two drag queens and a transgender woman who travel across the Australian desert […]

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Dear Evan Hansen

Written on March 14th, 2019 | Posted in Now Playing

A Tale of Two Families     Sometimes, you get caught up in other people’s assumptions, and you let a little white lie slip by.  And then that little white lie grows and spreads, and pretty soon you are trapped within a big messy lie.  That’s what happens in Dear Evan Hansen.  High schoolers get wrapped […]

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The Last Ship

Written on February 27th, 2019 | Posted in Now Playing

Sting Brings his Last Ship to the Stage    The British seem to love turning their stories about hard-luck small towns caught in economic downturns into musicals.  Billy Elliott is a musical of a boy from a coal mining town, when Margaret Thatcher shuts down all the mines – but Billy perseveres and becomes a […]

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Ain’t Too Proud – Now on Broadway

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

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 The Temptations and every […]

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Come From Away ~ Now at Elgin Theatre, Toronto

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

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 stay, so there will […]

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Come From Away – Now on Broadway

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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