Holiday Inn

Written on May 19th, 2018 | Posted in Now Playing

A Strong Cast of True Triple Threats    Imagine a musical with the warmth of Christmas, the spring colours of Easter, and the fun of dancing turkeys at Thanksgiving!  Drayton’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? Currently […]

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Fun Home

Written on April 19th, 2018 | Posted in Now Playing

Putting the Fun in Funeral Home – Or Not    Fun Home, now on stage at the CAA Theatre in Toronto, has some really funny moments.  In one scene, three children, whose family operates a funeral home, create an advertisement to promote the business.  They climb in and out of a casket, dancing and singing […]

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An American in Paris

Written on March 31st, 2018 | Posted in Now Playing

A New Musical Copying an Old Movie    A re-imagining of the old 1951 movie, An American in Paris is now on stage at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto.  A combination of projected images and moving set pieces show how World War II devastated France.  We are transported back to 1945, as the red […]

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Come From Away ~ 2018

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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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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