The Haunting of Perish Hall

Written on November 13th, 2020 | Posted in Now Playing

A Halloween Haunting Like a few other theatre companies, Tweed & Co. has decided to reach out to its audience with an audio play during these Covid-19 times. What better time than Halloween to make a ghostly audio play available? Trish Black, a member of Tweed & Co. plays herself in this production.  The story […]

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Yellow Bellies

Written on October 29th, 2020 | Posted in Now Playing

Making Sense of the Past: An Atypical World War II-Era Drama Yellow Bellies is a compelling three-part audio drama set during World War II featuring the experiences of Mennonite conscientious objectors and reactions from the community.  It is currently available online through Theatre of the Beat. We’ve all heard stories of war heroes who died […]

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Theatre in Covid Times – Grand Un-Opening Night

Written on October 23rd, 2020 | Posted in Now Playing

The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow at the Grand Theatre The evening of October 23, 2020, would have been the grand opening of the 20-21 season, their fiftieth, at the Grand Theatre, London. Due to COVID-19, they’ve had to rebrand it as their intermission year. To celebrate this milestone, they’ve put their Grand Un-Opening Night online, […]

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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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