Billy Elliot The Musical 2019

Written on May 30th, 2019 | Posted in Now Playing

Billy Elliot The Musical: A Perfect Blend of Laughter and Tears    From laughing out loud at hilarious instances, to tears flowing in heartbreaking moments, the audience at Stratford Festival’s Billy Elliot The Musical is taken on an emotional ride through a little mining town in northern England to the big city of London.  Billy […]

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Othello

Written on May 28th, 2019 | Posted in Now Playing

Iago and the Great Manipulation   Iago is a nasty manipulator in the latest production of Othello, which just opened in Stratford on the Festival stage.  Gordon S. Miller’s hate-filled Iago portrays him as an ordinary man who becomes the puppet master, pulling everyone’s strings, unfolding his evil plans. Othello is a Moor (a black […]

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Walking on Bombshells

Written on May 25th, 2019 | Posted in Now Playing

Laughter Explodes at Second City    Hilarious sketches explode one after the other as the cast of the revue Walking on Bombshells takes the audience through a hilarious mine field at The Second City.  Three guys and three gals in different roles have us laughing, whether it’s just plain silly or it’s something we recognize. […]

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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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