At some point in our life, we reflect back and wonder about the "what ifs." What if we chose a different career path? What if we went to a different school? Every action we take opens to new roads of possibilities. It's never a wrong path. Just different. This is the premise of IF/THEN The Musical … [Read more...]
The Voice’s Chris Mann Comes To Toronto As The Phantom Of The Opera
The big blockbuster musical for this season is officially here. Cameron Mackintosh's new production of The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber is currently in Toronto with performances right through to January 23, 2016. With extravagant costumes and a spectacular set design, this version is … [Read more...]
Motown The Musical Tells The Story Behind The Greatest Hits
The story of Motown Records started with Berry Gordy Jr. in 1959. With an $800 loan from his family and heart full of determination he was able to purchase a small space to create a recording studio in Detroit that later became known as Hitsville, USA. He founded what many call "the music that … [Read more...]
Kinky Boots Musical Has Us Hot On Our Heels!
If you think it's hot outside, darling, then you should check out the off-the-charts sizzle on stage at Kinky Boots! The musical created by dream team Harvey Fierstein, Cyndi Lauper and Jerry Mitchell is now playing at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, in Toronto with Mirvish Productions. The story … [Read more...]
“Once” Is An Emotional & Beautiful Must-See
There are times when I want to cozy up with a warm blanket by the fireplace with my hubby and stop all the rushing around. That's the experience I felt when I recently saw ONCE The Musical, now on stage with Mirvish Productions at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto until May 31, 2015. This … [Read more...]
BOOM! A Generation of Influence
Why should we take a look at the past? Well, it helps us understand where we are today. Most of us weren't even born in the "baby boomer" generation but we certainly are aware of it, hopefully? For me, it's the generation of my parents. They were kids at the time and shit happened that catapulted … [Read more...]
Puppet Up! Uncensored – It Ain’t the Muppets!
When I first experienced a taste of PUPPET UP! - UNCENSORED I immediately thought, "Oh the muppets are back!" Only they ARE NOT the Muppets I grew up with. They are sassy, brassy and downright hilarious! And, by the way, please kindly refer to them as puppets... not Muppets. PUPPET UP! - … [Read more...]
Mary Walsh is Dancing with Rage!
Canadian comedian and political satirist, Mary Walsh, is in Toronto now performing her latest one-woman show, DANCING WITH RAGE. As the finale of the highly successful Off Mirvish series, this show completes the entertaining, thought-provoking and diverse offerings breathing fresh air into the … [Read more...]
What’s hot on stage now: Clybourne Park
CLYBOURNE PARK takes place in a suburban Chicago neighbourhood in the 1950s and continues through two generations with a window view of the changing social landscape. It's a satirical look at demographics, history, home and heart with a modern twist on race, class, property ownership and community. … [Read more...]
Musical Review: The Wizard of OZ
My 6 year old niece, Sarah, was following the CBC Over the Rainbow reality show last year. She would give me an update once in a while leading up to the final selection of who would play Dorothy in Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest production of The Wizard of Oz. I thought it was great for her to see how … [Read more...]