Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas in Toronto without a Ross Petty Panto. 'Oh, no it wouldn't!' 'Oh, yes it would!' You get the idea. Ross Petty is back for another holiday season—and with it comes all the hit songs, high energy dance numbers, innuendo-laden laughs and (most importantly) … [Read more...]
Cirque Du Soleil’s Volta Brings A Modern Twist To The Big Top
Having waited thirty years to see a live performance of Cirque du Soleil, my expectations were almost as lofty as the trapeze wire hanging in the eaves of the Big Top. The popular performing troupe, which was founded in Montreal in 1984 by street performers, Guy Laliberté and Gilles Ste-Croix, … [Read more...]
Disney’s NEWSIES Comes To The Toronto Stage
Disney musical fans are thrilled that the Tony Award winning smash hit NEWSIES is on tour with a current engagement in Toronto at the Ed Mirvish Theatre until August 30. When it opened on Broadway in 2012, NEWSIES was intended to be a Broadway run of just 101 performances. Rave reviews and fans … [Read more...]
Coping In “The Waiting Room” With Diane Flacks
There's a new theatre production that has caught my attention as a parent and theatre lover. WAITING ROOM by Diane Flacks (in collaboration with director Richard Greenblatt) is making its World Premiere at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto (January 14 to February 15, 2014). It's a powerful new drama … [Read more...]
First Look At The Upcoming Theatre Season With Mirvish
It's not too early to start thinking about expanding your theatre options... and even start thinking about holiday gifts! Mirvish Productions recently unveiled it's 2014/2015 season and there are more than a few great options to consider. This season Mirvish has announced 7 main shows, 3 Off-Mirvish … [Read more...]
When Criminals Turn To Theatre For Our Country’s Good
In the 1780s ,the first fleet of British ships brought exiled criminals to Australia to set up a penal colony. Prisoners were separated from the general population in England and shipped off to form their own territory far away from their homeland. Military government was in place to oversee what … [Read more...]
This Is WICKED GOOD!
Families and musical lovers are in for a real treat as WICKED takes the stage for a solid run until November 2 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto! This pop-U-lar musical is a real crowd pleaser for all ages (okay, I admit that I've been singing the songs all day). The touring musical production … [Read more...]
On Our Radar: Dinosaur Zoo Live Is Coming!
What would it have been like to live amongst the dinosaurs? What did they eat? Where did they roam? How did they survive amongst other creatures? Dinosaurs have always captivated the interest of kids and adults alike. It's hard to believe they roamed the same planet centuries ago. A rare … [Read more...]
Theatre Review: The Lion King Roars Again
I can recall the first time I saw The Lion King on stage very vividly. The animals breathe life in the most awe-inspiring ways, it takes your imagination beyond the well-loved Disney story. A review cannot do it justice; you really need to see it for yourself. The Lion King has returned to Toronto … [Read more...]
Wicked Is Coming!
I know a few people who are anxious to see WICKED return to the stage here in Toronto. Well, not to worry... Broadway's biggest blockbuster hit returns to this city September 3 to November 2 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre. Tickets will start going on sale Monday, May 5th. Mark your calendars! Save the … [Read more...]
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