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Review: Dame Edna's Toronto show is hilarious Special

Toronto - The divine Dame Edna (Everage) has returned to Toronto for her “Glorious Goodbye (Final) Farewell Tour. The ads are up across the city, online and on television, and the crowds are showing up in droves to catch this one-person extravaganza.

Review: Toronto production of ‘Cannibal! The Musical’ is great silly fun Special

Toronto - When “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker made a three-minute joke trailer for “Alferd Packer: The Musical” for film school in 1992, he probably didn’t imagine that it would evolve into a sellout stage show in another country two decades later.

Op-Ed: Holiday happenings in Toronto

Toronto - The holiday season is a time to reflect upon another year soon to be behind us, spend time with family and friends, and also a great time of year to bundle up and enjoy all that the city of Toronto has to offer.

Mirvish Productions announces 2014/15 theatre season

Toronto - In the 2014-15 season, David Mirvish will present 16 shows in Toronto, consisting of seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series, and six shows off-subscription.

Review: 'I Love Lucy - Live on Stage' in Toronto Special

Toronto - Sometimes we just need to kick back, relax, and unplug from our daily technological lives. “I Love Lucy – Live on Stage” offers theatre-goers the opportunity to step back in time to the pre-internet/smart-phone era of the 1950’s.

Review: Frothy summer fun with a Cole Porter classic Special

Toronto - "Anything Goes" is a fun, lively time at the theater. For jazz lovers especially, it's a heavenly ride. The touring production of the music, on now in Toronto, offers great singing, glamorous costumes, and dazzling dance numbers.

Clybourne Park offers a poke, not a punch, on race relations Special

Toronto - Pulitzer-winning 'Clybourne Park' recently opened in Toronto. Produced as part of Mirvish's Second Stage Series, it's a tale that touches on many themes, especially race relations and economics. It runs now through March 3rd.

Sister Act and La Cage Aux Folles debut in Toronto Special

Toronto - Mirvish Productions is the only theatre company in Toronto that brings big-time Broadway and West End productions to the city.

Review: La Cage is a fun if tame folly Special

Toronto - George Hamilton opened the musical version of La Cage Aux Folles in Toronto this past week. He looks great in a suit, but doesn't quite fit the part.

Review: Sister Act offers divine fun Special

Toronto - Sister Act, the musical based on the 1992 movie, opened in Toronto as part of a national tour following its Broadway run. It's a fun-filled spectacle that cleverly riffs on classic dance tunes while keeping the mood light-hearted.

Review: Backbeat offers a bombastic Beatles history lesson Special

Toronto - Long before The Beatles were famous, they cut their creative teeth in the gritty clubs of Hamburg, Germany. A new musical based on the 1994 movie explores this time, and the complex relationship between John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe.

Review: War Horse a theatrical triumph in puppetry, acting Special

Toronto - Jaw-dropping production and compelling characters create a sense of wonder while watching the dramatic theatre show War Horse, currently on stage at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre. There were very few miscues in this well-paced show.

Op-Ed: China Rises in Toronto's The Blue Dragon Special

Toronto - Canadian theatre veteran Robert LePage examines the idea of "home" and artistic identity, with the backdrop of a China at the crossroads of communism and capitalism.

'HAIR' we grow again - Toronto theatre production remounted Special

Toronto - The musical HAIR is playing at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto for a very limited run until the end of the year. The original production ran for over a year, and changed the face of theatre in Toronto.

Op-Ed: Fela! an energetic, fun but aimless musical Special

Toronto - Fela! is one of the most energetic and interactive musicals I've ever seen, and Fela Kuti's story from Afrobeat musician to activist inspires while also entertains. But it's missing conflict and a memorable ending.

'Honest Ed's' continues its tradition of exuberance in Toronto Special

Honest Ed's is the most well-known discount store in downtown Toronto and quite possibly in Canada. The company opened up in 1948 and its famous owner, Ed Mirvish, oversaw operations until his death two years ago.
 

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The cast of Sister Act offer a high-energy  joy-filled performance  and are assisted by great design...
The cast of Sister Act offer a high-energy, joy-filled performance, and are assisted by great design, along with disco-inspired choreography by Anthony Van Laast.
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Hair National Tour Lawrence Stallings, Steel Burkhardt, Matt DeAngelis Photo: Joan Marcus
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Backbeat portrays The Beatles struggles as they rose to fame  playing the clubs along Hamburg s Reep...
Backbeat portrays The Beatles struggles as they rose to fame, playing the clubs along Hamburg's Reeperbahn. Paul McCartney (Daniel Healy), George Harrison (Dan Westwick), Stuart Sutcliffe (Nick Blood), and John Lennon (Andrew Knott) played six hour sets and would repeat many popular rock tunes of the day.
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Backbeat: The Birth Of The Beatles is now playing in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Photo o...
Backbeat: The Birth Of The Beatles is now playing in Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Photo of Andrew Knott (as John Lennon) and Daniel Healy (as Paul McCartney) by Nobby Clark.
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The original Broadway cast of Kinky Boots. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
The original Broadway cast of Kinky Boots. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
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Christopher Sieber (L) and George Hamilton (R) star in the touring production of La Cage Aux Folles ...
Christopher Sieber (L) and George Hamilton (R) star in the touring production of La Cage Aux Folles, currently running at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre through mid-November.
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A scene from the Toronto production of War Horse
A scene from the Toronto production of War Horse
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Hair National Tour
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Hair National Tour Full Cast Photo" Joan Marcus
Hair National Tour
Ta Rea Campbell as Deloris and Hollis Resnik as Mother Superior in the touring production of Sister ...
Ta'Rea Campbell as Deloris and Hollis Resnik as Mother Superior in the touring production of Sister Act.
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George Hamilton (L) as Georges and Christopher Sieber (R) as Albin in the touring production of La C...
George Hamilton (L) as Georges and Christopher Sieber (R) as Albin in the touring production of La Cage Aux Folles. Although they make a nice onstage couple, Sieber is a far stronger stage presence than his tanned partner, offering strong singing and great acting.
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A scene from the Toronto production of War Horse
A scene from the Toronto production of War Horse
Photo by Brinkhoff / Mögenburg
A scene from the Toronto production of War Horse
A scene from the Toronto production of War Horse
Photo by Brinkhoff / Mögenburg
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I Love Lucy
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