In “Worth the Weight”, Florence Reiher takes us on a journey into the abyss of anorexia – but we come out the other side with hope, just as she did. Along the way, she takes us down some of the dark pathways where this illness leads its sufferers. But there’s also more laughs than you might expect in a show that tackles such a serious subject.
From the first moments to the soaring finale, Bring On Tomorrow Co.’s production of 13, The Musical is an absolute winner. It hits the ground running with an opening number that bursts with adolescent energy, sharp humour and catchy music.
“Cry-Baby”, now playing at the Firehall Arts Centre as part of the Fringe Festival, is a rousing, raucous retro romp that doesn’t take itself too seriously and delivers a solid evening of fun and laughs. It’s an over-the-top tale of Wade “Cry-Baby” Walker, a greaser with a heart of gold, and Allison (Katrina Teitz), the […]
“The Drowsy Chaperone” is a clever yet curious construction: a tribute to grand Broadway traditions of a bygone era, it’s a show within a show that technically is only happening in the mind of the one actual character – our host, the opinionated, wisecracking, slightly depressed, and never-named “Man In Chair”. He arrives in his […]
Chicago’s Manual Theatre uses defiantly low-tech methods to create a “live animated movie” that’s, spooky, visually compelling, and emotional in this production that is so much more than a mere shadow-puppet show.
This production of one of Broadway’s most successful shows is veritably bursting with energy, charm and delight. It would be a crime if even a single seat went unfilled for the run of this dazzling and delightful musical treat!
After making a big impression with last year’s flapper musical “THE ‘IT’ GIRL”, DramaNatrix Productions returns with something completely different: BAD GIRLS: THE MUSICAL. They’ve taken what might have seemed an unlikely choice – a musical based on a hit British women-in-prison TV dramedy that’s been off the air for a decade and little-seen locally […]
Theatre Under the Stars’ production of Beauty and the Beast is a bright, colourful, eager-to-please entertainment that practically bursts off the stage.
TUTS does it again, with a solid and ultimately moving rendition of a Broadway classic. They also take a few chances with some interesting staging choices. Overall, a winner!
With a high-energy cast and retro rom-com storyline, The IT Girl takes us back to the future 1920’s style, in a madcap romantic farce that mostly succeeds on its own terms.