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.
You just “cain’t say no” to this sparkling production of the classic musical, now on stage at Studio 58.
Carousel Theatre’s “James and the Giant Peach” shows off some of the company’s best work in this adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl book with something for kids and grown-ups alike.
In a “choose your own adventure” version of the familiar children’s tale, we get the hoped-for highlights plus an expertly revamped story and deepened characters. It takes a little while for the engine to really rev up, but in the end, the magic of Mary Poppins prevails!
“Avenue Q”, which has returned to the Arts Club stage after a year’s absence and a tour of BC, is as much irreverent fun as ever and remains a must-see.
Superbly crafted, uniquely staged, full of wonderful music, and beautifully performed, “Snapshots” – which is seeing its Canadian premiere with this production – is a must-see.
The latest offering from The Broadway Chorus, “Fraulein J’s Camp for Children”, triumphed over some first-act challenges and had me utterly won over soon after intermission. The thunderous applause at curtain call was richly deserved. If you seek lighthearted, put-a-smile-on-your-face silliness, don’t miss it.
When I arrived for the dual premiere of “Perfect” and “Karaoke: The Musical” last Saturday, I was worried. Not (mostly) because I was settling in for a double helping of unknown theatrical quantities, but because I felt my energy fading from a long, jam-packed day and feared sinking into a slumber when the lights went […]
I should start this review with a confession. Up until just a few years ago, I’d never seen The Sound of Music. Sure, I was familiar with it in generalities – TSOM has a solid spot in the cultural zeitgeist – but when I first watched the film I was on pins and needles waiting […]