Category Archives: Canadian Theatre

A YEAR AT THE THEATER: 2013

          It’s still January, right? So…not too late to re-cap last year’s theater-going. In all, I attended 121 productions in 2013, broken down as follows – with bests/favorites noted:           From “Picnic” in January, through to “No Man’s Land” in … Continue reading

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Ontario Theatre Festivals: The Shaw

 Universally recognized for the quality of their namesake’s plays, the (George Bernard) Shaw Festival, in scenic Niagara-on-the-Lake, 20 minutes away from wonder-of-the-world Niagara Falls, also excels in other programming. Since its founding in 1962, the Festival has expanded to include … Continue reading

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Ontario Theatre Festivals: Stratford

       At 61 years and counting, the Stratford Festival remains faithful to Shakespeare, despite dropping his name from their title, after only adding it in 2008. Four of twelve productions are The Bard’s, including Measure for Measure and Romeo and … Continue reading

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Timeless Playwrights and Musical Treats North of the Border

Since its 1962 founding in scenic Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, the (George Bernard) Shaw Festival has expanded several times.  Originally only Shaw plays, the Festival now includes later-written plays set in his lifetime (1856-1950). Last month I saw Shaw’s “Misalliance” and the … Continue reading

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Stratford Shakespeare Festival: 60 Years…and Counting

With an acting company of 100 and nearly that many behind-the-scenes support staff, Ontario’s Stratford Shakespeare Festival is the largest theatrical repertory company in the world. It’s also among the longest-lived, celebrating its 60th Anniversary Season in 2012.  Among the … Continue reading

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“American Idiot” on the road: Vivid…Infectious

American Idiot, Green Day’s 2004 rock concept album, went six-times platinum in the U. S., Canada and the UK, which doesn’t happen by chance. The 2010 stage adaptation ran more than a year on Broadway and won two Tony Awards. … Continue reading

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