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Canadian Stage

Actors are superb but it’s Lucy Kirkwood’s expertly constructed play that is the star more

Theatre

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Dahlia Katz

Canadian Stage's Shakespeare in High Park production sets age-old Montague and Capulet feud in contemporary European soccer culture more

Theatre

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Chris Teel

Former Buddies in Bad Times and Magnetic North Festival head returns to Toronto to head up one of Canada's largest not-for-profit theatre companies more

Stage

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Life After and Jerusalem win big at the annual stage awards, and some presenters address #TimesUp and sex-ed in schools more

Theatre

Njo Kong Kie’s immersive, sensual work dissolves the boundaries between audience and stage more

Theatre

Caryl Churchill's experimental play featuring 50 short vignettes gets an uneven production, despite a couple of fine performances more

Theatre

Canadian Stage and Tapestry Opera's new operatic adaptation of the Gogol story proves things don't always need to be altered more

Opera

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Samuel Engelking

Three new Toronto shows use different ways of bringing literature to the stage more

Theatre

Stephen Karam’s absorbing family drama captures post-9/11 America with wit and wisdom more

Theatre

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Alejandro Santiago

Jordan Tannahill's experimental show articulates why we shouldn’t take life’s uneventful moments for granted more

Theatre

Inspired by his mother's terminal cancer diagnosis, the writer/director offers up a deconstructed autobiography and celebration of living in the moment more

Theatre

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Cylla von Tiedemann

Challenging two-hander is a seemingly simple work with an elaborate, fascinating underside more

Theatre

Red Sky Performance’s ambitious show loses hold of a fascinating premise more

Dance

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Michael Cooper

This expanded version of the Fringe 2016 hit works best in its quiet, simple moments, and confirms Britta Johnson's enormous talents more

Musicals

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Racheal McCaig

Three 2016 festival hits are returning this fall, retooled and ready for a whole new audience to discover them. I asked their creators what a difference a year makes in remounting a show. more

Theatre

But the gothy and minimalist staging is uneven more

Theatre

Shakespeare in High Park’s 70s take on the Bard’s comedy mostly works, but the musical numbers could be streamlined more

Theatre

Quebec visionary explores personal and political history in emotionally resonant solo show more

Theatre

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Legendary Aboriginal actor deserves a better show than this more

Theatre

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Patrick Lazic

Obviously influenced by Metropolis and Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, this display of feats and tricks feels superficial more

Theatre

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    Alejandro Santiago

    Robert Abudo (left), Liz Peterson and Danielle Baskerville improvise gestures in Declarations.