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Critic's Pick - Stage

Joseph Morales and company, Hamilton tour, 2020

Photo by Joan Marcus

The power of Lin-Manuel Miranda's revolutionary show about the American founding father shines through, even in a flawed touring production Read more

Musicals

Yolanda Bonnell in bug, 2020

Photo by Gilad Cohen

Powerful solo show deals effectively with issues of abandonment and addiction Read more

Theatre

House Mix, Christianne Ullmark, Erin Poole, Encarnado

Photo by Ömer Yükseker

The artistic director's final mainstage show includes excerpts from more than a quarter century of work for TDT Read more

Dance

Carol Prieur, Sacha Ouellette-Deguire, Radical Vitality, 2020

Photo by Sylvie-Ann Paré

The Montreal choreographer mocks her own mythology in this collection of weird, beautiful solos and duets Read more

Dance

Tony Nappo and Daren A. Herbert in Jesus Hopped The 'A' Train, Soulpepper 2020

Photo by Dahlia Katz

Soulpepper's well-acted production of Stephen Adly Guirgis's prison drama gives intoxicating voice to its marginalized characters Read more

Theatre

Tamara Podemski, Michaela Washburn, This Is How We Got Here, 2020

Photo by Christie Wong

Keith Barker's Governor's General Award-nominated play examines the paradoxical power of grief Read more

Theatre

Jordan Harrison's Pulitzer Prize-nominated sci-fi drama gets a haunting production that will make you question what it means to be human Read more

Theatre

The Barber Of Seville, COC, 2020

Photo by Michael Cooper

Canadian Opera Company's colourful production of the Rossini opera features amusing performances, vivid conducting and colourful sets Read more

Opera

Ahmad Meree in Suitcase/Adrenaline

Photo by Peter Riddihough

Syrian refugee Ahmad Meree's contrasting plays explore immigrant life with searing honesty Read more

Theatre

Jessica B. Hill and Shannon Taylor in Mother's Daughter, Soulpepper, 2020

Photo by Dahlia Katz

Kate Hennig's play offers a fresh feminist tale about Mary, the first reigning queen of England Read more

Theatre

Dion Johnstone and Moya O'Connell in Julius Caesar at Crow's Theatre, 2020

Photo by Dahlia Katz

Chris Abraham's sharp production of the Bard's play bridges classical Rome, Elizabethan England and our current moment of global tumult Read more

Theatre