Jully Black and Evan LeFeuvre in Caroline, Or Change, 2020

Photo by Dahlia Katz

Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner's complex musical about a Black maid working for a Jewish family in 1960s Louisiana gets an inspired remount Read more


Musical about teens dealing with serious issues has a compelling score and a strong emotional core Read more


Bend It Like Beckham, 2019

Seanna Kennedy Photography

Feel-good musical based on the 2002 movie often trivializes the topics it raises Read more


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Photographed at the Princess of Wales Theatre by Samuel Engelking

From what gets cut to how much CGI will be used, the performers in the touring musical – in Toronto until January 5 – are hoping for film purr-fection Read more

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The Ward Cabaret, 2019

Photo by Ed Hanley

Musical homage to Toronto's first immigrant neighbourhood is rousing, if slight, historical entertainment Read more


Lil Red Robin Hood, 2019

Photo by Racheal McCaig

The clever and funny Ross Petty show feels right at home the intimate Winter Garden Theatre Read more


The Broadway fantasy about the last surviving Romanov isn't very complex, but it receives a handsome, elegant staging Read more


The Adventures Of Pinocchio, YPT, 2019

Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

Young People's Theatre's imaginative musical is surprising, charming and relevant – and that's no lie Read more


Gurinder Chadha

Samuel Engelking

A stage musical based on the British-Indian filmmaker's hit movie Bend It Like Beckham is making its North American debut in Toronto this winter Read more

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Ghost Quartet

Dahlia Katz

Dave Malloy-penned musical at Streetcar Crowsnest is storytelling on an epic scale Read more


Rocky Horror Show, 2019

Photo by Scott Gorman

Director Jennifer Walls mounts an imaginative and energetic production of the cult sci-fi musical at Hart House Theatre Read more


Girl From The North Country, 2019

Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

Great performances can’t save this gloomy, plot-challenged bore featuring Bob Dylan songs Read more

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Documentary about the enduring appeal of the musical Fiddler On The Roof speaks to the current political moment Read more



Daniel Lippitt

Set to music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, this musical contrasts upbeat numbers with an important message about women's autonomy Read more


Well-intentioned but underdeveloped musical about Doug Ford's destructive administration is almost as painful as what's happening to the province Read more


Satirical musical about a girl group's reunion hits some hilarious (and harmonically catchy) notes Read more


Julie Taymor and Michael Curry's designs remain spectacular, but I wish this production would get rid of Scar's homophobic subtext Read more


Louise Pitre and Ma-Anne Dionisio, Next To Normal

Photo by Dahlia Katz

Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical about a family coping with mental illness feels on-the-nose and obvious Read more


Old Stock, Tarragon

Stoo Metz Photography

The acclaimed musical inspired by the lives of Hannah Moscovitch's paternal great-grandparents has finally docked in Toronto – and it was worth the wait Read more


Robert Markus and Jessica Sherman in Dear Evan Hansen

Photo by Matthew Murphy

Mirvish production of the Tony Award-winning musical about a social outcast who becomes an online hero is a highly effective YA fantasy Read more