Justin Haigh's walkabout production of the Dickens tale will haunt you with its warmth and generosity Read more


Works by Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young, William Forsythe, Natasha Powell and Bill Coleman topped our list of the best in dance Read more


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


Between Riverside And Crazy, Coal Mine Theatre, 2019

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Coal Mine Theatre's production of Stephen Adly Guirgis's timely Pulitzer winner features some good performances, but it feels cramped Read more


Cats, National Tour, 2019

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Andrew Lloyd Webber's plotless 80s classic still has the power to mesmerize and enchant Read more

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Six comics discuss empowering marginalized voices in the face of offensive acts like Shane Gillis and Louis C.K. Read more

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Between Breaths, Factory Theatre, 2019

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Robert Chafe's play drains all the life from the story of Newfoundland animal behaviourist Jon Lien, who saved over 500 whales from fishing nets Read more

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The comedy club will open multiple theatres at One York Street in late 2020 Read more


Anand Rajaram in Buffoon, 2019

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Anand Rajaram triumphs in this inspired debut production of Anosh Irani's script about a clown's tragicomic life Read more


The Adventures Of Pinocchio, YPT, 2019

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


Here Are The Fragments, 2019

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Neurologist Suvendrini Lena's show opens up ways of understanding the effects of racism and mental illness Read more


Nearing their 20-year anniversary, the Montreal-based band has found a way to tell their story, including details even long-time fans may not know Read more


Winter Stations


It’s going to be a long winter, but that's no reason to stay inside. Here are the best outdoor, arts, music, stage and food events to keep you busy in the months ahead Read more


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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


On her debut solo tour, the Drag Race winner's conceptual lip syncs are sometimes undermined by obvious visuals Read more


Peter Kelly, Devon Snell, Roberto Soria in Ame Henderson's RING, 2019

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Although the Toronto Dance Theatre performers execute their moves well, this hypnotic ensemble piece could be more polished Read more


The Wager Theatre Gargantua

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Multidisciplinary show about belief and misinformation is full of impressive visuals and rigorous performances, but lacks substance Read more


A Midsummer Night's Dream, 2019

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Although the Monarch Tavern isn't the best site for it, there are lots of imaginative, forward-thinking flourishes in this Shakespeare BASH'd production Read more


Swim Team, 2019

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Remount of SummerWorks hit about aspiring swimmers could have been expanded to include more details Read more


Mona Golabek's memoir about her pianist mother's life resonates in today's era of intolerance toward minorities and refugees Read more