Rick Miller at Dora Awards 2019

Photo by John Lauener

Despite inspiring acceptance speeches for shows like School Girls and Guarded Girls, the fact that the ceremony was held on a Tuesday – when many theatre artists are working – rather than a Monday was a slap in the face Read more


Yan Liu and Dawn Jani Birley in The Black Drum, 2019

Photo by Dahlia Katz

Filled with folkloric and fantastical elements, Adam Pottle's show is imbued with humanity and heart Read more


The 150+ show festival doesn't kick off until Wednesday (July 3), but get your tickets now to catch works by these guaranteed scene-stealers Read more

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


Carrie Sager, co-founder & "prez" of FLIP Publicity, 2019

Photo by Samuel Engelking

After more than three decades, Sager – the co-founder of Toronto's premiere PR firm FLIP Publicity – is closing shop Read more


NOW critics pick the best comedy, art, stage shows and, of course, parties happening during Pride Month Read more

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Four Sisters, at Luminato, 2019

Photo by Jeremy Mimnagh

The final work in Susanna Fournier’s ambitious Empire Trilogy pays rich theatrical dividends Read more


Extravaganza Eleganza, 2019

Photo by Katherine Folger, edited by Marshall Lorenzo

Tricia Black and Tom Hearn were barely even out five years ago; now they're becoming role models for the next generation of LGBTQ funny people Read more


Full Light Of Day at Luminato, 2019

Photo by Don Lee, Banff Centre

Daniel Brooks's ambitious drama about a wealthy, corrupt Canadian family gets a handsome production, but its characters and narrative need finessing Read more

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Kira at Luminato, 2019

Photo by Dahlia Katz

Fara Tolno's drumming resonates more effectively than the dance in Lua Shayenne Dance Company's West African-influenced show Read more


From lots of Pride-related events to a free, large-scale dance production in The Bentway’s reclaimed space under the Gardiner, here a few of this month's must-see shows Read more

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After creating over 60 original works for the company, the 64-year-old dancer and choreographer leaves "one of the best jobs in Canada" on his own terms Read more


Michael Terriault, Travis Seetoo and Kelly Wong in Rope, Shaw Festival, 2019

Photo by Emily Cooper

Jani Lauzon's staging of the murder mystery delivers thrills, chills and fine performances Read more


Michael Blake, Gordon S. Miller, Othello at Stratford Festival, 2019

Photo by Chris Young

Nigel Shawn Williams's powerful production shifts the emphasis from jealousy to societal racism and misogyny Read more


Matt Nethersole and ensemble in Brigadoon, Shaw Festival, 2019

Photo by David Cooper

Even with Brian Hill's updated book, this nostalgic musical about a lost Scottish village evokes head-scratching, not magic Read more



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From Luminato to the Fringe Festival and Shakespeare performed outdoors, don't miss these acts on stage Read more

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1991, part of the RISER Project, 2019

Photo by Dahlia Katz

Cole Lewis's autobiographical coming-of-age show is essential, powerful viewing Read more


Ensemble in August: Osage County, Soulpepper 2019

Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann

Tracy Letts's epic family drama is funny, harrowing and resonates powerfully with our troubled times Read more


Alan Dilworth, incoming artistic director of Necessary Angel, May 2019

Photo by Dahlia Katz

The former acting artistic director of Soulpepper takes the reins of the innovative 41-year-old independent company Read more



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Dean Burry and Yvette Nolan's opera brings the woman who helped document the history of the Boethuk Indigenous communities to vivid life Read more