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John Neumeier’s new ballet inspired by the Tolstoy novel is intense and often challenging, but it’s beautifully danced and always watchable more

Dance

Beautifully acted and directed production of Caryl Churchill's brief play speaks to our current and universal fears more

Theatre

Young People's Theatre's production of the well-known tale relies on old-fashioned theatrical effects rather than projections and electronics to create stage magic more

Musicals

World premieres of Her Inside Life and Kill The Poor prove that really bad life events can make for really good theatre more

Theatre

Jera Wolfe's choreography is fun to watch, and the production and performances are strong, but the work doesn't offer anything genuinely transformative more

Dance

ProArteDanza's beautifully danced spin on Mozart's comic opera comments on inter-gender social tensions in the #MeToo era more

Dance

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Stage

Janice Jo Lee's savagely funny solo show about cultural identity feels overly long, but many of her observations are right on target more

Theatre

Porte Parole and Crow's Theatre's mix of verbatim theatre and open debate helps bridge the political divide more

Theatre

But the play, though written with passion, feels strangely unfinished more

Theatre

Norman Yeung's complex play about academic freedom starts off well but devolves disappointingly into a thriller more

Theatre

Anosh Irani's play juxtaposing two distinct worlds – one in Canada, the other in India – feels deeply relevant, but the humour doesn't always land more

Theatre

Play based on the life of world heavyweight champion Jack Johnson should prove a contender come awards time, especially for its actors more

Theatre

Collective creation gives raucous voice and unforgettable shape to six marginalized women's lives more

Theatre

Singer/songwriter's ambitious second opera lacks a heart and a consistent musical tone more

Opera

Broadway-bound show checks off all the musical bio boxes, but is energized by imaginative staging, inspired choreography and superb performances more

Musicals

Justin Miller's drag alter ego encourages better living through breathing exercises and faith in self-improvement more

Theatre

Leighton Alexander Williams's freewheeling adaptation of Stephen Adly Guirgis's The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot is baggy but gets an electrifying production more

Theatre

Jennifer Haley's play about patrons of a pervy online realm receives a haunting, vivid staging more

Theatre

Sarah DeLappe's play about a high school girls' soccer team is brilliantly conceived and urgently relevant more

Theatre