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Steve Fisher

From a pop music legend and two Olivier Award-winning Canadians to one of the country's most eclectic artists performing behind bars, here are a bunch of folks serving up big drama in the new year Read more

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Cylla von Tiedemann

From the Soulpepper scandal to the changing of the artistic leadership at many of the city's biggest institutions, here are the some of the highlights of a very dramatic year Read more

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Alvin Collantes

It was easy to feel down this year, but these talented artists – from theatre, comedy and dance – make us optimistic for the future Read more

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Last week, co-owners Gary Rideout Jr. and James Elksnitis threw a big bash for the comedy community to celebrate the institution that's changed people's lives and forever altered the scene Read more

Comedy

From fearless young dancers to a kickass comedy curator and several theatre veterans, here are some big talents heating up this season Read more

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Erika Batdorf's show about art and mental illness is enhanced by technology and strong performances Read more

Theatre

With venues closer together and fewer shows than usual, this year's festival of new performance works is going to be easier than ever to navigate. Just make sure these notable talents are on your must-see list. Read more

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Adina Katz's intense solo show shines a powerful light on surviving sexual abuse Read more

Theatre

This part of the RAGE trilogy keeps us at a distance Read more

Theatre

Trent Arterberry's autobiographical show about four decades as a professional mime and children's entertainer is informative but a little shallow Read more

Theatre

Michael Ross Albert's early play set in the art milieu could use a sounder structure Read more

Theatre

What should be a fun interactive drinking show goes down the drain because of the venue's constraints** Read more

Theatre

Briana Brown's play about siblings attempting to reconcile over their father's deathbed keeps us intrigued Read more

Theatre

This is MacKay's first attempt at full-length storytelling, and it shows Read more

Theatre

Hilarious sketches set in hospitals reflect talented troupe's diversity Read more

Theatre

Autobiographical show about giving up all sorts of vices is no laughing matter Read more

Theatre

The jazz is great, but the short plays are a little off-key in this site-specific show Read more

Theatre

Sex T-Rex rolls the 20-sided die in this improvised fantasy show and produces lots of laughs Read more

Theatre

Site-specific boat show might make your mind wander when the action nosedives Read more

Theatre

Comedy gets big laughs by riffing on the tropes of "boy adventurer" stories Read more

Theatre