Sunday, June 24, 2018

Shaw Festival’s O’Flaherty V.C. goes short and silly on a long and serious war

This year’s lunchtime show at the Shaw Festival serves up just the right mixture of serious and silly.

Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina takes the Toronto stage in the urgent Burning Doors

Burning Doors, a production by the Belarus Free Theatre playing at the Luminato Festival this week, has always been topical. But suddenly it’s taken on a new level of urgency.

COME FROM AWAY ENJOYS EXTENDED TORONTO RUN AMID STREAK OF SOLD-OUT SHOWS

Show was expected to wrap up next January; will now run February to late April

OPERA ATELIER MOVING FROM ELGIN THEATRE TO BIGGER ED MIRVISH

Toronto’s Opera Atelier announced on Monday morning that it will soon be moving its presentations to the Ed Mirvish Theatre, after having spent 20 years at the nearby Elgin Theatre.

CIVILIZED PRESENTS “A NIGHT OUT WITH CHELSEA HANDLER” IN SAINT JOHN, NB

The Town Hall event is Chelsea Handler's first Canadian speaking appearance

The Band’s Visit cleans up at Tony Awards, winning best musical

The American, grown-up musical The Band’s Visit outmuscled the acclaimed and sprawling British import Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for the most Tony Awards on Sunday, capturing 10 statuettes, including best musical.

IMPROV SHOW AVOCADO TOAST POKES FUN AT VANCOUVER STEREOTYPES

Vancouverites are invited to laugh at themselves and their city through a new improv show called Avocado Toast –Vancouver Grown, Free-Range Comedy.

MICHELLE WILLIAMS TO APPEAR IN ‘GREASE: THE MUSICAL’ IN TORONTO

Singer-songwriter Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child fame will appear in a Toronto production of “Grease: The Musical.” Producers say she’ll make a cameo as Teen Angel in the show from June 19-23.

MIRVISH PRODUCTIONS PROVIDES BUS SERVICE FOR MATINEE-GOERS IN FIVE ONTARIO LOCATIONS

Mirvish Productions is taking a page from the Stratford and Shaw festivals and providing a direct bus service for its patrons.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD DIGS FOR A DEEPER ATTICUS FINCH AT STRATFORD FESTIVAL

Based on the novel by Harper Lee. Adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel. Directed by Nigel Shawn Williams. Until November 4 at the Festival Theatre

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