Category Archives: Theatre

As You Like It down home on the Rock

[caption id="attachment_1403" align="alignleft" width="300"] Robin Hutton as Hymen with members of the company in As You Like It. Photography by David Hou.[/caption] As You Like It Stratford Festival 2016 Avon Theatre Written by William Shakespeare Adapted by Adrian Mitchell Directed by Jillian Keiley Approximate running time: 2 hours and 56 minutes (with one 20-minute interval)…
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Family fun in the magical snowy world of Narnia

[caption id="attachment_1398" align="alignleft" width="300"] Members of the company in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Photography by David Hou.[/caption] The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe Stratford Festival 2016 Avon Theatre Written by C.S. Lewis Adapted by Adrian Mitchell Directed by Tim Carroll Approximate running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes (with one 20-minute…
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All My Sons a riveting thoughtful production

[caption id="attachment_1394" align="alignnone" width="200"] Joseph Ziegler as Joe Keller in All My Sons. Photography by David Hou.[/caption] All My Sons Stratford Festival 2016 Tom Patterson Theatre Written by Arthur Miller Directed by Martha Henry Approximate running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes (with intervals of 10 and 15 minutes) May 30-September 25 Toll-free: 1.800.567.1600 519.273.1600…
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A Chorus Line brings glamour, glitter and pure sweat to the Festival

[caption id="attachment_1391" align="alignnone" width="604"] Members of the company in A Chorus Line. Photography by David Hou.[/caption] A Chorus Line Stratford Festival 2016 Festival Theatre Written by Michael Bennett Music by Marvin Hamlisch Lyrics by Edward Kleban Directed and choreographed by Donna Feore Approximate running time: 2 hours and 10 minutes (with no intervals) May 31…
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Murderously entertaining Macbeth opens Stratford

[caption id="attachment_1386" align="alignleft" width="200"] Ian Lake as Macbeth and Krystin Pellerin as Lady Macbeth. Photography by David Hou[/caption] Macbeth Stratford Festival 2016 Festival Theatre Written by William Shakespeare Directed by Antoni Cimolino Approximate running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes (with one 20-minute interval) May 30-October 23 Toll-free: 1.800.567.1600 519.273.1600 orders@stratfordfestival.ca groups@stratfordfestival.ca specialorders@stratfordfestival.ca Director Antoni…
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Cheryl Jennings reviews Present Laughter

Present Laughter By Noel Coward Directed by Rob Coles Palace Theatre Noel Coward is known as a master of comedy. His plays reflect the high society that he frequented… a society that did not survive the Second World War. Present Laughter was written in 1939 and first staged in 1942 when that war was upon…
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Cheryl Jennings reviews I Take Your Hand In Mine

Like so many of the famous, we know their names… Anton Chekhov, the playwright, Konstantin Stanislavsky, the director and teacher of actors, but we rarely know the person. We can look up what the history books say, but, even that, gives us a distant glance at their lives. It is rare to have a chance…
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Jay Menard reviews Heathers: The Musical

Heathers: The Musical Musical Theatre Productions Books, Music, and Lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe Based on the film by Daniel Waters Produced by Adam Zess Directed by Ian Bader Musical Director: Eric Charbonneau Choreographer: Lia Karidas Starring: Laura Martineau as Veronica Sawyer Stephan Ingram as J.D. Elena Reyes as Heather Chandler Run time:…
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