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War Horse Tixs for Canadian Vets

In recognition of Remembrance Day, Mirvish Productions is offering complimentary tickets to War Horse to any Canadian veteran or member of the armed forces from November 13 to December 2.  Companion tickets can be purchased from $39 to $69 at … Continue reading

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Louise Pitre heads to the Bruce Peninsula

So looking forward to the brilliant Louis Pitre performance at the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound on Friday, October 12th.  I have fond memories of working with her on the television series Star Portraits, however it is her stage performances … Continue reading

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Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man”

In a twist of fate, the revival of Gore Vidal‘s political play The Best Man saw the author pass away at 86 during the run.  Currently at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater until September 9, the play boasts a who’s who cast … Continue reading

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Jersey Boys working it down under

After a 13 month run from July 2009 to August 2010, the Australian company of Jersey Boys heads back to Melbourne’s Princess Theatre for a limited 14 week run beginning January 10.  Currently in Brisbane for the summer the boys … Continue reading

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Dancap….exit stage left…

July 12 marks the last opening night for Dancap Productions…ending a five-year ride that saw great highlights as well as lows.  Once again the Toronto commercial theatre landscape has shrunk…which doesn’t bode well since healthy competition keeps everyone on their … Continue reading

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Al Pacino returns to Broadway

This fall will see the return to Broadway by veteran actor Al Pacino in the 30th anniversary of David Mamet’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross.  In the 1992 film version Pacino played Ricky Roma, however in this incarnation he … Continue reading

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Beatles Musical set for the fall

Jamie Hendry Productions, the producer of Legally Blonde the Musical, is one of the producers behind Let It Be, which is due to hit the Prince of Wales Theatre in London on September 14.  The premiere of this theatrical production … Continue reading

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War Horse extended in Toronto

As expected, no sooner did the stunning War Horse production open, the producer announced its stay at the Princess of Wales Theatre is extended until September 30.  Although I’ve only seen a dress rehearsal (seeing the show on April4)I knew … Continue reading

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The Blue Dragon…Brilliant Theatre

I had the opportunity to see the current production of The Blue Dragon at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto recently…and what a delightful surprise.  Having no expectations entering the theatre the play transported the audience, as theatre should, to … Continue reading

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Into The Woods…on the big screen

Following on the heals of the Jersey Boys movie announcement, we hear there is an adaptation of the 1987 Tony Award winning musical Into The Woods heading to the big screen.  This project will be directed by Rob Marshall, who … Continue reading

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