FireWorks: Divine Wrecks a heartbreaking & powerful tale of forbidden love – erotic, wickedly funny & engaging

A high school hockey god falls in love with the wrong girl: his teacher, who falls right back at him. And there’s nothing more heartbreaking than a wrong love that feels so right. Alumnae Theatre opened its third annual FireWorks series to a packed house in the Studio last night, the three-show program launching withContinue reading “FireWorks: Divine Wrecks a heartbreaking & powerful tale of forbidden love – erotic, wickedly funny & engaging”

StageWorks Toronto’s Cabaret: Sexy, powerful and boldly staged with a sharp ensemble

Berlin in the early 1930s: a city teaming with life, creativity and possibility. The Kit Kat Klub: a seedy palace of edgy, playful and raunchy entertainment. And a political storm is brewing that will change everything. StageWorks Toronto opened its fifth musical, Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret (book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play byContinue reading “StageWorks Toronto’s Cabaret: Sexy, powerful and boldly staged with a sharp ensemble”

SummerWorks: Powerful, moving & darkly funny apocalyptic musical And Now, The End

A musical about an impending apocalypse by asteroid? Count me in! Ante Up Productions’ And Now, The End at SummerWorks – by writing team Victoria Hauser, Emily Nixon, Drew O’Hara, Zach Parkhurst and Jake Vanderham, with music, lyrics and music direction by Vanderham, and direction by Esther Jun – is just the thing. Roxton, a smallContinue reading “SummerWorks: Powerful, moving & darkly funny apocalyptic musical And Now, The End”

Some sympathy for the devils in StageWorks Toronto’s Assassins

“Attention must be paid!” This line from The Death of a Salesman is used as a major talking point by John Wilkes Booth in Assassins. Not able to achieve recognition by regular means, there are some people who will go to extreme measures to be noticed, undertaking the death of another. StageWorks Toronto’s production ofContinue reading “Some sympathy for the devils in StageWorks Toronto’s Assassins”