Here are some theatres, plays and actors I really like. This page will be updated occasionally.


Theatre festivals:


  • Age of Arousal (Linda Griffiths)
  • Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes (Tony Kushner)
  • The Attic, the Pearls and Three Fine Girls (Jennifer Brewin, Leah Cherniak, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Alisa Palmer & Martha Ross)
  • A Beautiful View (Daniel MacIvor)
  • The Burning Bush (Tracey Erin Smith)
  • Hamlet (William Shakespeare)
  • Hedda Gabler (Henrik Ibsen)
  • Help Yourself (Kat Sandler)
  • Kim’s Convenience (Ins Choi)
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (William Shakespeare)
  • Montparnasse (Maev Beaty and Erin Shields)
  • The Palace of the End (Judith Thompson)
  • Stop Kiss (Diana Son)
  • Time Stands Still (Donald Margulies)
  • Twelfth Night (William Shakespeare)
  • Wit (Margaret Edson)
  • You Are Here (Daniel MacIvor)


  • Billy Bishop Goes to War (John Gray and Eric Peterson)
  • Billy Elliot (music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall)
  • A Depper Kind of Love (Kat Leonard)
  • My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding (David Hein and Irene Carl Sankoff)
  • The Sound of Music (Richard Rogers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein III, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse)
  • Rent (Jonathan Larson)

Actors (some of these folks also appear on the T.V. & movies page):  Heather Allin, Thom Allison, Maev Beaty, Fiona Byrne, Susan Coyne, Patricia Fagan, Sara Farb, Sharry Flett, Megan Follows, Kelli Fox, Nonnie Griffin, Christine Horne, Tabitha Keast, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Kate Nelligan, Nancy Palk, Krystin Pellerin, Eric Peterson, Louise Pitre, Christopher Plummer, Tennille Read, Liisa Repo-Martell, Evan Alexander Smith, Tracey Erin Smith, Ordena Stephens-Thompson, Emma Thompson, Jean Yoon, Jenny Young, Joseph Zeigler


8 thoughts on “Theatre”

  1. Hi Cate, was looking for an email address to contact you directly but you’re a hard woman to track down! I’m getting in touch on behalf of the Toronto Irish Players regarding their upcoming production of ‘Midden’ by Morna Regan. We would like to offer you 2 complimentary tickets to one of our opening weekend shows on Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd or Sunday 24th in exchange for a review on your blog? I look forward to hearing from you!!

  2. Hi Cate!

    My theatre company, Seven Siblings Theatre, is producing their first Toronto show, Mercury Fur, at the end of August. I’d love to be able to send you our press release and set up a story or interview.

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