His performance is like a poem. It’s presented with simplicity but has as many meanings as there are seats in the audience.
Hamilton theatre maker Luke Brown first saw Every Brilliant Thing at Canadian Stage in Toronto when it ran in late 2018.
They bare more than their midlife midriffs as they face themselves and their life choices, and struggle to remain friends
“Walter is someone you will like. He doesn’t want your pity. He wants you to understand how it feels to be him”
In the 20 years since its London premiere, Mamma Mia! has been described as everything from “comfort food” to “uplifting”
A cast of six women and eight men, comprising the ‘Melodious Misses,’ ‘Marvelous Misters,’ and one ‘Mr. Chairman’
This musical, first choreographed by Bob Fosse on Broadway, still has considerable play in our modern world
The Beauty Queen of Leenane at Theatre Burlington plays two more nights, February 14th and 15th. You must book your tickets.
Frost Bites 2020 marked the fifth anniversary for the mid winter theatre festival presented by the Hamilton Fringe organization.
Theatre Aquarius gives audiences some troubling social realities to grapple with in its current main stage production
Noted director Peter Brook, famously said, that all one needed for theatre to occur, was an “empty space, and an audience”.
A friendship between three working class women, two white and one black, whose relationship unravels when they all apply for a middle level management job
The story centres around four big city dwellers searching for meaning and happiness in their lives amid feelings of love, loss, and loneliness.
Family is the core of the show, and fortunately, Kamermans’ assembled ensemble feels like a family, comfortable with each other
Beginning January 24th, Dundas Little Theatre presents Over the River and Through the Woods, a comedic play with Italian flair by Joe DiPietro.
This is a timely revival of a fascinating play, that is being reintroduced to an audience, who almost certainly, will never have heard of it
For the young teens and children of today, the arrival of the 2013 Disney animated musical film, Frozen, was a gigantic and titanic ice mountain
The family friendly show promises all of the beloved songs from the original film (music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson–Lopez and Robert Lopez)
The View Reviewers weigh in on the 2019 theatre scene. Each one has created their own special award to honour their favourite of the year.
The play isn’t so much a tragedy as a searing examination of depleted salesmen trapped in webs of deceit and desperation,
“Perfection” is a word one always hesitates to use when writing in a critical context, even when one has used it before
Hamilton theatre maker Vicktoria Adam has always been drawn to stories ‘about people trying to find their place in the world
The play, based on Mamet’s own experiences working in a real estate office, follows four Chicago real estate agents looking to sell undesirable property
Jordan Toth makes his ‘directorial debut’ at Village Theatre with Agatha Christie’s The Unexpected Guest, and this is by no means a lightweight play.
Theatre Ancaster’s upcoming MainStage production is Mamma Mia!; a “jukebox musical” based upon the hit songs of ABBA, the Swedish super-group
This Player’s Guild production, with tasteful musical direction by Brenda Uchimaru, is a slick, polished, and professional calibre evening of theatre
The story itself is about a young girl who wants to meet her biological father. Her mother claims he was a one night stand and she can’t remember his name.
Drury Lane Theatrical Productions kick off their season with Legally Blonde: The Musical, a stage adaptation of the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon
It’s official: The Rocky Horror Show just won’t go away. And aren’t we happy and fortunate that this is the case?
Dorothy L. Sayers is mainly remembered for her “Lord Peter Wimsey” series of ‘gentleman detective’ novels written between 1923 and 1937
When a lead actor confesses that her character is one of her ‘dream roles,’ it would seem to portend great things.
How responsible is a person for what others do with that person’s idea? Such is the subject of Vern Thiessen’s Einstein’s Gift
Theatre Aquarius has made a gripping choice for its next production, one embodying mature and realistic notions of modern families and identity.
Starting October 25th, nostalgia will hold sway at The Players’ Guild of Hamilton as the new wartime musical revue I’ll Be Seeing You has its premiere.
Dundas Little Theatre’s latest production, is Canadian playwright Vern Thessien’s 2003 drama, Einstein’s Gift. It is a thoughtful “memory play”
The Rocky Horror Show (hereafter referred to as RHS) is an October staple. Every Halloween season local rep cinemas program the 1975 film
The tech heavy nature of the production was one of the reasons it was initially struck from the playbill.
9M Theatre Company presents the romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing, for one more weekend, in the second floor “Bright Room” at the Staircase Theatre
According to director Gwendolyn Starks this play is a comedy of manners in the style of Noel Coward and Oscar Wilde.
It is now October, and that means it’s time, for our annual look at some of the theatre productions, coming up on local stages.
Director Tom Levely and Producer Michelle Spanik have put together a solid foundation for what looks like a great promise of theatre to come in 2019/20.
Theatre Aquarius opens a new season with Norm Foster’s Renovations For Six directed by Ron Ulrich who has amassed a great cast.
This is not your Grandmother’s version of Shakespeare. Although Shakespeare penned this particular play, way back in 1601
The story centres on a cantankerous matriarch of a family, who recalls the moment, that Newfoundland joined Confederation in 1949
The Classical Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Produced at the Pearl Company and directed by Gary Santucci.
Penned in 1982 by John Chapman (Move Over Mrs. Markham) and Dave Freeman (The Benny Hill Show) the play revolves around the activities of divorcee Harriet
The Fringe Festival continues in force, so make sure to check out these reviews and enjoy some fine theatre
Evan Hansen camp of modern musicals that forego sequins and kick lines and focus instead on the challenges of real life.
Curtain Call Performing Arts Company takes the stage July 12 at Hamilton Theatre Inc. with Next to Normal. Curtain Call
2019 is set to be an incredible year for the Hamilton Fringe, and the Players’ Guild of Hamilton is one of the best venues
David Brennan was born and raised in the Hammer, a place he describes as the perfect incubator for his comic soul.
Camille Intson, is a young woman, from Hamilton, with a real gift for narrative storytelling, writing songs, and plays.
The Hamilton Choir Project, has for the past three seasons, presented several choral focused concerts, on the local arts scene.
This week sees the debut of Tor’s newest experimental performance piece, Seven Songs, which is playing at the Staircase.
Hamilton Arts Week was launched in 2015 to celebrate local arts and culture, and increase visibility for the area’s creative industries.
Shanley, is a popular and prolific playwright, and this Irish-American romantic–comedy, is his most recent play.
Their final production of the season, The Hamilton Players’ Guild presents, The Gentleman Clothier, directed by Greg Flis and produced by Lynne Jamieson
Four performances remain of The Pearl Company’s run of My Father’s House, a troubling, emotional play based on Canadian writer Sylvia Fraser’s book
“After two years of telling stories every month, we took a season off,” says one of its founding members, multidisciplinary artist Lisa Pijuan–Nomura.
Patrick Cargill’s Don’t Misunderstand Me, currently presented as a co–production by Act 4 Productions and Theatre Burlington
Enter Mind Play, a theatre festival devoted to exploring mental health through the medium of performance art.
“Daniel strikes me as an anachronism. He admits that he resembles a man who appears out of time, and that is how The Gentleman Clothier, is described,”
The beauty pageant tradition was thriving. Like the Oscars, the Grey Cup or a quality Friday night made–for–tv movie, the pageant found the family huddled
“We were looking for a script that would enable the four of us to work together closely, with the opportunity for us all to interact on stage."
(Hamilton, Ontario) “The list of benefits of being involved in drama and theatre performance is extensive,”
For the improv comedy troupe The Understudies: their hit show Swipe Right For Love will be featured as part of this year’s Hamilton Fringe Festival
Growing up in post–WWII Britain, young Tommy is left catatonic after witnessing a murder involving his parents, who browbeat him into remaining silent.
While writers like Margaret Atwood can write dystopian fiction like The Handmaid’s Tale, most of them resist their writing, being categorized as “sci–fi”
It’s hard to quantify Visiting Mr Green, the Jeff Baron play currently being co-produced by Snapping Turtle Productions and the Pearl Company.
Many of us who were teenagers in the mid ‘70’s will forever have a special place reserved in our hearts for “Monty Python’s Flying Circus”
The four friends at the centre of The Aldershot Player’s latest offering prove that Always a Bridesmaid doesn’t have to mean never a bride.