Playful performances, handsome set design, and contemporary relevance help the beloved musical live up to its reputation.
By Dennis Garnhum. Based on the novel by Timothy Findley. Directed by Lois Anderson.
Director Amiel Gladstone guides a quintet of seasoned performers through a sharp script.
URP’s production of American Idiot is a spectacular celebration of punk-rock band Green Day’s music, told through a high-energy, theatrical experience.
Structured as a mental-health review board hearing, the dynamically yet sensitively performed show is a comic breakdown of how she became "certified" eight times.
Carousel Theatre for Young People’s production also provides a few lessons in Cree, which is presented her as "the language of the mosquitoes".
The solo show unpacks the actor's Indo-Caribbean-Hindu-Canadian heritage with engaging conversational style and inspired audience involvement.
Bahareh Yaraghi's Jess most clearly exemplifies how high the “cost of living”, financial and emotional, really is.
Solo performer Joel De la Fuente adeptly flips between characters in recounting a story of discrimination and heroic dissent.
It takes a while to hit its stride, but the projections are beautiful and the wild last quarter has to be seen to be believed.
Work shines a fresh light on Asperger Syndrome, but play has a few loose ends.
It's a pleasant surprise to find a whole musical can emerge from a sole performer, thriving on the possibilities of pure imagination.