Review: Frankenstein – Catalyst Theatre

By Dana Lacy

Frankenstein on stage as Toronto’s Canadian Stage’s last 2009-2010 show in the Bluma

You all know the story of Frankenstein. What if Dr. Seuss wrote it?

I’m one of those people who can’t stand watching movie trailers for fear of ruining the experience. Same goes with plays: when I read that Frankenstein was lurching into town, I booked my ticket and avidly avoided all other information about the play. This time, it was especially important: the story of a mad genius who creates life has been told countless times in countless ways, and I liked that there’d still be an element of surprise, even if the story was one I’d heard before. It was worth the wait.

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Review: Sunday on the Rocks – Robinson Street Productions 2 Co-op

By Crystal Wood

Four females talk about life, love… and scotch in this play on stage in Toronto until May 23

Before there was Sex and the City, there was Theresa Rebeck’s 1994 play Sunday on the Rocks. So, if you’re dying for some booze-fuelled girl-gabbing before the SATC sequel comes out, this play might help to fill that void.

Playing at Bread & Circus (one of this writer’s favourite theatre venues, and not just because you can bring your drinks inside), the play focuses around one fateful Sunday where four roommates discuss relationships, philosophies and fears.
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Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of May 10, 2010

by Leanne Milech

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

Our cheap Toronto theatre picks for this week focus on Theatre Passe Muraille, which currently has three affordable theatre options for your viewing pleasure. We’ve also thrown in a couple of other theatre events for you to check out that aren’t related to Theatre Passe Muraille, just for good measure. The Canadian Stage Company‘s splashy, inexpensive Festival of Ideas and Creation has us MoT contributers all hot and bothered, and we’re even excited about a show at Palmerston Library – yes, the library! Read on for more details and enjoy!

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Review: The Last Five Years – Angelwalk Theatre

By Megan Mooney

Eric Craig, Adrienne Merrell - photo by Katherine Verendia

Love live music at live theatre? Check out The Last Five Years playing at the Toronto Centre for the Arts

As part of their inaugural season at The Toronto Centre for the Arts, Angelwalk Theatre is presenting The Last Five Years.  It’s playing in the Studio Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, which is, by the way, a lovely little space.

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Review: Waiting for the Parade-Soulpepper

By Adelina Fabiano

Waiting for the Parade comes marching onto the Toronto Theatre scene


I‘ve anticipated Soulpepper‘s Waiting for the Parade by John Murrell for the longest time. Having performed parts of this play myself back in high school, I felt a close kinship to the piece and couldn’t wait to see what Soulpepper Theatre Company was going to do with it. Waiting for the Parade was definitely worth the wait!

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Mooney on Theatre is looking for an Editorial Intern

I’m losing my editor (to a good cause, she’s transferring things she learned at Mooney on Theatre to pursue her children’s book series with more gusto) and am now on the search for a new one.

The position will let you participate in all of the nitty gritty of an edited online publication, and is a great learning experience (and, of course, good resume fodder). 

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Toronto theatre contest -win a pair of tickets to 'Hana's Suitcase'

This week enter to win a pair of tickets to the acclaimed production of Hana’s Suitcase. Based on the best selling book by Karen Levine, this play is family freindly and uncovers the story of Hana Brady, when her suitcase arrives from Auschwitz.

Hana’a Suitcase will be playing at the Lorrain Kimsa Theatre for Young People until May 21st. Shows run Monday through Friday at 10:15 am with additional times Tuesday through Thursday at 1:00 pm also, and Sunday matinee at 11:00 am and 2:30 pm. Tickets are from $10-$20 and can be purchased by contacting the box office at (416) 862-2222 or online.

Don’t miss your opportunity to watch a great show this weekend! To be the lucky winner just be the 13th person to contact us here at contests@mooneyontheatre.com quoting the subject line Hana’s Suitcase. The winner will be announced on Wednesday for a pair of tickets to Sunday matinee at 11:00 am.

For more information about this play read a short synopsis from the press release below, or please visit Lorrain Kimsa Theatre for Young People

Good Luck!

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Review: Glengarry Glen Ross – Soulpepper

By Adam Collier

Like you’re theatre filled with profanity? Well, Glengarry Glen Ross playing in Toronto is the show for you!

Glengarry Glen Ross is on stage at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Soulpepper is producing the show.

In the first scene two men are sitting in the booth of a restaurant. One asks the other for leads (a sales term for potential buyers).

The man asking comes across as desperate to get what he wants. He talks a lot. He looks tense.

Scene two has a similar vibe. The subject is different (this time it is robbing an office) but there’s a rough, rude energy.

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The winner of a pair of tickets to – 'Death and the Maiden' is…

Congratulations Andrew Binks!

You and your lucky guest have won tickets to Friday night’s opening of Death and the Maiden, which will be playing at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.

Death and the Maiden, an Osculum Productions will be running from Friday May 7th until May 15th . Show times are Monday through Saturday at 8:00pm with two matinees Sunday May 9th and Saturday May 15th at 2:00pm. Tickets are $40- $50 and can be purchased at the box office by calling 416.366.7723, or online at www.stlc.com

To get more information about this play, visit www.stlc.com