All posts by Adelina Fabiano

Adelina has enjoyed theatre from an early age when one of her elementary teachers cast her in school play. That was the beginning of Adelina's passion for theatre. She then pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dramatic Arts followed by a Bachelor of Education degree. She continues to be actively involved in community theatre, dance and loves to put on productions with her students! As a writer for Mooney on Theatre, Adelina feels she is very fortunate to go out and see fellow performers on stage as their work continues to inspire her.

Review: Someone Else (Crow’s Theatre)

Kristen Thomson’s deftly written script brings depth to the Toronto theatre scene in Someone Else

Someone Else, presented by Crow’s Theatre in association with Canadian Stage, investigates the deteriorating relationship between a married couple with raw truth and shows how the past can often lead to self-destruction. With an extraordinary cast of actors, astute and detailed direction, and a uniquely written and layered script, Someone Else, is a theatrical feat that reminds us of the strength and value of theatre.

Written by the remarkably talented Kristen Thomson, Someone Else, develops characters of great depth. Her narrative approach is raw and honest making the story’s plot undeniably real and unpredictable. In this piece, Thomson fearlessly goes where most do not dare to go. Continue reading Review: Someone Else (Crow’s Theatre)

Review: Fiddler on the Roof (Encore Entertainment)

The timeless musical theatre classic Fiddler on the Roof is brought back to life at the Toronto Center for the Arts

Encore’s recent production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Toronto Center For the Arts brings community theatre to a whole new level! High calibre performances coupled with dynamic choreography and direction, this timeless piece once again leaves the audience wanting more. Continue reading Review: Fiddler on the Roof (Encore Entertainment)

Review: Kathak Mahotsav Canada (Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization)

Experience traditional Kathak dance at the Studio Theatre in Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.

This year’s Harbourfront Centre’s NextSteps series started off with quite an original piece. Now in its 5th year, Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization presents Kathak Mahotsav Canada at the Studio Theatre in Harbourfront Centre.

The festival is a four day event which includes performances by prominent Canadian and international Kathak artists. A pioneer of Kathak dance in Canada, and the driving force in keeping this ancient dance alive is renowned Rina Singha. Small in stature, but strong in presence, this Friday evening performance began with an endearing warm welcome from Rina Singha herself. Continue reading Review: Kathak Mahotsav Canada (Rina Singha Kathak Dance Organization)

Tony Ho’s Sad People (Fauxhemian Productions) 2012 Toronto Fringe Review

One word to describe Tony Ho’s Sad People is original. Produced by The Fauxhemian Collective, this show is made up of actors, writers, filmmakers, comedians, musicians, and dancers. Each night features different guest artists who accompany four actors spearheading this project at the Robert Gill theatre at this year’s Toronto Fringe Festival.

Bringing me back to the early days of Saturday Night Live, when comedy sketch was truly far more raw and improvised, Tony Ho’s Sad People definitely pushes boundaries, making this an outrageously memorable Fringe experience. Continue reading Tony Ho’s Sad People (Fauxhemian Productions) 2012 Toronto Fringe Review

The Canary Wallpaper & Underwood (Ink on Paper) 2012 Toronto Fringe Review

Poetic and lyrical, The Canary Wallpaper & Underwood  presented by Ink on Paper combines striking choreography accompanied by compelling musical scores and a powerful narrative. Sure to be one of this year’s most unique pieces at the Toronto Fringe Festival, The Canary Wallpaper & Underwood is hauntingly enticing. Continue reading The Canary Wallpaper & Underwood (Ink on Paper) 2012 Toronto Fringe Review