All posts by Megan Mooney

Megan loves being in the thick of all things theatre, but her ultimate goal is to promote theatre to the world of non-theatre people. It was the same when she was the theatre writer for blogTO, or the Fringe Correspondent for CBC Radio One‘s Here and Now, as it is as the founder of Mooney on Theatre. Her basic belief is that there is theatre/performance out there for everyone to love, they just need to find it. This is not to be confused with the idea that everyone should love theatre for theatre’s sake, in fact, as obsessed as she is with theatre, even *she* doesn’t love all types of theatre.

Go see Attack of the One Man Shows on Tuesday! (one night only! Act now! Other infomercial type phrases!)

by Megan Mooney

On Tuesday March 9, 2010, at the Supermarket in Kensington Market you have the opportunity to see two one-man shows for $10.  Basically you’re getting two-for-one.  And the one is very reasonably priced…

The two shows are:  Nile Seguin’s Fear of a Brown Planet and Gavin Stephens’ Spectacular! Spectacular! and the event is being put together by Nerdgasm Comedy

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Future Folk – Sulong Theatre Collective at Theatre Passe Muraille

By Megan Mooney

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I know this sounds odd, but often I try and read as little as possible about a show before I go. I like to go without expectations. Sometimes that means that the beginning of a show is a bit of a shock. Sulong Theatre Collective’s Future Folk playing at Theatre Passe Muraille was one of those shows.

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Toronto Theatre Contest – Win a pair of tickets to 'GRIMMtoo'

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Theatre Smith-Gilmour will be presenting GRIMMtoo in association with Factory Theatre.

Check out the profile piece about the show in NOW by Jon Kaplan. In the profile he tells us “A few years ago they collaborated with Humber Theatre students on a Grimm-based show. The project worked so well that, as part of the company’s 30th anniversary, the troupe has devised GRIMM too. The work stays away from the familiar tales – Cinderella, Hansel And Gretel, for example – and sticks with lesser-known narratives.”

GRIMMtoo is playing until March 21, 2010 at the Factory Theatre Studio with ticket prices ranging from $20 to $28. But, if you’re lucky, you might not even need to pay, because you can win a pair of tickets to the Thursday February 25 show.

To win just be the lucky 13th person to email us at contests@mooneyontheatre.com, with the subject line “GRIMMtoo” before noon on Wednesday.

For more information, see the press release below.

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Intimate Apparel – Canadian Stage Company

By Megan Mooney

intimate apparel I saw Intimate Apparel when Obsidian Theatre Company first produced it in 2008, and I loved it. I saw Intimate Apparel when Canadian Stage Company and Obsidian Theatre Company produced it together this year, and I still loved it.

It’s a lovely play with an engaging story, excellent actors, great direction and a beautiful set. What’s not to like?

My show partner for this one, Leanne (who also happens to be Mooney on Theatre’s new assistant editor, yay Leanne!), also really enjoyed the show. She told me she found the first act a tiny bit slow, and I can see that. The piece seemed to drag a wee bit until the first scene between Esther (Raven Dauda) and Mayme (Lisa Berry). The energy between the two of them was electric, and for me, the show soared from that point on. When I thought back to it, I remembered feeling the same way when I first saw the show.

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Once and for all we're gonna tell you who we are so shut up and listen – Harbourfront worldstage

By Megan Mooney

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If I had to choose one word to describe Once and for all we’re gonna tell you who we are so shut up and listen playing at Harbourfront’s worldstage it would be "interesting".

People have been blown away by this show, raving about it.  When I was leaving the theatre I could hear people all around me saying how amazing they thought it was.  I felt like maybe I was missing something.  I thought the show was interesting, and there were some very cool things about it, but amazing is not the word that leapt to mind.

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