All posts by Ryan Kerr

Review: Romeo and Juliet – CanStage TD Canada Trust Dream in High Park

Never have I been more proud to be a Torontonian, than after seeing Canstage TD Canada Trust Dream in High Park. It was, simply the BEST Shakespearean production I have EVER seen, ANYWHERE.

This season’s production of Romeo and Juliet was clever, beautiful, and accessible. It retold the familiar story with an infectious energy and all without pandering to young audiences or needlessly resorting to “modern-day” vernacular.

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Come Tumbling Down (Theatre in the Red) – 2010 Toronto Fringe Review

By Ryan Kerr

Come Tumbling Down was the story of an awkward romance turned terribly wrong. Jack meets Jill online and they arrange to meet at a restaurant for dinner. Despite Jack’s incredible nervousness (and perhaps, a minor social disorder) Jill falls in love and wants to pursue some kind of relationship.

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Just the Ticket (JR Entertainment) – 2010 Toronto Fringe Review

By Ryan Kerr

The Annex Theatre’s wood-paneled walls and symmetrical wooden staircases provided an excellent backdrop for Just the Ticket – an 80’s era comedy about a young barfly’s love of Billy Joel and his attempts to snag tickets to “the concert of the century”. If you know Billy Joel’s work inside and out, you may appreciate Just the Ticket even more, but I needed no prior knowledge to laugh out loud (lol) repeatedly at the wonderful performances and clever writing.

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