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Review: What the Elf?! (The Second City)

Picture of Kyah Grace, Rabiya Mansoor, Bianca Alongi, Wilfred Lee, Connie Manfredi, and Rob Lewin in What the Elf?!Second City presents family friendly musical comedy for the holidays

The Second City presents What the Elf?! a family-friendly musical comedy show that reminds us it’s never too late to pursue our dreams. This production of What the Elf?! is based on a 2015 script (written by Leslie Seiler), re-worked and directed by Nigel Downer in collaboration with the ensemble cast. While revolving around the journey of Santa’s elves and reindeer, this show provides some life lessons for humans of all ages. 

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Review: A Million Billion Pieces (Young People’s Theatre)

Picture of Aldrin Bundoc and Kate Martin in A Million Billion Pieces by Dahlia KatzA Million Billion Pieces captures the intensity of young love in a complex world

Young People’s Theatre presents the world premiere of A Million Billion Pieces, written by David James Brock and directed by Philip Akin. The play explores the intensity of teenage love, with the added stakes of a rare, terminal disease. 

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Review: The Wager (Theatre Gargantua)

Picture of François MacDonald, Olivia Croft, Teiya Kasahara, and Michael Gordon Spence in The Wager

Exploring grave subject matter, The Wager is topical and informative

Theatre Gargantua presents The Wager, now playing at Theatre Passe Muraille. Combining vignettes, storytelling, movement, and original music, this show presents a series of meditations on the human capacity for belief. The lessons provided by The Wager allow for deeper understanding of some of our most pressing current events.

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