All posts by Tracey Beltrano

Review: Full House The Musical! (Starvox Entertainment and Redwood Entertainment)

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Full House The Musical! starring Perez Hilton is playing at Toronto’s Randolph Theatre

Ok, so here goes. Full House The Musical! currently running at The Randolph Theatre in Toronto, Ontario has been skewered in the press. I now see why. But I want to make something very clear; these actors are doing one hell of a job with a very imperfect script. Continue reading Review: Full House The Musical! (Starvox Entertainment and Redwood Entertainment)

Review: Cut (Radioactive Ladybird Productions)

Cut at The Storefront Theatre Toronto. From L to R: Laura Salvas, Seema Lakhani, Hartley Jafine. Photo by Tina McCulloch Radioactive Ladybird presents Cut, a play by Crystal Skillman at Toronto’s Storefront Theatre

Tonight, I was eager to see the play Cut, a comic drama about a production team racing against the clock to complete the season finale of a trashy reality series. The play is written by Crystal Skillman and produced by Radioactive Ladybird Productions at The Storefront Theatre.

It was my first time at this theatre and I was surprised at how decent it was considering the space they had to work with. Unfortunately, it was stifling hot in there and not only were my guest and I uncomfortable, but it was obvious the audience was too judging by all the program fanning I saw. Continue reading Review: Cut (Radioactive Ladybird Productions)

Face Value: West (Dorothy Mae Productions) 2015 SummerWorks Review

Face Value: West, 2015 SummerWorks Fesival, Tracey Hoyt

I am so thrilled that I caught Face Value: West, created by Tracey Hoyt and Kate Ashby at the 2015 SummerWorks Festival at The Theatre Centre BMO Arts Incubator. I was intrigued to watch this “fully improvised experiment with photography” because it sounded like such a daringly awesome concept that, as a performer, would completely terrify me.

Unsurprisingly, the more than capable Tracey Hoyt knocks it out of the park. Continue reading Face Value: West (Dorothy Mae Productions) 2015 SummerWorks Review

Performance About A Woman (water over water) 2015 SummerWorks Review

Performance About A Woman, 2015 SummerWorks Festival

Upon entering into The Theatre Centre second floor lobby to watch Performance About A Woman, created and performed by Liz Peterson in collaboration with Rose Plotek at the 2015 SummerWorks Festival, I noticed how bright and sparse the space was. The lights were on full blast and there were only twelve chairs in total. This is something to consider if you’re coming to see the show. You may end up sitting on the floor or standing for the duration of the performance. Continue reading Performance About A Woman (water over water) 2015 SummerWorks Review