by Wayne Leung
Mirvish has been the dominant presenter of commercial theatre in Toronto for decades. Indeed, before the arrival of Aubrey Dan’s upstart Dancap onto the scene a few years ago Mirvish was the only major presenter of big broadway-style shows in Toronto.
The healthy competition from Dancap has forced Mirvish to up their game; their past couple seasons have arguably been their strongest in years.
The Mirvish 2011/12 season seems to continue the upward trend. It features an exciting and eclectic mix of musicals and plays. Continue reading Announcement: Mirvish to bring Mary Poppins, Chess, Hair and others to Toronto theatres in their 2011/12 season
by Wayne Leung
On the morning of January 26th, inside the historic Canadian Pacific Railway’s John Street Roundhouse (now the home of the Steam Whistle Brewery); Marquis Entertainment and The Touring Consortium Theatre Company announced an exciting, new production of a smash British play; E. Nesbit’s The Railway Children to be staged in a new theatrical venue, The Roundhouse Theatre, located on the grounds of the historic site.
Continue reading The Railway Children: North American premiere of a British smash in a brand new Toronto venue – The Roundhouse Theatre
On January 20, Toronto saw the birth of Theatre 20: a not-for-profit, artist-run company with the development, education and celebration of musical theatre at the core of its mandate.
Toronto is a town that loves its musicals. In addition to the big shows presented by Mirvish and Dancap, Toronto’s many not-for-profit theatre companies produce a wealth of musicals every year. So what will this new company bring to the scene?
Continue reading Theatre 20: Artist led, Story-Driven – A new venture for Toronto’s musical theatre scene