By Adelina Fabiano
Funny, frank and freeing, Featuring Loretta makes for a fun filled evening at Factory Theatre
I have always been a fan of George F. Walker . His characters, deeply troubled, and deeply frustrated, somehow speak to all of us. In Factory Theatre’s Featuring Loretta, Walker once again introduces us to a woman struggling to find freedom and security in the midst of mayhem.
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Congratulations Genny Jon!
You and your lucky guest will be going to see the Sunday matinee of Hana’a Suitcase at the Lorrain Kimsa Theatre for Young People .
This show will be running until May 21st every Monday through Friday at 10:15 am with additional times Tuesday through Thursday at 1:00 pm also, and Sunday matinee at 11:00 am and 2:30 pm. Tickets are from $10-$20 and can be purchased by contacting the box office at (416) 862-2222 or online.
By Megan Mooney
Rock of Ages Rocks the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto
Rock of Ages is pure unadulterated fun. It pokes fun at itself and standard conventions of musical theatre throughout. There’s never a moment where it takes itself too seriously.
In fact, to drive that point home, in the latter part of the show the narrator says that we don’t get everything we want in life, and that he “wanted to explore deep and challenging theatre” but instead he was in this. The whole show is playful, delightful and a great deal of fun.
Now, it stands to reason that if you were around in the 80s and listening to popular music, you’re probably going to get the most out of this. My show partner for the piece, Yves, said “It’s hard not to sing along if you’re a product of the 80s” And he’s right. I caught myself singing a lot. My lesson of the night would appear to have been that I still remember the lyrics to the music from my teens, enough to sing along at least…
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By Crystal Wood
Four females talk about life, love… and scotch in this play on stage in Toronto until May 23
Before there was Sex and the City, there was Theresa Rebeck’s 1994 play Sunday on the Rocks. So, if you’re dying for some booze-fuelled girl-gabbing before the SATC sequel comes out, this play might help to fill that void.
Playing at Bread & Circus (one of this writer’s favourite theatre venues, and not just because you can bring your drinks inside), the play focuses around one fateful Sunday where four roommates discuss relationships, philosophies and fears.
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by Leanne Milech
Five for Twenty (Or Less)
Our cheap Toronto theatre picks for this week focus on Theatre Passe Muraille, which currently has three affordable theatre options for your viewing pleasure. We’ve also thrown in a couple of other theatre events for you to check out that aren’t related to Theatre Passe Muraille, just for good measure. The Canadian Stage Company‘s splashy, inexpensive Festival of Ideas and Creation has us MoT contributers all hot and bothered, and we’re even excited about a show at Palmerston Library – yes, the library! Read on for more details and enjoy!
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By Megan Mooney
Love live music at live theatre? Check out The Last Five Years playing at the Toronto Centre for the Arts
As part of their inaugural season at The Toronto Centre for the Arts, Angelwalk Theatre is presenting The Last Five Years. It’s playing in the Studio Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts, which is, by the way, a lovely little space.
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By Adelina Fabiano
Waiting for the Parade comes marching onto the Toronto Theatre scene
I‘ve anticipated Soulpepper
‘s Waiting for the Parade
by John Murrell
for the longest time. Having performed parts of this play myself back in high school, I felt a close kinship to the piece and couldn’t wait to see what Soulpepper Theatre Company was going to do with it. Waiting for the Parade
was definitely worth the wait!
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I’m losing my editor (to a good cause, she’s transferring things she learned at Mooney on Theatre to pursue her children’s book series with more gusto) and am now on the search for a new one.
The position will let you participate in all of the nitty gritty of an edited online publication, and is a great learning experience (and, of course, good resume fodder).
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This week enter to win a pair of tickets to the acclaimed production of Hana’s Suitcase. Based on the best selling book by Karen Levine, this play is family freindly and uncovers the story of Hana Brady, when her suitcase arrives from Auschwitz.
Hana’a Suitcase will be playing at the Lorrain Kimsa Theatre for Young People until May 21st. Shows run Monday through Friday at 10:15 am with additional times Tuesday through Thursday at 1:00 pm also, and Sunday matinee at 11:00 am and 2:30 pm. Tickets are from $10-$20 and can be purchased by contacting the box office at (416) 862-2222 or online.
Don’t miss your opportunity to watch a great show this weekend! To be the lucky winner just be the 13th person to contact us here at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the subject line Hana’s Suitcase. The winner will be announced on Wednesday for a pair of tickets to Sunday matinee at 11:00 am.
For more information about this play read a short synopsis from the press release below, or please visit Lorrain Kimsa Theatre for Young People
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