Mooney on Theatre is looking for an Editorial Intern

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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Toronto theatre contest -win a pair of tickets to 'Hana's Suitcase'

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 contests@mooneyontheatre.com 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

Good Luck!

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The winner of a pair of tickets to – 'Death and the Maiden' is…

Congratulations Andrew Binks!

You and your lucky guest have won tickets to Friday night’s opening of Death and the Maiden, which will be playing at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.

Death and the Maiden, an Osculum Productions will be running from Friday May 7th until May 15th . Show times are Monday through Saturday at 8:00pm with two matinees Sunday May 9th and Saturday May 15th at 2:00pm. Tickets are $40- $50 and can be purchased at the box office by calling 416.366.7723, or online at www.stlc.com

To get more information about this play, visit www.stlc.com

Review: The Flying Dutchman – Canadian Opera Company

By Darryl D’Souza

Canadian Opera Company presents a visually impressive production of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman

The Canadian Opera Company’s (COC’s) production of Richard Wagner’s famous opera The Flying Dutchman, now playing at The Four Seasons Centre For The Performing Arts, is very beautiful and certainly well worth seeing.

While most operas have simple and often contrived plots, The Flying Dutchman, much like Wagner’s other masterpiece, Tristan and Isolde, has a seemingly simple plot centred around a love story that is, in actuality, incredibly complicated and convoluted. Richard Wagner, who wrote the libretto himself, and was incidentally, I believe, the first operatic composer to do this, based The Flying Dutchman on a famous folkloric myth. Continue reading Review: The Flying Dutchman – Canadian Opera Company

Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of May 3, 2010

by Leanne Milech

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

Our cheap Toronto theatre picks for this week have been inspired by none other than our very own editor, Miss Megan Mooney. Every week, Megan highlights the shows that she’s most excited about seeing in our weekly eye-catching theatre listings. (And if she could clone herself 500 times over, she would see them all!). I’ve decided to further highlight her choices by choosing the least expensive of Megan’s selections and sharing them with you in this week’s Five for Twenty (Or Less) post. So, grab a little cash (we promise, you’ll only need a little!), and see cheap theatre that makes Megan’s heart flutter into a flurry of excitement! Enjoy! Continue reading Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of May 3, 2010

Review: Maravilla – Second City

by Lucy Allen

Second City Toronto Comedy Show Entertaining for Entire Family and Then Some!

So you want to introduce your kids to the wonderful world of theatre but you realize that Hamlet is not exactly up their alley. On the other hand, kid-friendly entertainment has a way of being excruciating for parents to sit through. Well, worry not, for Second City has provided Maravilla, a family show that everyone will enjoy. And believe me, it’s not a show to be missed. Continue reading Review: Maravilla – Second City

Toronto theatre contest -win a pair of tickets to 'Death and the Maiden'

This week enter to win a pair of free tickets to the Friday night opening performance of Death and the Maiden playing at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.

Death and the Maiden ,a mystery thriller brought to us by Osculum Productions will be running from Friday May 7th until May 15th . Show times are Monday through Saturday at 8:00pm with two matinees Sunday May 9th and Saturday May 15th at 2:00pm. Tickets are $40- $50 and can be purchased at the box office by calling 416.366.7723, or online at www.stlc.com.

Or, just be the 13th person to contact us here at contests@mooneyontheatre.com quoting the subject line ‘Death and the Maiden for your chance to win.

And to get more information about this play read excerpts from the press release below or visit www.stlc.com

Good Luck!

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Review: Mamma Mia! – Mirvish

By Ryan Kerr

Mirvish has brought Mamma Mia! the musical back to eager Toronto theatre audiences

You’ve seen the movie. You’ve heard the music. Mamma Mia! has been a sensation since it opened in London’s West-End. But Toronto’s relationship to this blockbuster musical has always been, well, personal.

The first North American city to mount this ABBA-inspired spectacle, Toronto was the incubator for the original Broadway production and at least one touring cast, hosting the successful phenomenon for just over 5 years.

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