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Canada's First Online Theatre Publication Celebrating Our 20th Year!

December 2017 - This Month

Happy Holidays!

There's always A Christmas Carol somewhere!


Ross Petty presents the Family Musical with a Scrooge loose in
A Christmas Carol




Michael Therriault
is Scrooge, the miser who humbugs the holidays in The Shaw Festival's
A Christmas Carol





Ben Campbell as Scrooge, and
The Grand Theatre
in London, Ontario ring in the holiday season with the all-time classic,

A Christmas Carol
, the largest in the theatre's history.

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Photo of Michael Therriault as Scrooge with the Ghost of Jacob Marley in the Shaw Festival’s production of A Christmas Carol. Photo by David Cooper; Photo of Ben Campbell as Scrooge in the Grand Theatre production of A Christmas Carol. Photo: by Claus Andersen;

Congratulations to Stratford Festival actor Dion Johnstone for his"tour de force" rave reviews from Chicago theatre critics in the Chicago Shakespeare Theater production of Red Velvet, the captivating true story of black actor Ira Aldridge and his history-making performance as Othello on London’s West End in 1833.

Toronto Theatre Openings:
December 11 to to December 18, 2017.

A Christmas Carol (Soulpepper Family Festival) at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts; The Christmas Story at the Church of the Holy Trinity; Godot Has Come at The Factory Theatre; The Illusionists at the Princess of Wales Theatre; The Lorax at the Royal Alexandra Theatre; The Miracle on Mercer Street from The Second City Family Company at the Second City; Million Dollar Quartet at the CAA Theatre (formerly the Panasonic Theatre); Peter Pan (Soulpepper Family Festival) at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts; The Story at Toronto's Christie Pits Park;Tale of a Town at Theatre Passe Muraille; Too All a Good Night at Harbourfront Centre Theatre; Ottawa Theatre Openings: A Christmas Carol at the National Arts Centre; Montreal Theatre Openings: WOULD (dance) at the La Chapelle.
Photo: by Nicholas Porteous. Peter Pan at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Soulpepper's Family Festival.
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Toronto Theatre Reviews: My Name is Asher Lev at the Toronto Centre for the Arts; Disgraced at the Panasonic Theatre; The Goat or Who is Sylvia at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts; Lo (or Dear Mr. Wells) at the Streetcar Crowsnest; Flashing Lights at the Theatre Centre; Second City's Party Today, Panic Tomorrow at the Second City;
See Reviews.

Ottawa Theatre Reviews: Building the Wall
at The Gladstone Theatre;
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at The Gladstone.
London, Ontario Theatre Reviews: Once at the Grand Theatre.
Barrie, Ontario Theatre Reviews: Candide at the Mady Centre for the Performing Arts
See Reviews

Cambridge Mass,
Guest Review:
The Revolutionists at the Central Square Theatre; Boston Mass, Guest Review: State of Siege at Arts Emerson’s Majestic Theatre
See Reviews.

.Photo-top: from the Fringe show Office Hours. Banner Photo Credits: L to R: Welcome Clown: The Green Bird from Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba; Neil Barclay as Vanya in The Shaw Festival's Uncle Vanya. Photo by David Cooper; Araya Mengesha in the Stratford Festival's Breath of King: Redemption. Photo by Don Dixon; Jamie Cavanagh in Videocab'sproduction of The Great War. Photo by Michael Cooper

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