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Hanging It All from the Battlements in The Castle

The Castle The Storefront Theatre (955 Bloor Street West) November 27 – December 13 $20 Not every playwright coins a term for their particular brand of writing and staging, but British playwright Howard Barker has. He refers to his work as the “theatre of catastrophe,” and overloads it with historical references, hoping to give his […]

Move Towards the Darkness: The Addams Family Musical

The last couple of years have seen the successes of Evil Dead the Musical, and Night of the Living Dead Live on Toronto stages. Now, enter Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts. Naturally, when young theatre groups tackle existing Broadway productions, there is an expectation that they will fall short. But this is not the […]

Analyzing John Tory’s Dadly Playlist

John Tory’s Spotify playlist, released last week, confirms what we already knew about Toronto’s mayor—he’s the city’s dorky dad desperately trying to be cool. The only thing sadder than Tory’s milquetoast attempt at cultural relevancy is @norm’s (Ward 40, Scarborough-Agincourt) Twitter account. While no one expects Tory to know about more outré Toronto acts acts […]

Contemplating Man at His Worst

Nirbhaya Harbourfront Centre Theatre (231 Queens Quay West) Runs to Nov. 29 $20 – $45 Domesticated Berkeley Street Theatre (26 Berkeley Street) Runs to Dec. 20 $30 – $53

Televisualist: The Inferior Thanksgiving

Each week, Torontoist examines the upcoming TV listings and makes note of programs that are entertaining, informative, and of quality. Or, alternately, none of those. The result: Televisualist.

Voices from the Lowdown Tracks

Their music forms the soundtrack to our daily commutes, yet their stories go largely unheard. In the new documentary The Lowdown Tracks, filmmaker Shelley Saywell and musician/activist Lorraine Segato profile five of Toronto’s transient street musicians, weaving together their personal stories of adversity with the triumphant sounds of their songs. From Katt Budd, a young […]

Short (Run) and Sweet (and Salty) Shows

4 Glen Morris Street) November 19 – 22, 8 p.m. $15 875 Bloor Street West) November 19 – 21, 9:30 p.m. $10 There are more than 30 professional theatre shows running this November in Toronto, most of which have a run of two or more weeks. Everyone is hoping for coverage, most likely in the […]

Reel Toronto: Pixels

Toronto’s extensive work on the silver screen reveals that, while we have the chameleonic ability to look like anywhere from New York City to Moscow, the disguise doesn’t always hold up to scrutiny.

Actors Playing With Fire

We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as Southwest Africa, From the German Südwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915 The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen Street West) Runs to Nov. 29 $30