Monthly Archives: July 2010


David French wrote this in 1979 and it is just as funny today. It is very definitely a Canadian comedy, and one wonders if anyone outside of Canada would really appreciate it. Certainly the basic theme of stage fright, ego … Continue reading

Posted in C. David Johnson, David French, Diane D'Aquila, Jordan Pettle, Oliver Dennis, Soulpepper 2010 | 1 Comment

Fairy Tale Ending

Aiden’s first theatrical experience was a great success. This musical, voted best of the Fringe (for kids) was a fun production starring Megan Tuck and produced Toronto Youth theatre.

Posted in Megan Tuck, Toronto Youth theatre | 1 Comment

The Doctor’s Dilemma

Morris Panych and Ken MacDonald are a formidable duo when it comes to directing and designing. I particularly loved the sets of this play – stark, elegant and witty. This is one of Shaw’s better plays and the issue is … Continue reading

Posted in Ken MacDonald, Morris Panych, Shaw 2010, Thom Marriott | 1 Comment

An Ideal Husband

This is at least the second time we’ve seen this play at Shaw, and have seen the movie at least twice as well, so there are no surprises in the plot. The success depends entirely on the cast and the … Continue reading

Posted in Moya O'Connell, Oscar Wilde, Shaw 2010, Steven Sutcliffe | 1 Comment

Half an Hour

J. M. Barrie wrote this play and true to the title, it has a running time of half an hour. Diana Donnelly was great as the wife who plans to run away with her lover, only to have her daring … Continue reading

Posted in Diana Donnelly, Gordon Rand, J.M. Barrie, Michael Ball, Peter Krantz, Shaw 2010 | 1 Comment


I am a big fan of Peter Krantz and had no doubt that he would be an excellent Elwood P. Dowd. He was. Not only was he delightful as Elwood, he made Harvey seem so real you could practically see … Continue reading

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There was really only one thing I did not like about this production – in the first act everyone seemed to be screaming rather than singing- a great pity since the music is great. Maybe it was a problem with … Continue reading

Posted in Chilina Kennedy, Josh Young, Juan Chioran, Stratford 2010 | 1 Comment