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iPhoto caption: Cliff Cardinal plays a gig at Mahtay Cafe in St. Catharines, ON. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

How Cliff Cardinal found his inner rock star

What I'm finding out through the beauty of music is that there are things we can't talk about, says Cardinal. But through our relationship with a rock star, we can experience those things in a more real way. We can experience them communally.

Written by Aisling Murphy / Mar 13, 2024
iPhoto caption: Two major productions — the Stratford Festival's Casey and Diana and Crow's Theatre's Uncle Vanya — have moved into more traditional theatre spaces in Toronto this winter. Photos by Dahlia Katz.

What happens when plays move out-of-the-round?

Casey and Diana and Uncle Vanya remain masterpieces of Canadian theatre, even when re-configured for larger, more traditional spaces.

By Aisling Murphy / Feb 3, 2024

REVIEW: Let’s Dance at Terra Bruce Productions

See Let’s Dance if you want to hear ‘60s standards impeccably sung, sure, but don’t expect this show to solve Toronto’s musical theatre problem.

By Aisling Murphy / Aug 17, 2023
iPhoto caption: Photo by T. Charles Erickson

REVIEW: Hadestown at Mirvish Productions

Hadestown is a feast for both the eyes and the heart, in a way most recent musicals can only aspire to – it really is that good.

By Aisling Murphy / Jul 8, 2023