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Inside this year’s Next Stage Theatre Festival programming

A unique selection of dance, sketch comedy, musical theatre, and drama will play from October 18 to October 29 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.

By Liam Donovan / Oct 10, 2023
6 cast members of Skyline's the Limit onstage posing like robots with crazed facial expressions. Red and blue lights behind them. iPhoto caption: (L-R) Nkasi Ogbonnah, Andy Hull, Andy Assaf, PHATT al, Jillian Welsh, and Hannah Spear. Photo by Cassandra Popescu.

REVIEW: Skyline’s the Limit at The Second City Toronto

The Second City remains a strong comedic force in Toronto’s comedy scene: and even after 50 years, the skyline is certainly not the limit.

By Jessica Watson / Apr 2, 2023
iPhoto caption: The cast of Don Valley Girls (left to right): Andie Hong, Mona Hersi, Rabiya Mansoor, Fateema Al-Hamaydeh Miller, and Surer Qaly Deria.

REVIEW: Don Valley Girls at Why Not Theatre/RISER

I returned to my DVP-adjacent home wishing there was a DVP-themed bar in the city. I would go to that bar.

By Jessica Watson / Apr 22, 2022
iPhoto caption: (left to right) Joe Flaherty (SCTV), Kirk Griesser, Larry Brown, Vicki Burningham, and Jim Crawford in The Off Ramp, National Arts Centre, inaugural National Access Awareness Week, 1988.

Rolling Thunder

In 1987 I was hired by the Rolling Thunder Theatre Company for a ten-week contract. Brainstorm with the cast, write and direct a new play, then wave bon voyage as the Thunder van ambled off for ten months of touring.

By Larry Brown / Sep 23, 2020