SCRUTINY | Bend It Like Beckham Is Pleasant Family-Friendly Fun
Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical is a pleasant theatrical outing. The production lacks the tension of the original 2002 movie, but it does boast an attractive score and some appealing choreography.
SCRUTINY | Strong Music Makes Up For A Shaky Script In 'The Ward Cabaret'
The Ward Cabaret is one of those grand ideas that has a lot going for it, but in the end, is close but no cigar.
SCRUTINY | 'Cash Me If You Can' Is A True To Life David And Goliath Story
It’s hard to believe that one man’s fight with a bank can keep you entertained for two hours, but Patrick Combs’ Cash Me If You Can is an absolute delight.
SCRUTINY | Mirvish’s Anastasia Is Thoroughly Enjoyable Musical Theatre
With a mostly intelligent script, and attractive score, and mind-boggling projections, the musical Anastasia is a genuine and very enjoyable surprise.
SCRUTINY | 'Lil’ Red Robin Hood' An Amusing Romp Back To High School
The tag line of this year’s Ross Petty show is “The Family Musical that Targets Your Funny Bone”, and Lil’ Red Robin Hood certainly does that.
SCRUTINY | National Ballet Showcases Technical And Artistic Brilliance In Mixed Program
The National Ballet of Canada’s intriguing mixed program highlights the company’s technical and artistic strengths — and Karen Kain’s programming genius.
SCRUTINY | Nightwood Theatre’s Every Day She Rose Gives Audiences A Lot To Think About
Nightwood, Canada’s premiere feminist theatre company, challenges as it entertains in this look at BLM and race through a story about a friendship.
SCRUTINY | Between Breaths Is Ambitious But Flawed
With a splendid lead performance and believable, yet simple staging, Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland and Factory Theatre’s co-production of Between Breaths has its issues while telling a worthwhile story.
SCRUTINY | National Ballet's ‘Orpheus Alive’ Needs A Second Look
A new spin on the Orpheus myth, Missy Mazzoli's Orpheus Alive at the National Ballet of Canada is ambitious and challenging, but it also has problems.
SCRUTINY | Soundstreams’ Two Odysseys Pushes Musical Boundaries For Excellent And Thoughtful Theatrical Experience
This unique Indigenous/Western hybrid pushes the boundaries of classical music, while making for a most satisfying theatrical experience.