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SCRUTINY | Mirvish’s Anastasia Is Thoroughly Enjoyable Musical Theatre

By Paula Citron on December 11, 2019

With a mostly intelligent script, and attractive score, and mind-boggling projections, the musical Anastasia is a genuine and very enjoyable surprise.
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SCRUTINY | 'Lil’ Red Robin Hood' An Amusing Romp Back To High School

By Paula Citron on December 7, 2019

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.
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SCRUTINY | National Ballet Showcases Technical And Artistic Brilliance In Mixed Program

By Paula Citron on November 28, 2019

The National Ballet of Canada’s intriguing mixed program highlights the company’s technical and artistic strengths — and Karen Kain’s programming genius.
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SCRUTINY | Nightwood Theatre’s Every Day She Rose Gives Audiences A Lot To Think About

By Paula Citron on November 27, 2019

Nightwood, Canada’s premiere feminist theatre company, challenges as it entertains in this look at BLM and race through a story about a friendship.
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SCRUTINY | Between Breaths Is Ambitious But Flawed

By Paula Citron on November 22, 2019

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.
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SCRUTINY | National Ballet's ‘Orpheus Alive’ Needs A Second Look

By Paula Citron on November 16, 2019

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.
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SCRUTINY | Soundstreams’ Two Odysseys Pushes Musical Boundaries For Excellent And Thoughtful Theatrical Experience

By Paula Citron on November 15, 2019

This unique Indigenous/Western hybrid pushes the boundaries of classical music, while making for a most satisfying theatrical experience.
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SCRUTINY | The National Ballet’s Giselle Is An Absolute Triumph

By Paula Citron on November 7, 2019

There was magic in the air on opening night of the National Ballet’s Giselle, with remarkable dancing and acting that brought the classic Romantic era ballet to life.
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SCRUTINY | Daniel MacIvor And Daniel Brooks Return With Intelligent, Challenging ‘Let’s Run Away’

By Paula Citron on November 2, 2019

Canadian theatre legends Daniel MacIvor and Daniel Brooks latest collaboration is intriguing, subversive, provocative and unsettling.
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SCRUTINY | The Flick Highlights The Mundane, In A Good Way

By Paula Citron on October 13, 2019

What makes The Flick so remarkable is that over three hours, nothing really much happens. This is all about the small moments.
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