Updates and coverage about theatre and live performance

On this day in Canadian pop culture: September 9

1945 Toronto-born baseball player Dick Fowler of the Philadelphia Athletics pitches a no-hitter, becoming the only Canadian to ever do so (a record that holds today). 1954 Marilyn Bell, 16, becomes the first person to swim across Lake Ontario, swimming from from Youngstown, New York to Toronto. She swims for 20 hours and 57 minutes […]

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Inside the Stratford Festival’s props workshop and wardrobe warehouse

Go behind the scenes at the long-running theatre festival's innovative properties department and its vast wardrobe warehouse, the third-largest in North America

Shakespeare meets aerial arts in SpringWorks production of ‘Weird: The Witches of Macbeth’

Weird: The Witches of Macbeth is a production by Theatre Arcturus that isolates the tale of the three weird sisters from Shakespeare’s iconic play, Macbeth, and tells it in a compelling and unexpected way. With the use of aerial arts, the story of the machinations of these characters becomes breathtakingly physical. It’s currently playing in […]

After 30 years, Stratford Festival says farewell to retiring costume warehouse supervisor, Madonna Decker

Decker has clearly run a tight ship. Everything is in its right place.

Stratford Festival Preview: ‘Macbeth’, Narnia and ‘A Chorus Line’ headline 2016 live theatre season

The world-renowned Stratford Festival's season officially began in April, but the first of their 13 live stage productions is set to officially open on May 30. Here's a look at what's in previews, and what's coming up later this year.

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SpringWorks indie theatre and arts festival kicks off the summer theatre season

We speak to Eileen Smith, SpringWorks' artistic producer, to find out what we can expect this year.

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Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre stages revival of ‘Sticks and Stones: The Donnellys Part 1’

Toronto actor-director Zach McKendrick takes us behind the scenes on 'The Donnelly Project' and explains how the 1973 play's themes remain relevant today

A ‘Lord of the Rings’ musical?

A big-budget musical version of the Rings trilogy will make its stage debut on Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre sometime in March 2006.

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Sheila Copps enjoys life after politics

The former federal MP talks about her role in a dinner theatre production and her upcoming autobiography.