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Now in Our 18th Year

August 2015 - This Month

Celebrating SummerWorks
For its 25th anniversary, SummerWorks Festival is brimming with innovation featuring 11 days of Theatre, Dance, Music, and Live Art across Toronto. See Theatreworld.


Street Scenes: The ever popular Buskerfest features over 170 world-class performers in more than 70 acts from across Canada and around the globe performing on city streets




The Last Wife: A startling new play about Katherine Parr - the last wife of Henry VIII, has its world premiere at the Stratford Festival. See Stratford.


Front page photo credits :top left from Summerworks - The Marquise of O; Right: from Summerworks - Ayelen
Bottom left: Maev Beaty and Joseph Ziegler in The Last Wife at the Stratford Festival
Banner Photo Credits: L to R: Welcome Clown: The Green Bird from Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba; Ben Carlson in The Taming of the Shrew at the Stratford Festival; Tara Rosling in You Never Can Tell at the Shaw Festival; ; Kawa Ada in Accidental Death of an Anarchist for the Soulpepper Theatre Company.

Openings: August 24 to 31, 2015. Toronto: Buskerfest at the Yonge Street Corridor; Ganonoque, ON: Tuesdays with Morrie at the Thousand Islands Playhouse; Ottawa: The Norman Conquests at The Gladstone See Previews.
Photo: from Buskerfest 2015

Reviews: Macbeth: Walking Shadows at Withrow Park; The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare in the Park; Julius Caesar at Shakespeare in the Park; Kinky Boots at the Royal Alexandra Theatre; Newsies at the Ed Mirvish Theatre; Ganonoque, ON: The Pirates of Penzance at the Thousand Islands Playhouse; Ottawa: The Comedy of Errors at various Ottawa parks. See Reviews.

Shaw 2015 Festival Reviews: Sweet Charity, You Never Can Tell; The Lady from the Sea;The Twelve Pound Look; Pygmalion; The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures. See Shaw

Stratford 2015 Reviews
Hamlet; The Diary of Anne Frank; The Sound of Music; Carousel; The Taming of the Shrew; Pericles; Oedipus Rex; The Last Wife. Feature: The Stratford Perth Museum and its new travelling exhibit “Anne Frank – A History for Today”. See Stratford.



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