Review

Critic in residence Hayley Malouin writes, Things that grow in the soil: carrots; leeks; potatoes; brilliantly unique homegrown festivals! Playing Sunday night at the Mikado, Suitcase In Point’s appropriately titled The Dirty Cabaret III brought the 2014 In The Soil Arts Festival to a close. Stuffed full of raunchy jok…

Critic in residence Nicholas Leno writes, In a world where smartphones, tablets, and computers provide constant connection to others and to a variety of media platforms, the simplicity of pen and paper often gets lost. So, shut off your phones and leave your computers at home because Rituals of The Unfamiliar doesn’t n…

Critic in residence Hayley Malouin writes, Fame! Misfortune! And SO many fences! On Saturday night, Rob Feetham – The Other Houdini – performed to a merry crowd at Mikados Bar. A chaotic cluster of pranks, audience participation, and pratfalls, The Other Houdini chronicles the rise and fall of a mediocre escape artist.…

Critic in residence Nicholas Leno writes, Paper can be anything, even children’s theatre! Paper Song gracefully floated into In The Soil Saturday afternoon at the Sullivan Mahoney Courthouse Theatre. It features classic stories of good versus evil from Japanese culture. Paper Song is based around the folktale of Tsuru…

Critic in residence Nicholas Leno writes, Time is broken, and even though your location may seem incredibly familiar, you can’t be too sure of where you really are. D.L.T. Teatro’s whirlwind epic Midway Along the Journey of Our Life begins as you, the one and only audience member, don a blindfold and headphones. You ar…

Richards (left) and Griffith with Céspedes and Bolin (background) in The Power of Harriet T 1 March 2014: Carousel Players’ mandate is to create professional theatre for young audiences aged 5-15. So, what impression would one of their shows have on a group of University students? The DARTcritics reviewed Carousel’s pr…

10 April 2014: This is a selection of the DARTcritics’ reviews of A Beautiful View. Cassandra Moerman writes: Well, fans and friends, I went to see A Beautiful View by Daniel MacIvor, and let me tell you: the view was pretty incredible. Volcano Theatre put on this stellar performance in a section of the Sean O’Sullivan…

5 February 2014: The DARTcritics attended the matinee performance on 25th January of London Road at Canadian Stage. Here are some of their review responses: The company of London Road. Photos by David Hou. Sarah Mason writes:  I remember once having a conversation with my father which involved him questioning the way i…

3 December 2013: The DARTcritics attended a matinee, on Sunday 25th October, of Robert Lepage and Ex Machina’s production of Needles and Opium at Canadian Stage in Toronto. Here is a selection of their critical responses: Cassandra Moerman writes: “Please turn off your cellphones, even if you are expecting a call from…

On 16 November 2013, the DARTcritics (as part of the audience of nearly 2,000) attended the STRUTT Wearable Art Show at the W.S. Tyler factory in St Catharines. From fire dancers, to a fabulous catwalk show with a live soundtrack by the  Toronto-based country-meets-rock style band The Sadies, to acrobats suspended on s…