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THE MIRROR: Not So Reflective

THE MIRROR: Not So Reflective

I have a very strong hunch that, if any other person who was in the audience with me last night had the opportunity to review The Mirror, they’d be giving it a more enthusiastic write-up than I’m about to. When they were all on their feet, clapping wildly, I was in my...
East Van Panto: Beauty and the Beast — such a beauty

East Van Panto: Beauty and the Beast — such a beauty

(Photo by Emily Cooper) Year after year, almost without fail, Theatre Replacement’s East Van Pantos are some of the most innovative, entertaining productions we see all season. Beauty and the Beast is one of the best. Co-writers Jivesh Parasram and Christine Quintana...

Hot Brown Honey: The Remix — exhilarating, liberating

Hot Brown Honey: The Remix is one of the best political rallies you’ve ever going to attend — because it’s also a big, loud, slick party. The Honeys, as they call themselves, are an ever-changing feminist group from Australia that’s made up of Indigenous women and...

Animal: family entertainment in the truest sense

I didn’t get what I thought I was in for, but I did get a very good time. Cirque Alfonse is a humble Québecois company: the acrobats and musicians are all either members of the Carabinier Lépine family or their friends. And Animal is a humble show that riffs — in...

Invisible: Or just empty?

Get a writer already. Jesus. The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare is gobsmackingly well designed by Brette Gerecke and you could hardly ask for a more talented or committed cast. But Jonathan Christensen’s script for this musical is a disaster. Virtually...