The Wishes Mystical Theatre Company production of The Devil’s Circus at the Toronto Fringe Festival is an endearing love story with spectacle to spare. The hour-long puppet show is a retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, blended with the Christian story of The Fall of Man, and set in a circus. In this fractured fairy tale, Orpheus the tightrope walker drops Eurydice to her death, where she meets and falls in love with the devil.
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The Rivoli’s Viva Cabaret takes the stage and Kicks Off Toronto’s WorldPride In Campy Style
Viva Cabaret, performed by Yury Ruzhyev at The Rivoli on July 25 and 26, was an absolutely delightful cabaret drag show and the perfect way to kick off Pride weekend a day early. Ruzhyev performs numbers from a dozen of pop music’s greatest Divas with great accuracy and rapidity, making for a night of madcap comedy.
The show itself combines two good-time events: a drag show and a cabaret. Both encourage audience participation and both rely on strong, fun, energetic performances to be great. Ruzhyev takes advantage of these art forms to create a highly energetic, highly engaging show.
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The dynamics of fan culture are explored with great performances in this Toronto indie theatre production
The Cue6 production of Kate and Sam Are Not Breaking Up is an excellent production of an underwhelming play. The stellar cast and creative team are deeply underserved by Joel Kim Booster’s unbalanced and unfortunately familiar script.
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