Picture "Forever Plaid" meets "Glee" meets "Spring Awakening" and you'll have a pretty good idea of "Ride the Cyclone."
When it comes to stage performances in Las Vegas these days, survival of the fittest is clearly the motto.
In 2006, Toronto's future on the North American theater circuit seemed singularly grim.
The Cirque du Soleil show that celebrates Michael Jackson, "The Immortal World Tour," is as singular as the performer himself.
Since it was released as a concept album in 1984, "Chess" by Tim Rice, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus has been through more reincarnations than Shirley MacLaine.
When one of Canada's two major theater festivals puts its full resources behind the world premiere of a new musical, it indicates a considerable vote of confidence in the authors.
Like many who reach the mid-century mark, Canada's Shaw Festival, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this season, is going through a bit of a midlife crisis.
It's looking increasingly likely that we can add "Jesus Christ Superstar" to the list of Des McAnuff-helmed productions that launched at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse prior to landing on Broadway.
A deeply flawed but potentially powerful piece of work which needs some major editing and re-focusing to achieve the success that was hoped for it.
Tough and tender, slick and stunning, sacred and profane, the new production Des McAnuff has mounted in Canada has "Broadway-bound" stamped on every electrifying minute of it.
Des McAnuff, the Tony-winning director of "Jersey Boys," will step down from his position as artistic director of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival after the 2013 season.