Theatre I Saw In 2013

Even though I had no intention to, I broke last year’s number of 59 shows and saw/did 60 shows in total. Here they are. And my top 5 below.

1. Robin Hood: A Legendary Musical Comedy (AMD) – Hart House Theatre
2. Hedwig and The Angry Inch – Breathe.Feel.Love.
3. Wait Until Dark – Red One Theatre Collective
4. Rare – Diverse Creations/Young Centre
5. A Night of Shanley – Half-Pint Theatre
6. The Pillowman – Rarely Pure Theatre
7. A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Theatre Erindale
8. Clybourne Park – Studio 180
9. Life Is Sweet – Ashleyx2 Productions (MD)
10. Bent – Hart House Theatre
11. Seasons of Love – Clearwater Theatre (MD)
12. Lucky Guy – Broadhurst Theatre (Broadway)
13. Matilda – Royal Shakespeare Company (Broadway)
14. Passion – Classic Stage Company
15. Once – Jacobs Theatre (Broadway)
16. Falsettos – Acting Up Stage Company (AMD)
17. Anne and Gilbert – Bravo Academy (MD)
18. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change – Angelwalk Theatre
19. The Bone House – Red One Theatre Collective
20. Of A Monstrous Child – Buddies in Bad Times Theatre/Ecce Homo Theatre
21. Kim’s Convenience – Soulpepper
22. The Wizard of Oz (Pit) – Mirvish
23. The Passion Play – Outside the March
24. Fiddler on the Roof – Stratford Festival
25. Confessions of a Redheaded Coffee Shop Girl – Theatre After Secrets and Black Sheep Theatre
26. Blood Ties – Johnson and Johnston
27. CATS – Mirvish Productions
28. Hedwig and The Angry Inch – Breathe.Feel.Love
29. The Oak Room – fracas Theatre
30. Honest Aesop’s Fables – Tarradiddle Productions (MD)
31. 2 for Tea – Life and Depth
32. The AV Side Show – Isoprox
33. Jack Your Body – Mix Mix
34. The Musical of Musicals – Vintage Productions
35. We Are The Bomb – Theatre Brouhaha
36. Follow Your Fear – Follow Your Fear
37. The Truth About Comets – The Quickening Theatre
38. Urge for Going – Quality Slippers Productions
39. Morro and Jasp: Go Bake Yourself! – Up Your Nose and In Your Toes Productions
40. Polly, Polly – Theatre Mischief
41. Bremen Rock City – Song Trolley Productions
42. O(h) – casebolt and smith
43. Oh, God – The Drums – Olmstead Productions
44. Radio:30 – the night kitchen
45. Love Is A Poverty You Can Sell: 2 Kisses for a Pfenning – Soupcan Theatre
46. The Final Trick of the Shoddy Magician – Act 3.6.1 Productions
47. Adopt This! – 2 Tickets to Bingtown
48. Stealing Sam – Next Step Productions
49. Angels in America Part 1 – The Millenium Approaches – Soulpepper Theatre Company
50. Anne of Green Gables – No Strings Theatre (MD)
51. Miss Shakespeare – Musical Works in Concert
52. Parade – StageWorks Toronto
53. The Light in the Piazza – Shaw Festival
54. Make Me A Song – Bravo Academy (MD)
55. tick, tick…BOOM! – Angelwalk Theatre
56. The Crucible – Theatre Erindale
57. The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble – Factory Theatre/Obsidian Theatre
58. Evil Dead – Starvox Entertainment
59. One Song Glory – Acting Up Stage Company (MD)
60. The Mystery of Edwin Drood – Bravo Academy (MD)

Top 5 (in no particular order)

1. Falsettos – Acting Up Stage
I’m biased. But it was the best, ok?

2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Breathe.Feel.Love.
So good I saw it twice. My friend, Seth Drabinsky, transforms into Hedwig. Got obsessed with the music and is a show that stays with you and makes you think about it over and over.

3. Fiddler on the Roof – Stratford Festival
Made me fall in love with this show. Enough said.

4. Once – Broadway
I found out it isn’t overhyped. It’s stupidly beautiful and made me cry like a baby. Some gorgeous music-making that fills you up.

5. Polly, Polly – Theatre Mischief
An incredibly touching story performed by an incredibly talented woman. I definitely thought of this a lot after seeing it. One of my favourites of this year’s Fringe.

Posted on December 27th, 2013 at 12:01 PM in Uncategorized

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