Theatre Reviews

Toronto Theatre Review: Disney's Aladdin Not Ready for Prime Time

Mooney on Theatre | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Mooney on Theatre

It's clear, watching even just the first few minutes of Broadway-bound Aladdin at the Ed Mirvish Theatre that the Disney production team is hoping for another Lion King. Unfortunately, unless there are some significant changes made, I cannot with any confidence predict Broadway success.

Theatre Review: "Jacqueries" Is a True iTheatre Experience

Mooney on Theatre | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada Living
Mooney on Theatre

A heist is going down in Toronto and you're invited to infiltrate a secret world of operatives, agents and radicals. All you need is your iPhone. F/, a Toronto-based dance company, has created Jacqueries; a promenade-style dance/theatre hybrid layered with digital elements that audiences experience via an iPhone app.

A Prolific Canadian Playwright Celebrates His 30th Anniversary

Donald D'Haene | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Living
Donald D'Haene

2013 marks the 30th anniversary of Norm Foster's career as a playwright. I had the good fortune to interview Foster just before he headed to Ireland and Scotland from here in London, Ontario. Here's my Q&A.

Les Miserables Is a Better Name for the Audience

Donald D'Haene | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Living
Donald D'Haene

The motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation Les Misérables has been seen by more than 60-million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and is still breaking box-office records everywhere in its 27th year. Yet, mere minutes in, I went oh, oh, something is off. This is overproduced to hell and back.