The Book of Mormon: The Musical

The Book of Mormon: The Musical at the QE Theatre until September 4, 2016
There are so many sacred cows slaughtered in The Book of Mormon: The Musical that it’s a wonder the QE isn’t knee-deep in (metaphorical) blood.

Cody Jamison Strand as Elder Cunningham in The Book of Mormon: The Musical. Credit: Joan Marcus 2016

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Tremors: Festival of Emerging Talent

At the Italian Cultural Centre until August 20, 2016
Until two years ago, the Tremors Festival used to be Rumble Theatre’s way of presenting the work of emerging theatre companies. Now Rumble chooses the plays, assembles the creative teams and produces the shows – giving a leg up to emerging artists rather than emerging companies.

Shauna Griffin and Anais West in Dry Land. Credit: Tim Matheson

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Heathers: The Musical

At Waterfront Theatre until August 26, 2016
Forget Scottish heaths, kilts and bagpipes, these Heathers are all-American, bitchy teenaged girls lording it over their Westerburg High School classmates.

Julia Ullrich (as Veronica) and David Z. Cohen (J.D.) in Heathers: The Musical. Credit: Chayse Crowley

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

At Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) until August 27, 2016
Under the direction of Shel Piercy, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is the complete TUTS package: hot chocolate or coffee, popcorn, the stars overhead, the stars onstage and a really great show. Super family entertainment.

Jaime Piercy (Belle) and Peter Monaghan (the Beast) in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Credit: Tim Matheson

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The Romans in Britain

At the Jericho Arts Centre, in repertory, until August 20, 2016
Even Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus doesn’t come close to the body count in The Romans in Britain now running in repertory with Betrayal and The Country Wife on the Jericho Arts Centre stage

Yurij Kis in The Romans in Britain. Credit: Adam Beauchesne

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