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What happens when you turn classic paintings into musical theatre?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then it also must be worth a musical. That's certainly the case with Reframed, which sees Toronto's Acting Up Stage Company team with the Art Gallery of Ontario to create tune-filled dramatizations of three of the gallery's classic paintings.

It's Gander Day in Seattle: Celebrating Newfoundland's 9/11 story in a musical

Come From Away is a Celtic folk-rock musical set in Gander, NL, during 9/11 that has already had an extended run at California’s La Jolla Playhouse and is now breaking box-office records at the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Theatrical thriller Butcher asks, Do we want justice — or peace?

Butcher, Nicolas Billon’s funny, horrifying, serpentine stage thriller, premiered in Calgary last fall and is receiving six productions this season, is also a dead-serious philosophical drama that deals with international war crimes and the desire for revenge.

Oscar hosts: the good, the bad and the weird

Was Chris Rock the best Oscar MC ever? Was Letterman the worst? Whatever the answer, James Franco and Anne Hathaway have a weighty assignment come Sunday night.
Analysis

What makes a Best Director?

With the Academy Awards less than a week away, Martin Morrow takes a look at the qualities of a Best Director winner - is it a question of vision or ambition?

Review: The Company Men

Ben Affleck anchors this sad but predictable downsizing drama.

Review: The Way Back

Watching this chronicle of an epic WWII escape is an uphill climb.

Imported goods

Those clever Brits continue to inspire North American television.

Review: The Green Hornet

This comical makeover of the vintage superhero is a mind-numbing mess.

Review: Blue Valentine

Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams offer a wrenching portrait of a troubled marriage.

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