Lauded musical theatre writer Britta Johnson premieres full production of new NYC-set musical at Berkeley Street Theatre. The 10-person cast includes Eva Foote, Jessica Sherman. Book by oftentimes-actor Sara Farb.
Legendary theatre director Robert Lepage collaborates with choreographer Guillaume Côté on dance piece about Canadian experimental filmmaker Norman McLaren. Will doubtless have innovative design. At Four Seasons Centre.
Immersive theatre director Mitchell Cushman tackles Canadian premiere of British play about clinical drug trial. Stars Aviva Armour-Ostroff, Aris Athanasopoulos, Leah Doz, Jordan Pettle. Set/lights by the always reliable Nick Blais.
Frank Cox-O’Connell, Travis Knights and Andrew Penner link the musical history of Detroit to its industrial history. Will be better than you think — this team knows how to put together an exciting theatrical concert.
Once the chaotic free-for-all of Fringe fades into the July air, a smaller, more curated festival arrives: SummerWorks, which runs from Aug 3 to 13. Though they haven’t yet dropped this year’s programming, the city-spanning festival likes to spotlight the artistic process: alongside fully-developed works, they present experimental labs of work-in-progress. With this comes a big emphasis on community and artist-audience dialogue. On top of more conventionally rendered theatre, SummerWorks’s programming tends to include a sprinkling of visual art, performance art, and digital performance. The variety is always enlivening — and lots of it is free.