Dracula – A Love Story review


It is amazing to see that the Dracula show is still running at the Casa Loma castle but I’m not surprised. It is by far a great show!

The production is based on Bram Stoker’s “Dracula” and brought to life by Brant Theatre Workshops. Seating is limited to about 30 people and that is the perfect amount of this intimate event.

I was fortunate enough to see it when it first started. The show itself was exceptional. With the actors performing right in front of you as they take you from room to room throughout the castle. Each scene reflected the surroundings. One of the highlights for sure is when you go to the Dungeon.

When I went it was a perfect winter night, I could see the snow coming down through the big windows, the organs were playing and the castle was dimly lit with candlelight. It was one of those precious moments you never forget.

So, if you’re looking for something different or something romantic, this is a must see.

Hint…hint…. a perfect event for Valentine’s Day ;)

Thursday, February 7, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013

*** Thursday, February 14, 2013 – SPECIAL Valentine’s Celebration

Friday, February 15, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013

Doors open at 7:00 pm, program begins at 8:00 pm.
Price: $39.00 + HST space is limited. Pre registration is necessary.
To register, please phone 647-725-1826 or 647-725-1822.

*** Note: Valentine’s Day performance includes a glass of champagne and chocolate fountain. Tickets are $66 + HST.

Doc Wuthergloom’s Haunted Medicine Show – review

Doc Wuthergloom

photo taken from eldritchtheatre.ca

By the time you are reading this the show will be over. But, it’s not too late to mark this event for next year. While trying to reveal as little as possible as just about anything I say can be a major spoiler, I will keep it brief and to the point.

The best thing to do is to go into this knowing as little as possible. The website does just enough to build the anticipation and is the best and only place to check out.

The night we picked was perfect for the show. It was cold, dark and raining, which added to the atmosphere. The show was sold out and the 30 or so people fit just comfortably in the tiny theatre.

Right at 8:00 pm sharp, Dr. Wuthergloom took the stage and for an hour and a half he thrilled and entertained the room. There was not a dull moment for the entire show. The plots and storylines were smooth and seamless. The show was also interactive filled with different tricks. Just like how you don’t want a good book to end, you wanted to see one more act.

For those who paid a little extra, were treated to see the Dime Museum of the Damned! So about a third of the people stayed with Dr. Wuthergloom for a few more stories and tricks.

While the show is PG I wouldn’t recommend it to the little ones, so be wary of that.

This is highly recommended for horror fans, lovers of kitsch, followers of all things odd and bizarre. A tremendous show by Dr. Wuthergloom!

Amaluna Cirque du Soleil – Toronto Show Review


Picture taken from cirquedusoleil.com

Amaluna by Cirque du Soleil is loosely based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, that serves as a vessle for the story progression more than anything else. It is about a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Seventy per cent of the cast are all women.

Amaluna was stunning and breathtaking. All Cirque du Soleil shows are amazing and should not to be missed. That being said I have to throw in some comparisons that will hopefully add some context.

OVO is all about the insects’ world. The moment you walk into the Grand Chapiteau you feel like you are in a rainforest. The show is a dream-like experience and it is one of their best shows. You are in a state of awe the whole time and once it’s over you have to wake yourself up to come back to reality.

After OVO came TOTEM. The show is about the human journey. It is spectacular in its feats and all the acts are overwhelming and at times even scary to watch. Who knew, that humans can move like that!

Amaluna didn’t excel at either of these. The cast played it safe and delivered a solid night of entertainment without going over the top. Too much dancing, jumping and clowning around. I wanted to see more tricks!

However, there were three notable exceptions.

The first one was the Balance Goddess. She was mind-blowing and the entire audience was in sync with her and became part of the routine, which had to be seen to be believed. The tent was silent and time stopped as we watched the Balance Goddess starting with the smallest rib-like bone and continuing to balance larger and larger bones. The finale was almost anti-climatic as the whole thing came crashing down when she removed the smallest bone from the beginning.

Balance Goddess

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