Wizard of Oz

"Thom Allison, a Tin Man in a Campbell's soup can who delivers some ringing vocal variations on If I Only Had a Heart"

Robert Cushman
National Post

"Once Dorothy's friends from the farm metamorphose into the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodsman, and the Cowardly Lion, you wish you could follow right along with them on that Yellow Brick road to Oz. Thom Allison's very funny Tin Woodsman, along with Paul McQuillan's inhibited Scarecrow and Shawn Wright's trepid Cowardly Lion, are a trio to remember, each one a character in his own right and shoulder to shoulder with Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Bert Lahr who played Dorothy's cohorts in the film version."

Jeniva Berger
Scene Changes

"Of Dorothy’s companions, Allison pretty much steals the show as the Tin Woodsman, both for his detailed physical comedy and fine singing."

Christopher Hoile
Eye Weekly

"Thom Allison, however, is a sensational Tin Man, fully in character in his Campbell’s soup can costume, creaking at the joints till he is given the oil he needs to dance up a storm with Dorothy and his cohorts in “We’re Off To See The Wizard.”

Keith Garebian
Stage and Page

"Director Allen MacInnis has assembled a stellar cast comprised of veterans like Thom Allison, Sharron Matthews, Shawn Wright, George Masswohl, Paul McQuillan and Sam Moses"

John Colbourne
Toronto Sun

"The really strong cast includes former Stratford types like Thom Allison and George Masswohl and Shaw Fest ex-pat Shawn Wright."

Paula Citron
Classical 96.3 FM

"The pleasure... of director Allen MacInnis's interpretation of the L. Frank Baum classic story is in encountering stellar performances from Paul McQuillan as the Scarecrow, Thom Allison as Tin Woodsman and Shawn Wright as the Cowardly Lion"

Kamal Al-Solaylee
The Globe and Mail

"You'll also love her sidekicks: Thom Allison's cantankerous Tin Man, Paul McQuillan's wistful Scarecrow and Shawn Wright's lovably fey Lion."

Richard Ouzounian
Toronto Star

"Dorothy's trio of friends, played by Thom Allison, Paul McQuillan and Shawn Wright, are fun and nicely drawn"

Jon Kaplan
NOW Magazine