Here we find our hero schmacting his way through a production of The 39 Steps at the Centaur Theatre in Montreal.His expert physicality shines through as Hannay fumbles, bumbles, trips, falls and flounders…From the moment he steps onstage, he is captivating. BroadwayWorld.com
And wouldja get a load of how well he cleaned up for the North American premiere of What’s in a Name, an English translation of the French play and subsequent film Le Prenom.
Shaver is a splendid farceur…he’s clearly mastered the art of comedy-of-(bad)-manners.Montreal Gazette
Now our favourite shapeshifter sports a beard while performing in the Canadian English premiere of Ivan Viripaev’s delightfully elusive comedy Illusions at Crow’s Theatre in Toronto. Because he fancies himself something of an over-achiever, he also directed the production.
“Illusions” is the real deal.Globe and Mail
Those (lensless) glasses couldn’t help him from tripping over lines and falling down stairs as Garry Lejeune in Jacob Tierney‘s production of Noises Off at the Segal Centre in Montreal.
Andrew Shaver perfectly catches the cornball farceur’s over-emphasizing of his inadvertent double-entendres. Montreal Gazette
Finally, we all know that nothing says deep characterization like fake teeth; it’s almost silly to restate it. In his Dora nominated performance as a Clown in The 39 Steps at Soulpepper Theatre in Toronto, “Canada’s Pacino” took it to the next level with a solid half dozen different dental prosthetics and several vaguely recognizable accents.
It’s Shaver who is the comic standout of this production…he has the audience in stitches through great character work married to an uncanny understanding of how to sell shtick. Globe & Mail
Rajaram and Shaver make even the smallest of characters unique in physicality and voice, and are revelations.Toronto Star
Both Shaver and Rajaram are two consummate comedic actors who are like a volcano of invention. Slotkin Letter