Get Great Vision from Fish Eyes at the GCTC

October 20, 2014 2:41 pm
FISH BOYS GCTC Oct 2014 5 photo by Andrew Alexander

Beyoncé, eat your heart out. When it comes to shaking your booty and making the moves on the dance floor, there is nobody like Anita Majumdar. Majumdar, the star, playwright and choreographer of the current double bill at the GCTC, Fish Eyes and Boys with Cars, has Beyoncé beat by […]

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Phoenix Players: The Dixie Swim Club

October 8, 2014 12:13 pm
Dixie Swim Club

Jo-Ann McCabe, artistic director of Phoenix Players Ottawa, was born into theatre—literally. “It began way back when I was born,” she says. “My father was a manager of a theatre in Winnipeg and we lived above it.” McCabe has been a part of many productions, acting when she was younger […]

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Let Opera Lyra’s Tosca Take you Away

September 11, 2014 12:00 pm

Photo courtesy of Marc Fowler. There is nothing quite grander than hearing beautiful voices singing about love, betrayal and politics. There is one chance left to catch Opera Lyra’s production of Puccini’s Tosca and you shouldn’t miss it:  Saturday night.  The singing, set, costumes and music will instantaneously transport you […]

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Celebrate Jane Austen in Perth tonight

August 29, 2014 1:42 pm

There is no question Jane Austen fans were celebrating the bicentennial anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice in 2013. However, it’s not too late to tip your hat to the occasion. The play Elizabeth – Darcy: An Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, which had two successful Toronto runs, […]

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Drop a Few Coins to See The Financier (Turcaret)

August 5, 2014 11:37 am

One of the great mid-summer treats in Ottawa is the return of Odyssey Theatre to Strathcona Park and its masked Commedia dell’ Arte productions. This year’s show is the adaptation of Alain-René Lesage’s play, Turcaret, translated by Joanne Miller and Odyssey’s Artistic Director Laurie Steven. The Financier (Turcaret) follows the […]

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Come Blow Your Horn: Perth’s Classic Theatre Festival

July 25, 2014 9:18 am
adrienne kress

Calling all theatre lovers! The fifth annual Classic Theatre Festival is happening right now in Heritage Perth, Ontario. With plays going on until the end of August, you will not want to miss a show. One play gaining much praise is Neil Simon’s comedy Come Blow Your Horn– based on […]

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The GCTC’s The Burden of Self Awareness … Is Anything But A Burden

June 9, 2014 12:58 pm

Adultery, prostitution, murder, corruption: it has it all.  While it sounds like the latest episode of Game of Thrones, it isn’t. It’s even better. It is the latest GCTC production, the world premiere of The Burden of Self Awareness, by George F. Walker .It is bold, vulgar and absolutely brilliant. […]

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Great way to spend your night … Catch 9-5

June 4, 2014 11:35 am
these are people on a stage/. they are dancing and having a great time.

There is nothing like a good musical to pick you up when you are feeling down and 9-5 fills the job nicely.  For those you may have forgotten, 9-5 was actually a 1980 film that went on to become one of the highest-grossing comedies.  Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly […]

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huff at the NAC: It will blow you away

May 7, 2014 10:04 am

Photo Credit –  Cliff Cardinal It is poignant, powerful, funny, touching and deeply disturbing.  huff, currently at the NAC , written by and starring Cliff Cardinal, movingly tells the heartbreaking story of Wind and his brothers , (Huff who is younger and Charles is their older brother who is a […]

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Schmeiser, the Seed and the Genetically-Modified Giant.

April 4, 2014 9:33 am

There is nothing like a good David and Goliath story to get your blood boiling, especially when it involves a giant multinational biotech company like Monsanto against the little guy farmer.  Or so it would seem. But before you head to see the latest production at the NAC, Seed, written […]

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Totally Rad Dude: Don’t miss Enron

February 28, 2014 11:57 am

There are three opportunities left to catch the latest NAC production, Enron. Rearrange your schedule, change your plans if you can and don’t miss it.  Take a step back in time to the late 1990s when Bill Clinton was president, when Michael Jackson and Madonna ruled the charts and Enron […]

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This is War

February 15, 2014 12:10 pm

This is War, currently on at The Great Canadian Theatre Company, may not be a great show for Valentine’s Day but it is thought provoking, poignant, at times heart wrenching and overall a fantastic play.  War is ugly, irrational and makes you do things you would never dream of doing […]

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Get hot to trot with Age of Arousal at the Gladstone

February 12, 2014 3:36 pm
Age of Arousal

For Valentine’s Day this year, take a step back in time to 1885 and catch the incredible show, Age of Arousal, by Linda Griffiths, currently playing at the Gladstone. There is a lot going on this play. For starters, the script is absolutely brilliant.  It is eloquent, provocative, beautifully and […]

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Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre Celebrates Five Years in Ottawa

January 22, 2014 9:31 am
BD Cake Dance

Aiming to unite Ottawa’s diverse cultures through artistic experience, Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre (OUK) celebrated five years of successful work in the community on Jan. 18 at Woodroffe United Church. Attendees participated in a Pantomime workshop and were entertained by children and professional adult actors with enchanting performances. “It […]

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Pulitzer Prize Finalist Detroit by Lisa D’amour

January 21, 2014 9:16 am

In a “first ring” suburb outside a midsize American city, Ben and Mary fire up the grill to welcome the new neighbors who’ve moved into the long-empty house next door. The fledgling friendship soon veers out of control, shattering the fragile hold that newly unemployed Ben and burgeoning alcoholic Mary […]

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Make it one of your favorite things this holiday season… The Sound of Music at the NAC

December 14, 2013 11:19 am

It doesn’t matter what kind of day you’ve had. If you’re grumpy or sad, once the lights go down and Maria (Eliza-Jane Scott) takes the stage, The Sound of Music will take you away and lift your spirits high. I believe it is impossible to not like any rendition of The […]

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Warm your heart and soul with Ethan Claymore at the Gladstone

December 11, 2013 9:46 am
Sarah Finn (Teresa), Tim Oberholzer (Ethan) and Paul Rainville in 'Ethan Claymore'.

If you are looking for a warm and fuzzy theatrical experience this holiday season, then head to The Gladstone Theatre and catch its current production, Ethan Claymore.  It has all you want in a feel-good escape play:  great acting, heart-warming plot and a happy ending. Ethan Claymore is a subdued, naïve, shy, […]

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