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
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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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It’s Back … Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet)… and it’s better than ever!

December 5, 2013 2:09 pm

 It was great back in 1996 the first time it graced the stage of the GCTC and it is fabulous today. Anne-Marie MacDonald’s Good Night Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is at the GCTC and once again this production is a complete theatrical treat from beginning to end. In fact it’s even better the […]

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INTERTWINED: A New Kind of Dance Show

November 19, 2013 2:39 pm
Intertwined Poster Website 2

Intertwined – a dance show for the 21st century – will be presented at Centrepointe Studio Theatre on November 28 (showtime is 7:30pm). Intertwined will feature the choreographic works of Tressa Wilson and Claire Berry – local choreographers who are inspired by contemporary dance movement, while honouring the traditions of […]

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Get Lost in the Magic of Hamlet

November 18, 2013 9:16 am

There is something fundamentally mesmerizing about Shakespeare’s masterpiece Hamlet. First, the brilliance of the language and the wily combination of words and expressions offer incredible, timeless insight into human behavior. There is also the richness of Shakespeare’s characters, of course.  However, Shakespeare peers into the human soul exposing frailty, innocence, vulnerability […]

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Laugh all the way to supporting a very worthy cause!

November 5, 2013 12:08 pm
StillLookingForParadise Poster(1)

Still Looking for Paradise, a play written by Ottawa’s own Ian Stauffer and directed by Kathi Langston, artistic director of the OYP Theatre School, offers audiences a comedic look at the life of a small legal firm and its various adventures. All proceeds will serve to fund Ottawa Lawyers Feed […]

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Tart-uffe it up at the NAC

October 28, 2013 9:24 am

Tartuffe may have been originally written in the 17th century, but Molière’s brilliant and biting comedy mocking the hypocrisy of the Church is as applicable today as it was back then. Tartuffe also works for the year 1939 in Newfoundland – and that’s the setting of its latest production, currently playing at […]

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Fun, Fantastic and Fanciful: Catch GCTC’s You Fancy Yourself

October 25, 2013 5:12 pm

You Fancy Yourself, currently onstage at the Great Canadian Theatre Company, is endearing and entertaining.  Transported back to the 1950s, when Buddy Holly was on the charts and the strap at school was still acceptable, the audience follows the trials and tribulations of Elsa, a young immigrant girl from Iceland, […]

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The Gladstone Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Orson Welles “Invaders from Mars” Radio Broadcast

October 23, 2013 4:09 pm
War of the Worlds Postcard

The War of the Worlds: A Live Radio Play will be performed at The Gladstone from October 30 to November 2.  Plus! Special Hallowe’en Late-Night Performance: October 31 at 10:00 pm. On October 30, 1938, theatrical boy wonder Orson Welles sent America into a panic with his radio drama adaptation […]

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New Shen Yun Performing Arts Show – with a Live Orchestra!

October 15, 2013 2:30 pm

Presented by Falun Dafa Association of Ottawa – January 2-4, 2014 National Arts Centre Southam Hall Every year, Shen Yun Performing Arts unveils an entirely new lineup of dances, songs and musical scores that offer an exhilarating production on a grand scale. These exquisite performances celebrate the grandeur of classical […]

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The Game Is Afoot at the Gladstone Theatre

October 10, 2013 10:34 am
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It’s elementary … this Sherlock Holmes play is laugh-out-loud  funny!  So put that in your Meerschaum pipe and smoke it! Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Hansom Cab Killer will be presented by The Gladstone & Black Sheep Theatre October 16-26. Three performers play more than 30 characters in this […]

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