A New Paradise On Stage

February 2, 2016 1:04 pm

Actors rehearsing for the new ‘Paradise’ play.  Ottawa lawyers continue their fight for social justice outside the courtroom. Turning from the podium to a stage, members of the local legal community are coming together through theatre to raise money for The Ottawa Mission. Officers and civilians at the Ottawa Police […]

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Ho! Ho! Head to the Theatre!

December 9, 2015 12:08 pm

A scene from Anne and Gilbert, The Musical. Photo courtesy of the NAC.  Christmas is always a great time to grab the kids and head to the theatre for a family outing.  There are two shows on in Ottawa right now that fit the bill perfectly. Anne and Gilbert, The Musical […]

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The Fantastic Phoenix Players

December 1, 2015 10:58 am

Founded in 2001 and now in their 14th season, the Phoenix Players are an unstoppable force in Ottawa’s theater community. The Players are a community theater group on a mission to produce a quality and accessible theatre experience for their members and audiences. The group offers opportunities for anyone to […]

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Theatre: ‘The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God’

November 5, 2015 3:06 pm

All photos by Andrée Lanthier. There are two days left to catch The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God at the NAC.  If you have the chance, it’s definitely worth it. Book your whole night off thought because the show is very long. It runs two hours […]

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Jake’s Gift is for Everyone

November 4, 2015 12:00 pm
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All photos by Tim Matheson. During this season of remembrance, take your kids, your parents, your friends, your school to the Great Canadian Theatre Company to see Jake’s Gift by Julia Mackey. For some people, it may be the most moving Remembrance Day experience you ever have.  The play has a simple plot and […]

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Introducing the African Film Festival of Ottawa

October 23, 2015 9:52 am

All photos courtesy of Aboubakar Sanogo The African Film Festival of Ottawa (AFFO) is the first of its kind to hit the city. Held over two weeks, from October 16 to 18, and October 23 to 25 2015, Carleton University is the inaugural festival’s host. The festival is the brainchild […]

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Cory Carlick and the Undersigned

October 9, 2015 1:02 pm

A shoot from The Undersigned. Photo courtesy of  SKYCRON. Cory Carlick has been working in broadcasting since the age of 15. He started his career at CJOH-TV, now CTV Ottawa. Carlick was experimenting with shorts and visual effects when broadcast legend Max Keeping and producer Scott Hannant discovered him. Soon, Carlick […]

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Opera Lyra’s Barber of Seville : Clear-Cut Case of Greatness

October 2, 2015 2:39 pm

Photo courtesy of Opera Lyra. When it comes to opera, The Barber of Seville is a fun, light, entertaining singing sensation.  Gioachino Rossini’s compositions are recognizable to many, in part, thanks to Bugs Bunny, and Opera Lyra’s current production of The Barber pays homage to that reality in a very […]

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Get Your Politics On With Generous at the GCTC

September 25, 2015 10:56 am
Kristina Watt (Maria) and Drew Moore (Alex). photo by Pascal Huot

All photos courtesy of Pascal Huot The Great Canadian Theatre Company is opening its season with a solid hit of political theatre. Generous, by award-winning Canadian playwright Michael Healey, is a great play to see at any time, but it’s a special treat during an election campaign. Generous at first […]

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Chatting with the NAC’s Jillian Keiley

August 12, 2015 3:34 pm
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Photo credit: David Leclerc If the federal election already has you wanting to look elsewhere for theatrics, cast your eye to the National Arts Centre. Have you wondered how the plays at the NAC are chosen? I have so I jumped at the chance to ask the NAC’s English Theatre […]

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Kick up your Heels with Kinky Boots

August 10, 2015 9:50 am

You may recall the 2005 independent movie Kinky Boots. In it, main character Charlie Price unexpectedly inherits his father’s shoe company. He discovers that the company is in deep trouble as comfortable, sturdy and practical men’s footwear is no longer in demand. As Charlie looks to save the company, he […]

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‘The Creation of the World’ is Worth Your Time

August 4, 2015 2:46 pm

All photos by Andre R. Gagne. When The Creation of the World and Other Business opened in 1972, the New York Times reviewer said “…the whole thing has the air of a comic-strip version of Genesis.” As the years went on, Creation’s press didn’t get much better. 20 years later […]

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Feel the Love with Odyssey Theatre

July 29, 2015 12:00 pm
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All photos by Maria Vartanova. Odyssey Theatre, the open-air theatre in Strathcona Park that specializes in telling stories with the use of masks, opened its 30th season on Sunday night, and this year’s theme is love. With a nod to three Spanish literary giants, (Cervantes and Tirso de Molina from […]

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This Glass Menagerie Shines and Glows

July 15, 2015 10:00 am
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All photos by Michael Green Photography. Tennessee Williams’ classic play, The Glass Menagerie, is not what you would call upbeat. In fact, it is downright depressing, and what makes it all the more sad is the fact that much of what happens is autobiographical. However, when the brilliantly written play […]

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A Company of Fools Coming to a Park Near You

July 2, 2015 2:00 pm
Company of Fools - Comedy of Errors

Photo credit: Justin Van Leeuwen at JVL Photography Come one, come all! A Company of Fools, Ottawa’s original professional Shakespeare company, is bringing The Comedy of Errors to parks all over the city and you’re invited! The production is a celebration of the Fools’ 25th anniversary. This particular play has […]

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Cirque du Soleil Lands in the Capital

June 25, 2015 2:12 pm

Cirque du Soleil descends from the sky for seven shows in the capital, and we guarantee it will not disappoint. Landing at the Canadian Tire Centre from July 2– 5, Cirque du Soleil presents its breathtaking performance of Varekai. Varekai is set in an enchanted forest where a plethora of […]

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O god Brings Spirituality to the Stage at the Ottawa Fringe Festival

12:50 pm

Audiences are encouraged to turn their phones off at most Ottawa Fringe festival but at O god they’ll be told to keep them on. Cast members of the interactive play, put on by Ottawa Faith and Arts, encourage the audience to tweet their thoughts on heaven and prayer before and […]

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