Trois: A Ménage à Blah Brianna McFarlane The great thing about living in Ottawa is that there is no shortage of theatrical events taking place around town. This theatre community in particular has such an incredible desire to create and produce new local theatre and as such this town has developed a number of … Continue reading Trois: A Ménage à Blah
A Classic Confusing Rent Ian Huffam “What binds the fabric together when the raging, shifting winds of change keep ripping away?” This, and other questions, are raised in the eponymous opening song of Sock ‘N Buskin’s RENT, but they are difficult to answer when the production itself doesn’t seem to know what’s binding it together. … Continue reading A Classic Confusing RENT
Legally Blonde the Musical- Review Carol Sinclair (photo courtesy of Orpheus Musical Theatre Society) Orpheus gets in touch with their feminine side and brings Legally Blonde the Musical to the Centrepointe stage. The cast obviously had a blast and there were some definite shining stars in the bunch, but I cannot help but be disappointed … Continue reading Legally Blonde The Musical- Review
Fresh Meat Theatre Festival: Fresh To Death (Oct. 17-19) Brianna McFarlane In Ottawa there is a serious lack of opportunity for young local theatre creators to produce their own work and experiment with form and story. The Ottawa Fringe Festival, the arena that offers the most opportunity also features major out of town artists and … Continue reading Fresh Meat Theatre Festival: Fresh To Death (Oct. 17-19)
Pangaea Arts Festival – See It Before It’s Gone! Ian Huffam The Pangaea Arts Festival runs the rest of this weekend at Happy Goat Coffee, located at 35 Laurel Street. Sound a little bohemian to you? Well… you’d be right, but this little festival is so earnest in its goal that you can’t help but … Continue reading Pangaea Arts Festival- See It Before It’s Gone!
Carousel: So Close Ian Huffam Rodgers and Hammerstein is almost always a safe bet when doing community musical theatre – with familiar plots, soaring songs, and a simple message, any of the iconic duo’s several musicals make for a sure-fire success. Orpheus Musical Theatre’s latest offering of Carousel (playing until June 9 at Centrepointe … Continue reading Carousel: So Close
*Originally posted on the Capital Critics' website here!* Deathtrap: Trapped Indeed, But Worth It In The End Meaghan Flaherty What more can the average theater goer ask for than a pleasant night out? Nothing is the answer – except perhaps for some great theatre thrown into that mix as an added bonus. Unfortunately, Deathtrap, … Continue reading Deathtrap: Trapped Indeed, But Worth It In the End
*Originally posted on the Capital Critics' website here and the Ottawa Citizen blog here!* Dear Ottawa Little Theatre, Congratulations on your 100th season! With an all-star line-up of remounted shows from all different decades, you show no signs of stopping. However, I have a tiny bone to pick with you. Often criticized for producing shows … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Ottawa Little Theatre