REVIEW: Murder in Noirville

Murder in Noirville Ian Huffam   Kanata Theatre’s production of Peter Colley’s Murder in Noirville is a show that shines at moments although it has plenty of obstacles along the way. The biggest problem this production faces is its script. Murder in Noirville is a pastiche/parody of the classic Hollywood film noir genre, marked by … Continue reading REVIEW: Murder in Noirville

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Magic Rings and a Magic Performance

         Magic Rings and a Magic Performance Alexandra Milman (age 12)         Much to my delight I am pleased to say that I really enjoyed C.S. Lewis' The Magician’s Nephew, directed by Jonathan Harris and produced by 9th Hour Theatre, at Centrepointe Theatre. This tale is about two children, Polly (played by Sarah Stapleton) and … Continue reading Magic Rings and a Magic Performance

A Classic Confusing RENT

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

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)

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)

Carousel: So Close

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

Deathtrap: Trapped Indeed, But Worth It In the End

*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

An Open Letter to the Ottawa Little Theatre

*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