“Hootenanny” Turns Technical Difficulties into Success

Somewhere after Fred Penner, Sharon & Bram, and the Wiggles on the list of World’s Greatest Children’s Musicians you will find the (thankfully) fictional group, Hootenany. This duo, played wonderfully by Kate Smith and Will Somers, bring life to a clear and intentional satire of children’s entertainers on levels that develop obviously in the subject matter … Continue reading “Hootenanny” Turns Technical Difficulties into Success

“Hootenanny!” is a Comical Commentary on Children’s Entertainers

How do you resist a show that stars the local talents of Kate Smith and Will Somers and that’s also directed by Ottawa Fringe favourite Melanie Karin-Brown? The answer is you don’t. Hootenanny! remains a bit of an anomaly here at the 2015 Ottawa Fringe Festival due to the fact that this is a show … Continue reading “Hootenanny!” is a Comical Commentary on Children’s Entertainers

“Hootenanny!” Makes for an Hour Well Spent

Hootenanny! (playing at Arts Court Theatre), with its blend of clever music and dark humour, makes for an hour well spent. Hootenanny! is a performance by two Australian children’s entertainers, Hoot and Annie, bouncing back from Hoot’s recent criminal charge selling cocaine to minors – the latest in a long string of misdemeanours, and the … Continue reading “Hootenanny!” Makes for an Hour Well Spent