The Wedding Party: Shakespearean in Form but not in Finish

by Sarah Haley The Wedding Party, a comedy co-produced by Crow’s Theatre and Talk is Free Theatre, is a chaotic dramedy with clear Shakespearean influences. With mistaken identities and deception, marriage, miscommunication, and complex and intertwining storylines, it has almost all the markers of one of Shakespeare’s comedies. Yet the unresolved issues and the missing … Continue reading The Wedding Party: Shakespearean in Form but not in Finish

“The Hockey Sweater” at the NAC is a musical romp jam-packed with nostalgia

By Meaghan Brackenbury Within the zeitgeist of small Canadian towns, hockey culture is present and persistent in every aspect of life. Kids, parents, and community members alike all speak the same sporty language, punctuated by rituals: school days are to be used for studying, weeknights are spent practicing on the rink, and Saturday nights are … Continue reading “The Hockey Sweater” at the NAC is a musical romp jam-packed with nostalgia

“Sir John A: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion” – a Review

Written by Ron Finnigan Edited by Ian Huffam Sir John A: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion is a play presented at the NAC from October 3rd to 14th, 2017. I had the pleasure of attending the performance on October 11th, which included a talk-back with the performers after the play. In the program handed … Continue reading “Sir John A: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion” – a Review

Musical Stage Company Navigates Problematic Stereotypes with Strong Female Lead in “Onegin”

The National Arts Centre’s English Theatre kicked off their newest season Friday night with Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone’s foot-stomping new musical Onegin. Based on the verse novel Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin as well as Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s opera adaptation, The Musical Stage Company (in collaboration with NAC English Theatre) have respun this classic tale … Continue reading Musical Stage Company Navigates Problematic Stereotypes with Strong Female Lead in “Onegin”

Dance Through Your ABCs with “26 lettres à danser”

By Timofei Smolko During this play i had many analogies to my life. The play walked the audience through a story of all the letters in the alphabet. The first scene was A and they were screaming a lot and moving abruptly that reminded me of how it is to be on a roller-coaster. The … Continue reading Dance Through Your ABCs with “26 lettres à danser”

“26 lettres à danser”: Alphabet Confusion

by Natasha Popovych (14 years old) You look at me like you know me, Yet you don't. You talk, and ask my name, But for what reason, You don't tell me that. You dance, sing and interact Yet I get no answer. You created  us a piece, Of alphabet meaning, But no such explanation. Your words are … Continue reading “26 lettres à danser”: Alphabet Confusion

“26 lettres à danser”: A New Take on Childhood

By Natalie Vilkoff (15 years old) Throwing us back to the days when the world was full of wonder and when life was just a game, 26 lettres à danser directed by Hélène Langevin is an interactive play that is great for all ages. As the four dancers (Ariane Boulet, Joannie Douville, Alexandre Parenteau et Georges-Nicolas Tremblay) … Continue reading “26 lettres à danser”: A New Take on Childhood

Reminisce with “26 lettres à danser”

  By: Maria Bilat (11 years old) I saw 26 lettres à danser and I really liked it. This play made me think about a lot of things and a lot of those things associated with different times in my life. It made me remember some very special moments in my life and also remember … Continue reading Reminisce with “26 lettres à danser”

“26 lettres à danser” More Than Meets the Eye

By Anna Nossik (10 years old) This is a beautiful show, which at first looks like it's just a thing to help little kids learn the letters, but there's more to it… This play resembles a lot the exercises that we do in Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre. It also makes your mind wonder and it's … Continue reading “26 lettres à danser” More Than Meets the Eye

“26 lettres à danser” isn’t just your simple ABC’s

-Benjamin Nossik (10 years old) This is a show to teach kids the alphabet or… is it? At first, you might think it’s just a simple show. Well, it’s not. Just as at Once Upon a Kingdom Theatre we do a lot of exercise that might look a bit weird but they are actually very … Continue reading “26 lettres à danser” isn’t just your simple ABC’s