Will Somers Plays to His Strengths in “Pierre Brault”

There is a back-story to this piece that informs its content without requiring knowledge of its particulars. I’ll include this back-story later on, because, I’m sure Will Somers is sick to death of explaining this context, and moreover, it isn’t the point. The point is that in this show, Will Somers reveals something truly resonant … Continue reading Will Somers Plays to His Strengths in “Pierre Brault”

“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