Ottawa Theatre Review: Sock ‘n’ Buskin Theatre Presents: The Outsiders

The Outsiders, adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, is based on the classic novel by S.E Hinton. A firm, violent line divides two castes of people: the Greasers, a group of lower-class trouble-makers, and the Socials, a group of upper-middle classers, living the seemingly picture-perfect life- but not everything is as it seems. The …

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Ottawa Theatre Review: Mary Poppins by Orpheus Musical Theatre

Orpheus Musical Theatre, Canada’s OLDEST community musical theatre organization, kicked of its 2023/24 season last week with their presentation of the Broadway musical Mary Poppins. This musical is based on the Mary Poppins children’s books by P.L Travers, as well as the hugely popular (and for many: nostalgic!) 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews and …

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Reverence and Remembrance

On Saturday, November 11th, 2023, crowds of thousands lined the streets surrounding the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, in temperatures just above zero, to honour those who have bravely served our country in the Canadian Armed Forces. Also present were the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General, …

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Ottawa Theatre Review: Ottawa Little Theatre Presents: Love From a Stranger

On Wednesday, October 25th, I had the opportunity to attend opening night of Ottawa Little Theatre’s production of Love from a Stranger, written by Frank Vosper. Love from a Stranger is based on Agatha Christie’s short story Philomel Cottage and her play The Stranger. In the story, the main character: Cecily Harrington, is swept off …

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Event Review: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Paper Moon Theatre

On Friday night, I had the opportunity to see the long-anticipated musical performance of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, presented by Paper Moon Theatre and directed by the experienced and talented Jason Sedlar. To those familiar with the Ottawa theatre scene, Paper Moon Theatre might sound like a new company, but it …

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