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: RENT by Suzart Productions

December 8, 2023

Wednesday night, I had the pleasure of attending the opening night of Rent mounted by Suzart Productions at Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe. It was my first time at this venue and it’s a good thing I left early because even though I arrived twenty minutes before showtime, the sizeable parking lot was already completely full. …

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Ottawa Theatre Review: Mary Poppins by Orpheus Musical Theatre

November 29, 2023

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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Ottawa Theatre Review: Toto Too Presents tick, tick…Boom!

November 3, 2023

Theatre season in Ottawa is in full swing, and I had the privilege of visiting The Gladstone Theatre this week for the first time in quite a while. Toto Too Theatre is back with their latest show: tick, tick…BOOM! written by Jonathan Larson (Rent) and directed by Lisa James. I had very few expectations heading …

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

October 27, 2023

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

October 9, 2023

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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Ottawa event review: The Supine Cobbler by GCTC

October 2, 2023

What better way to spend a Saturday night in Wellington West than to see the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s season opener and then discuss the play over a pint at the Royal Oak? The answer: there is none! The GCTC has opened its 2023/24 season with The Supine Cobbler: A contemporary clinical abortion in the …

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Ottawa Event Review: The Nobel Pursuit

June 11, 2023

This past Friday, I had the opportunity to take in The Noble Pursuit at the Ottawa Little Theatre. The building has undergone extensive renovations since the last time I was there and I must say, the space looks great! The volunteers stationed at the entrance greeted us warmly and those working the bar encouraged us …

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Ottawa Event Review: Skin Songs by TACTICS Theatre Company

June 5, 2023

Friday, I had the pleasure of experiencing Skin Songs, TACTICS’ latest MainStage production. I use the word “experience” on purpose, because this is not a show that you simply sit and watch. Allow me to explain.  We arrive at beautiful Strathcona park and we spot the performers warming up and stretching around a picnic table …

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Ottawa Event Review: Something Rotten! By Orpheus Musical Theatre

June 3, 2023

Orpheus Musical Theatre brings their stellar 2022-23 season to a close over the next two weeks with their final show, Something Rotten! Their first two shows of the season, Newsies and Memphis, set the bar exceptionally high, but if there is one thing I know about Orpheus, it’s that they don’t disappoint! Something Rotten! is …

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Ottawa Event Review: Shorelines by TACTICS Theatre Company

May 13, 2023

This past week, I was honoured to attend the latest TACTICS Theatre presentation of Shorelines. This is my first time in the sleek new space that the University of Ottawa’s Theatre Department shares with The Ottawa Art Gallery. LabO is bright and beautiful. I’m surprised and delighted to be welcomed and guided to the theatre …

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