Ottawa Theatre Review: Orpheus Musical Theatre Presents The Wizard of Oz!

The 2023-24 theatre season is wrapping up this month, and to kick-off June, Orpheus Musical Theatre is presenting The Wizard of Oz at Meridian Theatres at Centrepointe. This is their third and final show of the season, and after a disappointing run of Showgirls, they’ve returned to form with a vengeance and put on an …

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Ottawa Theatre Review: Stag & Doe by Mark Crawford

May 9, 2024

“There is no ‘I’ in marriage!” – Stag and Doe by Mark Crawford comedically demonstrates how weddings and their planning bring out the worst in us all. Packed with a host of familiar-feeling characters – we do, indeed, know someone just like each one of them – this uproariously funny play directed by Greg Hancock …

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Ottawa Theatre Review: Sock’n’Buskin Presents: Murder on the Orient Express

March 23, 2024

Murder on the Orient Express is a classic Agatha Christie murder-mystery. From Sock ‘n’ Buskin’s website: “Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in …

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Ottawa Theatre Review: “Spamalot” by Greely Players

March 21, 2024

When I first heard that Greely Players Musical Theatre had decided on Monty Python’s Spamalot for their annual production, I was so excited to see it! The time has finally come, and I attended opening night Wednesday. As a child, I have fond memories of watching the Monty Python Flying Circus TV series on VHS… …

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Ottawa Theatre Review: Steel Magnolias by Three Sisters Theatre Company

March 5, 2024

The latest Three Sisters Theatre Company production is now running at The Gladstone Theatre. Steel Magnolias by Robert Harding is based on a true story of ‘unpredictable and undefinable’ southern women and the strength of both womanhood and their friendship. The Venue: The Gladstone Theatre is in the heart of Ottawa’s Little Italy and although …

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Ottawa Theatre Review: Orpheus Musical Theatre Presents: Dreamgirls

March 3, 2024

This weekend saw the opening for Orpheus Musical Theatre’s second show of the season: Dreamgirls. I haven’t seen the film or the stage production before, which I think is a good thing; I enjoy seeing live shows without prior knowledge of them that might influence my review! The Venue: Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe, if you’re …

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

February 11, 2024

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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