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 Event Review: 12 Presented by the GCTC

May 5, 2023

As I enter the beautiful new front doors of the GCTC, I find myself in a lobby buzzing with the excitement of opening night. I immediately feel welcomed into the exciting world of 12. On the first floor, there are photos of each actor accompanied by costume sketches and a variety of scripts that represent …

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Ottawa Event Review: TACTICS Theatre Company Presents: Exciting Cause by Laurie Fyffe

April 28, 2023

“There once was a woman….” Thursday night, I had the opportunity to attend Exciting Cause, written and produced by Laurie Fyffe, at Arts Court Theatre. This production, directed by Patrick Gauthier and presented by TACTICS Theatre Group, was a fantastic experience for me; my theatre-going experience tends to primarily consist of happy-go-lucky musical theatre, and …

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Ottawa Event Review – “Memphis: The Musical” by Orpheus Musical Theatre

March 11, 2023

HOCKADOO!!! Orpheus Musical Theatre resumed their season yesterday with an incredible opening night of Memphis: The Musical. As I was not familiar with the story or show prior to seeing it, I wasn’t sure what to expect! While I find that Orpheus productions are typically upbeat, fun musicals that have you smiling the entire show, …

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Ottawa Event Review: Adapted Concert By Ottawa Chamberfest in collaboration with Lotus Centre for Special Music Education

March 9, 2023

Ottawa Chamberfest Adapted Concert, in collaboration with Lotus Centre for Special Music Education Last month, I had the opportunity to attend an adapted concert as part of the Ottawa Chamberfest concert series. I hadn’t ever been to an adapted concert before, so I really had no idea what to expect. All that I knew beforehand …

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Our Land, Our Art at the Museum of Nature

February 12, 2023

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Our Land, Our Art exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Nature. This very special exhibition is a collaboration between the museum and Avataq Cultural Institute, who together invited artists from across Quebec’s Nunavik region to create artwork inspired by objects from Avataq’s collections. For those that may …

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Ottawa Event Review: Newsies: The Broadway Musical by Orpheus Musical Theatre

November 19, 2022

Extra! Extra! Orpheus Musical Theatre kicks off ‘22-‘23 Season with Sensational Production of Newsies! And what a kick-off this was! Newsies: The Broadway Musical, based on the Disney film of the same name, premiered this week at Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe. I was honoured to be in attendance for a seemingly sold-out opening night on …

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Ottawa Event Review: “Forever Young: A Ghetto Story”

November 12, 2022

The Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC), nestled in the heart of Wellington West, is one of Ottawa’s premiere theatre venues. It hosts multiple shows each theatrical season, which is why it’s a bit shocking that I have never been there for a show before! I’m thrilled to say, that has finally changed! The theatre is …

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Ottawa Event Review: “Mixed Doubles” by Bear and Co

October 21, 2022

Theatre is officially back in Ottawa! I was so excited last night to attend my first show in what seems like an eternity. The Gladstone Theatre is playing host to Bear and Co.’s latest theatrical comedy, Mixed Doubles. I was able to attend preview night, and what a treat it was! Mixed Doubles (A Farce) …

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Ottawa Event Review: Classified – The Retrospective Tour

October 14, 2022

This week, I was back at Algonquin Commons after nearly a three year absence! I had missed this lovely theatre, and was reminded of how much I appreciate the quality of shows that can go on there; it provides such an intimate setting. I have seen at least thirty different shows there over the years, …

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Ottawa Theatre Review: Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier

December 17, 2021

After two years of painstaking delays and postponements, the inaugural performance of Moonlit Theatre is now up and running at the Algonquin Commons Theatre. Moonlit Theatre is the brainchild of Jason Sedlar and Lisa Meuser, both seasoned members of the theatre community. “Twisted: The Untold Story of a Royal Vizier” was directed by Sedlar, and co-produced by …

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