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 – No-Show: Songs From Lost Gigs

October 31, 2021

This week, we reached an exciting milestone in the lockdown/restrictions stage of the pandemic: live theatre was back on for the first time in almost twenty months. My last event review (March 13th, 2020), was Dancing at Lughnasa by Three Sisters Theatre Company and Seven Thirty Productions at The Gladstone Theatre, so it is fitting …

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Ottawa Event Review: Dancing At Lughnasa

March 13, 2020

“Dancing at Lughnasa,” written by Brian Friel, kicked off this week at The Gladstone Theatre. This classic Irish story was presented collaboratively between Three Sisters Theatre Company and Seven Thirty Productions. I anticipated that this powerhouse theatrical partnership would make for an incredible combination of acting brilliance and exceptional quality set and costume design. I …

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Ottawa Event Review: “Rock of Ages” By Orpheus Musical Theatre

March 7, 2020

Friday night kicked off the two-week run of “Rock of Ages” by Orpheus Musical Theatre. Orpheus is known for their elaborate stage design, high-end costumes and the technical aspects of their show. “Rock of Ages” was no exception, and I have to say that it’s one of my favourite of the Orpheus shows that I’ve …

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Ottawa Event Review: “9 to 5” by Suzart

February 12, 2020

For four nights only, Suzart After Dark presents “9 to 5”, written by Patricia Resnick, at Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe. This musical, directed by Alan Viau and produced by Cheryl Cavell is based on the movie of the same name with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton. The story takes place in 1980, when women …

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Ottawa Event Review: “The Wolves” by Theatre Kraken

January 31, 2020

For the next week and a half, The Gladstone Theatre is hosting Theatre Kraken ‘s presentation of “The Wolves”. This unique performance focuses on a teenage girls’ soccer team as they prepare for each of their indoor games. The show takes place somewhere in middle America, and the simple set is made up of the …

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Ottawa Event Review: “There There” with “Citronella” at the Art House Café

December 10, 2019

As you know, I advertise a lot of events at a lot of venues, and I like to get out and see these venues so I can comfortably say I know what I’m talking about. So last week, I finally had the opportunity to have a gander at the Art House Café on Somerset Street …

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Ottawa Event Review: Mamma Mia! by Suzart Productions

December 8, 2019

Last night, I was transported from the bitter cold of Ottawa to the sunny, warm islands of Greece with Suzart’s most recent production, Mamma Mia!. To say that I was blown away would be an understatement. This is THE BEST show that I have seen by Suzart to date! It was over two hours of …

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Ottawa Event Review: Christmas Glow – Glow Around the World!

December 6, 2019

Christmas Glow has arrived in Ottawa for the first time! This expanding annual Christmas event has been popping up across Canada over the past few years, and has now set up at the EY Centre for the next month. The theme is Christmas Around the World.    I was invited to have a sneak peek …

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Ottawa Event Review: Cottagers and Indians

December 1, 2019

The Great Canadian Theatre Company’s 2019-20 season is scheduled to be more diverse than ever, with plays covering social and political commentaries across the spectrum. Thursday night I had the privilege of seeing ‘Cottagers and Indians’ on its opening night.  It was a packed house, with only a few single seats remaining in the back …

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Ottawa Event Review: Matilda: The Musical by Orpheus

November 24, 2019

Orpheus Musical Theatre has done it again. Every time I see an Orpheus production, I am so impressed with the performance that I almost forget that it’s community theatre and not Broadway. This time, with Matilda, they have once again outdone themselves with an elaborate set, fantastic costumes, and some of the best talent that …

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