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Laura Gauthier

Theatre Reviewer

Laura is a rare Ottawa native who clearly took her summer job at the tourism information centre a little too much to heart wanting to prove to all that Ottawa isn't boring. Laura loves to check out the latest musicals and plays with her Apt613 collaborator and BFF (Broadway Friend Forever), Samara Caplan, whom she met when they worked together as non-profit unicorns.


Photo by Robert Fairchild

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

The great weather is here and there’s so much to take in this weekend! Whether it’s a great community walk, music, local vendor markets, a sports match or even the stars above, there’s plenty no matter what you’re in the mood for. Enjoy it safely and let us know what you get up to! Ongoing/all […]

Show Tune Showdown 2022

Show Tune Showdown returns live to Centrepointe for one night only—April 23, 2022

It’s the greatest time of year ⁠— Show Tune Showdown is back and better than ever, live and in person! We are so excited to get our butts back in seats for one of our favourite annual local celebrations of all things musical theatre. We caught up with Show Tune Showdown Producer Rob Bowman and one of the organizers, Heather Daley, to see what this year’s production has in store.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

Hopefully a lot of you have a long weekend to enjoy, whether you’re celebrating anything or not! There are plenty of great local events for you to enjoy, and some of them involve finding chocolate eggs.

Sugar shack syrup

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

Spring is in the air, some mandates are dropping, and events are back in full force. However, just because the province has dropped a lot of mandates, still be sure to check with venues and events before going as many are still supporting mask-wearing and more. Safety first!

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

Alright, hopefully this is the home stretch in the lockdown for a while now… But don’t worry, there are still lots of great ideas that are still happening and not date-specific

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

A big shoutout to everyone who’s pivoted, clamped down, postponed and reshuffled their plans, events and businesses once again as we try to get through this wave of the pandemic. Don’t forget to check out your fave local businesses and restaurants to see what they’re offering online or as takeout to help them get through this too!

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

We’re now full-blown into the holiday market season, but don’t worry — that’s not all there is to do around town! Read on for plenty of suggestions including drag shows, films, art, live music, and more. Thursday  Who doesn’t love a Drag Show Karaoke Fundraiser?! Mavericks is hosting this 19+ event with Fashion Design Academy […]

Photo credit: J. Michel Carriere

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

Sure, the weather is cooler and the trees are getting bare, but there are plenty of activities to keep you warm and also to get you ready for the holidays — which will be here before you know it!

Broadway Workout is our kind of workout

Broadway Workout, a musical theatre themed dance session, have taken their classes virtual amid the pandemic. This fall, those eager to be the star of their own show can enjoy virtual and in-person classes.

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that you should take advantage of things when you can, because you never know when they’ll be taken away from you, closed for months, or shutter before you get the chance to get there. Carpe diem and check out all these great events taking place this weekend while you can!

Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire?

Fall schmall. There are still plenty of great activities to enjoy—even if you’re trying to avoid pumpkin spice everything and back-to-school traffic. (Not that there’s anything wrong with pumpkin spice.) Check it out and let us know what you explore this weekend!