Brian Carroll: “Often laugh out loud funny, combining dance, live music, giant shadow puppetry and live video wizardry, Kitt & Jane also has touching moments where these two middle-schoolers reveal depths of feeling that they would rather we not see. Not everyone’s cup of tea, but you won’t know unless you try.”
Brian Carroll: “The disjointed plot line still feels stuck in Fringe territory.”
BFFs: “Kitt & Jane is a fun and fast paced show, with tons of big laughs, some musical stylings, lots of overhead projections and pie. Underneath the comedy, the show makes a statement on the state of the world and how dire things really are.”
Brian Carroll: “If you missed the 2016 Ottawa Fringe award-winning version of Cardinal, don’t miss this new opportunity. If you did see that version with its recorded music, the live music makes Cardinal worth seeing again.”
Amanda Armstong: “Awkward Hug is heartfelt, entertaining, and a piece of impressive storytelling.”
Amanda Armstrong: “Crippled is an absolutely masterful piece of writing that we are fortunate to have had shown here in Ottawa.”
BFFs: “Kanata Theatre really surprised us because we weren’t expecting a local production to be able to provide the same level of staging as a professional production—but they more than met the challenge.”
Ottawa’s undercurrents festival has a new play development program that grants local artists a year-long residency at Arts Court.
Barb Popel: “Thibert’s story is touching and engaging.”
BFFs: “Crippled definitely wasn’t what we were expecting—it was so much more.”
Orpheus still has two shows left in their current season. Rock of Ages in early March and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder in May.
BFFs: “Based on the book by Michael Ende, fans of the original story or the 1984 film adaption will not be disappointed.”
BFFs: “Filled with drills, stretches and chats about politics, periods, competition, pettiness, jealousy and family struggles, the team often borders between innocence and naivety, and hardcore passion and depth.”
Ryan Pepper: “One question this show raises is: why does it have to be performed by two people? And more importantly, why couldn’t it just have been an Inuit show? The answer to that actually lies in the show.”
Broadway Across Canada Ottawa season tickets are now available. Last year’s subscription pass holders have until February 27, 2020 to renew subscriptions with guaranteed seats.