Brian Carroll: “This is a finely balanced and executed ensemble performance of a 1990s classic.”
If you are already a fan of the music (ie. have listened to the cast recording on repeat) and have never seen Cats on stage, you couldn’t ask for a better production value to bring something you already love to life. However, for the rest of us, Cats leaves a lot to be desired.
BFFs: “If you’re a fan of the movie, or a fan of this era of hair bands, or just want a trip down memory lane, Rock of Ages is well worth it. You’ll leave tapping your foot, banging your head and grinning from ear to ear.”
Sharon King-Campbell is coming to Ottawa this weekend to tell the story of Original, a sixty minute one-woman show portraying three of the world’s first or “original” women of myth.
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.