From the start, Alex Cuba and his multi-talented band captivated the crowd at Babs Asper Theatre of the National Arts Centre.
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Ryan Pepper: “If you’ve ever taken piano lessons or even played music in school, this play will be highly relatable—it’s every young musician’s life displayed on stage.”
Colin Noden: “It’s a disorienting but fun experience, and necessary to immerse the audience in the Irish culture nestled in those French hills. Don’t worry. Just go along for the ride. Everything gets tied up neatly in the end.”
Colin Noden: “The National Arts Centre’s A Christmas Carol is fast paced and clever, and as tight a production as I’ve ever seen. I simply couldn’t pull out one outstanding element in the play.”
Another night, another NAC stage crammed with talent. Canada Scene closed on Sunday, but on Saturday the festival treated the Babs Asper Theatre audience to Anishinabekwe, a night featuring five outstanding performances from five outstanding female Indigenous artists.
Josh “Socalled” Dolgin of Chelsea, Quebec is the kind of artist who defies categorization, in his case openly and verbally. He is different and that will be evident at his Canada Scene concert with Yves Lambert Saturday night in the Babs Asper Theatre at the National Arts Centre.