The smash-hit musical Kinky Boots will be making its way to Ottawa’s National Arts Centre from December 27th to January 1st.
At the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee you’ll find a lovable crew of outcasts, overachievers, and general weirdos. You might see kids you knew growing up on that stage. And you might see yourself.
By Sandy Gibson 60 min | Comedy Musical | Mature Fresh from the Montreal Fringe, Sh!t I’m In Love With You Again returns to the Ottawa Fringe festival with updated, eye-catching sets, some new numbers and as many laugh-inducing moments as can possibly be crammed into a musical comedy. Written and performed by Rachelle Elie […]
60 minutes | Comedy, Musical | Mature Sh!t I’m in Love With You Again is a one-hour autobiographical musical comedy performed by Rachelle Elie, an award-winning veteran of Fringe who debuted at Ottawa’s 2001 festival. New costumes and a revamped set design distinguish her show from last year, yet the adult theme remains unchanged as […]
80 minutes | Canadian, Family, Historical | G Don’t wait to get your tickets to the next performance of Miss Bruce’s War. Get them now. Really. I say this not just because there is only one more opportunity to see it, but also because it’s simply 80 minutes well spent. The play, written by Jean […]
By Matthew Stella 90 minutes | Comedy | Mature Next Thing You Know is the story of four 20-somethings trying to make it as artists in New York. Waverly is a 28-year-old aspiring actor who works at a law firm during the day and a dive bar on Sullivan Street at night. Her best friend […]
By Sandy Gibson 55 minutes | Clown, Comedy, Family | G Do you remember the first time you ate something you were hesitant to try but were greatly surprised by how good it tasted? For me, it was homemade guacamole with its odd combination of ingredients, greenish colour and the presence of the word “mole” […]
By Vanessa Turpin 55 minutes | Musical, Stand-up Slam | Mature On opening night, Ananta took to the stage dressed in all black, perched atop a high stool and looked out at the intimate (read: small) crowd from behind round-framed glasses. He looked to be the quintessential depiction of a Beat poet, in a somewhat […]
Les Belles Soeurs is Michel Tremblay’s most frequently produced and translated play. Alive with caustic joual-speaking women its strong matriarchal themes fairly rocked Quebec society in the late 60’s. Tremblay ignited controversy with his use of low-brow dialect, mockery of the restrictive grip of the church and his straightforward presentation of disillusioned, pining working class […]
The story needs little introduction, so familiar is the iconic 1965 film version of Rodger & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. So the question at last night’s packed opening was could this version begin to approach the crowd-pleasing experience associated to its famous legacy? Set in Salzberg, Austria (oddly […]
Anne & Gilbert: The Musical has swept in to Ottawa in time for the holiday season and, not being a committed Anne of Green Gables nor family-friendly-format aficionado, the challenge set was whether without subject enthusiasm this piece could entertain as a one-off night at the theatre. The story follows Lucy Maud Montgomery’s eponymous flame-haired […]
”I Don’t Feel Anything”. Patient Stable After great success last year, indie women productions has scheduled a second run of next to normal – a raw, provocative and engaging story portrayed as a rock musical, running from October 20th to 24th at the Centrepointe Studio Theatre. Directed by C. Lee Bates, Skye MacDiarmid is reintroduced […]
It’s not always easy to write reviews; sometimes the art you’re asked to critique is mediocre or unoriginal or it just plain sucks and you’re forced to stretch your imagination to find anything positive to write… The Book of Mormon is not one of those cases. The award winning Broadway musical composed by Trey Parker, […]
Review by Brian Carroll 60 min | Solo, Musical | G Colin Godbout has chosen six guitarists to vie for the title of the greatest in the (popular) world. The top three from Rolling Stone’s list: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and three from the jazz and country world: Django Reinhardt, Chet Atkins and […]