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What If? the Musical

Original Canadian Musical Theatre is a treasure, and this one is coming to you from Québec City with an exceptional cast that you need to check out. What if? the musical (Ottawa) follows the creative process of a young deaf artist (David), who is determined to write an award winning musical. Struggling to communicate with his […]

Broadway Workout – Orleans

5-6-7-8! Broadway Workout is a brand new dance-based fitness class for musical theater enthusiasts of any skill level. Learning choreography is great for mental and physical agility and is a ton of fun. Work on your choreography skills while working up a sweat to a popular Broadway song. Beginners welcome. No experience necessary. Arrive a […]

Beauty and the Beast

The Smash Broadway Musical Arrives in Ottawa! Escape the winter madness and treat your family to a tale as old as time! One of Broadway’s best loved Disney musicals comes to Ottawa on February 1st for eight performances only. Don’t miss this production which will be enjoyed by adults and children alike!  

Singalong Sound of Music

Is it holiday time again!?! We would be delighted to spend the winter break with you singing along to one of our favourite musical movies. Please join us at The Mayfair Cinema on Saturday December 29th or Sunday December 30th for a family friendly sing-along Sound of Music! Doors at 11:30, screening starts at noon. […]

Fringe Review: Sh!t I’m In Love With You Again

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 […]

Fringe Review: Sh!t I’m In Love With You Again

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 […]

Fringe Review: Miss Bruce’s War

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 […]

Fringe Review: Next Thing You Know

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 […]

Fringe Review: Alpha Delta 86

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” […]

Fringe Review: Ananta

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 […]

Belles Soeurs is an absolute home run

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 Sound of Music plays perfectly to its charms

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 […]

A very Canadian love story for the holidays

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 […]