Brian Carroll: “King Lear is often looked on as a bravura vehicle for the lead actor. But don’t just keep your eyes on Howarth. There are other estimable performances in this production.”
Barbara Popel: “As the lights went up at the end of the harrowing second act, the opening night audience leapt to its feet to give the cast a well-deserved standing ovation.”
Listen to our interview with Ottawa folk duo Silent Winters. Their album release show for The Duke Hotel is coming up on February 26 at The Gladstone Theatre.
Barb Popel: “Fine performances from four talented actors… A polished production.”
Apt613 tag-team reviewers Laura and Samara share their thoughts on #Faustus, part of a double bill at the Gladstone until February 9, 2019.
Apt613 tag-team reviewers Laura and Samara share their thoughts on Weird: The Witches of Macbeth, part of a double bill at the Gladstone until February 9, 2019.
See the shows Apt613 contributors look forward to in the winter 2019 season.
John D. Huston has performed A Christmas Carol over 675 times, and is at The Gladstone Theatre. until Saturday December 22.
Sylvia is about a love triangle with a couple of interesting twists. Twist 1: the third party in the triangle is a dog. Twist 2: the dog is played by an actress.
Orpheus Musical Theatre presented The Last Five Years at The Gladstone from November 1–3.
Brian Carroll: “Be warned. You too may be charmed by these two dotty old dykes who steal audience hearts. Plenty of audience members fell in love with them on opening night.”
Down in Ottawa, we like to refer to this time of the year as six-one-three season, or “61threeson.” You know what I’m talking about: it’s the time of year just after the tulips close, and summer hasn’t quite happened, but it’s warm and the city has awoken to a deluge of events, events, events.
Barbara Popel: Three Sisters Theatre Company seem to have a knack for picking good female-centric plays by female playwrights, as they’ve returned to The Gladstone with Miss Shakespeare (book and lyrics by Tracey Power, music co-written with Steve Charles).
The Gladstone unveils 10th anniversary season filled with musicals, comedies, gripping dramas, and new works by Ottawa playwrights
An astonishing 24 shows by 12 independent companies have been announced for The Gladstone’s 10th Anniversary Season.
Brian Carroll: “Blink is a charming enough tale, but the real reason to see this production is to see the talented Gadsby and her nuanced interaction with Ottawa veteran Whiteley. Ottawa is fortunate to have attracted such a talent to our stages.”