Review of BURN, written and directed by John Muggleton 5

Review by Stacey Diffin-Lafleur Photos by Maria Vartanova John Muggleton has a sly sense of humour and he shows it off to perfection in his latest work, BURN, which I attended in December at the Avalon Studio on Bank Street. I didn’t really know what to…

The Maltese Falcon: The Radio Show will get you into the holiday spirit 1

By Allyson Domanski, Theatre Reviewer Poor weather proved no deterrent for the crowd who braved snow and wind to get to The Gladstone for opening night of “The Maltese Falcon: The Radio Show” by Dashiell Hammett. The packed house delighted in this year’s rendition of…

Review of GCTC’s “The Daisy Theatre” Pull Some Strings To See It 2

By Allyson Domanski, Theatre Reviewer They may be puppets but this ain’t The Muppets. Even brash Miss Piggy would blush watching The Daisy Theatre. That or bust a gut. Everything from cabaret to vaudeville to burlesque, it’s nothing but enjoyably inappropriate entertainment. If you love…

Review #2 of the 31 st Ottawa Wine and Food Festival:  Tasting Alley Distinguishes Itself 18

Review and photographs by Allyson Domanski Saturday night’s Tasting Alley was practically perfect, with no shortage of glitz. By shifting the gourmet highlight of the social event of the weekend to a gorgeous new venue—an ‘All New Ingredient’—the 2016 Ottawa Wine and Food Festival outdid…

The Ottawa Wine and Food Festival launches “All New Ingredients” for 2016

Review by By Allyson Domanski If the first night of the three-day Ottawa Wine and Food Festival was any indication of the popularity of a 31-year tradition, this year’s event will be a roaring success. It’s a slick affair made slicker by so many beautiful people…

Theatre Preview: “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and  Living in Paris” at The Gladstone 1

Preview by Allyson Domanski It’s been nearly four decades since Jacques Brel was alive or well or living in Paris and nearly five decades since “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” played in Ottawa. Stirred from sleep, the music of the Belgian…

The Seriously Cool Ottawa Wine and Food Festival: 31st Edition THIS WEEKEND! 1

Preview Article By Allyson Domanski If you haven’t yet snagged your tickets for the 31st edition of the Ottawa Wine and Food Festival you’d best hurry. It’s going to get harder to keep scalpers and ticket resellers away from sought-after events like this, considering how tantalizing the…