THE SUNSET SINGERS SING SONGS TO CELEBRATE CANADA’s 150 th  Annual Charity Concert, June 23rd, 2017 1

Immediately preceding Quebec’s Fête nationale St-Jean- Baptiste, and before the fireworks and crowds descend upon the nation’s capital for Canada Day, you can celebrate Canada’s 150th in a kinder, gentler, more sublime way. Ottawa’s Seniors Choir, The Ottawa Sunset Singers, will perform their annual charity concert on…

Way to Go! Two Triumphs Wrap Up GCTC’s 2016-17 Season 3

1979 was a smashing success, critically and financially.   Days after closing its 2016-17 season, GCTC announced that Michael Healey’s 1979 broke all previous box office records to become the company’s highest grossing production ever. With sales figures exceeding 200% of the original revenue goal,…

Theatre Review: Finishing the Suit at The Gladstone 1
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“sometimes love is incompatible with one’s duties” I loved this play’s premise. Skilled playwright Lawrence Aronovitch stitches a piece so fine that its touch to your skin is that of raw silk: coarse yet pleasing. Its plausibility came on to me as would a lover,…

Review of GCTC’s Les Passants 5
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Un peu d’histoire s’est produit à Ottawa récemment. It’s not every day that the usually staid capital launches a World Premiere, no less. Ce n’est pas tout, il y en a d’autre à dire. When GCTC in conjunction with Théâtre la Cutapulte launched Les Passants…

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All photos courtesy Allyson Domanski With no stage and no set except for big black cubes to serve as seats for three actors, the Chamber Theatre Hintonburg (CTH) team of Donnie Laflamme and Lisa Zanyk have pulled off another coup. Pull up a chair to a…

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