Theatre Kraken presents Little Shop of Horrors Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman Music by Alan Menken April 13–22, 2017 The Gladstone Theatre 910 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario “A send-up of science fiction, the Faust legend, and classic B-movie horror.”   Come on down to…

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
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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…

Ottawa Bluesfest 2016: from Main Courses to Hidden Treasures on the Side
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With some 200 performances on five onsite stages across nine days (between July 7 to 17), the 2016 edition of RBC Bluesfest (yes, it’s a daunting cornucopia of all genres of music, including the Blues, but still maintains its original name out of respect for…

Celebrating National Aboriginal Day with Festival and Competition Pow Wow 4
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June 17-19, Vincent Massey Park, Ottawa Recognized as an Aboriginal arts event with national significance, Summer Solstice Aboriginal Festival is proud to present a world-class showcase that fosters incredible energy and instills pride in the rich cultures of Canada’s First People embracing First Nations, Métis,…

Theatre Kraken: “The Underpants” (Gladstone Theatre, Ottawa) 1
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“…lots of laughs in this funny tour de farce, with plenty of double entendres. And weiners.” Theatre Kraken kicked off their debut with a preview performance (Gladstone Theatre, Jan 07, 2016) of The Underpants, an absurdist comedy adapted by Steve Martin, the King of the…