Atomic Rooster (303 Bank Street, Ottawa) is celebrating an aspect of local art and culture with a retrospective show of Greg Kerr’s Cur Comix. Cur Comix originally appeared in the alternative print weekly Ottawa X-Press from 1998-2004. The show, running from May 8 until June…

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,…

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Photo: Susanne Ure Seven by Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz April 24, 2017 Presented at Wabano Centre by Inter Pares Awards ceremonies and recognition events are often long and tedious affairs, heavy on…

Comments Off on A CUT ABOVE THE REST: Lynne Hanson’s “Uneven Ground”

Ottawa’s Lynne Hanson has released a gem of a record/CD. This will come as no surprise to anyone as she is one quality artist. The  CD “Uneven Ground” recorded this past September in Winnipeg features Lynne and a cast of Western musicians,  all of whom…

Comments Off on Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (THEATRE KRAKEN) @ THE GLADSTONE: APRIL 13–22, 2017

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   Little Shop of Horrors is a musical that’s based on a movie that based on a musical that’s based…

#Fringe20 Series April 2017: Double Bill -The Root Of All Squares and An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein
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Third Wall Theatre Company Presents An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein By Shel Silverstein Originally produced in New York City by Atlantic Theater Company, 2001-02 65 minutes An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein is “adult” in the sense that it’s mature, rather than XXX. That…

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The monthly Fringe 20th Anniversary Series continues this week with two shows running from Thursday, April 06 until Saturday, April 08, 2017. #Fringe20 is part of the festival’s celebration of twenty years of the Fringe in Ottawa, running until the 21st Ottawa Fringe Festival begins…

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…