Catch Grounded before it takes off
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“Compelling theatre, close to home.” That’s the mandate of Bear & Co., a professional indie theatre collective and a resident company at The Gladstone Theatre. Barely five and a half years old, Bear is about to open its 18th play for a limited run at…

Theatre Review: If only every Blind Date could end this well! 13
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Blind Date, the sexy sweet improvisational wonder currently filling the house at GCTC, is deceptively simple yet ingenious. It’s an implausibly risky premise all right—not only that a drop-dead- gorgeous girl like Mimi would get stood up on a blind date in the first place…

Review of Bear & Co.’s No Way To Say Goodbye: Songs of  Leonard Cohen at The Gladstone 3
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Bear & Co., you have a hit on your hands.  You need to promote it, tour it, get it out there and nudge this show toward the runaway success it’s poised to become. Your arrangement and production will grab the interest of theatre companies across North America…

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…

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…

Review of “Macbeth” at The Gladstone Theatre 1
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By Allyson Domanski  “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble!” Despite being over 400 years old, Shakespeare’s classic lines from Macbeth never fail to conjure up images of weird witches, wantonness and wickedness because the tale told around them is still so…

Theatre Kraken: “The Underpants” (Gladstone Theatre, Ottawa) 2
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“…a fun, satirized romp through the foibles of middle class life where everything has a place, especially underpants.” Theatre Kraken has introduced itself to Ottawa with a raucously hilarious production of Steve Martin’s adaptation of Carl Sternheims The Underpants. There are lots of laughs in…

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…

Review of: I'm Not Jewish But My Mother Is 1

 …a quick-witted, entertaining and energetic piece of theatre.   I’m Not Jewish But My Mother Is (Gladstone Theatre, July 28 to August 8, 2015) is a fun filled romp through language that pits a (maternally litigious) middle-aged son against his straight-talking, shoot from the lip…