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How do you like your Alberta History? Onstage is good with me! John Ware Reimagined at Workshop West...
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How do you like your Alberta History? Onstage is good with me! John Ware Reimagined at Workshop West...
Until I heard of the play I hadn't heard of John Ware. I knew a bit about Amber Valley and have some of knowledge about some of the history of Black Canadians mostly because of my work and my personal interests. A couple of seasons ago we produced a piece called Blak! by Krystal Dos Santos at the...
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Still Thinking About Hadestown...
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Still Thinking About Hadestown...
... and waking up with the songs in my brain...Gotta get back to see it again...
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When Artistry meets Quirkiness... Jabberwocky by The Old Trout Puppet Workshop at Theatre Network...
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When Artistry meets Quirkiness... Jabberwocky by The Old Trout Puppet Workshop at Theatre Network...
There's no Alice in Jabberwocky but there are A LOT of white rabbits! Jabberwocky is the latest show created by the Calgary-based Old Trout Puppet Workshop currently being presented at Theatre Network. It has all the hallmarks of the other shows I have seen from them (Ignorance, Famous Puppet Dea...
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The Road to Hell is Heavenly... HADESTOWN at the Citadel...
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The Road to Hell is Heavenly... HADESTOWN at the Citadel...
If there's one show to see this season... I know. You hear that about a lot of shows. But seriously... this is the one. Personally I hope you see 10, or 15, or 20 shows, but if you only have room for one it should be Hadestown. It's not even so you can have the bragging rights about being on...
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Oh, What a Night! Jersey Boys is Outstanding!
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Oh, What a Night! Jersey Boys is Outstanding!
Friday night I finally got to see Jersey Boys! I'd been hearing about it for a few years and had been unable to go the last time it came through because of scheduling issues, so I was really happy to get a chance to see it this time around. The cast was incredible - the singing perfect, the danci...
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A few good shows in the road ahead...
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A few good shows in the road ahead...
It's a good problem to have - good for me, good for the city - a whole bunch of theatre to see!This Friday I will finally get to see Jersey Boys with Broadway Across Canada. I've heard the show is awesome so I am looking forward to it. I have prepared myself to hear a lot of swearing and some gre...
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Constellations at Shadow Theatre... so many possibilities...
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Constellations at Shadow Theatre... so many possibilities...
I'd heard about Constellations by Nick Payne a few years ago. It's concept was intriguing, multiple iterations of the same scenes, with slight changes to reflect the multiplicity of possibilities. I'm am avid Science Fiction reader, so the idea is one I have seen explored before in books and film...
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Diving into work at Walterdale...
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Diving into work at Walterdale...
Last week was kind of a special one for me with regards to Walterdale Theatre. At the AGM I became the President for the 2017/18 Season, a posting I am very excited about especially considering the team that I will have to work with on the Board. It marks a return to the Board after a 5 year abse...
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The Woman Behind the Man... Testament of Mary at Northern Light Theatre...
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The Woman Behind the Man... Testament of Mary at Northern Light Theatre...
Saw Testament of Mary at Northern Light Theatre last night. It is a strikingly beautiful play to watch, particularly because of how Trevor Schmidt's Set and Costumes are lit by Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull's lighting. This is not the cool, mild Mary portrayed in the New Testament but one that simmers b...
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Questions raised by Freedom Singer at the Citadel Theatre...
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Questions raised by Freedom Singer at the Citadel Theatre...
Where do we come from? Where are we going to? These questions have been in my head a lot over the last few years, so in some ways Freedom Singer was the perfect show for me to see as it deals very beautifully with both of them. Inspired by a search for his history, creator Khari Wendell McCl...
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