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Connie Meng's reviews of Canadian productions now appear also on the Capital Critics Circle site in Ottawa.

Theatre Calendar

6/20-7/19 She Loves Me, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON
7/1-7/26 Jake's Gift, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON
7/2-7/12 The Fox on the Fairway, St. Michael’s Playhouse, Colchester, VT
7/10-7/19 Man of La Mancha, Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake
7/10-7/19 The Whale, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Glens Falls
7/11-7/27 My Way, Depot Theatre, Westport
7/11-8/3 Come Blow Your Horn, ClassicTheatre Festival, Perth, ON
7/11-8/16 The Tempest, St, Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Prescott, ON
7/15-8/16 The Two Gentleman of Verona, St, Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, Prescott, ON
7/16-7/26 Arsenic and Old Lace, St. Michael’s Playhouse, Colchester, VT
7/17-10/11 Lake Effect, Lake George Dinner Theatre
7/24-8/2 Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Glens Falls
7/25-8/23 The Importance of Being Earnest, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON
7/30-8/9 Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, St. Michael’s Playhouse, Colchester, VT
7/31-8/18 Harvey, Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake
8/1-8/17 Greater Tuna, Depot Theatre, Westport
8/8-8/31 Dial M for Murder, ClassicTheatre Festival, Perth, ON
8/15-9/20 TheUgly One, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON
8/22-8/81 Pete 'n' Keeley, Depot Theatre, Westport
8/28-9/20 Death of a Salesman, Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake
8/29-9/20 Waiting for the Parade, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON


Theater
Jul 21, 2014 — The French theater event has long been a pillar of the performing arts world. But talk of changes to festival workers' off-season benefits has cast a shadow over this year's celebration.
Jul 21, 2014 — When we asked movie critic Bob Mondello to contribute to our Book Your Trip series, he immediately began humming show tunes. Spend six minutes listening to this story and you'll be singing along, too.
Jul 20, 2014 — The British comedy troupe has reunited for what they say is the final time in Monty Python Live (Mostly). Fans around the world will watch the last show Sunday, either in London or via live stream.
 



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Ellie Mae Casselman as Crabbe the dog & Kerry Ann Doherty as Launce.  Photo: Andrew Alexander
Ellie Mae Casselman as Crabbe the dog & Kerry Ann Doherty as Launce. Photo: Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival's season this summer features "The Tempest" and "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" as well as a Sunday afternoon series of smaller productions and solo pieces.

The outdoor venue overlooking the St. Lawrence River is perfect for a summer afternoon or evening. In the adjacent park there are also picnic tables for those who want to make a day of it.  Go to full article
Tiffan Borelli, Paul Binotto, Erik Keiser, Maggie Politi  Photo: Bonnie Brewer

Theatre Review: "My Way" at the Depot Theatre in Westport

"My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra" is a lively journey through the Sinatra song-book. It runs at the Depot Theatre overlooking Lake Champlain in Westport NY through July 27.  Go to full article
Julia Mackey as Jake  Photo: Tim Matheson

Theatre Review: "Jake's Gift" at the Thousand Islands Playhouse

For more than 6 years, actor/playwright Julia Mackey has been traveling across Canada to perform "Jake's Gift." Most recently the show was translated and Julia learned French to perform "Jake's Gift" in Normandy at the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.  Go to full article
Alison MacDonald as Amalia. Photo: Jay Kopinski

Theatre Review: "She Loves Me" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

This too often neglected romantic musical comedy sparkles at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque. It runs through July 29.  Go to full article
Tyler Nye and Burdette Parks  Photo: Bonnie Brewer

Theatre Review: "Red" at Pendragon Theatre

Playwright John Logan was awarded the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League awards for "Red," his play about Rothko, when it appeared on Broadway. Mark...  Go to full article
Samantha Madeley, Paul Rainville, Sarah McVie, Eric Coates  Photo: GCTC Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "The Burden of Self Awareness" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

George F. Walker, Canada's multiple award-winning master of dark comedy, has written a new play. It's "The Burden of Self Awareness," currently running at GCTC in Ottawa...  Go to full article
Walter Borden as Hoke & Nicola Lipman as Miss Daisy.  Photo: 1000 Islands Playhouse

Theatre Review: "Driving Miss Daisy" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

Playwright Alfred Uhry is the only playwright to win the Triple Crown: an Oscar, a Tony, and a Pulitzer Prize. "Driving Miss Daisy" won two of the three - the Oscar and the...  Go to full article
Alison Woolridge, Ryan Allen, Mike Payette  Photo: Peter Bromley

Theatre Review: "Oil and Water" at the National Arts Centre

"Oil and Water," produced by Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, a company located in St. John's, is closing out the season of the NAC English Theatre. It runs through May 31...  Go to full article
Sarah Finn, John Ng, Drew Moore.  Photo: GCTC/Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "This Is War" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

"This is War" by Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch, at the Great Canadian Theatre Company through Feb. 23, takes a bleak and uncompromising look at individual soldiers...  Go to full article
Sascha Cole, Pippa Leslie, Margo MacDonald, Zach Counsil  Photo: GCTC/Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "Goodnight Desdemona, (Good Morning Juliet)" at GCTC

A funny thing happened on the way to the theatre. . . What if two of Shakespeare's tragedies, Othello and Romeo and Juliet, were actually comedies? This...  Go to full article

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