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

Theatre Calendar

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
7/17-10/11 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 30, 2014 — In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
Jul 24, 2014 — Rita Moreno is the only Latina to have won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony awards. In this encore conversation, host Michel Martin speaks to her about the highlights and challenges of her long career.
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.
 



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Sascha Cole, Pippa Leslie, Margo MacDonald, Zach Counsil  Photo: GCTC/Andrew Alexander
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 clever play sends both of them off in unexpected directions - and in iambic pentameter, no less.  Go to full article
Raoul Bhaneja as Hamlet. Photo: Andrew Kenneth Martin

Theatre Review: "Hamlet (solo)" at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

You've never seen a Hamlet like this. It concentrates on the actor, the text and the audience. If you decide to give it a try, it would be helpful to re-read Shakespeare's Hamlet beforehand. Hamlet (solo) runs in the NAC Studio through November 23.  Go to full article
Petrina Bromley as Dorine, Andy Jones as Tartuffe  Photo: Andree Lanthier<br />

Theatre Review: "Tartuffe" at the National Arts Centre

Adapted very loosely from Moliere's play, Andy Jones has done an even more loose translation. This new version plays at the English Theatre in the NAC through November 2.  Go to full article
Maja Ardal as Horsey June McCready  Photo: GCTC

Theatre Review: "You Fancy Yourself" at GCTC in Ottawa

When her family moves from Iceland to Edinburgh, young Elsa relies on her gigantic imagination to help her find friends. She soon realizes that imagination alone is not...  Go to full article
David Fox as Calum & R.H.Thomson as Alexander  Photo:Cylla von Tiedemann

Theatre Review: "No Great Mischief" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque

"No Great Mischief is a play that tells the story of the need for family, for love, and for connection,' says Artistic Director Ashlie Corcoran. "We're excited to welcome an...  Go to full article
Michael Healey as the Prime Minister  Photo: GCTC/Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "Proud" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

"It's a comedy influenced by writers like George Bernard Shaw and Aaron Sorkin who both illuminate the politics of the day," says Michael Healey. "It's important to get...  Go to full article
John Lenartrz as Vince Lombardi  Photo: Angel Wuellner

Theatre Review: "Lombardi" at the Depot Theatre in Westport

Football's Super Bowl trophy is named for the legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers. Few people, however, know the real story of Vince Lombardi the man - his inspirations,...  Go to full article
Martha Irving as The (Post) Mistress  Photo: Jay Kopinski

Theatre Review: "The (Post) Mistress" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

The One-woman musical "The (Post) Mistress" is running in the Firehall at the 1000 Islands Playhouse through September 14. It's written by Tomson Highway and stars Martha...  Go to full article
Three Fairies: Famecia Ward, Cali Moore, Iris Elton  Photo: Angel Wuellner

Theatre Review: "Funked Up Fairy Tales" in Westport

The Depot Theatre in Westport is currently running the new musical Funked Up Fairy Tales. This lively and entertaining new musical plays through August 25.  Go to full article
Spelling Bee contestants  Photo: Mark Bergin

Theatre Review: "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is running at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque through August 31.  Go to full article

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