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

Theatre Calendar

3/18-4/6 Dancing with Rage, Great Canadian Theatre Co. Ottawa, ON
3/26-4/12 Seeds, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON
4/2-4/27 The Glass Menagerie, Syracuse Stage
4/23-5/11 The Quarry, Vermont Stage Company, Burlington, VT
4/29-5/10 huff, National Arts Centre, Ottawa, ON


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Apr 14, 2014 — Steven Soderbergh's new play confronts the topic of school shootings head on, peering into the shattered lives of the survivors and the stories they tell.
Apr 8, 2014 — Leon says he likes to attract diverse audiences, so different cultures rub together in the crowd. This spring, he's directing a revival of A Raisin in the Sun and a new musical inspired by Tupac.
Apr 7, 2014 — The 5-foot-3 dynamo poured his uncanny energy into a lifetime of roles alongside Hollywood's biggest stars. Rooney, whose sunny portrayals of youth earned him an honorary Oscar, died Sunday.
 



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Spelling Bee contestants  Photo: Mark Bergin
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
Kelly Penner, David Snelgrove & Warren Bain  Photo: Production Ottawa

Theatre Review: "Maid for a Musket" at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival in Prescott

"Maid for a Musket" runs in rep with "Hamlet" at the Kinsmen Amphitheatre in Prescott Ontario through August 17. The outdoor venue is on the bank of the St. Lawrence River where the audience faces Prescott's scenic Harbour.  Go to full article
The Depot Theatre in Westport

Theatre Review: "Boeing Boeing" at the Depot Theatre

The madcap farce "Boeing Boeing" is running at the Depot Theatre in Westport through August 4. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night performance.  Go to full article
1000 Islands Playhouse Deck

Theatre Review: "Third Floor" in the Firehall at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque has opened their season in the Firehall, their Black Box venue, with a production of "Third Floor." It runs through August 3 and will be...  Go to full article

Theatre Review: "Dirty Blonde" at Pendragon Theatre

"Dirty Blonde" is running in rep at Pendragon Theatre in Saranac Lake through August 31.  Go to full article
Alix Sideris & John Koensgen<br />Photo: Andrew Alexander

Theatre Review: "Like Wolves" at GCTC

The black comedy "Like Wolves" runs at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa through June 23.  Go to full article
1000 Islands Playhouse cast photo from <em>Suds</em>. Photo: Mark Bergin

Theatre review: "Suds" at the 1000 Islands Playhouse

The 60s musical soap opera "Suds" opens the season at the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque, running through June 22. It's a treat for any pop music lover.  Go to full article
Melody A. Johnson  Photo:NAC

Theatre Review: "Miss Caledonia" in the NAC Studio

"Miss Caledonia" is playing in the Studio at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through May 25. Melody A. Johnson runs the gamut from farmer girl to beauty pageant...  Go to full article
Todd Duckworth as Edward Curtis  Photo: Andrew Alexander/GCTC

Theatre Review: "The Edward Curtis Story" at GCTC in Ottawa

The Edward Curtis Story, a co-production of the Great Canadian Theatre Company and the National Arts Centre, is running at GCTC through April 21.  Go to full article
Allan Morgan & Fiona Reid  Photo: Lucy Tremblay Gaudette

Theatre Review: "Innocence Lost" at the NAC

"Innocence Lost, A Play about Steven Truscott" is currently running at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through March 16. It premiered at the Blyth Festival in 2008 and...  Go to full article

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