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

Theatre Calendar

7/17-10/11 Lake Effect, Lake George Dinner Theatre
7/25-8/23 The Importance of Being Earnest, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON
8/8-8/31 Dial M for Murder, ClassicTheatre Festival, Perth, ON
8/15-9/20 TheUgly One, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON
8/22-8/31 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
9/16-10/5 The Boy in the Moon, Great Canadian Theatre Company, Ottawa, ON
9/24-10/12 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Syracuse Stage, Syracuse
9/26-10/18 Educating Rita, 1000 Islands Playhouse, Gananoque, ON


Theater
Aug 13, 2014 — Award-winning actress Lauren Bacall was Humphrey Bogart's partner on and off the screen. She was nominated for an Academy Award, won two Tony Awards and received an honorary Oscar in 2009.
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.
 



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Martha Irving as The (Post) Mistress  Photo: Jay Kopinski
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 Irving as the small-town post mistress.  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
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...  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

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