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NCPR theater critic Connie Meng
NCPR theater critic Connie Meng

Pleasant surprises on Broadway

NCPR's resident theater critic Connie Meng spends a lot of time on the road around the region during the theater season. Just before the Tony awards were announced last weekend, Connie was in New York City taking in some of the best music and drama that Broadway is offering this summer.

So, if you're visiting the city this season, Connie has some theater recommendations. Five of the Tony winners for acting were in the four shows she saw recently: Nice Work if You Can Get it, Peter and the Starcatcher, Other Desert Cities, and One Man, Two Guvnors.  Go to full article

So, you wanna be a theater critic?

As part of the annual Fringe Theater and Arts Festival in Ottawa this week, NCPR's theater critic Connie Meng was part of a panel exploring how the media reviews theater. Todd Moe spoke with Connie about some of the questions posed to members of the panel which included broadcast, print and web journalists.  Go to full article
Wayne Tetrick (Elliot), Craig Maravich (Alan), Jack Bradt (Carl) and<br />Ethan T. Bowen (Dorian).  Photo: Lindsay Raymondjack.
Wayne Tetrick (Elliot), Craig Maravich (Alan), Jack Bradt (Carl) and
Ethan T. Bowen (Dorian). Photo: Lindsay Raymondjack.

Theatre Review: "OPUS" at Vermont Stage

Vermont Stage in Burlington has opened their season with a production of the new play OPUS. Resident theatre critic Connie Meng was at the opening night and has this review. OPUS runs in the FlynnSpace through October 25.  Go to full article

Ottawa theatre unveils new digs

NCPR theatre critic Connie Meng recently attended the grand opening of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre in Ottawa, the new home of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. The sleek glass-and-metal building will accommodate theatre, dance and music. And it's being hailed as Canada's most environmentally friendly stage. Connie Meng told Todd Moe more about Ottawa's newest theatre space.  Go to full article

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