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Theatre Review: "The Number 14" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

"The Number 14", running at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa through December 16, turns an ordinary bus route into a hilarious adventure. Six performers transform into more then 60 characters who swing and sing in and out of escapades aboard Vancouver's funniest bus.  Go to full article

Theatre Kingston kicks off holiday fun with "Winter Wonderettes"

Locally produced professional theater returns to the historic Grand Theatre in Kingston, Ontario next week. The Winter Wonderettes opens on Wednesday. It's a Christmas-themed sequel to the 50's and 60's 'jukebox' musical The Marvelous Wonderettes.

Todd Moe spoke with Brett Christopher, artistic producer at Theatre Kingston.  Go to full article
Shannon Taylor & Alix Sideris. Photo: Trudie Lee
Shannon Taylor & Alix Sideris. Photo: Trudie Lee

Theatre Review: "Pride and Prejudice" in Ottawa

"Pride and Prejudice," a co-production of the National Arts Centre English Theatre and Theatre Calgary, is running at the NAC through December 8. This world premiere adaptation by Janet Munsil features a company of actors from across Canada who interpret Jane Austin's classic novel about love, family and the politics of marriage.  Go to full article
Melissa Stylianou's "Silent Movie"
Melissa Stylianou's "Silent Movie"

Jazz singer returns to her Canadian roots

Melissa Stylianou. a New York-based jazz singer with Ontario roots has been garnering lots of international praise since her latest CD, "Silent Movie" was released in April, and she's celebrating with a short tour of her native country. Joel Hurd tells us more.  Go to full article
Jackie Richardson and Andrew Moodie   Photo:Andree Lanthier
Jackie Richardson and Andrew Moodie Photo:Andree Lanthier

Theatre Review: "thirsty" at the National Arts Centre

The World Premiere of "thirsty" by Dionne Brand is running in the Studio at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa through November 17. Based on her book of poetry of the same title, it tells the story of a man destroyed by his inability to cope with cultural change.  Go to full article
Margo MacDonald as Loretta and Mary Ellis as Frances.  Photo: Andrew Alexander/GCTC
Margo MacDonald as Loretta and Mary Ellis as Frances. Photo: Andrew Alexander/GCTC

Theatre Review: "Fly Me to the Moon" at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

The Canadian premiere of "Fly Me to the Moon" is running at the Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa through November 18. It's a terrific black comedy by the author of "Stone in His Pockets." It tells the story of one disastrous day in the lives of Frances and Loretta, two home health care workers in Belfast.  Go to full article
Broken tree limbs on a Toronto, ON street, after high winds from Hurricane Sandy hit downtown on Monday night. Photo <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/josephmorris/">Joseph Morris</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>
Broken tree limbs on a Toronto, ON street, after high winds from Hurricane Sandy hit downtown on Monday night. Photo Joseph Morris, CC some rights reserved

As Sandy weakens Ontario expects moderate wind and rain

Hurricane Sandy came ashore along the U.S. coast as a dangerous, powerful storm.

But by the time it is expected to cross into Canada later Wednesday, the much weaker system might only bring a few days of rain.  Go to full article
A portrait of Carolyn Hetherington's mother, Gwen.  Photo: Thousand Islands Playhouse
A portrait of Carolyn Hetherington's mother, Gwen. Photo: Thousand Islands Playhouse

Preview: "Women Who Shout at the Stars"

Renowned Canadian actor Carolyn Hetherington will bring the story of the two women who dramatically influenced her life to the stage at the Thousand Islands Playhouse Firehall Theatre in Gananoque, Ontario. Women who Shout at the Stars opens tonight at 7:30 and continues through November 4th.

Hetherington told Todd Moe that she wrote and performs three different characters in the play -- her dramatic mother, devoted nanny and herself.  Go to full article
<i>The Player's Advice to Shakespeare</i> is Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Prescott.
The Player's Advice to Shakespeare is Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Prescott.

Preview: "The Player's Advice to Shakespeare" in Prescott

Canadian actor Greg Kramer has been getting rave reviews for his performance in the one-man show, The Player's Advice to Shakespeare. It'll be performed Friday and Saturday night in Prescott, Ontario, presented by the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival. It's been nominated for two Capital Critics Circle awards -- Best Actor and Best Director -- for the best in theatre on stages in the Ottawa area.

Kramer plays one of Shakespeare's actors, imprisoned in the Tower of London, who has some advice for the Bard. But he'd better hurry, because he's been handed a death sentence. Todd Moe talks with Greg Kramer who says the show is a passionate, and at times humorous, plea for theatre.  Go to full article
Francine Deschepper & Gil Garratt  Photo:Andree Lanthier
Francine Deschepper & Gil Garratt Photo:Andree Lanthier

Theatre Review: "The Glace Bay Miners' Museum" at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa

"The Glace Bay Miners' Museum" has opened the English Theatre season at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and runs through November 3. Based on the short story by Sheldon Currie, Wendy Lill's play follows the fortunes of the MacNeil family, as they struggle to make a living in the coal-mining town.  Go to full article

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