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Theatre Reviews

Reviews of musicasl, plays and weird modern dance shows.

Review: Come From Away welcomes all with open arms!

November 23, 2016

Photo credit: Matthew Murphy “Do you remember where you were on September 11th?” It’s a question that almost every North American will be asked for the rest of our lifetime. For 700 people, the answer will be Gander, Newfoundland. A …

Five years later, Broadway Across Canada’s Book of Mormon worth the wait!

September 8, 2016

Written by Alex Kingcott. I never turn down a chance to be Bloggity’s theatrical stand-in. When he offered the chance to see and write about Broadway Across Canada tour of The Book of Mormon, I jumped at the chance. It …

Review: What it’s like to watch The Lion King as an adult!

August 14, 2015

This week, Broadway Across Canada’s production of The Lion King returned to Calgary. This was also the forth time I have seen the show since it started touring all the way back in the late 90s. That, my friends was …

Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios is wildly weird!

April 10, 2015

I’ve lived in Calgary for ten years, and by my count, Cirque du Soleil has come here five times. Maybe six. But they come to town enough that some Calgarians might be asking themselves “So how’s this show different than …

Welcome to Ronnie Burkett’s Daisy Theatre, the year’s most unforgettable experience!

February 21, 2015

Ronnie Burkett is one of those names that if you move to Calgary, you hear all the time. Especially if you’re even the slightest fan of theatre.  But if you didn’t know who he was, or what exactly he did, …

Review: Odysseo harnesses beauty and spectacle!

April 24, 2014

Seeing horses in Calgary is really nothing new. After all, we’re home to the world famous Calgary Stampede, our police patrol on them and wild horses have been known to even wander our city’s streets. But seeing the horses like …

Review: ‘Kim’s Convenience’ is a perfect family comedy about an imperfect family.

September 7, 2013

With the days getting shorter and the nights getting cooler, that can only mean one thing: theatre season is back!  This season, I’ve goal to see as many shows as possible, starting with Kim’s Convenience. Kim’s Convience is the first …

k.d lang’s Balletlujah: Helplessly perfect.

May 9, 2013

Ballet and I haven’t always gotten along.  For me, it’s sorta like that cousin you see at family reunions. You understand why people like them, but you just don’t. But add in a remarkable talent like k.d. lang and a …

Review: An epic battle between Shakepeare and Zombies hits the Calgary stage!

March 28, 2013

I’m pretty lucky to know some great people.  Great people like Alex Kingcott, who I called yesterday when it was decided that I was too sick to go to the opening night of Ground Zero‘s production of William Shakespeare’s Land …

Review: You’re a lot like Seinfeld Charlie Brown

November 26, 2012

This weekend, the curtain rose on Alberta Theatre Projects new production of the family friendly show You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. For me, Charlie Brown and I have always seen eye to eye. As a grew up, the comparisons …

I scream for Screamfest!

October 21, 2012

Every year, around this time of year, my friend calls and asks if I want to go to Screamfest. Screamfest is Canada’s largest Halloween Festival and it features haunted houses, Halloween themed carnival games and creepy and disturbing entertainment.

The five best things about Evil Dead:The Musical.

August 17, 2012

Calgary is known for a lot of things: The Calgary Stampede, traffic, proximity to the Rocky Mountains and wicked storms. But it isn’t really known for being evil…until today. One of my favourite musicals of all time returns to the …

Review: Broadway Across Canada’s “Mary Poppins” soars high!

July 31, 2012

When the curtain rose for tonight’s opening night production of Broadway Across Canada’s Mary Poppins at Calgary’s Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, I could barely contain my excitement. Mary Poppins was one of my favourite films growing up and I don’t …

Jersey Boys review: The Calgary curse is broken!

July 1, 2012

Truth be told, Calgary has a long history of being the worst audiences at a concert ever.  I don’t know how many times I’ve been told to stop dancing at a pop concert or shrunk back in my seat, weighed …

Lucha Vavoom brings Mexican wrestling and burlesque to town!

January 29, 2012

Never in my life would I have imagined that I would write that title for a blog post… . But yes, this weekend, I got the chance to see one of the most crazy, insane, hilarious shows that I might ever …