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The best musical you’ve never heard of is playing in Calgary right now!

November 3, 2015

I talk a lot. I say a lot of things. But out of all the things I talk about, I don’t think I’ve ever said a sentence more than: “You should go see Once.” I said it back in 2006, …
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Contest: Win tickets to the much anticipated return of Ronnie Burkett!

October 21, 2015

Earlier this year, I got the chance to see one of the most amazing shows I may have ever witnessed. In a time when we’re constantly bombarded with viral videos and Twitter meltdowns, the fact that months later I still …
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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, …
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Review: “West Side’s” influential story has no end in sight!

February 12, 2014

I honestly can’t tell you if I’ve seen West Side Story before.  I think my sister got me the DVD for Christmas like ten years ago, but I also think I returned it, probably to buy another season of Buffy. …
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What’s in a f**cking name?

October 15, 2013

This weekend, Alberta Theatre Projects kicks off their new season with the comedy The Motherf**ker With the Hat. The play, and its distinct title, originally premiered on Broadway back in 2011 and starred Chris Rock and Bobby Cannavale. But even …
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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 …
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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 …
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High Performance Rodeo: The weird, wonderful and must-see!

January 14, 2013

Let’s get one thing straight, the High Performance Rodeo has nothing, and I mean nothing, to do with an actual rodeo. There are no cowboys, there are no chuck wagon races and most importantly, there are no (sadly) mini-donuts.

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 …
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Review: [Title of Show]

May 26, 2011

I’ve always kind of felt bad for theatre.  It seems either you like or you don’t, and it’s a rare production that has something for everyone, even if the thought of watching a play makes them go into a deep …
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Dr. Horrible needs your help!

May 5, 2010

In a couple of weeks, Calgary will have the honour of being the first city to produce a professional production of the Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long blog! Now not many details of the show have been announced, but the production company …
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