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BWW Review: A BINTEL BRIEF at Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (Segal Centre)BWW Review: A BINTEL BRIEF at Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (Segal Centre)
Posted: Oct. 17, 2018


BWW Review: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS at Hudson Village TheatreBWW Review: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS at Hudson Village Theatre
Posted: Feb. 18, 2018


BWW Review: MARJORIE PRIME at Segal CentreBWW Review: MARJORIE PRIME at Segal Centre
Posted: Mar. 4, 2018


BWW Review: THE ANGEL AND THE SPARROW at Segal CentreBWW Review: THE ANGEL AND THE SPARROW at Segal Centre
Posted: Apr. 23, 2018


BWW Review: TRUE LOVE LIES at Calixa Laval?eBWW Review: TRUE LOVE LIES at Calixa Laval?e
Posted: Feb. 10, 2018


BWW Review: GOLDA'S BALCONY at Segal CentreBWW Review: GOLDA'S BALCONY at Segal Centre
Posted: May. 26, 2018


BWW Previews: ONCE THERE WAS A MELODY at Segal CentreBWW Previews: ONCE THERE WAS A MELODY at Segal Centre
Posted: Apr. 14, 2018


BWW Review: A BINTEL BRIEF at Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (Segal Centre)BWW Review: A BINTEL BRIEF at Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre (Segal Centre)
October 17, 2018

A Bintel Brief: This musical, comprised of vignettes, takes us on a profound journey from Old World shtetls to New World neighbourhoods of tenements houses and sweatshops. The greenhorn experience is treated with respect; sometimes with raw candor, and other times vaudevillian humour as we see how elongated Jewish European last names get shortened to blend into America's melting pot.

BWW Feature: SPELLBOUND by The 7 Wonders TheatreBWW Feature: SPELLBOUND by The 7 Wonders Theatre
October 1, 2018

It was a neat surprise to discover that The 7 Wonders Theatre has done an annual pop-up musical revue for the past three years. Their latest offering, Spellbound, hit the stage on Saturday September 22nd for just two performances at Mainline Theatre.

BWW Feature: GRAMMA MIA! at Cote Saint-Luc Dramatic SocietyBWW Feature: GRAMMA MIA! at Cote Saint-Luc Dramatic Society
August 21, 2018

Gramma Mia! is touted to be a unique spin on ABBA's jukebox musical Mamma Mia, and just happens to coincide with the cinematic release of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. Well played, Cote Saint-Luc; well played.

BWW Feature: AUDITIONS: Gleefully Looking for New Vocalists at Lyric Theatre SingersBWW Feature: AUDITIONS: Gleefully Looking for New Vocalists at Lyric Theatre Singers
August 13, 2018

Known throughout the city for their annual December Christmas concert and June Broadway revue, The Lyric Singers offer local vocalists (currently aged 20-something to 70-something) a great opportunity to work with professional directors on a variety of musical styles.

BWW Review: GOLDA'S BALCONY at Segal CentreBWW Review: GOLDA'S BALCONY at Segal Centre
May 26, 2018

With the sword of Damocles over her head and the fate of the Jewish people at stake, Golda pushes forward with tongue-in-cheek chutzpah and the guilt of the working mother, with her end game being to keep peace in the Middle East.

BWW Review: THE ANGEL AND THE SPARROW at Segal CentreBWW Review: THE ANGEL AND THE SPARROW at Segal Centre
April 23, 2018

Portraying known figures onstage is an immense challenge. Thankfully, both Pitre and Street offered us charismatic and sentimental interpretations instead of imitations of these larger than life ladies. The Angel and the Sparrow gives us a bird's eye view into the lives of the two European superstars, beginning with how they first met in a public washroom.

BWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at Geordie ProductionsBWW Review: AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at Geordie Productions
April 21, 2018

Admittedly, I was not overly excited about Geordie Artistic Director, Mike Payette's choice of Jules Vern's Around the World in 80 Days. I recall being a bit bored as a child by the original David Niven film and I wondered, despite the book being revered as a classic, would the play appeal to today's families? My reservations were immediately put to rest moments after the house lights went down. Setting the scene for our action-packed adventure, the audience is privy to a cleverly staged bank heist.

BWW Previews: ONCE THERE WAS A MELODY at Segal CentreBWW Previews: ONCE THERE WAS A MELODY at Segal Centre
April 14, 2018

Based on Dan Almagor's Israeli smash hit musical 'Ish Hasid Haya', Once There Was a Melody is a collection of vignettes, songs, and stories exploring the theme of the spiritual journey. The musical, described as sweet, funny, and touching, involves Jewish folk tales and melodies that have been passed down through the ages. As such, these timeless stories from the Old Country are now being brought to a new generation of Montreal audiences.

BWW Review: MARJORIE PRIME at Segal CentreBWW Review: MARJORIE PRIME at Segal Centre
March 4, 2018

When contemplating the idea of science fiction theatre, a vision of teenagers performing campy Star Trek cosplay comes to mind. Despite its cinematic popularity, science fiction is not a genre that we see a lot of on stage, but The Segal Centre managed to present us a chic (sans geek) portrayal of a future that could be, in its latest mainstage play, Marjorie Prime.

BWW Review: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS at Hudson Village TheatreBWW Review: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS at Hudson Village Theatre
February 18, 2018

At a time when Disney seems to have a monopoly on fairytale musicals, both onstage and on screen, can Rogers and Barer's 1959 musical Once Upon a Mattress hold up to the likes of Frozen, Tangled, and Beauty and the Beast?

BWW Review: TRUE LOVE LIES at Calixa Lavalée
February 10, 2018

Touted as a dark comedy, True Love Lies is a bold and refreshingly candid piece that traverses every emotion in the spectrum as the surprising story of the Sawatsky family unfolds.