Vicki Trask

Vicki Trask Vicki Trask is a Calgary-based writer and performer who has been a part of the theatre community since 2011. Previously, she wrote for OnStage Blog and is now incredibly excited to share her love of performing arts with BroadwayWorld readers.



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BWW Interview: Rebecca Northan And Bruce Horak Talk Comedy, Codes, and Collaboration at Alberta Theatre ProjectsBWW Interview: Rebecca Northan And Bruce Horak Talk Comedy, Codes, and Collaboration at Alberta Theatre Projects
Posted: Nov. 20, 2018


BWW Review: ZORRO: FAMILY CODE Slays at Alberta Theatre ProjectsBWW Review: ZORRO: FAMILY CODE Slays at Alberta Theatre Projects
Posted: Dec. 4, 2018


BWW Review: Oh What a Night at JERSEY BOYS by Stage West TheatreBWW Review: Oh What a Night at JERSEY BOYS by Stage West Theatre
Posted: Nov. 28, 2018


ZORRO: FAMILY CODE at Alberta Theatre Projects?Set To Make Its Mark In Calgary This Holiday SeasonZORRO: FAMILY CODE at Alberta Theatre Projects?Set To Make Its Mark In Calgary This Holiday Season
Posted: Nov. 29, 2018


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BWW Review: AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Slays at Stage WestBWW Review: AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Slays at Stage West
Posted: Sep. 25, 2018


BWW Review: HONOR BEAT at Theatre Calgary Starts The Season RightBWW Review: HONOR BEAT at Theatre Calgary Starts The Season Right
Posted: Sep. 11, 2018


BWW: Review: Nothing Accidental About MARY AND MAX's Success at Theatre CalgaryBWW: Review: Nothing Accidental About MARY AND MAX's Success at Theatre Calgary
Posted: Oct. 24, 2018


Exclusive: Anthony Galde talks all things MARY AND MAX at Theatre CalgaryExclusive: Anthony Galde talks all things MARY AND MAX at Theatre Calgary
Posted: Oct. 6, 2018


BWW Review: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at Shakespeare By The BowBWW Review: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at Shakespeare By The Bow
Posted: Jul. 17, 2018


BWW Review: LES MISERABLES by Broadway Across Canada Left Me With a Heart Full of LoveBWW Review: LES MISERABLES by Broadway Across Canada Left Me With a Heart Full of Love
Posted: Jul. 19, 2018


BWW Interview: Rebecca Northan And Bruce Horak Talk Comedy, Codes, and Collaboration at Alberta Theatre ProjectsBWW Interview: Rebecca Northan And Bruce Horak Talk Comedy, Codes, and Collaboration at Alberta Theatre Projects
Posted: Nov. 20, 2018


BWW Review: ZORRO: FAMILY CODE Slays at Alberta Theatre ProjectsBWW Review: ZORRO: FAMILY CODE Slays at Alberta Theatre Projects
December 4, 2018

Zorro is the original swashbuckling hero who always does the right thing and adheres to a personal code that drives him to help those in need. His tales have the same familiar things: the black mask to hide his face, the signature "Z" slashed across the surface, and the overwhelming balance of family and duty. Alberta Theatre Projects has followed in the footsteps of the great Zorro adventures that came before, and asked the question: what next?

ZORRO: FAMILY CODE at Alberta Theatre Projects Set To Make Its Mark In Calgary This Holiday Season
November 29, 2018

Opening November 30 and running until December 30,Alberta Theatre Projectsis excited to present this season's Family Holiday Show,ZORRO: Family Codein the Martha Cohen Theatre in Arts Commons. A new twist on the classic legend, this world premiere production features the famed vigilante Zorro like you've never seen him before.

BWW Review: Oh What a Night at JERSEY BOYS by Stage West TheatreBWW Review: Oh What a Night at JERSEY BOYS by Stage West Theatre
November 28, 2018

Given Stage West Theatre Restaurant's penchant for tributes and bio-musicals (ala Million Dollar Quartet, Rock of Ages, Red Rock Diner, and their continuously running Tribute Concert Series), Jersey Boys was a perfect fit for their 2018/2019 Season.

BWW Interview: Rebecca Northan And Bruce Horak Talk Comedy, Codes, and Collaboration at Alberta Theatre ProjectsBWW Interview: Rebecca Northan And Bruce Horak Talk Comedy, Codes, and Collaboration at Alberta Theatre Projects
November 20, 2018

Rebecca Northan and Bruce Horak are two thirds of the creative team (including Christian Goutsis) who have come together for projects such as Slipper: A Distinctly Calgarian Christmas Story, Undercover, and An Undiscovered Shakespeare. Now, they're taking you back to the age of swashbuckling adventures for a story of what happens after Zorro's happily ever after.

One Yellow Rabbit Announces The 33RD ANNUAL HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEOOne Yellow Rabbit Announces The 33RD ANNUAL HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEO
November 8, 2018

One Yellow Rabbit's Artistic Director Blake Brooker and Festival Producer Laurel Green has announced the line-up for the 33rd annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary's International Festival of the Arts. The wildly popular festival runs January 9 to 27, 2019 at venues throughout Calgary.

BWW Review: Knowing is Only HALF THE BATTLE with DIY and Sage Theatre CompaniesBWW Review: Knowing is Only HALF THE BATTLE with DIY and Sage Theatre Companies
November 3, 2018

You step into a small, dark room devoid of sound, and the only light is illuminating your path to your seat as you enter the Motel Theatre at the Arts Commons (one of my favourite places to be because there is a theatre around every corner). The dim lights go black and suddenly there is a man standing at the end of the room. Well, two men actually. Sharing the body of playwright and actor Owen Bishop.

BWW Review: Happy Days Are Here Again as BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes To CalgaryBWW Review: Happy Days Are Here Again as BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Comes To Calgary
November 1, 2018

There is a reason bio-musicals and jukebox tales are so popular. There is a nostalgia and comfort in knowing the music and the people that allows an audience to give themselves over to the magic of theatre. I've found audiences more susceptible to suspension of disbelief if there is an element of the familiar - like an historical figure or famous artist. It then becomes the task of the production to take that malleable group and create a story with meaning.

Vertigo Theatre presents the North American Premiere of DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTHVertigo Theatre presents the North American Premiere of DRACULA: THE BLOODY TRUTH
October 29, 2018

This marks the first time that Le Navet Bete has licensed one of their original works for a production from another company, and Vertigo has assembled an extraordinary (and hilarious) team of Calgary theatre artists to bring it to life.

BWW Interview: Lauren Elder Talks About The Origins of MARY AND MAX at Theatre CalgaryBWW Interview: Lauren Elder Talks About The Origins of MARY AND MAX at Theatre Calgary
October 24, 2018

At the end of a long week, Lauren Elder, playing the titular Mary in Mary and Max, sat down with me to have a quick chat about the show and her journey to the Max Bell Theatre.

BWW: Review: Nothing Accidental About MARY AND MAX's Success at Theatre CalgaryBWW: Review: Nothing Accidental About MARY AND MAX's Success at Theatre Calgary
October 24, 2018

Last week marked the world premiere of Mary and Max, a touching story of friendship and the ultimate power of words. I was grateful to sit in the audience and experience the magic of opening weekend at Theatre Calgary.

Exclusive: Anthony Galde talks all things MARY AND MAX at Theatre CalgaryExclusive: Anthony Galde talks all things MARY AND MAX at Theatre Calgary
October 6, 2018

"When I saw the movie, I was just like: 'I get you, I so get you' When I did Wicked we used to say 'everyone has a little green in them.' And that's what I feel like Max is about. Even though he has a diagnosed condition, everyone feels, you know, uncomfortable in their skin at some point. So that, I related to right away and just, the idea of connection."

Tony Award-Winning Comedy 'ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD' Turns Shakespeare's Classic Tragedy Inside OutTony Award-Winning Comedy 'ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD' Turns Shakespeare's Classic Tragedy Inside Out
October 4, 2018

Opening Tuesday, October 9 and running until October 21,Alberta Theatre Projectswill presentThe Shakespeare CompanyandHit & Myth'simaginative new production of Tom Stoppard's dark, witty comedyRosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Set against the backdrop of Shakespeare'sHamlet, Stoppard's masterpiece follows the hilarious antics of two minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern,as they question their place in the story ofHamletand their inevitable fate.

BWW Review: AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Slays at Stage WestBWW Review: AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Slays at Stage West
September 25, 2018

Taken from the Liza Minelli song in the 1977 movie musical 'New York, New York', this two hour revue covers songs from twelve musical productions, woven together - with no plot - to feature a cast of five artists playing all the characters. From roller skating in 'The Rink', to luring the audience in 'Kiss of the Spiderwoman', and dancing around to 'Liza With a 'Z', this show is a non-stop ride for the performers and an evening full of entertainment for the audience.

BWW Review: HONOR BEAT at Theatre Calgary Starts The Season RightBWW Review: HONOR BEAT at Theatre Calgary Starts The Season Right
September 11, 2018

In a world struggling to find connection, how strange that we're brought together in one place to witness the beautiful love and ultimate separation of a family, in an oddly comforting way...To say the least, this is a beautiful story. And one that might be hard to hear. Playwright Tara Beagan does not shy away from the challenging topics, baring a lifetime of pain in just over two hours.

Exclusive: How THE NEW CANADIAN CURLING CLUB Replaced WITHOUT RULE OF LAW In Alberta Theatre Project's Upcoming SeasonExclusive: How THE NEW CANADIAN CURLING CLUB Replaced WITHOUT RULE OF LAW In Alberta Theatre Project's Upcoming Season
August 13, 2018

Last week, ATP made the announcement that they would be replacing the fifth show in the season, Without Rule of Law (WROL) with a show by another Canadian writer, Mark Crawford and his new work The New Canadian Curling Club.

Alberta Theatre Projects Revises 2018/2019 Season To Promote Diversity in TheatreAlberta Theatre Projects Revises 2018/2019 Season To Promote Diversity in Theatre
August 7, 2018

Alberta Theatre Projects is reprogramming the fifth and final production of its 2018/19 season with The New Canadian Curling Club, a hilarious and inspiring story by Canadian playwright Mark Crawford about community, humility, and understanding our differences.

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES by Broadway Across Canada Left Me With a Heart Full of LoveBWW Review: LES MISERABLES by Broadway Across Canada Left Me With a Heart Full of Love
July 19, 2018

There is a reason that Les Miserables is the longest running musical of all time. It is hopeful and beautiful in its dark setting and the sense of rebellion and companionship the audiences leave with, have made it a classic part of the theatre community in its 33 years.

BWW Review: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at Shakespeare By The BowBWW Review: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at Shakespeare By The Bow
July 17, 2018

Shakespeare by the Bow has been a staple of Calgary summer theatre for the past seven years and yet, regrettably, this was my first year walking through Prince's Island Park to attend Theatre Calgary's seminal programing.

BWW Review: Have a Toe-Tappin' Good Time in the RED ROCK DINER at Stage West TheatreBWW Review: Have a Toe-Tappin' Good Time in the RED ROCK DINER at Stage West Theatre
July 8, 2018

What I expected to be an evening of upbeat music and fun-filled choreography did deliver, but not in a way that left me completely satisfied.