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Review: The Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Presentation of SNOW WHITE at the National Arts C Photo Review: The Royal Winnipeg Ballet's Presentation of SNOW WHITE at the National Arts Centre
by Courtney Castelino - April 14, 2024

What did our critic think of SNOW WHITE at National Arts Centre?...

Review: Michelle Thrush's INNER ELDER at Ottawa's National Arts Centre Photo Review: Michelle Thrush's INNER ELDER at Ottawa's National Arts Centre
by Courtney Castelino - April 12, 2024

What did our critic think of INNER ELDER at the NAC?...

Review: Orpheus Musical Theatre's Production of DREAMGIRLS Photo Review: Orpheus Musical Theatre's Production of DREAMGIRLS
by Courtney Castelino - March 03, 2024

What did our critic think of DREAMGIRLS at Orpheus Musical Theatre's Production Of?...

Review: Whodunit? MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Ottawa Little Theatre Photo Review: Whodunit? MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Ottawa Little Theatre
by Courtney Castelino - February 29, 2024

What did our critic think of MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Ottawa Little Theatre?...

Review: Broadway Across Canada's Presentation of DISNEY'S FROZEN at Ottawa's National Photo Review: Broadway Across Canada's Presentation of DISNEY'S FROZEN at Ottawa's National Arts Centre
by Courtney Castelino - February 23, 2024

It was heartwarming to see so many little Elsa and Annas in attendance at the National Arts Centre yesterday evening for Broadway Across Canada’s opening night performance of Disney’s Frozen. Children in the Ottawa-Gatineau area have been anxiously awaiting this moment to see their beloved princesse...

Review: Great Canadian Theatre Company's Presentation of THE WALTZ Photo Review: Great Canadian Theatre Company's Presentation of THE WALTZ
by Courtney Castelino - February 17, 2024

What did our critic think of THE WALTZ at GCTC?...

Review: Sock 'N' Buskin's THE OUTSIDERS at Carleton University's Kailash Mital Theatr Photo Review: Sock 'N' Buskin's THE OUTSIDERS at Carleton University's Kailash Mital Theatre
by Courtney Castelino - February 11, 2024

What did our critic think of THE OUTSIDERS at Sock ‘N’ Buskin?...

Review: MAURITIUS at Kanata Theatre Photo Review: MAURITIUS at Kanata Theatre
by Courtney Castelino - February 09, 2024

What did our critic think of MAURITIUS at Kanata Theatre?...

Review: The National Ballet of Canada's EMMA BOVARY, ANGELS' ATLAS at the National Ar Photo Review: The National Ballet of Canada's EMMA BOVARY, ANGELS' ATLAS at the National Arts Centre
by Courtney Castelino - February 02, 2024

What did our critic think of EMMA BOVARY, ANGELS’ ATLAS at National Arts Centre?...

Review: Ottawa Musicals' SLEEPING BEAUTY: AN ANNUAL PANTO at The Gladstone Theatre Photo Review: Ottawa Musicals' SLEEPING BEAUTY: AN ANNUAL PANTO at The Gladstone Theatre
by Courtney Castelino - January 01, 2024

What did our critic think of SLEEPING BEAUTY - AN ANNUAL PANTO at The Gladstone Theatre?...

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Ottawa's National A Photo Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Ottawa's National Arts Centre
by Courtney Castelino - December 27, 2023

What did our critic think of AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at National Arts Centre?...

Review: PRISON DANCER THE MUSICAL at Ottawa's National Arts Centre Photo Review: PRISON DANCER THE MUSICAL at Ottawa's National Arts Centre
by Courtney Castelino - November 26, 2023

What did our critic think of PRISON DANCER THE MUSICAL at Ottawa's National Arts Centre?...

Review: Orpheus Musical Theatre's Production of MARY POPPINS Photo Review: Orpheus Musical Theatre's Production of MARY POPPINS
by Courtney Castelino - November 22, 2023

What did our critic think of MARY POPPINS at Orpheus Musical Theatre's Production Of?...

Review: Broadway Across Canada's Presentation of HAIRSPRAY at the National Arts Centr Photo Review: Broadway Across Canada's Presentation of HAIRSPRAY at the National Arts Centre
by Courtney Castelino - November 17, 2023

The audience at the opening night performance of Broadway Across Canada’s presentation of Hairspray was buzzing with excitement.  There seemed to be more people than usual for a Tuesday night performance, maybe because Hairspray has widespread appeal or maybe just because it is the first show of the...

Review: Kanata Theatre's Production of TWELFTH NIGHT Photo Review: Kanata Theatre's Production of TWELFTH NIGHT
by Courtney Castelino - November 10, 2023

What did our critic think of Kanata Theatre's production of TWELFTH NIGHT?...

Review: TotoToo Theatre's TICK, TICK... BOOM! at The Gladstone Theatre Photo Review: TotoToo Theatre's TICK, TICK... BOOM! at The Gladstone Theatre
by Courtney Castelino - October 29, 2023

What did our critic think of TOTOTOO THEATRE'S TICK, TICK... BOOM! at The Gladstone Theatre?...

Review: JUNGLE BOOK REIMAGINED at Ottawa's National Arts Centre Photo Review: JUNGLE BOOK REIMAGINED at Ottawa's National Arts Centre
by Courtney Castelino - October 21, 2023

What did our critic think of JUNGLE BOOK REIMAGINED at National Arts Centre?...

Review: Paper Moon Theatre's SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET Photo Review: Paper Moon Theatre's SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
by Courtney Castelino - October 10, 2023

What did our critic think of SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Paper Moon Theatre's?...

Review: Ovation Productions' CABARET at Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe Photo Review: Ovation Productions' CABARET at Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe
by Courtney Castelino - October 01, 2023

What did our critic think of CABARET at Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe?...

Review: THE SUPINE COBBLER at Great Canadian Theatre Company Photo Review: THE SUPINE COBBLER at Great Canadian Theatre Company
by Courtney Castelino - September 30, 2023

What did our critic think of THE SUPINE COBBLER at Great Canadian Theatre Company?...

Review: THE BOOK OF WILL At Ottawa Little Theatre Photo Review: THE BOOK OF WILL At Ottawa Little Theatre
by Courtney Castelino - September 25, 2023

What did our critic think of THE BOOK OF WILL at Ottawa Little Theatre?...

Review: Kanata Theatre's GLORIOUS!: THE TRUE STORY OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, THE WO Photo Review: Kanata Theatre's GLORIOUS!: THE TRUE STORY OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, THE WORST SINGER IN THE WORLD
by Courtney Castelino - September 22, 2023

What did our critic think of GLORIOUS!: THE TRUE STORY OF FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, THE WORST SINGER IN THE WORLD at Kanata Theatre? The extraordinarily long title is a sly nod to the flamboyant nature of its subject, whose incredible true story forms the basis of the show. Jenkins was a New York soc...

Review: WIDE AWAKE HEARTS at The Gladstone in Ottawa Photo Review: WIDE AWAKE HEARTS at The Gladstone in Ottawa
by Courtney Castelino - August 24, 2023

What did our critic think of WIDE AWAKE HEARTS at The Gladstone? The Gladstone’s 2023-2024 season opened last night with WOW Factory’s presentation of Wide Awake Hearts, directed by Peter James Haworth. Penned by Canadian playwright, Brendan Gall, the show’s tag line states that it is “[a] nightmare...

Review: Broadway Across Canada's Presentation of HADESTOWN at Ottawa's National Arts Photo Review: Broadway Across Canada's Presentation of HADESTOWN at Ottawa's National Arts Centre
by Courtney Castelino - August 23, 2023

What did our critic think of HADESTOWN at National Arts Centre? Broadway Across Canada’s presentation of the Tony- and Grammy-award winning Hadestown, pulled into the National Arts Centre last night after a seven-week residency in Toronto....

Review: CRIMES OF THE HEART at Ottawa Little Theatre Photo Review: CRIMES OF THE HEART at Ottawa Little Theatre
by Courtney Castelino - August 19, 2023

What did our critic think of CRIMES OF THE HEART at Ottawa Little Theatre?...



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