Tag: Theatre Review

Farewell, Ghost Light

Farewell, Ghost Light

Effective immediately, I’m no longer doing the Ghost Light podcast. I will still do theatre coverage on my blog, mainly reviews, and perhaps the occasional preview or interview. I might also write about non-theatre subjects – probably wine (I started my writing career as a 

Getting happy with Plain Jane Theatre

Getting happy with Plain Jane Theatre

(This week’s interview features Kate Ryan, director of Plain Jane Theatre, talking about the company’s upcoming musical revue and 10-year anniversary celebration, Get Happy! Scroll down to listen to the show; the interview starts around 6:00.)   There was an interesting and somewhat troubling story 

Ketchup gore: a review of The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius

Ketchup gore: a review of The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius

This past week I saw The Society for the Destitute Presents Titus Bouffonius, Theatre Network’s latest show. This is a bouffon reimagining of Shakespeare Titus Andronicus, written by Canadian award-winning playwright Colleen Murphy. I interviewed Colleen for the show last week. I really wanted to 

Talking The Invisible with Catalyst Theatre’s Jonathan Christenson and Tara Jackson

Talking The Invisible with Catalyst Theatre’s Jonathan Christenson and Tara Jackson

This week’s interview features Jonathan Christenson, artistic director of Catalyst Theatre, and performer Tara Jackson talking about Catalyst Theatre’s newest show, The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare. Scroll down to listen to the episode; the interview starts around 7:15.   But first, let’s talk about 

Visceral and vulnerable: a review of StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave

Visceral and vulnerable: a review of StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave

An evening at StoneMarrow Theatre’s Crave is a diametrical experience. The first part of the evening is an acoustic set by a local musician, cabaret-style in the front half of the Backstage Theatre. It feels like an evening out at a pub, relaxed and friendly. 

Jumping on the Bollywood train with Taj Express

Jumping on the Bollywood train with Taj Express

If you can manage to get tickets to tonight’s show of Taj Express, do it. Alberta Ballet’s season opener is only doing a couple shows in Edmonton – last night and tonight – before the production continues its North American tour. Taj Express is a 

Powerhouse vocals: a review of Citadel Theatre’s The Color Purple

Powerhouse vocals: a review of Citadel Theatre’s The Color Purple

I’m adding my own voice to the chorus of unabashed praise for the Citadel’s excellent production of The Color Purple. Truthfully, I don’t have much to add that hasn’t already been said by my fellow critics. The show is fantastic and you should go see 

No Change in the Weather – A Newfoundland Musical

No Change in the Weather – A Newfoundland Musical

Like a Canadian social studies lesson come to life, No Change in the Weather gives a hefty dose of East Coast history and politics alongside a suite of 18 sea shanties and jaunty jigs. Even the program is more like a miniature textbook than a 

Media passes and the Edmonton Fringe

Media passes and the Edmonton Fringe

Should a written review be attached to every media comp at the Edmonton Fringe? The Globe and Mail just ran a very interesting story about a controversy that started at Edmonton’s Fringe Festival and continued into the Vancouver Fringe. It concerns media passes, specifically whether 

Coming soon to a blog near you: Edmonton theatre coverage!

Coming soon to a blog near you: Edmonton theatre coverage!

I’m excited to announce that I’m going to start covering local theatre again! After this year’s Fringe, I realized that I really missed writing about Edmonton’s excellent theatre scene. I left Vue in 2016 and kept up my annual Fringe reviewing, but aside from a