Cinderella

Written on December 12th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

Panto Means Plenty of Cute Kids Reviewed by Mary Alderson Get your tickets now and take the kids or grandkids to the Globus Theatre for Cinderella. It’s a traditional British panto, thanks to writer and director Sarah Quick who is, indeed, British. According to the U.K. definition, a panto is a traditional fairy tale complete […]

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Sleeping Beauty – A Panto Awakening

Written on December 1st, 2022 | Posted in Archives

The Curse of the Cell Phones Reviewed by Mary Alderson Sleeping Beauty – A Panto Awakening, now on stage at Port Hope’s Capitol Theatre, has all the ingredients of a silly Christmas panto. But at the same time, the writers have included an indictment of the high prices cell phone companies charge in Canada. Strange […]

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White Christmas – 2022

Written on November 28th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

High Energy Dance, Heartfelt Singing, and Sweet Romance Reviewed by Mary Alderson If you’re a fan of sappy Christmas movies on TV – you know the kind – couple meets, falls in love, has a silly fight, breaks up, then makes up – you better book your tickets for White Christmas right now. The live […]

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Murder at the Match – A World Cup Murder Mystery

Written on November 19th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

Canadians in Qatar Reviewed by Mary Alderson So you’re a big soccer fan – or should I say football – but you just can’t do the trip to Qatar to see Canada compete at the World Cup. Well, no worries, you can just go to the Globus Theatre south of Bobcaygeon and enjoy that World […]

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Singin’ in the Rain

Written on October 5th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

The Rain Reigns in This Show Reviewed by Mary Alderson The film version of Singin’ in the Rain came along in the middle of the golden age of movie musicals. It hit the big screen in 1952 and made a star out of 19-year-old Debbie Reynolds who played Kathy Seldon. Also starring were Gene Kelly […]

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Jersey Boys

Written on October 3rd, 2022 | Posted in Archives

The Best of the Jukebox Reviewed by Mary Alderson The musical Jersey Boys was wildly popular when the touring show first arrived in Canada in 2008. Then in 2009, it reopened in Toronto with an all-Canadian cast, and many fans, myself included, went back to see it again, and then a third time, too. Later […]

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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

Written on September 14th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

Erin go Bragh (Ireland Forever) Reviewed by Vicki Stokes It’s time for the final show of the 2022 season at Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia, and Director David Hogan says “This is a party show.” There are plenty of opportunities to tap your feet, clap your hands, cheer, whistle, and sing along with the immensely talented ensemble cast. […]

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John Ware Reimagined

Written on September 3rd, 2022 | Posted in Archives

Enriching Our History and Our Culture Reviewed by Vicki Stokes Two stories intertwine in John Ware Reimagined, premiering in Ontario at the Blyth Festival. One story explores the life of John Ware, an important historical figure in Canada’s history. The other is the story of a young girl who lacks a role model until her discovery […]

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Beyond the Sea

Written on August 26th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

Where and How to Find Your Soulmate Reviewed by Mary Alderson Billed as a romantic comedy, Beyond the Sea seems to be more about grief. The Festival Players of Prince Edward County are presenting this new play by Kristen DaSilva on the outdoor pavilion stage at the Eddie Hotel and Farm. I say it’s about […]

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The Sound of Music

Written on August 20th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

No Compromise Reviewed by Vicki Stokes Ever popular, The Sound of Music has returned to the Huron Country Playhouse. This 2022 Production is without compromise. Timothy French as director and choreographer has accomplished an incredible feat. Even if you have seen it and loved it before, you will definitely love it again. I’m sure I’m not the […]

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