Screwball Comedy

Written on August 19th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

Snappy Dialogue, Sassy People Reviewed by Mary Alderson The prolific Canadian playwright Norm Foster has written about 66 plays which are being performed across Canada and around the world. If you think you haven’t seen a Norm Foster play and you go to live-theatre comedies, then you aren’t paying attention. Screwball Comedy, however, is not […]

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The Sweet Delilah Swim Club

Written on August 19th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

Life’s a Beach Reviewed by Vicki Stokes The South Huron Stage at Huron Country Playhouse has been transformed into a cottage on the beach for The Sweet Delilah Swim Club. You can spend the day at Grand Bend beach and then take a short drive to the Playhouse to spend your evening back on the beach, […]

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Wingfield Lost & Found

Written on August 18th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

One for Fans of Rod Beattie & Wingfield Series Reviewed by Vicki Stokes Wingfield Lost & Found, now at Victoria Playhouse, Petrolia, is the final play about WaltWingfield in a series of seven. Mary Alderson says it best: “For those not familiar with the Wingfield series, Dan Needles has used a string of newspaper columns […]

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9 to 5

Written on August 12th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

Dolly Parton Fans will Love this Musical Reviewed by Mary Alderson Back in 1980, a women’s lib movie came out – 9 to 5, starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, three workplace secretaries who had finally had enough of their “sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot” boss. The musical version of the popular film […]

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The Great 44th Fowler’s Falls Fall Fair Disaster

Written on August 10th, 2022 | Posted in Archives

An Unfair Fall Fair Murder Reviewed by Mary Alderson It’s murder mystery dinner theatre time at the Globus Theatre. You know the food will be delicious and the comedy will be hilarious. And the audience involvement adds to the fun. As the staff starts serving hors d’oeuvres, the characters visit the diners. We are all […]

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Divine Women

Written on August 3rd, 2022 | Posted in Archives

They are Strong, They are Invincible Reviewed by Vicki Stokes Five women and their amazing voices have been invited to the stage at Victoria Playhouse, Petrolia to fill the air with song! Each strong woman brings something unique, offering performances to suit all tastes. The five divine women begin the show by singing that it’s […]

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The Three Musketeers

Written on July 22nd, 2022 | Posted in Archives

Classic Literature from Kids’ Viewpoint Reviewed by Mary Alderson You might think the current show on stage at the Globus Theatre near Bobcaygeon is nothing but child’s play. But it’s the kind of fun that makes you laugh out loud. In this version of The Three Musketeers, there are four children playing make-believe on a […]

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Cottagers and Indians

Written on July 22nd, 2022 | Posted in Archives

A Thoughtful Comedy Reviewed by Vicki Stokes EXTENDED TO AUGUST 11. Manoomin is what most people call wild rice, but it isn’t technically rice. It’s a grain. Cottagers and Indians addresses other labels as well, such as Indian, Indigenous, Aboriginal, white person, colonial and settler. Once you separate the manoomin from the chaff, the pigment-deprived […]

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It Runs in the Family

Written on July 22nd, 2022 | Posted in Archives

Piles of Humour Reviewed by Vicki Stokes Snowflakes are projected on the front curtain and soft Christmas music is playing. When the curtain rises, there’s a modestly decorated tree tucked off to the right side of the stage. On the other side of a window, a wee bit of snow is gently falling. Being sold […]

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Ride the Cyclone – The Musical

Written on July 21st, 2022 | Posted in Archives

Life After Death? Reviewed by Mary Alderson Tweed & Co. Theatre continues to grow, now offering performances in two venues: The Marble Arts Centre just north of Tweed and The Village Playhouse in Bancroft. Their season has just opened with the regional premiere of a relatively new musical Ride the Cyclone. This quirky one-act show […]

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