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#097: Louis Riel @ The Chan Centre

February 6th, 2010 Comments Off on #097: Louis Riel @ The Chan Centre

Currently listening to: Cameron Golinsky’s rendition of “Mad World” (kid is brilliant) (click on picture for UBC Opera’s Facebook page) Last evening, I was lucky enough to score a complimentary ticket to UBC Opera’s Western Canada premiere of the Confederation-era historical opera, Louis Riel. Far from being what one usually expects from a traditional opera […]

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#094: Forbidden Broadway @ PAL Theatre

January 16th, 2010 1 Comment

Currently listening to: “Aside” – The Weakerthans One and a half hours of madcap Broadway spoofs later, my Saturday is officially made. Under the direction of Ryan Mooney, Fighting Chance Productions did an absolutely phenomenal job of this collection of (in my opinion) musical theatre staples – after all, what’s Broadway if you take yourself […]

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#089: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels @ Vancouver Playhouse

December 28th, 2009 Comments Off on #089: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels @ Vancouver Playhouse

Currently listening to: “The Banks of the English Bay” – Said the Whale It’s been forever since I’ve done a live theatre review! Yes, I fail at attempting to be a mini-Great White Way report. Having neglected to write about Les Miserables, Rent, Catch Me If You Can, Wicked, and others, I think it’s time […]

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#012: The History Boys @ Granville Island Stage

September 28th, 2008 1 Comment

Currently listening to: “Falling Slowly” – Glen Hansard & Mark√©ta Irglov√° [Best Play, 2006 Tony Awards] On Friday night, I watched the Arts Club Theatre’s production of Alan Bennett’s Tony Award-winning play, The History Boys. A brilliant and irreverent romp in “anarchy, sex and education”, the story outlines the path of eight British schoolboys as […]

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