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REVIEW: Women of the Fur Trade makes a heartthrob of Louis Riel

There’s a war going on out there somewhere, and Louis Riel isn’t here.

By Aisling Murphy / Apr 18, 2024
iPhoto caption: Photo by Dahlia Katz.

REVIEW: Prison Dancer at the NAC is a rehabilitating tale of humanity

Carmen Leilani De Jesus, Romeo Candido, and Nina Lee Aquino have created a contemporary classic with Prison Dancer.

By Amira Benjamin / Nov 28, 2023
iPhoto caption: Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

REVIEW: Hairspray in Ottawa is a sugar-sweet song and dance down memory lane

Did someone order some Hairspray? Well, it’s arrived at the National Arts Centre, and it’s more than ready to win your heart over.

By Amira Benjamin / Nov 16, 2023
iPhoto caption: Photo by Dahlia Katz

REVIEW: Fall On Your Knees at Canadian Stage/National Arts Centre/Neptune Theatre/London Grand/Vita Brevis Arts

It’s not a perfect theatricalization, but Fall On Your Knees is nearly adaptation-proof.

By Aisling Murphy / Jan 29, 2023