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Review: Stage West's '80s musical sequel fills in blanks, rises as encore tribute

Scanning the playbill, the first thing that came to mind for me was how many of these artists I’ve seen live. Lionel Richie, Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick, Van Halen, Journey, Smokey Robinson, Sheena Easton, Bryan Adams, Aretha Franklin … Tina Turner — with Ike! 790 more words


YYC A Little Light on Holiday Musicals this Season

If you’re feeling like you need a little Christmas right this very minute, you have pretty slim pickings in YYC this season, with only three musical theatre choices: 191 more words


Stage West "The Heir Apparent" has ...something old, something new and a couplet for you

What brings me back to this particular theater company? I was enjoying a nice slice of pumpkin pie and it occurred to me that I might take in a show this evening. 635 more words

The Wedding Singer shines at Stage West


The Wedding Singer

Stage West Calgary

5 out of 5 stars

until Nov 8

If you’re not a fan of Adam Sandler and his often over-the-top gross-out potty humour movies, set that prejudice aside right now — you do not want to miss out on Stage West Calgary’s presentation of the Broadway adaptation of his hit film The Wedding Singer. 626 more words

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Fleetwood Mac revue showcases strong vocalists

“Don’t say that you love me! Just tell me that you want me! Tusk!”

Well, OK …

Those particular song lyrics work quite well with respect to Stage West Calgary’s latest production, Rumours & Dreams: A Look Back At Fleetwood Mac. 575 more words


Stage West Spamalot a smash: let us count the ways

Find Your Grail, you will not fail with Spamalot

And now for something completely different — my paraphrasing of a sonnet, by Victorian-era poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning no less: 719 more words

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Stage West review: Noir detective send-up a delightful romp

You have to love it when your car fires on all the available cylinders. If even one is off, it makes for a bumpy ride, and a tremendously unpleasant overall experience. 551 more words