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Review: Theatre's Calgary's The Humans strips bare what it means to be alive

The aim of naturalism in theatre is to hold a mirror up so audiences can see and hear themselves reflected in the characters and their problems. 913 more words


Brooks: Saks Fifth Avenue makes its Calgary debut

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? Said trip will have more resonance for those of us of a “certain age.” I was but a wee child, but I do remember the opening of Chinook Centre on the site of the then Chinook Drive-In Theatre and the adjacent Skyline Drive-In and driving range. 504 more words

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Review: Twelfth Night an outlandish collaboration between theatre and puppets

From its concept and designs to its direction and performances, Theatre Calgary’s Twelfth Night is inspired lunacy.

The marvellous mayhem starts with director Jillian Keiley’s decision to set her Twelfth Night during the Restoration Period with its extravagant costumes, makeup and wigs and then to invite Calgary’s Old Trout Puppet Workshop to create equally outlandish sets to house all the tomfoolery. 833 more words


Old Trouts puppets help shake up Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at Theatre Calgary

Judd Palmer says if Theatre Calgary’s version of Twelfth Night has Shakespeare rolling around in his grave, it’s only because he’s in on the joke of what’s been done with his comedy of mistaken identities. 757 more words


Russian classic Onegin deserving of all the accolades

Occasionally the theatre gods do listen and answer prayers directed at them.

In the opening number of Onegin, the hit Vancouver musical playing in the Max Bell Theatre until Jan. 743 more words


Searing contemporary take on a Russian classic heats up the Rodeo

According to Josh Epstein, Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone’s musical Onegin has people falling in love with love.

The Vancouver actor should know because he’s been with the award-winning musical since its first workshops back in 2014. 613 more words


Theatre's renaissance man takes villain to new level

This time last year, Calgary actor, director and theatre administrator Haysam Kadri was packing his bags in anticipation of heading off to San Francisco.

Kadri had been cast in the world première of the stage version of Khaled Hosseini’s 2007 novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, a joint venture between San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater and Theatre Calgary. 644 more words