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Bard on the Bow: Shakespeare's Tempest takes turn for the feminine

If acting outdoors, in a park – where wind, rain and passers-by compete with the dialogue onstage – actress Bobbi Goddard wants you to know that there’s something downright synchronistic about performing The Tempest in such a setting. 802 more words

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Calgary theatre critics laud Dear Johnny Deere and The Shakespeare Company

For an audience pleaser, it turned out Dear Johnny Deere was also a critics darling.

The popular Theatre Calgary musical, created by Calgary playwright Ken Cameron inspired by the songs of Fred Eaglesmith, took home the prize for Best Musical Monday night at the fourth annual Calgary Critics Awards — the Critters — held on a sweltering June night for an audience of around 200, who gathered at Commonwealth at an event hosted by actor, playwright and former television host Dave Kelly. 1,259 more words

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Arts in an Oil Shock: New spaces take centre stage

Some years are better than others in the life of a city.

For Patti Pon, the President and CEO of Calgary Arts Development Authority, 2016 figures to be one of the best ones — oil shock, recession, cloud of locusts or not. 1,411 more words

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Arts in an oil shock: Five Calgary arts managers to watch

Most people know the artistic directors, but during rocky economic times, Calgary’s arts companies rely upon the guidance of a collection of arts managers, who juggle a combination of public funding, individual and corporate donors and other assorted revenue streams. 426 more words

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R.H. Thomson: Finding comfort in the community of theatre

From such stuff, a career is made.

When R.H. Thomson was a precocious four-year-old, he was in the cast of the Richmond Hill Curtain Club’s production of The Remarkable Mr. 1,261 more words

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Theatre Review: Dear Johnny Deere harvests a bounty of musical gems

How can you not love a show with a song called I Wanna Buy Your Truck?

Whether you do or don’t might tell you all you need to know about the personal appeal of Theatre Calgary’s rollicking, witty production of Dear Johnny Deere, a musical inspired by the music of Fred Eaglesmith, which opened Friday at the Max Bell Theatre. 700 more words

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All that's missing from Regency Springtime Ball is Colin Firth in a waistcoat

If 100,000 geeks and nerds can dress up as their favourite superheroes at the Comic Expo every year, why can’t a few passionate historical romantics? 665 more words

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