Keeping the doors open for 50 years is no small feat. Especially for a theatre company. Yet Theatre Calgary has done just that, much to the delight of audiences, artists and the greater community. 817 more words
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In his Calgary directing debut, Theatre Calgary’s new artistic director Stafford Arima has given us a vocally sumptuous production of the 1999 Broadway musical The Secret Garden with its book and lyrics by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon, sister of Carly Simon. 820 more words
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
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
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
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
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