Tag: theatre

“Come for the accents, stay for the story”

Cambrian Players presents Sherlock Holmes and the case of the Jersey Lilly By Stephanie Simko Staff Writer The Cambrian Players bring the character of Sherlock Holmes to life in their most recent production, Sherlock Holmes and the case of the Jersey Lilly. Director Gabe Ferrazzo, who has been with Cambrian as a director, set builder, [...]

March 6, 2013
Magnus Review: Freedom 85!

Magnus Review: Freedom 85!

By Amy Szybalski Arts & Culture Editor I tend to be a person who is impressed by scope when it comes to the stage. I remember being absolutely awed by the impressive staging, costumes, and props of The Lion King when I saw it on Broadway. I was amazed by so many people singing together, [...]

October 30, 2012

Theatre Review: Dani’s Girl

“Cancer, meet my lightsaber!” By Cody McCowell Ambitious young director/producer Holly Wyder brought Thunder Bay her take on the stage production Dani Girl, written by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond, with four shows (including one matinée) performed at the Center of Change Auditorium between August 2 and 4. With the aid of veteran singer/vocal teacher [...]

August 9, 2012
The Long Weekend opens on the long weekend!

The Long Weekend opens on the long weekend!

This is your last chance! Take in Magnus while you can. The Long Weekend runs from April 6 and to April 21. There’s no doubt that Magnus has produced huge hits this year, and if you’ve been keeping up with my reviews and previews, you’ll know I was not disappointed. Magnus has had a successful ruby anniversary year, and here’s to hoping they’ll go out with a bang this weekend.

April 2, 2012
400 kilometres between who you are and what you are…

400 kilometres between who you are and what you are…

“I like taking Native stereotypes and twisting them inside and out,” writer Drew Hayden Taylor commented after the show. This is precisely what Taylor did in his play, 400 Kilometres. Brought to life last week by Michelle Latimer (Janice) and Jonathan Fisher (Tonto), the production was another resounding success by director Mario Crudo.

March 12, 2012

There’s No Biz like Show Biz

A collection of songs by Slightly Off Broadway Amanda McAlpine Arts and Culture Editor Slightly Off Broadway is a performing arts studio run by Jacqueline McMahon and Connie Fairbrother. The studio was formed in 1995 when McMahon and Fairbrother were looking to establish Thunder Bay’s first triple threat school. For those unfamiliar with musical theatre [...]

March 6, 2012
Drop your drawers for Roman conquest

Drop your drawers for Roman conquest

You’d be hard pressed to find me in a movie theatre. My undiagnosed ADHD just won’t allow it. You see, I need to multitask during movies: laundry… pedicure… anything to keep my hands busy.

March 6, 2012
Lakeview Church brings Joseph to town

Lakeview Church brings Joseph to town

“A crash of drums, a flash of light. My golden coat flew out of sight. The colours faded into darkness, I was left alone…” If you know these words off by heart like I do, you won’t want to miss Lakeview Church’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat on Feb. 17, 18, and 19. Let me tell you why.

February 14, 2012

South Africa revealed right in Thunder Bay

Why do we go to the theatre? “It feels like magic,” “to be entertained,” “I have a theatre ‘bug’ in my blood; I’m addicted,” “there’s nothing more thrilling than seeing the fruits of the collaboration between the cast and crew, and a live audience.”

February 7, 2012

One step closer to The 39 Steps

“Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have this fast-paced comedy which calls for the entirety of the 1935 Hitchcock adventure film, The 39 Steps, to be performed on stage with a cast of four. This hysterical version of the original thriller is a masterpiece of visual humour and comic timing,” boasts Magnus Theatre’s website.

November 28, 2011
A road trip to remember

A road trip to remember

“The nature of the journey is how you spend your time getting there.”

October 30, 2011
Romeo and Juliet re-telling includes all-male cast

Romeo and Juliet re-telling includes all-male cast

Romeo and Juliet certainly fall in love in Thorneloe Theatre Arts’ fall mainstage production of the William Shakespeare classic. But, in this production, men play both characters.

October 17, 2011

Frankly Scarlet gets crazy

There is usually something a little different to see when theatre-goers take up the underground theatre movement in Thunder Bay.

October 17, 2011

Mixin’ it up with Magnus

Located on Algoma and Red River, Magnus Theatre offers a worthy escape from the hectic life of a Lakehead student. With a series of six shows being performed this year, another successful year seems in store for Magnus.

October 17, 2011

A very proper musical

No doubt many Harry Potter fans are familiar with the Potter-world parodies produced by the University of Michigan’s theatre students, A Very Potter Musical and A Very Potter Sequel. Both productions star Darren Criss, the talented singer and songwriter who plays Blaine in Glee. So when I heard that A Very Potter Musical was coming to Thunder Bay thanks to the St. Patrick High School, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see it performed live.

January 24, 2011