Bear & Co. performed Romeo and Juliet at Par La Ville Park in Fairwinds on Monday night. It rained for the first couple of acts but then the skies cleared and it ended up being a charming evening in the neighbourhood. The production tours Ottawa parks from July 5-30. More info…
Please join us for Shakespeare in the Park! Passions soar and hearts break in this production of Romeo & Juliet,brought to you by Bear & Co. Join us outdoors to celebrate the long evenings and warm weather, and theatre that stands the test of time. Bring a picnic, a blanket or lawn chairs, raingear in case it mizzles, and bug spray, and watch six actors conjure the warring families of Verona in front of your eyes. Continue reading →
Jennifer and Sheldon live at the corner of Montserrat and Par-La-Ville north of Maple Grove Road, and for the past three years they’ve been putting up an elaborate sound and light show that covers just about the entire south and west sides of their house.
“We use the software and controllers from light-o-rama in the States. I had always been fascinated by the huge displays in the states and researched how to do them ourselves,” says Jennifer.
“We have 32 channels this year, not sure how many lights though, we’ve lost count. The song sequencing is the hardest part of the whole display, sometimes we will spend hours just for a couple of seconds of song.”
Jennifer says their hydro bill doesn’t go up too much because the display in comprised mostly of LEDs. “Last year we only saw an increase of about $25/mth.”
The lights are on Monday-Thursday from 5:30pm-10:00pm and Friday-Sunday from 5:00pm-11:00pm.
“We love seeing all the neighbours come by,” she says.