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Odyssey Theatre spreads its roots with Stittsville project on September 16

Odyssey Theatre is renowned for bringing the magical experience of Theatre Under the Stars to Strathcona Park, but the 32-year-old company is going beyond its borders with two new community projects that will foster Ottawans’ creativity and leave a green legacy. The company believes that art is possibility, a vehicle for contributing to the community, and for everyone. Continue reading


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PHOTOS: Shakespeare in the Rain

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…

Photos by Glen Gower.

Bear & Co. perform Romeo & Juliet in Par La Ville Park. Tybalt (Chris McLeod) duels with Benvolio (J. Taylor Morris). Photo by Glen Gower.
Tybalt (Chris McLeod) duels with Benvolio (J. Taylor Morris).

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Outdoor performance of Romeo & Juliet in Fairwinds on July 16

Bear & Co. present Romeo & Juliet

(press release)
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.
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Odyssey Theatre spreads its roots with Canada 150 arts project

Ottawa’s Odyssey Theatre is recruiting Stittsville residents and community arts groups to participate in Spreading Roots, a community art project in conjunction with AOE Arts Council’s Neighbourhood Arts 150 project.

The group is holding an initial meeting on Thursday, May 4, upstairs at Sobey’s at 7pm.

Spreading Roots is Odyssey’s theatre-based community arts project that aims to draw together elders, children, youth and adults to create a pageantry celebration of their neighbourhood trees. The group is one of twelve artists and arts organizations celebrating Canada 150 and Ontario 150.

Together with professional artists and environmentalists, community members will create a performance event that recognizes and celebrates their neighbourhood trees as members of their community through storytelling, theatre, dance and song, and which culminates in welcoming and planting new trees in their community.   Continue reading


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Sacred Heart adds a new life to Night of the Living Dead

(Photo: From left, lead actor Daniella Atkinson, drama teacher Matt Muirhead and student director Nicholas Rocque.)

If you wanted a story about a zombie apocalypse, you could just watch the Walking Dead. But Sacred Heart’s upcoming school play adds something new to the formula.

Night of the Living Dead, the original ‘60s George Romero classic, is coming to the centre stage of Sacred Heart high school from March 29-31 April 19-21 in a specially adapted version.  Continue reading


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A Company of Fools brings Shakespeare to Stittsville July 7

(press release)

A Company of Fools will bring their new show The Amazing Adventures of Pericles, Prince of Tyre to Alexander Grove Park in Stittsville (next to the Johnny Leroux Arena) on Thursday, July 7 at 7pm, as part of their Torchlight Shakespeare – Shakespeare Under the Stars series. Continue reading


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Sacred Heart students present Canadian premiere of “Made in Dagenham”

(ABOVE: Shayna Douglas (left) plays Rita O’Grady and Aidan Saunders plays Eddie O’Grady in the Sacred Heart High School production of “Made in Dagenham”.)

Sacred Heart High School students are in the final stretch of rehearsals, getting ready to present the Canadian premiere of “Made in Dagenham” from April 27-29.

The musical is based on the true story of the Ford Motor Strike in England, 1968. The story follows the busy life of Rita O’Grady, mother, machinist & women’s equality advocate. Continue reading


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A Company of Fools brings Shakespeare to Alexander Grove Park

(Press release from a Company of Fools. Photo by Justin Van Leeuwen / JVL Photography)

A Company of Fools is back with the ever popular Torchlight Shakespeare – bringing Shakespeare to Ottawa parks all summer long! This season’s production is the farcical play The Comedy of Errors.

When: July 4, 2015
Time: 7:00pm
Where: Alexander Grove Park
Cost: Pay What You Can, suggested donation of $15/person
More info and to see other dates and locations visit www.fools.ca

About The Comedy of Errors
When two sets of identical twins separated at birth are brought to the same town by circumstance, mistaken identities abound! Antipholus of Syracuse and his servant, Dromio of Syracuse, arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their twin brothers, Antipholus of Ephesus and his servant, Dromio of Ephesus. When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, the result is a series of wildly comical mishaps which challenge the notion of truly knowing one’s friend, spouse, neighbour and self!

Meet the Fools – Our Cast and Crew
Directed by Catriona Leger, this season’s case includes Warren Bain, AL Connors, Scott Florence, Gabrielle Lazarovitz, Geoff McBride, Katie Ryerson. Featuring costume design by Vanessa Imeson and set design by David Benedict Brown.

Do good things really come in pairs?  Will the real Antipholous please stand up?  Double the trouble means double the fun in The Comedy of. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, bug spray and your sense of humour. Pass-the-hat donations are collected at the end of the performances and can be submitted in the form of cash or check  More information and a detailed park schedule can be found at www.fools.ca or by phoning 613-863-7529.


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Stittsville Public School’s grade six students present Charlie Brown musical

(Article by Taylor and Rachel, grade six students at Stittsville Public School.)

Since the end of December, the grade six students of Stittsville Public School have been working very hard to bring you this wonderful production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!” Continue reading


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Kanata Theatre presents “The Dining Room” September 16-27

Kanata Theatre presents “The Dining Room”, a play by A.R. Gurney and directed by Barbara Kobolak. It runs September 16 – 20 & 23 – 27, 2014 at the Ron Maslin Playhouse.

About the play: “The dining room: a place where family assembles daily for breakfast and dinner and for any and all special occasions – a source of stability and permanence in a world of change. Through a mosaic of interrelated scenes – some funny, some touching, some rueful – Gurney creates a portrait of a vanishing species: the upper-middle-class WASP. Journeying through the decades, the actors change roles, personalities and ages as they portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids.”

Tickets are $20 and available at the box office.  The Ron Maslin Playhouse is located at 1 Ron Maslin Way, off Terry Fox Road across from East Side Mario’s.


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Musical auditions at Kanata Theatre this weekend

From Kanata Theatre:

Auditions for: Fairy Tale Ending – A Big Bad Musical
Written by KIEREN MACMILLAN AND JEREMY HUTTON
Directed by Clare Flockton
Performance dates: December 27, 28, 29 and 30th, 2014

Audition dates: Saturday, September 6 (1-4pm), Sunday, September 7 (1-4 pm), and Monday September 8 (6-9 pm)
Callback: Wednesday, September 10th  (6-9 p.m.)

Auditions will be held in the Rehearsal Room of the Ron Maslin Playhouse.

Cast: 25 roles.  6 lead roles and 19 ensemble roles.  Within this, there are the possibility for both male and female leads.

  • Lead roles: Jill – 14+ female with strong vocal range
  • Goldilocks – 14+ female, valley girl sort of character
  • Troll – adult female physical comedy an asset
  • Wolf – adult male strong vocals needed
  • Cop – adult female or male
  • Jack – 14+ boy cheeky character

Ensemble roles:  All ages : 3 Piggies, 3 goats, 3 bears, 3 blind mice, 3 paramedics, 3 constables, a cameo appearance of Grandma.
Join Jill as a “line up” of characters (the Big Bad Wolf, Goldilocks and the Troll) are questioned about the sudden changes occurring in the fairy tales she reads with her grandma. With the help of the Cop, Jack and The Three (Little Pigs/Bears/Billy Goats/Blind Mice), Jill learns that though real life may not be a fairy tale, it can be just as amazing!

There will be choreography to accompany all musical numbers, so an ease in movement will be an asset.

The audition process will consist of:

  • a prepared musical theatre song to be sung a cappella (vocals only) *no pop songs please.
  • a dance component, where we will teach you movement to one of the dance numbers, and you will dance with a group.
  • cold readings from the play, or outside sources, in an effort to see how you are able to develop a character.

Any questions please contact the director Clare Flockton at clareflockton@me.com , or one the production managers: Shelley Jean Harrison atjellybean080@hotmail.com , or Sonia Francis at soniafrancis@gmail.com

If you are interested in working backstage, please come to the auditions and meet with one of the Production Managers (Shelley, or Sonia).  We would love to have you on the team.

Kanata Theatre


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