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The Good, The Bad and the Uncomfortably Ugly: Fiery Family Drama Ablaze in Bad Jews Segal Return

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Have you ever begun watching a stage production that seems from the outset like it’s going to be funny, warm, and harmlessly charming? Such can aptly describe the opening scene from the taut, fireplug-type masterpiece that is Bad Jews – if you hadn’t already allowed yourself the privilege of seeing…

The Hockey Sweater Warms Hearts at the Segal

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Many of us would be hard-pressed not to look back on the carefree, generally innocent days of our childhood and gradual progression towards forging our identities and carving out what will often become our little niche in the world with fondness. 1947 Quebec could arguably be considered the joyful epitome…

What’s in a Name @ Segal Centre – July 15, 2017

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One way in which we are all distinguishable from one another in our sphere is the moniker with which we are bestowed when we come into the world. Aside from our visual particulars like hair colour, eye colour, and of course our physiological sex, we are stamped with what is…

Plant Yourself for Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society’s Magnificent Little Shop of Horrors Production

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A musical that’s been delighting audiences for thirty-five years is brought to the stage with heart, spirit, and a Yiddish expression or ten thrown in by the always excellent Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society and their irresistible take on a timeless musical by Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken adapted from…

Mixed Feelings, Mixed Drinks, and a Mixed Marriage: R.S.V.P. A Wild, Lively Segal Centre Ride

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Interfaith marriages are now a fact – and a way of life – in the 21st century. As the 20th century wore on, they transformed from a potentially horrifying source of shock and sometimes even a reason to mourn the participants (from a faith-based perspective) to a (usually) acceptable facet…