Category: Theater

Oedipus Part One: Assembly @ Centaur Theatre – October 20, 2017

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As audience members take their seats, the cast, a who’s who of Montreal talent, mill about chatting and looking over scripts. With the cast seated at the table the play begins in the harsh fluorescent work lights of the theatre. Soon after, the 50 person chorus made up of Choeur…

Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre returns to Centaur Theatre’s Brave New Looks with a new adaptation of Sophocles’ Oedipus

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The Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre is celebrating its 10th anniversary by bringing a play to the fourth edition of Brave New Looks. This is a company that has plenty of familiarity with Greek tragedies having already presented Medea and The Bacchae onstage in Montreal. Oedipus was written by Sophcles in 5th…

Black Theatre Workshop Presents The Mountaintop

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For 85 straight minutes (there is no intermission) you will probably be sitting on the edge of your seat due to all the tension in this play, the latest from the Black Theatre Workshop. Canada’s oldest black theatre company is back with another winner. The Mountaintop, presented in association with…

The Phantom of the Opera @ Salle Wilfrid Pelletier – October 8, 2017

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The Phantom of the Opera has become one of the classic musicals. It is Broadway’s longest-running musical. The show is celebrating its 30th anniversary. One that fans around the world have enjoyed though precious few will admit to liking. Such is the hazard of an Andrew Lloyd Webber penned musical….

Fall Under the Spell of the Music of the Night with The Phantom of the Opera

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I know that many find Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera cheesy and over-the-top. I agree with that though where I differ is that I still adore it. Broadway’s longest running production of all time is basically a love story. Though this one has plenty of twists and…