Monthly Archives: January 2018

H̶a̶m̶l̶e̶t̶ at Tarragon

On the program it’s Hamlet but the font is struck through like this: H̶a̶m̶l̶e̶t̶. I wondered, was this to be a musical? The advance description said “Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy is reimagined on the Tarragon stage through the powerful lens of … Continue reading

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Who is Guido? I ask the women of NINE

Podium Concert Productions, who will be presenting Nine in Concert January 12-13 describe the show this way: Based on Italian director Federico Fellini’s comic masterpiece of biographical filmmaking, 8 1/2, Maury Yeston’s sultry and enchanting musical Nine follows the life … Continue reading

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Wild and crazy Wedding Party

My second visit to the Guloien Theatre at Streetcar Crowsnest was very different from my last one, entranced by Musik für das Ende, the world and work of Claude Vivier last fall. While it’s a different sort of magic, the … Continue reading

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Canadian Premieres of Jake Heggie Holocaust Operas

New Company Stages Canadian Premieres of Jake Heggie Holocaust Operas in Partnership with North America’s Largest Conservative Jewish Congregation Another Sunrise​ and ​Farewell, Auschwitz​ to be staged by the Electric Bond Opera Ensemble at Beth Tzedec TORONTO – The Electric Bond … Continue reading

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Film music as lens: another way to study cinema

It’s the same for Episode VIII as in IV, V, VI, as it was in I, II, III and more recently in VII. No this isn’t a spoiler. No I won’t give anything away. I just saw the most recent … Continue reading

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