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Fringe Festival: Third Person at Mission Santa Cruz

Posted by Christine / June 13, 2013

ThirdPersonphoto1.JPG Third Person is an intriguing play that explores the tensions between the concept of fate and of free will. Directed and written by Brandon Wicke, its Fringe opening is happening tomorrow at Mission Santa Cruz.

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Photo Essay: The Rocky Horror Show at Mainline Theatre

Posted by Cindy / October 17, 2012

20121016RockyHorror(main).jpgMontrealers get an early taste of Halloween mayhem over at Mainline Theatre this week. Those of you familiar with the late night tradition of the Rocky Horror Picture Show (where you throw rice and toast at the movie screen and callback the lines) will be as excited for the stage production of Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror show.

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Preview: The Bacchae at The Centaur Theatre

Posted by Christine / October 5, 2012

20121005-Bacchae.jpeg Scapegoat Carnivale Theatre is proud to present Euripides' The Bacchae in a new translation from ancient Greek, as part of Centaur Theatre's Brave New Looks. The show opens Friday, October 12th and runs until the 20th of the month.

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Photo Essay: ACME Burlesque at Mainline Theatre

Posted by Cindy / September 9, 2012

20120907ACMEburlesque01.jpgIt was a rowdy night over at Mainline Theatre this past Thursday as they hosted a night of live music, comedy and clothes hitting the floor. ACME Burlesque is a cabaret show featuring Montreal's finest burlesque performers as well as live music by the ACME Combo. The cabaret debuted back in February and have held performances at the Montreal Fringe Festival and at this past weekend's Montreal Art Tattoo show. Co produced by Seska Lee and Shayne Gryn (ACME Combo's bandleader), it brings together a mix of Montreal's burlesque scene, including Miss Sugarpuss, Cherry Typhoon, Sucre a la Creme, The Lady Josephine and many more. There was dance by Esmeralda & Fabienne and songs performed by Brie Neilson. It was a night of both traditional and experimental burlesque ending with laughs, hollers and good times.

This show marked the beginning of The Month of Burlesque, which will culminate with the Montreal Burlesque Festival later in September. Here are highlights from the night:

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Theatre Review: Macbeth at Le Monument National

Posted by Greg / August 15, 2012

20120815-poster2.jpgWhen I heard that The Montreal Shakespeare Theatre Company was putting on Macbeth, I got very excited. I'd wanted to see a production of it ever since I studied the play four years ago and I toiled over thinking what they would do with the witches. Now, having mentioned Macbeth's witches, I might have piqued your interest or you might simply think I'm a loser for being so excited about fictional characters.

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Just for Laughs spotlight: Joe Mande

Posted by Gabby / July 25, 2012

Just for Laughs - Joe MandeMP contributing writer and JFL-enthusiast Joey Grihalva is at it again. He had a chat with Joe Mande about his journey to comic stardom, his penchant for Twitter feuds, and how he got published by poking fun at hipsters.

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