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Giveaway: The New Phantom of the Opera Comes to Calgary

Giveaway: The New Phantom of the Opera Comes to Calgary

"Bigger & better than ever before!" I have been in love with The Phantom of the Opera since 1986, Andrew Lloyd Webber worked his magic on the Gaston Leroux story, what seems like a million years ago. I drove my family insane as I learned to sing the score,  they…
Giveaway: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Giveaway: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella One of my earliest memories is colouring a picture of Cinderella in the living room. As I sat on the living room floor, contorted into a shape that only boneless children seem to achieve, I tried so hard to get the colours to match what the front…
Kinky Boots in Calgary: an Absolute Must See

Kinky Boots in Calgary: an Absolute Must See

Kinky Boots in Calgary It's not very often I have a "moment" while locking eyes with a drag queen, and yet that is exactly what happened when I attended a recent performance of Kinky Boots in Calgary. I didn't really know anything about the show, as I like to go…
The Nutcracker Twirls Into Calgary

The Nutcracker Twirls Into Calgary

The Nutcracker by The Alberta Ballet Every parent lives for the moment when their child gasps in absolute wonder and, thanks to The Nutcracker by The Alberta Ballet, I was given that incredible gift over and over as we took in The Nutcracker for the first time. A quick summary of The…
Mamma Mia! Has Landed In Calgary

Mamma Mia! Has Landed In Calgary

Mamma Mia! The smash hit Broadway musical (and Hollywood movie) Mamma Mia! has landed in Calgary for an oh-so brief sendoff as the show continues on it's farewell tour. Get ready to dance in your chair, sing out loud, and laugh until you cry. Repeatedly! Or you can just sit…
Calgary Opera Presents The Magic Flute

Calgary Opera Presents The Magic Flute

The Magic Flute Calgary The Magic Flute is a two act opera written by Wolgang Amadeus Mozart during the last year of his life, making this one of the last works from him. It is a Singspiel which is a German word that translates to sing-play and is now a…
Calamity Town Review & Giveaway

Calamity Town Review & Giveaway

I had mistakenly exclaimed that I had never been to the Vertigo Theatre before and that Calamity Town would be my first time attending. My face was red when I arrived to realize I had been there for The Mousetrap, but I was so exhausted that I operated on auto…
The Little Prince Review & Giveaway

The Little Prince Review & Giveaway

Presented by Theatre Calgary: The Little Prince As an adult it's often easy to forget what it was like to be a child, engrossed in our favorite book, who daydreams about life on an asteroid because of a book like The Little Prince. For me those books are so numerous…

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks Gravity Players

DJD: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks We have the extreme privilege of seeing the work that Decidedly Jazz Danceworks does in the community. Mini's school is the recipient of some of that community work, with DJD coming into the school every year to work with the kids, put on a performance, as well…

Once: The Musical in Calgary. How Was It?

Once: The Musical The arts, the stage, the wonder, it's all so exciting. Recently I had an opportunity to attend a showing of Once: The Musical. Honestly I didn't know much about it before attending, other than it was critically acclaimed and an exciting adaptation of a 2007 movie. Sometimes…

Free The Children Meets Bella

Free The Children I'm always blown away when I encounter a charity, or a benefit event, because it's usually something I wouldn't have thought of, let alone implemented. This was never more the case than when I attended the Free The Children Meets Bella benefit concert, in support of Project…

Riverdance in Calgary: Celebrating 20 Years!

Riverdance in Calgary Riverdance in Calgary, never thought I would see the day. A long time ago, in a not so far away land, I was a budding singer, 15 years old and thoroughly in love with her Irish roots. I had been chatting with my choral instructor about some…