Posts By: Jenna

Theatre Calgary’s ‘Forgiveness’ is a story worth exploring.

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Mark Sakamoto’s Forgiveness started as an essay for The Globe and Mail and then expanded into a book entitled Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents. This book was then adapted for the stage by Hiro Kanagawa and had a joint world premiere at The Arts Club Theatre Company in Vancouver and at Theatre Calgary. It’s […]

Dancing Monkey Laboratories’ Sublimity – A Love Supreme is rich in theatrical elements but shallow in narrative.

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Sublimity – A Love Supreme is a lot of things. It’s a livestreamed show and an in person show. It’s dance and theatre. It’s a fictional narrative but it holds roots in the world we live in. Dancing Monkeys Laboratories blends and bends the definitions of theatre in this production. The play takes place in […]

Forte Musical Guild’s ‘Tick, Tick…Boom!’ feels disconnected.

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Before Jonathan Larson wrote RENT, he penned an autobiographical musical called Tick, Tick…Boom! and Forte Musical Theatre Guild has mounted it in the Big Secret Theatre. The musical is the story of John and what he went through before he made it big. Upon first examination, it’s a pretty robust theatrical production, with fourteen songs, […]