Theatre Articles

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, […]

Vertigo Theatre’s ‘The Extractionist’ is a stunning world premiere

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Before I saw Vertigo Theatre’s The Extractionist,I didn’t have any idea what a deprogrammer was. I learned something new. Deprogramming refers to persuading members of a cult to renounce their way of life.  In this world premiere by local Calgarian playwright Michaela Jefferey, Asha Ray (Monice Peter) is working a case. She is hired by Grant […]