Posts Tagged: review

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 […]

Ghost River Theatre’s ‘Struck’ fails to be striking

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Ghost River Theatre’s Struck is a lot of things. It’s a stream of consciousness. It’s an exploration of an split second that changes everything. It’s examining a traumatic event. Written and directed by artistic director Eric Rose, Struck tells of the true story of how Eric was struck by lightning at the age of 21. […]