Thursday, January 23, 2014

What I thought of War Horse at the Ottawa National Arts Centre . . . .

My father and I were looking forward to our father/daughter date night to go see War Horse at the Ottawa National Arts Centre.  Once I had my daughter, Mya our movie nights took a backseat. My father is a horse lover he had seen the movie and was truly wowed by every aspect of the show. However he did make a good point about the program . . . maybe it is time to rethink the paper programs. Are they really that useful, especially when there is a billboard at the entrance telling us who is playing which character? They can't be good for the environment . . . just something to think about.

Now on to my thoughts of the show . . . it was a great show, very entertainning and full of exceptional talent. However, I discovered that I prefer a lively happy show . . . not necessarily a musical but a storyline that brightens my day.  Mind you I had never seen the movie and with a title like War Horse I had an idea of what to expect . . .

There was one element of the play's sound effects that I must mentionned because everytime it somewhat made me mad.  The guns . . . they were so loud that they made myself and most of the audience around me jump.  You know that they might shoot but wow that was loud.

The actors who played the horses and the goose were exceptional!! After one minute you didn't even notice them anymore.  We both found that the eyes of the horses matched what the horse was feeling at that point in time. I do wonder how in the world they managed to do that!

I was surprise to learn that the play came first and not the movie . . . I would of thought it would have been the other way around.  Why? The complexity of having horses on a stages! Now this may not have been my favorite play/show however I am happy to have experienced it and now I am intrigued by the movie :)  

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Would you like to see War Horse at the NAC????

As Christmas 2013 has come and gone did you receive everything you wanted? There is still a chance for you to win a pair of tickets to Broadway Accross Canada's War Horse at the Ottawa National Arts Centre on Tuesday, January 21 2014 at 8pm.

Each of the following items gives you a chance to win a pair of tickets. Please leave a comment confirming you have done 1, 2, or even better all 3 of the items below.

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p.s. The contest will run till Friday, January 10 2014.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy to see others are excited about seeing Flashdance @ the Ottawa National Arts Centre on October 22nd at 8pm!

Thanks for the photos!!!

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Flashdance contest. 

The Winners have been contacted :)


Please keep a look out for more contests!!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Want to see Flashdance?! How about winning some amazing seats!!!

Flashdance CONTEST!!

When I first heard that Flashdance was coming to the Ottawa National Arts Centre I was VERY excited!!  However I did pause and wonder how are they were going to bring a very loved movie to the theater? Can't wait to see!!!

Now for the fun part I have been given the opportunity to host a contest for a pair (or two) of orchestra (right there in the front!!) seats for the October 22nd opening night at the Ottawa National Arts Centre.

I wonder if you might want to bring a raincoat for this part :)

Excited yet??!!! You must be thinking what do I have to do for a chance to win these tickets?! While it is quite simple let me know by entering a comment your best Flashdance memory.  Did you copy the fashion or hair look from the movie? Did you see the movie with a date? Is that date still in your life? I want to know :)

Have I mentioned I can't wait to see this!! Myself and some girlies will be having an 80s night on October 22nd.  Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Flashdance the Movie vs. Flashdance the Musical

Believe it or not but I only watched Flashdance the movie in the past couple years . . . I know it is a classic! I honestly love it and when I heard that Flashdance was being made as a musical I was excited. I can't wait to how they interpret the film :)

I just landed on this AMAZING article from the Miami Herald. Now I am (even more) looking forward to seeing this musical!

Which show will they make into a musical next? I would love it if they did something really unexpected . . . an action movie maybe . . . any ideas, suggestions?

Don't forget there is still time to become a Broadway Across Canada subscriber! Which means that you get to renew your tickets (seats reserved) for the 2014-2015 subscription!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Have you seen JERSEY BOYS ???

I can honestly say that Jersey Boys was not on my list of plays to see.  I was pleasantly surprise sitting in the National Art Centre watching this world renowned play.

I now understand why this play has won numerous accolades and awards.

The Ottawa Citizen review describes this play best.

The history of this foursome is told in four acts (book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice; music by Bob Gaudio; lyrics by Bob Crewe). One man tells his own story per act as the overall plot unfurls. It’s a structure that works well because it builds and fulfills expectation and keeps the story moving at a healthy clip.

I am incredibly tempted to get another pair of tickets for this show! There is still time! Jersey Boys is at the Ottawa National Arts Centre till July 7th.

Trust me you don't want to miss it! Get your tickets here.