Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Fiddler on the Roof in Ottawa??!!

Hi all!

Last night was the opening night for the broadway show Fiddler on the Roof here in Ottawa. If you have read my previous post you know that this play is what started it all for me sixteen years ago.  Well if I am being honest I didn't really remember the story . . . I knew that it had something to do with marrying off the daughters but that was about it. . . I was twelve :)

This is definitely a must see!  I understand why it continues to be a success. The lead in the play Tevye is hilarious!!! The comments and sounds made to show . . . well I won't tell you, you have to see it.  I will tell you this you will laugh!!!  For the Ottawa performance Tevye was played by John Preece . . . one word AMAZING.  The timing for the jokes was perfect (even though they weren't really jokes . . .), the dancing showed the traditions and history but was funny at the same time.

I will admit that I was extremely tired and the play did run long, starting at 8pm and ending at 11pm with a 20 minute intermission but it was well worth it.  If I absolutely had to say one critic there was one thing that was slightly annoying, the lighting.  Whenever there was a spot on one of the actors (who were standing still) it kept on moving.  But that is if I had to say something critical :) 

Honestly, I can understand why I this play started my passion for the theatre, it makes you go through all these different emotions in a few hours.  It truly is entertainning! and a timeless classic of American/Canadian Musical Theatre.

Have you seen Fiddler on the Roof? If so what did you think about it?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lion King Preview Event

Last night was the VIP event for the Broadway Accross Canada's upcoming presentation of The Lion King.  First a cocktail hour with good hors d'oeuvres and open bar followed by a presentation of how the broadway version of the Lion King came about . . .  believe it or not it was Micheal Eisner (the then Disney President) that came up with the idea and his team did not initially believe it to be plausible. Next we learned about how the costumes came about.  It is quite impressive!

A great surprise after the presentation . . . a goody bag that contain not only a cd, the playbook but also a teddy bear of one of the characters (I got Pumba hehehehe).  On the drive home we sang to The Circle of Life and Hakuna Matata (from the soundtrack found in the goody bag).

I am truly looking forward to seeing The Lion King when it comes to Ottawa for its 4 week show period in July 2011. Group tickets are currently available (groups of 15 or more) otherwise the individual tickets will only be available in April 2011. Mark the date in your calendars!  This is a must see!!

I know this is a bad picture . . .  I took it from my seat.  You can see the screen as well as two of the four masks/puppets that were on display (they were from the actual play).

Monday, November 8, 2010

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