On Stage

8 Ways Michaela Di Cesare On Stage

My Mother is Magic 

Michaela Di Cesare explains 8 Ways My Mother Was Conceived

September, 2014

Each character speculates about different possible ways: sexual assault, an 88-second tryst, too much excitement from kissing. But the true scenario is never revealed. The truth of the matter died along with Mika’s nonna when she passed away from cervical cancer at a young age.

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Photo from Cock by Giovanni Navarro On Stage

Cock and Bull

A different theatre experience for Winnipeggers

September, 2014

Cock focuses on a man in a relationship with another man. When they break-up, he falls in love with a woman. That relationship fails and he goes back to his original lover, but feelings for the woman remain.

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Wicked, Elphaba and Glenda On Stage

A Wicked Romp

Tony award-winning musical leaves Winnipeg audiences satisfied

July, 2014

Whether you buy tickets to this musical because you’re a super fan or because you’re an avid theatre-goer or just because you enjoyed when they sang “Defying Gravity” on Glee, you will probably enjoy this high-energy performance of Wicked. And maybe, even for a moment, you will feel like you’ve been whisked away in a tornado to Broadway.

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Rainbow Stage production of The Little Mermaid On Stage

Under the Sequins

Rainbow Stage’s Little Mermaid most fun you can have with crabs

July, 2014

By the looks of Thursday night’s audience at Rainbow Stage, the Hans Christian Anderson turned Disney classic continues to dazzle the next generation of kiddos. At least a third of Rainbow’s seats were filled by minors, many of whom stayed awake for the entire show, clearly in awe of its smooth-moving sets, bright costumes and, of course, Ariel.

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On Stage

Fringe Review – Ludwig&Lohengrin

A historical fairytale

July, 2014

The story of the Bavarian king was told by speaking directly to the audience as various characters, through conversation, through silhouetted puppets and with actor Kyall Rakoz’s creative use of a bed sheet and flashlight.

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The Naked Woman Nan Fewchuk and Grant Burr On Stage

The Naked Truth

Fem Fest play lets it all hang out (in the best way possible)

September, 2014

Before the play, I asked the babe I was going with if she had any idea what we could expect. “It just says fake nudity,” she said. I paused. “What the hell is fake nudity?” “I have no clue,” she said. “I’m intrigued. Maybe, like, pasties.” Fortunately for us, it was a little different than […]

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For the Love of the Stage

Take a chance on FemFest 2014's diverse lineup

September, 2014

For the 12th year in a row this September, FemFest will provide women in theatre the opportunity to showcase their talents. Presented by local theatre company, Sarasvàti Productions, FemFest 2014: She’s Got the Power aims to create a supportive environment for women where issues important to them can be discussed. The festival features readings, workshops, […]

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How to be Wicked

A behind-the-scenes look at setting up the Tony award-winning show 

July, 2014

Flying monkeys, Glenda the Good Witch’s travelling bubble and the giant Time Dragon that hangs overhead make the Land of Oz quite a magical place. Then there is the process of transforming venue after venue into the Land of Oz, which seems quite magical in itself.

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On Stage

Fringe Review – Slaves of Starbucks

Historical hilarity

July, 2014

All that really needs to be said about this one-person sketch is that Alterman managed to make castration and sacrifice hilarious.

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Fringe Review – Sperm Wars

The story of the reproductive system's battle

July, 2014

Jeff Leard, dressed in tight white clothing, plays a number of sperm, eggs and even a robot in his one-person Winnipeg Fringe Festival show, Sperm Wars.

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