Tag: performing arts

Professional entertainment, amateur audiences

Last night I attended the Conservatory of Performing Arts Ballet Program’s outstanding production of La Fille mal Gardée at the University Theatre at the University of Regina. The production was just one more example of the incredible depth of talent we have here in Regina, demonstrated both by the young people who did the dancing …

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The shock of the new

  The Apple Tree, the Broadway musical Regina Lyric Light Opera is presenting at the Shumiatcher Theatre in the Mackenzie Art Gallery through Sunday afternoon, is a fabulous, funny show that shouldn’t be missed. Unfortunately, judging by the half-full houses on Wednesday and Thursday, it is being missed, by far too many people. Why? Most …

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In praise of the amateur

“Amateur” is a word with a split personality. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad. Many of the world’s top athletes are “amateurs,” and nobody suggests they’re not as good as the “professionals.” In fact, I’ve heard many people say they’d rather watch amateur figure skating than professional skating, because the amateurs put more into it …

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