Tag: plays

Rehearsals underway for new play-with-music, The Music Shoppe, which runs April 25-28

Rehearsals are well underway for The Music Shoppe, a new play-with-music I’ve written and am directing for Regina Lyric Musical Theatre. Ben Redant is the music director. The show runs April 25-28 at the Shumiatcher Theatre, MacKenzie Art Gallery. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets will be on sale later …

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My review of Globe Theatre’s “Man of La Mancha”: it’s a moving exploration of the power, necessity and limitations of storytelling

This review also appears at Regina Reviews, which I edit. Globe Theatre’s production of Man of La Mancha is a beautifully directed, acted, and sung exploration of the power, necessity and limitations of the one trait that truly makes us human: our ability to imbue the world with meaning through the telling of stories. Imprisoned …

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Listen to an interview with me about my play As Time Goes By: A Love Story with Music and Ghosts

I’m in the midst of rehearsing As Time Goes By: A Love Story with Music and Ghosts, the play with music I wrote and am directing for Regina Lyric Musical Theatre (you can buy tickets on their website as well as at Bach & Beyond in the Golden Mile Centre). It’s a modern-day love story …

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Regina Lyric Musical Theatre to produce my play this fall

Oh, look, I do still remember how to blog! It’s been a while, but, hey, April was the cruelest month, what with novel rewriting and family duties and let us not forget income tax. Oh, and I was also performing, in Regina Lyric Musical Theatre’s spring show, When You Wish Upon A Star: Music from …

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I finish a play…and sing of Saskatchewan

As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been writing a play, tentatively titled The Piano Bench: A Love Story with Evening and Ghosts. Today I finished the draft script, which I’ll be passing on the fine folks at Regina Lyric Musical Theatre, which I hope will be staging the play (with me directing it) this fall. Since it’s …

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I’m writing a play…and using this song

So, I’m writing this play. Its working title is The Piano Bench: A Love Story with Music and Ghosts. If all goes well it might even make it on stage late next year. Why? Well, therein lies a blog post. The house in which I live has been in my wife’s family since 1939. (It …

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Saturday Special from the Vaults: The Shelter

I missed a couple of Saturdays of posting bits from my vaults, and I may even be running a bit short on material, but here’s something that might be of interest. This play was written a long, long time ago, in the 1980s, when I was working at the Weyburn Review. Someone (the Saskatchewan Writers …

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Saturday Special from the Vaults: Three Writers in Search of a Character

For two or three years, several years ago now, Globe Theatre ran something called “On the Line: A Freefall Through New Work.” Authors submitted scripts, which were given a staged reading. Below is the first script I ever submitted. It was a blast seeing it given life by the actors! Oh: the following contains scenes …

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My review of Globe Theatre’s production of Marion Bridge…

…has already shown up online, even though it won’t appear in print until tomorrow. This is the first time I’ve seen something I’ve written pop up that far ahead of the ink-on-paper version, though maybe I just haven’t noticed until now. The review begins: I confess that I went into the opening night performance of …

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My preview of Globe Theatre’s upcoming production of Marion Bridge…

…is in today’s Regina Leader Post. It begins: The 18th-century French poet Jacques Delille famously noted that while we can choose our friends, “Fate chooses our relatives.” More than one family has fractured because siblings discover they have nothing in common with each other … which is exactly what has happened to the family in …

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My preview of the Regina Little Theatre One-Act Plays Cabaret…

…is in today’s LeaderPost. It begins: Before Angel Genereux became the producer of Regina Little Theatre’s programs of one-act plays in 2007, they were seen strictly as a venue for new talent on and backstage, and traditionally drew small audiences. Genereux thought they could draw new audience members, too. She boosted publicity. The result: last spring’s …

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My preview of the Regina Fringe Festival…

…and in particular of Julia Mackey’s play Jake’s Gift, is in today’s LeaderPost. An excerpt: Mackey says one of the main reasons she created the show was to let veterans know that a lot of people really do appreciate the sacrifices they made. Another was to educate children, and Jake’s Gift, Mackey says, elicits the …

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