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The Velvet Room presents Carmen on Tap: The Las Vegas Edition

Photo: Couvrette/Ottawa

If you’re looking to take a break from the outdoor theatre Ottawa has on offer this summer and want to stay where there’s a bit of AC, or if you just to want to enjoy some powerful opera, the Velvet Room has you covered with a great addition to Ottawa’s summer offerings: Carmen on Tap: The Las Vegas Edition, starring international star tenor, Richard Troxell. Learn more about Carmen on Tap

Odyssey Theatre presents Arms and the Man

A look at Arms and the Man, presented by Odyssey Theatre

Written by George Bernard Shaw, Arms and The Man dates from 1894, but its enduring themes have kept it in frequent revival. This summer Odyssey Theatre gives it the mask treatment and brings Arms and The Man under the stars at Strathcona park. Learn more about Arms and the Man.

REVIEW: Noises Off

A look at Noises Off

The New York Times has called Noises Off the funniest play ever written. It is a farce about an acting company getting set to start a three month tour of a farce. It is also the 9th play in the Ottawa Little Theatre’s 100th season. Should you see it?

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival presents Hamlet

The St. Lawrene Shakespeare Festival presents Hamlet

Hamlet is one of William Shakespeare’s most powerful and influential tragedies. It was one of his most popular works during his lifetime and his been retold and adapted countless times from then until now. For folks in Ottawa and nearby in eastern Ontario, this latest opportunity to see the tragedy of the prince of Denmark comes thanks to the St. Lawrence Shakespeare festival. Learn more about Hamlet, including photos and video.

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival presents Maid for a Musket

A look at Maid for a Musket

This year marks the 200th anniversary of Fort Wellington in Prescott, a crucial structure in the war of 1812. To commemorate, the St. Lawrence Shakespeare festival has commissioned a new play, adapted loosely from Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost set in Prescott in 1813. Learn more about Maid for a Musket, including photos and video

A Company of Fools presents The Merry Wives of Windsor

A look at The Merry wives of Windsor

Celebrating their 10th anniversary of Torchlight Shakespeare, A Company of Fools is bringing The Merry Wives of Windsor to parks all over Ottawa this summer. Yes, this is Shakespeare comes to you. Learn more about The Merry Wives of Windsor, including photos and video.

Bear & Co. presents The Comedy of Errors

A look at Bear & Co.'s The comedy of Errors

Bear & Co. is heading back to the wild west this summer as they set Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors out west and take it out into parks around Ottawa. One of Shakespeare’s earliest works, The Comedy of Errors (as the title might suggest) is also one of his funniest and most farce-like. Learn more about The Comedy of Errors, including photos and video.

Ottawa Little Theatre Presents Noises Off

A look at Noises Off

Ottawa Little Theatre is up to show nine of ten in their ten plays from ten decades to celebrate their 100th season. And for play number nine they’ve pulled out one of the big guns. Noises Off has been called the funniest play ever written. It’s a farce that blends “reality” with performance while it gives a back stage look at a theatre company trying to put on a show. Learn more about Noises Off.

VALERIE’S REVIEW: Under the Mango Tree @ Ottawa Fringe 2013

Veenesh Dubois (cred Gabriel Morosan)

Veenesh Dubois presents a semi autobiographical one-woman show about the letters exchanged between a father and daughter in Fiji and Canada.

ALLAN’S REVIEW: The Show Must Go On @ Ottawa Fringe 2013

Jeff Leard (cred Dahlia Katz)

Following up last year’s hit, Gametes and Gonads, Jeff Leard brings The Show Must Go On to Ottawa this year. The Show Must Go On builds from Leard’s experiences and three decades of stories heard during his two years travelling with a children’s theatre troupe. Should you see it?