Production Ottawa is now ON STAGE: Ottawa's Theatre Arts Magazine

About Allan Mackey

Allan Mackey is editor-in-chief of Production Ottawa, which, really, is too fancy a title. He also acts as show producer for Should You See It, making sure you get your answer in just about two minutes every time. He writes stuff and occasionally turns that stuff into movies. Keep being awesome!

Production Ottawa is now ON STAGE: Ottawa’s Theatre Arts Magazine

On Stage, Ottawa's Theatre Arts Magazine

Following it’s six-month hiatus, Production Ottawa has been officially retired. We are, however, excited to bring you its successor, On Stage: Ottawa’s Theatre Arts Magazine. On Stage is online now and ready to be the most thorough source of information on Ottawa theatre arts.

REVIEW: The Drawer Boy

The Drawer Boy, presented by Ottawa Little Theatre

Ottawa Little Theatre is closing out it’s 100th season - celebrating ten plays from ten decades - with Michael Healey’s quickly becoming a Canadian classic, The Drawer Boy. It’s about an actor looking to learn about life on the farm.

REVIEW: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Matthew John Lundvall as Falstaff in A Company of Fools presentation of The Merry Wives of Windsor

A Company of Fools has been presenting their Torchlight Shakespeare Series around Ottawa parks for ten years. This year their irreverent wit and style get applied to Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Catriona Leger. Should you see it?

REVIEW: The Comedy of Errors

Review: The Comedy of Errors, presented by Bear & Co.

Summetime is outdoor theatre time in Ottawa. And you really can’t argue when the theatre comes to you. Bear & Co toured parks around Ottawa this summer with Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, given the wild west treatment. Should you see it?

REVIEW: Arms and the Man

Review: Arms and the Man, by Odyseey Theatre

Odyssey Theatre, North America’s only outdoor professional mask company is now in its 27th theatre presenting under the stars. This year, they’re bringing to Strathcona park a show not typically associated with mask or the outdoors: George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man. Should you see it?

The Status and Future of Production Ottawa

Production Ottawa: If we're not covering it, it's not happening.

Production Ottawa was started with the goal of becoming a singular repository of information for everything happening in Ottawa and places nearby – the more that’s happening in a thriving and growing city, the more important it is to have a single place to find out about it all. It’s been a good 18-months but where do we go from here?

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?

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?

ALLAN’S REVIEW: Disilluion @ Ottawa Fringe 2013

Disillusion Poster

Produced by local company, Glassiano Productions, Disillusion is psychological drama set on death row that explores the distinction between justice and punishment. Should you see it?

ALLAN’S REVIEW: Die, Zombie. Die! @ Ottawa Fringe 2013

die zombie die

When would it be a bad thing to kill a zombie? And what is not everybody agreed? Local company Punchbag Playhouse brings you the world premiere of Richard Hemphill’s zombie murder mystery comedy. Should you see it?