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

The Status and Future of Production Ottawa

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?

What’s Happening In Ottawa:

A look at Noises Off

Ottawa Little Theatre Presents 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.

Ottawa Fringe 2013-Default Feature

The 2013 Ottawa Fringe Festival: We have ALL the coverage!

Hi there Ottawa, we have been all over this Fringe business for the past week and here’s where we’ve been linking all the goodness we post. Show pages, reviews, photos, videos. It’ll all be listed right here for your convenience. More than 70 reviews for more than 50 shows. Happy Fringing. Find everything you could possibly want to know about Ottawa Fringe 2013

Ottawa Fringe 2013-Default Feature

The Ottawa Fringe Festival 2013: Preview!

Something special happens later this week in Ottawa. Thursday marks the official open of Ottawa’s largest theatre festival — The Ottawa Fringe Festival — and possibly the best time of year for theatre lovers in the nation’s capital. This year, there are 54 shows running at more than a dozen venues throughout the ten days of the festival. Artists will be here from all over the world to show their talents. On top of that there are even more performances going on on the courtyard (read: beer tent) stage every night meaning more entertainment than you can shake a stick at. (They did the math, it’s just not possible to shake enough sticks.) And it all starts on June 20th so I hope you’ve booked the time off work. Learn more about Ottawa Fringe 2013, including photos and video.

Montreal Fringe

Festival St-Ambroise Fringe Montreal/St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival


This weekend, Production Ottawa reviewer Matthew Champ is hitting the road and checking out the St-Ambroise Montreal Fringe Festival. If you’re already out that way, or planning on taking in some Fringe yourself the week before things get underway in Ottawa, make sure to check back here throughout the weekend to get ideas of what you should be checking out, and what you should be avoiding! Here’s the full list of what he saw:

[Read More...]

Ottawa Little Theatre presents, Steel Magnolias

REVIEW: Steel Magnolias

Number eight of ten in Ottawa Little Theatre’s 100th anniversary celebration is another play that was turned into a movie shortly after. Steel Magnolias, last produced by OLT in the 80s, is a comedy/drama by Robert Harling. Should you see it?

REVIEW: Like Wolves, running at the GCTC

REVIEW: Like Wolves

Like Wolves is a play about choice and regret. Closing out the GCTC’s 2012/2013 season (the last programmed by former Artistic Director Lise Ann Johnson), it is a world premiere written by local playwright, Rosa Laborde. Should you see it?

The Great Canadian Theatre Company presents Like Wolves

The Great Canadian Theatre Company presents Like Wolves

Rounding out The Great Canadian Theatre Company’s 2012/2013 season is the world premiere of Like Wolves, by local playwright Rosa Laborde. Learn more about Like Wolves, including photos and video.

Orpheus Musical Theatre Society presents Carousel

REVIEW: Carousel

For Orpheus Musical Theatre Society’s third production this year, they’ve chosen Rodgers & Hammerstien’s Carousel about a carousel barker named Billy Bigelow. Can Carousel match up to the success of Footloose and The Drowsy Chaperone from earlier this season? Should you see it?

Ottawa Little Theatre presents, Steel Magnolias

Ottawa Little Theatre presents Steel Magnolias

Ottawa Little Theatre continues celebrating their 100th season with ten plays from ten decades. Up now, from the 80s, Steel Magnolias, a comedy-drama by Robert Harling. Learn more about Steel Magnolias

In the Next Room, ot The Vibrator Play

REVIEW: In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play

Same Day Theatre’s In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, running at The Gladstone through June 1, is gaining a lot of buzz and hype from its title and risque subject matter. Set in a Victorian-era town, at the dawn of the age electricity, the show is about the invention of the vibrator as a treatment of hysteria and about the people receiving the treatment. Should you see it?

In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, presented by Same Day Theatre.

Same Day Theatre presents In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play

It’s the dawn of the age of electricity and doctors are finding all sorts of uses for it, including using a vibrator (in the traditionally considered use of the device) to treat the catch all ailment, hysteria. That’s the set-up behind Same Day Theatre’s In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, running at the Gladstone now through June 1st.  Learn more about In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play, including photos and video.

Ottawa Little Theatre's Come Blow Your Horn

Ottawa Little Theatre presents Come Blow Your Horn

Ottawa Little Theatre’s centennial continues with Neil Simon’s classic 1961 comedy, Come Blow Your Horn. Come Blow Your Horn is back on stage as part of Ottawa Little Theatre’s ten plays from ten decades after being last produced in 1965. Learn more about Come Blow Your Horn