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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:

Canterbury High School's Ten Lost Years

Canterbury High School presents Schoolhouse and Ten Lost Years

This week, May 1st through May 4th, the graduating students in Canterbury High School’s drama program present two Canadian, community-themed plays straight from the 30s. We’ve got a detailed look at this double header produced by what are bound to be some of Ottawa’s (and Canada’s) next generation of performers. Learn more about Schoolhouse and Ten Lost Years, with photo and video.

Bear & Co.'s Taming of the Shrew

Bear & Co. presents The Taming of the Shrew

One of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, this play focuses on the battle of the sexes, this time with a twist:  True to the original period, the Bears have opted to make this an all-male production. Learn more about The Taming of the Shrew


REVIEW: Murder at the Howard Johnson

The Phoenix Players present their second show of the season at The Gladstone. In the fall they brought out The Death of Dracula and now they’re travelling back to the 70s with a murderous comedy. Should you see it?

Laramie Project

Algonquin College Theatre Arts Program presents the Laramie Project (show 3 of 3)

After a successful run with their last season, including a Capital Critics Circle nomination for Best Community Production (for Actor’s Nightmare, directed by Mary Ellis), Algonquin College returns with three exciting shows (plus a bonus performance!) UPDATE: Show #3  — the Laramie Project — starts this week! Check inside to see reviews for the first two shows. Learn more about the shows

Todd Duckworth in the Edward Curtis Project, presented at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

REVIEW: The Edward Curtis Project

After far too long a break, the Great Canadian Theatre Company continues its season with a visual and poetic journey in partnership with the National Arts Centre. The Edward Curtis Project is a blend of narrative and visual that tells the story of 19th century photographer, Edward Curtis, and modern day journalist, Angeline, who summons him. Should you see it?


The Savoy Society of Ottawa presents H.M.S. Pinafore

Ready for a fresh start after successfully finding a beautiful new venue (Algonquin College’s new Commons Theatre), the Savoy Society celebrates their 38th year of presenting Gilbert and Sullivan shows with H.M.S. Pinafore. Learn more about H.M.S. Pinafore

Production Ottawa review for Deathtrap, running at the Ottawa Little Theatre

REVIEW: Deathtrap

Ottawa Little Theatre continues celebrating their 100th season with play #6 of 10: Ira Levin’s Deathtrap. Produced by Ottawa Little Theatre previously in the 70s and turned into a movie starring Michael Caine in the 80s, Deathtrap is the longest running thriller-comedy on Broadway. Should you see it?


The Great Canadian Theatre Company presents MERZ

Concurrent with the Edward Curtis Project opening this week, the GCTC will be featuring a three-night run of MERZ, a fundraiser for the GCTC’s Capital Campaign Building Fund. Learn more about MERZ

The Edward Curtis Project, running at the Great Canadian Theatre Company

The Great Canadian Theatre Company presents The Edward Curtis Project

The Edward Curtis Project asks the question — when do you put down the camera and tell the real story? A collaboration between the National Arts Centre, and the Great Canadian Theatre Company (all shows presented at the GCTC) this visual and poetic journey opens on April 4. Learn more about The Edward Curtis Project, with video and photos.


U of O’s Broadway-Off-Broadway presents YouTube* The Musical

In an ambitious undertaking, U of O’s Broadway-Off-Broadway club members have collaborated to create an original musical based on the popular video/social media site from which the play takes its name. Learn more about YouTube the Musical


Phoenix Players presents Murder at the Howard Johnson’s

A fast-paced show filled with farcical elements and 1970s clichés, Murder at the Howard Johnson’s is written by Sam Bobrick, who also wrote Getting Sara Married (due to be performed by Lakeside Players this May). Learn more about Murder at the Howard Johnson’s


Chamber Theatre Hintonburg presents Edmond

Chamber Theatre’s next show is a controversial and at times violent and racially-charged play about loneliness and sexual identity. Learn more about Edmond