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Tuesday October 14, 2014

Performance Review of 'Falstaff' added …

The focal point of this production comes together around three singers, Robert Carsen's Directing and Verdi's magically playful score …

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Sunday October 12, 2014

Performance Review of 'Madama Butterfly' Featuring The Second Cast added …

Kelly Kaduce was stellar in the part of the tragic 'Cio-Cio San'. That was especially true of the second act, which she literally owned …

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Monday October 6, 2014

The Indecisive and Kathy Shortt performing for Sarnia's October First Friday Celebration

Remember an old radio show called "Chicken Man"? No? It was satire and the introduction led with awed cries of "He's everywhere! He's everywhere"! The same could be said of the musical talent that was out and about to help celebrate Sarnia's First Friday this month. …

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Monday October 6, 2014

Review of Orchestra London's Masterworks Opening Night Show, 'Dvořák and Brahms' addded …

Kevin Mallon's attention to dphrasing through the opening of Dvořák's Cello Concerto emphasized the qualities that led an acerbic New York critic to describe the composer's New World Symphony as sounding like the work of the "loneliest Czech in New York City". Cynicism aside, his music frequently carries the sense of an individual's isolation …

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Friday September 12, 2014

Review of Diversion Entertainment's Production of 'Tape' added …

Diversion Entertainment's production of 'Tape' by Stephen Belber is a lot funnier and a lot more fun to watch than people might think …

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Saturday September 6, 2014

The Element of Surprise Project at The Cheeky Monkey for Sarnia's September First Friday Celebration

It's hard to think of surprises when sets feature some of the most well known music from the late 1960's and the 1970's but they managed it. 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' …

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Tuesday August 25, 2014

Review of The Performance at the Gen Y Event by Mike Blackmore, Chris Molyneaux and Sue Webber …

"Wow!" may not be the best word for starting a review but it's the one best suited to what went on at the Mike Weir Park earlier this evening …

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Friday August 8, 2014

Review of Diversion Entertainment's Production of 'Next To Normal' added …

Henri Canino practically ran away with this show. More on that later. From the ground up Diversion Entertainment's production of 'Next To Normal' is a piece of music theatre that excels on all levels …

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Saturday August 2, 2014

Mike Blackmore, Dan Martin and Chris Molyneaux at The Cheeky Monkey for Sarnia's August First Friday Celebration

Fun and electricity are the first words that came to mind describing this. Spontaneity, energy and passion find their way into the wording pretty quickly too. What the mix of Mike Blackmore, Dan Martin and Chris Molyneaux added up to was a huge amount of fun, for everyone on both sides of the instrument …

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Saturday July 5, 2014

Review of The Drift at The Cheeky Monkey for Sarnia's July 2014 First Friday Celebration added …

I heard the difference as soon as I walked in the door. The playing had a sense of assurance and the vocals were muffled slightly, but obviously, a lot stronger than before. Lead singer and guitarist Wes Beveridge made a quick adjustment to the volume and the difference was like night opposite day…

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Tuesday June 10, 2014

Sarnia's Artwalk 2014 at The Cheeky Monkey featuring The Indecisive and The Drift

The Cheeky Monkey's contribution to Sunday's part of Artwalk showcased veterans and youth. The Drift, consisting of veteran players Wes Beveridge on guitar and lead vocal, bassist Ron Webber and drummer Paul Eastman sounded deliberate, not tentative. There's a difference …

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Monday April 28, 2014

Review of Opera Atelier's Production of 'Persée' added …

Mireille Asselin creates an 'Androméde' that's virtuous, responsible almost to a fault, yet deeply conflicted. Her character is free of guile but obviously aware of the choices and acts accordingly. That sets the tone for all the roles. Christopher Enns' 'Persée' is noble but also willing to push rivals aside to fulfill his own desires …

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