Commentary: CMTS’s Heathers is a showstopper

Based on the 1989 film by the same name, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, the Carleton Musical Theatre Society (CMTS)’s production of Heathers is Mean Girls meets murder meets musical. Directed by Victoria Rutkowski, and music directed by Galen Cuisson, the CMTS’s second ever production was an absolute treat. Veronica Sawyer (Michelle Gendron) is a quiet, dorky student at Westerberg High in Sherwood, Ohio. She dreams of being friends with the popular clique, three girls who share one name: The Heathers. Veronica claws her way to the top of the Westerberg food chain, and finally becomes a Heather herself. When she falls in love with JD, the dark and mysterious new kid, the Heathers disapprove, and her world turns […]

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Commentary: Ottawa Little Theatre’s The Three Musketeers

Combat, comedy, and camaraderie bring in an audience at the Ottawa Little Theatre (OLT) for the production of Ken Ludwig’s The Three Musketeers, based off of the classic by Alexandre Dumas. It is certainly a crowd pleaser, as it encompasses the youthful energy of a young D’Artagnan (Robbie Clement) and the timeless heroism of the king’s guards, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis (Ian Gillies, Job Dickey, and Eze Leno). The show starts and ends similarly. Initially, Clement runs through the aisles training with his father to the stage. At the end, he and the legendary three run back exiting into the lobby, serving as a great method of extending the stage beyond its borders, and bringing the audience into the action. D’Artagnan’s […]

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