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Season 4 Episode 22

In the post #MeToo era, what are we allowed to think of a comic fromp like Don Giovanni? Special guest Colleen Feehan joins Fawnda to dissect the goosebumpy moments of this most classically rapey-y of operas.

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Season 4 Episode 21

We tackle Tiny Bear Jaws‘ production of Cleave, a play by bright young writer/producer Elena Belyea, where six characters work through identity issues from the inside out. Be forewarned, there’s adult content (but is it really?). Also we mull over new developments on YEG’s venue front and the EAC‘s ongoing public consultation process. Have a listen, there’s much to explore on stages this month!

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Season 4 Episode 20

It happened: Betroffenheit blew through the Citadel on Easter weekend, leaving audiences agog in its wake. Did it meet our incredibly high expectations? But first, Paul and Fawnda mull over the art of consultation in light of the Galleria going kaput and the myriad public sessions seeking input on the city’s 2029 Arts & Heritage Plan. Are you taking part? Listen up, find out how to take part, and let us know what you think. Check out the links below:

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Season 4 Episode 19

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It’s classical children’s tale meets near-classic trope of parents facing the tragic death of a child. This week Paul takes on Alberta Ballet‘s sparkling new Cinderella, while Fawnda gets a taste of the “slow-theatre” movement at Wild Side Productions’ Poison with Laura Raboud.

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Season 4 Episode 18

It’s the big one, folks: The Children of God episode is here. We even saw it twice. Special guest Laura Raboud offers her musical expertise on the show that, by all popular accounts, has that really, really powerful ending. Like, really. For. Real. (No spoilers, either. Really.)

In other news, we also caught a night at the SkirtsAFire Festival, and brought Dan Shessel of Northern Nerdcast to see the quirky co-pro from Northern Light Theatre and L’UniThéâtre, Do This In Memory of Me (En Memoire de Moi). Between the church’s role in Canada’s residential schools to the story of a young girl who longs to be an altar boy, it’s the most Catholic week we’ve had in a while.

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Season 4 Episode 17

 

It’s an extra special throwback to when Meg Roe and Alessandro Juliani were in town starring in Onegin. They’re also part of the sound design team for Betroffenheitand before they moved on to the next tour stop, we snagged them to chat about working with Crystal Pite, their own creative partnership, and what to anticipate in one of the most widely acclaimed dance shows of the decade. Beasts, beats, Battlestar Galactica. Get it?

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Season 4 Episode 16

YEG stages are hopping these days. Paul and Fawnda start out a busy week with Toronto Dance Theatre‘s 50th Anniversary showcase House Mix, followed hotly on the heels by Mercury Opera‘s site-appropriate production of La Traviata at Chez Pierrewhich includes the return of guest opera buff Colleen Feehan. Bringing it home (all the way back to  Ukraine, no less), is Pyretic Productions‘ Blood of Our Soil. 

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Season 4 Episode 15

It’s a very special episode, with a very special guest’s hot take on Andrew Tay’s You Can’t Buy it, But I’ll Sell it to You Anyway SUCKA (hint, it’s Brian Webb!). Plus we cover Sheldon Elter’s Metis Muttrunning at Theatre Network through March 4th, and Paul’s first-ever Citie Ballet show.

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Season 4 Episode 14

It’s another Hot Take, this time from the Jubilee Auditorium parkade! We had a full night at Alberta Ballet‘s presentation of MOMIX: Opus Cactus, complete with pre-show chatter, weird desert animals, reptilian acrobatics, and Lycra galore. Enjoy!

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Season 4 Episode 13

It’s our hottest #HotTake ever as we jump in our chariot (Fawnda’s Kia) to flee Friday’s Chinook Series offerings, which included the coldhearts’ raunchy musical Unrepentant Necrophile, and extraordinary old-school clowning with Cirque du Soleil alumnus MaximineIt’s a car-ride to remember, folks.

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