Well, the dust has finally cleared on Hedwig and The Angry Inch, which went about as swimmingly as I could have ever have hoped for. Huge thanks to everyone involved with Hedwig and everyone who came out to support the show! I can only hope you all had as much of a blast as I did.
Buzz continues to swirl around a remount, and I’ll report that Vanity Project is actively looking into the prospect of bringing Hedwig back, with the only potential obstacle being obtaining the rights to do it all over again now that Neil Patrick Harris is having his way with the show on Broadway. Keep your eyes on this spot for the latest as soon as I can share it with you.
And now it’s back to work on a couple more projects. Firstly I’m please to be back onstage with the gang at Eddie May again with their new production of Dial M for Mountie, which just opened this past Saturday and will run all summer at Scarlett’s Dinner Theatre in the Market. As well, I’ve finally had the opportunity to join the cast of their touring show as a replacement player, The Survivor’s Apprentice which has been great fun. Of course the best part of Eddie May is getting to play with a constantly rotating cast of some of Ottawa’s funniest performers., and I’m glad to be back at it with the gang, and working with friends old and new. I hope you’ll join us for a unique and fun evening soon of mystery and mayhem, reservations can be made at eddiemay.com.
Back at the Gladstone, it’s on to My Brilliant Divorce, which I’m thrilled to be production managing for Seventhirty Productions and Pat Moylan.
Directed by John P Kelly and starring Kate Hurman in a one woman tour de force, My Brilliant Divorce has a little something for everyone. Laughs, heartwarming moments and raw emotion, and Kate brings life to a host of colourful characters to tell the tale of recent divorcee, Angela Lipsky.
My Brilliant Divorce
April 25–May 17, 2014 (previews April 23–24)
Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m.
By Geraldine Aron
Directed by John P. Kelly
Starring Kate Hurman
“—and then he was gone. His laundry in the basket, a duck in the oven and our daughter’s dog, Dexter and I left staring at the door. Well. After a lifetime of faithfulness and devotion, can you imagine how I felt? Sheer joy!”
Angela Lipsky is 39 (she says) when we join her for her new life! Is there life after divorce? There sure is for Angela!
Senior (65+): $30
Preview performance: $18
*including Theatre Ontario members
Tickets available now at thegladstone.ca
Other items on the horizion I’m looking forward to, partying it up at this years Rideau awards, where I’ve been fortunate enough to be nominated for this years Emerging Artist Award, along with the brilliant Mel Brown, Steven Lafond and Jess Preece. Just being mentioned in the same sentence with these guys is more than anyone can ask for. Also, I can’t wait to start playing along with the gang from Zucchini Grotto as they vy for top honours at this year’s Showtune Showdown in May, and I’m also looking forward to getting started on an upcoming Fringe project with Blacksheep Theatre, and producing Vanity Project Productions’ return to Ottawa Fringe with The Poe Show, based on the life and writings of Edgar Allan Poe, directed by Stewart Matthews.
All the best folks, and see you at the theatre!