by Valerie Cardinal
The Matchmaker of Montreal, straight.com – What I like about this article is that writer Colin Thomas gets to the point: “The play is empty. But a talented interpretive crew does its best.” It has a really good balance where Thomas explains what worked and what didn't.
My Pregnant Brother, The Times Colonist – This review mostly made me jealous, since I've been wanting to see Johanna Nutter's one-woman show for years, but I did enjoy Michael D. Reid's review. Also, I can't help but be charmed by a review that mentions the two terrible movies where Arnold Schwarzenneger and Billy Crystal played pregnant men.
Of a Monstrous Child: A Gaga Musical, The Grid – This could have been a tough production to review for someone who wasn't quite pop culture savvy, since many of the characters are Lady Gaga's influences. However, it sounds like Martin Morrow did his homework, leading to a short and succinct review packed full of information.
An Accident, VueWeekly – Paul Blinov dumps you right in the middle of the action in this review, and manages to lay out the intriguing premise of An Accident in a way that truly grabs a reader.
Of course, I haven't read all the reviews in Canada this week and I'm sure there are tons more that are wonderful. Feel free to share your favourite reads of the week in the comments below!
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