Are you excited to explore your inner and outer goddess through the character of Tracy Lord?
When you asked whether or not I was excited to explore my inner and outer 'goddess' through the character of Tracy Lord, I got a lump in my throat, broke out into a sweat and started to laugh. I was in the middle of making my 4 1/2 year old breakfast while trying desperately to scrub out a blueberry stain from her school shirt and trying to remember if I had bought milk. The mundane day to day details of any parent that make up a beautiful life. Knowing that in a few short weeks I will be in rehearsal every day channeling this 'goddess' is at once hilarious, terrifying and utterly, utterly irresistible. Am I excited? I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.
What specifically about working with Dennis Garnhum, the Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary, are you most looking forward to?
I am from the West Coast and I return to Vancouver every winter once the Shaw Festival season is over. Many of my friends and colleagues on the West Coast (and indeed all over the country) have worked closely with Dennis over the years. He has a reputation for being a "true gentleman". I put that in quotations because I can’t tell you how many people have used that phrase to describe him. I am also excited to work with Dennis because he has a great talent at shaping and realizing big, iconic plays. Perfect! I have wanted to work with him for some time.
What do you think about the many men in Tracy’s life? Are you partial to anyone in particular?
The many men in Tracy's life. Sigh. I am completely bananas about all of them. Well, I will leave that question to be answered by Miss Lord herself. "I think men are wonderful!"
Sounds like there’s a lot to looks forward to come this spring. Want to know more about The Philadelphia Story? Hear director Dennis Garnhum talk about his vision for the play.
June 3 – October 12
Shaw stalwart Patrick Galligan stars in Edward Bond’s The Sea this season. He will be playing Hatch, the local draper, a rather considerable departure from the dapper and elegant men that Galligan usually portrays.
Eccentric residents of a small English town, an unexpected death, alien invasions, comic mishaps … This satire of Edwardian life explores the power of petty hierarchy in a small community. Directed by Eda Holmes (Arcadia 2013) Also starring with Fiona Reid, Wade Bogert-O’Brien, Peter Millard and Julia Course.
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May 31 and June 5 / 11am
Theatre is a collaborative art. On May 31 delve deeper into Cabaret with director Peter Hinton, costume designer Judith Bowden and set designer Michael Gianfrancesco. Each production on the Shaw stages is built from scratch, by assembling a team of the best directors and designers from across North America and beyond. Meet some of the members of this season’s creative teams for a lively discussion about their creative collaboration. Complimentary. Limited availability, please book in advance.
It may be only March, but it’s always nice to look forward to warmer months and fun excursions. The Shaw Garden Tour will take place on
Saturday June 7 from 10am – 4pm.
This annual fundraising garden tour, organized by the Shaw Festival Guild, showcases magnificent secret gardens in the lovely Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. This year, meander through seven gardens and discover many varieties of lush plants, beautiful trees, and stunning perennials nestled around historic homes.
Congratulations to Emily C. from Buffalo, NY who has won this month’s contest for Backstage Pass subscribers. She will receive a pair of tickets to a 2014 performance of The Philadelphia Story. Backstage Pass subscribers are automatically entered to win each month.