Shrek makes believers for Falls musical!

Shrek makes believers for Falls musical!

A green ogre is moving into the Scotiabank Convention Centre. “Whereas the humour in Shrek is really, really funny. I saw it a few years ago and thought 'I'd love to do it if the rights come up.'”
By John Law, Niagara Falls Review


Anyone wanna be Oliver Twist?

Anyone wanna be Oliver Twist?

As a theatre buff, Linus Hand loves everything about the musical Oliver! As a theatre producer, it’s a nightmare. Hand prefers casting local, but has gone as far as Buffalo and Hamilton to fill roles. The search may go wider to find his Oliver.
By John Law, Niagara Falls Review


There's beauty in this beast

There's beauty in this beast

It is the exact same production of "Beauty and the Beast" that played the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto and wrapped up a 14-year stint on Broadway over the summer. Next week, the Beast finally breaks free.
By John Law, Niagara Falls Review


Oz comes to convention centre

Oz comes to convention centre

For its annual musical, Linus Hand Productions is bringing The Wizard of Oz out from behind the curtain. The classic musical opens Dec. 5 for six public performances to go along with matinees for local schools.
By John Law, Niagara Falls Review


Go Wildcats!

Go Wildcats!

At the time, he was looking for the next Disney classic to stage the following winter, "but High School Musical made us do an about face." First assignment? Get the Canadian premiere of High School Musical 2 ready for June.
By John Law, Niagara Falls Review


'Ebenezer Scrooge' hits the mark Leave your humbugs at home

'Ebenezer Scrooge' hits the mark Leave your humbugs at home

Still, no other Christmas story touches this - it will endure as long as people continue celebrating Dec. 25. In this case, going smaller has brought Silver Mist and its audience closer to Christmas than any Disney show could.
By John Law, Niagara Falls Review


A question to Oliver's producer: please sir, can I have some more?

A question to Oliver's producer: please sir, can I have some more?

I spent a good chunk of my Wednesday in the company of hundreds of children at the Scotiabank Convention Centre – and I’m happy to report it was an unexpectedly good time. And then the fun begins.
By John Law, Niagara Falls Review


Peter Pan is ready for take off at convention centre

Peter Pan is ready for take off at convention centre

Tell that to every director bringing him to life on stage. After weeks of rehearsals, there is always an audible gasp from that first audience full of kids the moment he takes flight.
By John Law, Niagara Falls Review


Opens at convention centre New theatre dishes up a Dreamcoat

Opens at convention centre New theatre dishes up a Dreamcoat

He chose the show because it appeals to both kids and seniors, has the Andrew Lloyd Webber brand name attached, and has never been staged professionally in Niagara.
By John Law, Niagara Falls Review