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Edges is a presented by Powerhouse Performance Company, directed by Gregory P. Caswell and Sarah Horsman.  It features four performers who sing a variety of musical theatre numbers with live piano.  The performance has an off-Broadway feel, and the small intimate setting at the Trans Alta Arts Barn further lends to this experience.

The themes of the songs range from sisters who can’t get along to understanding sincerity in the age of social media.  While some of the songs are a little too earnest and feel motivational, the show has
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Add comment      more in Theatre Preview     |     posted May 12th, 2011 at 1:48pm

Theatre Preview: High Society

MacEwan University is presenting a new musical based on Cole Porter's songs.

It's called High Society, and is playing October 29 – November 6, 2010 at the John L. Haar Theatre, Grant MacEwan University, Centre for the Arts and Communications (10045 – 155 Street.).

Based as it is on Porter, its plot is almost unavoidably campy: set amongst the rich and famous in Oyster Bay, Long Island, High Society revolves around the upcoming marriage of pretentious socialite Tracy Lord whose wedding plans are disrupted by the arrival of her ex-husband and increasing numbers of male suitors – most notably an attractive journalist sent to scoop the wedding of the year.

Nevertheless, most contemporary songwriters could learn a lot from analyzing a … Read More

Add comment      more in Theatre Preview     |     posted Oct 29th, 2010 at 4:15pm

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