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  1. The National Arts Centre English Theatre presents Oliver!Music, Lyrics and Book by Lionel BartDirected and Choreographed by Dayna TekatchMusical Direction by Allen ColeFeaturing the NAC English Theatre CompanyDecember 6 - 24, 2011NAC Theatre

    November 24, 2011

    Licensed by Arrangement with Oliver Productions, Ltd. and Oliver Promotions, Ltd. This Holiday Season the NAC English Theatre is proud to present the Tony-Award winning musical Oliver!. Showcasing the NAC English Theatre Company, Dickens’ timeless classic comes to life through the tale of the orphan Oliver, the Artful Dodger, Fagin, Nancy, and all the down-and-out denizens of London. This... Read more

  2. A NAC English Theatre/Belfry Theatre co-productionAnd Slowly Beauty…by Michel NadeauWritten in collaboration with Marie-Josée Bastien, Lorraine Côté, Hugues Frenette, Pierre-François Legendre, Véronika Makdissi-Warren and Jack RobitailleTranslated by Maureen LabontéDirected by Michael ShamataFeaturing the NAC English Theatre Company

    October 28, 2011

    Ottawa, ON, October 28, 2011 – After a spectacular run at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria, the NAC English Theatre is proud to open the 2011-12 Studio series with the English-language premiere of Michel Nadeau’s And Slowly Beauty..., translated by Maureen Labonté.  Described as “Magical…everything theatre should be... (4 of 4 stars)” by the Globe and Mail... Read more

  3. A Special Celebratory Exhibit at the NACDavid French: Writing Home

    October 7, 2011

    Ottawa, Ontario – NAC English Theatre, in association with Theatre Museum Canada, is proud to present a retrospective exhibit on the life and work of one of Canada’s foremost playwrights, Newfoundland and Labrador’s David French (1939-2010), in conjunction with the NAC English Theatre production of his play Salt-Water Moon. Focusing on his five semi-autobiographical plays about... Read more

  4. The National Arts Centre English Theatre presentsSalt-Water Moonby David FrenchDirected by Micheline ChevrierFeaturing the NAC English Theatre Company October 18 – November 5, 2011

    October 7, 2011

    “A gem of a play, an old-fashioned love song that is affecting, funny, and evocative as a dream.”-The Globe & Mail Ottawa, ON, October 6, 2011 - As a fitting tribute to Canada’s one and only David French, the NAC English Theatre season opens with his best-known romantic comedy, Salt-Water Moon.On a moonlit night in August, 1926, 18 year-old Jacob Mercer has returned from... Read more

  5. The Ark: Ibsen on Fogo IslandThe NAC’s English Theatre sets sail for Fogo Island, Newfoundland for a unique three-week theatre research and development project.

    September 2, 2011

    The Ark is being produced on Fogo Island in partnership with the Fogo Island Arts Corporation and in association with the National Theatre School of Canada. Ottawa/Fogo Island — The National Arts Centre’s English Theatre and the Fogo Island Arts Corporation are partnering on a unique theatre project called The Ark: Ibsen on Fogo Island from September 5th to 23 rd in Fogo Island,... Read more

  6. A New NAC Season of Spectacular Performances is About to Begin - Tickets on Sale September 6 at 10 a.m.!

    August 30, 2011

    OTTAWA, August 30 – The National Arts Centre’s 2011-12 Season is about to begin and now is the time to make sure you are a part of it when tickets go on sale, Tuesday, September 6 at 10 a.m.! The greatest names in arts and entertainment – from across Canada and around the world -- will be featured in orchestral, theatrical, and dance performances for all the NAC stages. Whatever... Read more

  7. Announcing the Casting for the  2011 – 12 National Arts Centre English Theatre Company

    July 27, 2011

    Ottawa, Ontario – Today, NAC English Theatre Artistic Director Peter Hinton is pleased to announce the casting for four of the five NAC English Theatre Company productions: Salt-Water Moon by Newfoundland’s David French, And Slowly Beauty... by Quebec’s Michel Nadeau in a new translation by Maureen Labonté, Oliver! with book, lyrics and music by England’s Lionel... Read more

  8. Sandra Shamas' Wit's End III: Love Life is Coming to the NAC and English Theatre Subscribers Are Front of Line for Tickets!

    June 15, 2011

    For immediate release: June 15, 2011 Sandra Shamas is at her wit's end, but her show must go on... WIT’S END III: LOVE LIFEStarring, Written and Produced by Sandra ShamasNAC Theatre April 10 – 14, 2012 Sandra Shamas returns to the NAC for the first time since 2004 with her new show, WIT’S END III: LOVE LIFE and 2011-12 NAC English Theatre Season Subscribers are being... Read more

  9. An NAC English Theatre presentation of the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People production i think i canCo-created by Florence Gibson and Shawn ByfieldDirected by Conrad AlexandrowiczMay 11 - 28, NAC Theatre

    May 9, 2011

    “i think i can is high-octane fun!”--Toronto Sun Winner of the 2007 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Musical! “Every new theatrical experience creates a world. This play invites you to take a step, in this case a tap step, into the world we have created for you.” – Florence Gibson, co-creator. Set in the chaotic world of classroom cliques and schoolyard... Read more

  10. Teens from Across Canada Storm Ottawa for Improv Competition

    April 21, 2011

    You know you’ve walked into a different kind of competition when the winning team enthusiastically starts the chant of “Everyone!  Everyone!” and it spreads through the theatre in appreciation of peers, teachers, coaches, volunteers and fans. April 19-23 high school teams from Ladysmith, Vancouver Island to St.John's, NL will take the stage at the National Arts Centre in... Read more

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