What Did She Say

My mind is always open

  • The Bodyguard, and Mrs Henderson Presents

    *Note: The Bodyguard has been extended until May 14. You can use the code SAVELOVE50 to save 50% on all performances (not valid on lowest price tickets or premium seats). My partner and I had the pleasure of attending the media night performance of The Bodyguard. Take one look at song ...

  • Come From Away is a must-see

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hket1voAngk I first got a taste of Come From Away at the Mirvish season preview and I was hooked. The number they performed that day - the opening number - had me craving more. When I got the invitation to opening night, of course I responded with a resounding YES! right ...

  • Review: Brighton Beach Memoirs

    Drayton Festival Theatre's second offering of their 2016 season is on stage now until July 2. Brighton Beach Memoirs was one of their first shows to be mounted 26 years ago and it is gracing the Drayton Festival Theatre stage once again. Brighton Beach Memoirs has been one of my favourite movies/plays for ...

  • Spirit of the West, a Catholic funeral mass, and waves of grief

    I've been grieving for my mom for about 7 years now. It's a strange thing to be grieving for someone who is still alive. My mom was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's in her late 50s, and the decline has been steady, sometimes subtle and insidious, sometimes drastic and obvious, but ...

We were invited by Mirvish Productions to see Les Misérables on its opening night on Wednesday, October 9. We already had tickets to see it later in the month, but  jumped at the chance to see the show as soon as we could. We made our way to Toronto early, ...

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Moving on

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The kids have been adjusting. They're settling into their new life with mostly Mommy, they're both doing well in school. They seem pretty happy most of the time. I haven't heard "I wish you and Daddy were still married" for at least a month or two. They're starting to get ...

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I was thinking the other day as I sat in church (yes, I went to church for the first time in probably two decades where it wasn't for a wedding or funeral). My mind wandered to all the amazing theatre we have within about an hour's drive of Kitchener-Waterloo. And ...

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There are three things that happen every year that my son counts down to. Christmas, his birthday and Monster Jam. We've been going to Monster Jam since The Boy was 2 1/2 - sometimes to both the Toronto show and the London show. Here was our first Monster Jam ever. ...

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(Excuse me for dipping in and out of past/present/future tense in this post. I realize it, I'm just to lazy to fix it.) I tagged along on a work trip to Whistler, BC last week. And it was amazing. There were about a dozen of us in a chalet in the ...

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All about Mirvish

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Dancing nuns that have your butt grooving in your seat and butts grooving on stage that have your partner questioning his sexuality. Those are just a couple things I've encountered this month thanks to Mirvish Productions. First up was Sister Act. The musical is the movie brought to life on stage. ...

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There are a bunch of things I'd like to tell you about, so instead of doing a bunch of different posts, I thought I'd put them together. MAPLE LEAF MONSTER JAM - CRUSH HUNGER First of all, Maple Leaf Monster Jam has something really cool coming up. Monster Jam will be roaring ...

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And easier. With September comes many changes. The nights are crisper, more of a stark difference between day and night. The days turn cooler. The leaves begin to change. School begins anew. A new year. A new grade. September still feels like much more of a new beginning than January ever ...

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I wrote back in July about our impending talk to the kids about daddy leaving. This is part of our continuing story. How to you make a talk about Daddy leaving not sound as if Daddy's leaving? How do you tell your kids you're moving six hours away from them? This talk was ...

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Johnny and June

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I had the pleasure of taking in Johnny and June at Drayton Theatre this week. It begins its run at Grand Bend's Playhouse II this week and continues through until September 1. I recommend catching this show while it's around. When I first saw the headshot of Aaron Solomon, I was ...

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