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This is a listing for the 2009 season.
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The Hit of Stratford's Summer
Johnson raves about Bruce Dow but includes the supporting cast who do a great job with this broad comedy. He gives kudos to Dan Chameroy and one of Stratford’s great veteran actors, Stephen Ouimette who he suggests deserves “top billing.” You can get $25 tickets from the Stratford Festival.
“[Chilina] Kennedy (who can also do comedy) is at the core of McAnuff’s laugh-a-second [show]… the genial Bruce Dow (a Canadian Nathan Lane, only sweeter) and the hilarious “Slings and Arrows” star Stephen Ouimette, race from gag to gag”
Nestruck has an eye for details, read it before you see the show. “Chameroy was my personal favourite, positively Shatneresque as the self-regarding Miles Gloriosus…[Chilina Kennedy] has a particular knack for broad comedy parts like Philia; she’s a scream.
Coulbourne enjoys Chilina Kennedy again: “There’s something magical in the loopy chemistry between Nadajewski and Kennedy (who follows her West Side Story rendition of I Feel Pretty with an equally memorable rendition of Lovely here without missing a beat)”
“Credit director Des McAnuff, Stratford’s Tony-winning artistic director, for the precisioned timing and flawless choreography that breathes vibrant life into what could easily have been a convoluted quagmire…”