Rob Reviews: Anne & Gilbert the Musical

”Best year ever!”  “The cast this year is amazing!”  “New changes really work!”  That’s the buzz that’s going around for this year’s production of Anne & Gilbert the Musical, playing at The Guild until the fourth horseman arrives. “But what’s Rob’s buzz about it”, you ask. Read on!  tl;dr – It’s really great, you shouldContinue reading “Rob Reviews: Anne & Gilbert the Musical”

Rob Reviews Some Fringe

I’ve been on a theatre-watching binge this week. Anne of Green Gables the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, and then, Thursday night I dove into an Island Fringe Festival four-show marathon.These are my thoughts: First show I saw was Half A Star, written and performed by Justin Shaw and Benton Hartley, playing at the Charlottetown LegionContinue reading “Rob Reviews Some Fringe”

Rob’s 828 Word Review of Jesus Christ Superstar

I had never seen any production of Jesus Christ Superstar. I had heard some music from cast recordings and I didn’t care for it. Too fake-rocky or something. So going into the theatre to see the Confederation Centre of the Arts Charlottetown Festival production of JCS, I was prepared to not be impressed. Well. FromContinue reading “Rob’s 828 Word Review of Jesus Christ Superstar”

Anne of Green Gables the Musical 2018 Review

Before last night, I’m not sure when was the last time I saw the Confederation Centre of the Arts Charlottetown Festival production of Anne of Green Gables the Musical. No doubt it was when you could still play Bill Cosby comedy albums to a room full of people. The notion of a black or femaleContinue reading “Anne of Green Gables the Musical 2018 Review”

Gong Demon – Popalopathon – An Apology

Below, you will find a link to the video where it all started to go wrong. You will also find my apology for taking us to a place (emotionally, mentally) we found not easy to escape. In hindsight, I believe (being one who doesn’t believe in such things) that a minor demon may have actually been summoned,Continue reading “Gong Demon – Popalopathon – An Apology”

How to Write Comedy for a PEI Audience

I’ve never been good at math. (Insert your own “Not good with math? He must be from PEI” joke here.) But I have managed to calculate that I’ve been poking fun at PEI, in a quasi-professional way, for well over 25 years. (insert your “never heard of him” comment here.) And by “quasi-professional” I meanContinue reading “How to Write Comedy for a PEI Audience”