About Review From the House: Theatre, Sipping and Supping, Travelblogues, Dance and life as I see it.
I started writing theatre reviews and commentaries after I ranted once too often about small theatre companies playing to small audiences partly because few people had heard of the shows. The editor of Immediate Theatre challenged me to write about the shows I saw and I decided to do so from the perspective of a dedicated theatre "bum-in-the-seat". Thus was born "Rants, Raves and Reviews" which I wrote for two years for Immediate Theatre. These reviews can be found by year in the Archive section of this web site. I now write for Theatre Seen as Review From The House.
Guest Theatre Reviewers: Since I am not able to consistently review theatre in other major theatre locales, I am expanding my scope by inviting select Guest Reviewers. The first post of my Toronto Guest Reviewer, Jackie Mack, has just been posted . See Summerworks 2012: Jackie Mack's Festival Picks.
The Travelblogues began as an easy way to keep my family and friends up to date on my journeys, particularly when I was travelling solo. And for those of you whose memory, like mine is "maturing," you will appreciate that I find this record increasingly more useful when I try to remember the name of a special little restaurant or village only to find that that particular neuron was among the many neurons that disappeared from my brain.
My passion for ballroom dancing, actually dancing of almost any kind, led me to dance cruises and my Dance Cruise Travelblogues describe the joys of dancing at sea with destinations from the Americas to Asia.
Sipping and Supping details my restaurant reviews and other food experiences, in Vancouver and when travelling. You can make an Open Table restaurant reservation directly from my review if the Reserve Online link is there. And you can check out other restaurant reviews by clicking on the UrbanSpoon link. Cookbook Critiques is a new food-writing section. Watch for reviews of exciting new cookbooks.
Your experience whether at a play, or dining in a restaurant may be different and I would love to get feedback. See the contact page for my email address or else add your own comments after my story.
Thanks to Michael O'Shea for the photograph.