Based out of Stratford, Ontario, Lauren is a young professional with a love of theatre. Lauren enjoys daring new productions, classic plays, and everything in-between. She is particularly fond of musical theatre, but she also has a soft spot for Shakespeare, which she studied at the university level. Lauren holds an MSc. in Occupational Therapy and is a strong advocate for the benefits of the Arts to the overall wellness and happiness of human beings. As much as she loves to perform (she is an alto sax player in a local concert band and spent her youth working as a mascot), she also takes great pleasure in sitting back and enjoying a good performance. Lauren is very excited to share reviews and features related to exciting theatrical productions in southwest Ontario and the GTA.
BWW Reviews: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at the Huron Country Playhouse Will Be One of Your 'Favourite Things!'
June 11, 2013
The 2013 Season of Drayton Entertainment's Huron Country Playhouse opens in a delightful way with Rodgers and Hammerstein's loveable classic: THE SOUND OF MUSIC! With some of the most beloved songs from the Rodgers and Hammerstein repertoire performed beautifully, and a well-known story told with spunk, freshness, and plenty of heart-it is very likely that THE SOUND OF MUSIC will be one of Grand Bend's "favourite things" this season!
BWW Reviews and Interviews: Cynthia Dale (In Concert)
May 27, 2013
As part of Stratford Festival's first annual 'Forum', performer Cynthia Dale offers an engaging concert at Stratford's Studio Theatre. BWW reviews the show and chats with Ms. Dale about how the concert came to be.
BWW Interviews: ONE NIGHT STAND's Producers/Directors Elisabeth Sperling and Trish Dalton!
February 6, 2013
BroadwayWorld's Lauren Gienow talks with ONE NIGHT STAND's Elisabeth Sperling and Trish Dalton, the producers and directors of the film, about the universality of the creative process, the simultaneous panic and excitement that go into the making of a 24 hour musical, and why Jesse Tyler Ferguson ('Modern Family') feels the need to 'birth' a musical at least once a year!
BWW Reviews: Ross Petty's SNOW WHITE: The Deliciously Dopey Family Musical
December 19, 2012
Currently playing at Toronto's Elgin Theatre until January 5th, is Ross Petty's Holiday Pantomime, 'Snow White: The Deliciously Dopey Musical' Snow White, Red Riding Hood, Pinnochio, and James Bond himself are all here for your entertainment. Music, dancing, audience participation...it all can be found here! There is something for everyone! The perfect family excursion!