"There is never a dull moment in Newfoundland politics and 2013 is living proof," says Rising Tide artistic director Donna Butt, who had a lot from which to draw when coming up with this year's "Revue" production.
"The Gods or the powers that be have shone on us again," she says. "An austerity budget that has everyone up in arms, an NDP caucus on the warpath - at least until Lorraine got her hands on two of them - and Jerome Kennedy exits the stage without a kiss goodbye on the way to the elevator.
"Then there's the fun stuff all around the province: the great white shark who loves a bit of moose, the cathouse in Corner Brook, the Grinch that stole the inspections at the Santa Claus parade and much more. The fun never stops and the shenanigans always delight."
"Revue 2013," marking the 30th anniversary of the satirical stage show, will open at the St. John's Arts and Culture Centre Jan. 16, and will travel to Carbonear, Clarenville, Gander, Marystown, Grand Falls-Windsor, Corner Brook, Stephenville, Bonavista, Trinity, Labrador West and Goose Bay, ending March 7.
Tickets for "Revue 2013" are on sale now for $28 ($25 for seniors and students), and are available online at www.artsandculturecentre.com.