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TRIAL AND ERROR: THE HUNT FOR USABLE MUSICALS - NY TIMES

September 29, 2007

In reviewing "Austentatious" the writer says,
"From the obligatory I-love-showbiz show-stopping song (by Matt Board and Joe Slabe), to the payoff in the group’s final performance, which culminates in a tap dance contest between the Victorian protagonists, Elizabeth and Lydia Bennett, this piece hits its targets, keeps up its pacing and is very funny."
- The New York Times

THEATREMANIA REVIEW: CROSSING SWORDS AT NYMF

July 27, 2013

"There is something awe-inspiring about the economy of this show, with only three musicians and five actors to produce such complex music... and they do it perfectly while sword-fighting. Under the surefooted direction of Igor Goldin, the show never loses focus nor does the sense of time and place ever become jumbled - a remarkable feat considering the fact that so many of the scenes are also overlapping. This is theatre for the Windows generation"
- theatremania.com

BWW REVIEW: CROSSING SWORDS

April 26, 2016

".... an enthralling new musical." "It is a genuine and uplifting show that you will long remember after the curtain call. Bravo."
- broadwayworld.com

REVIEW: TOUCH ME: SONGS FOR A (DIS)CONNECTED AGE

September 28, 2017

"If any Calgary-created show deserves and encore, it's Joe Slabe's song-cycle musical Touch Me: Songs for a (dis)Connected Age, which premiered in 2014."
- The Calgary Herald

REVIEW: THE URBAN JUNGLE BOOK

March 8, 2017

"... a diamond in the rough." "... powerful and uplifting."
- The Calgary Herald

URBAN JUNGLE BOOK SHORT LISTED FOR NATIONAL AWARD

October 2, 2017

Joe Slabe's "The Urban Jungle Book" has been short listed for this year's Tom Hendry Awards by the Playwrights Guild of Canada.
- broadwayworld.com

INTERVIEW WITH JOE SLABE

April 17, 2019

Joe chats with James Hutchison about all things musical theatre!
- jameshutchison.ca

NAUGHTY BUT NICE KEEPS GETTING BETTER

December 10, 2019

"The songs are endearing, hilarious and touching."
- The Calgary Herald

REVIEW: 'TWAS THE NIGHT NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

December 7, 2018

"Joe Slabe has crafted an old-fashioned Hallmark family musical. It's delightful and filled with honest sentiments, easily identifiable characters, some important lessons and a bit of magic." 
- The Calgary Herald

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