Sling this arrow

Great news for theater dogs who also love some good TV. The Canadian-import series “Slings and Arrows” arrives for a third season on Sunday (Feb. 18) on the Sundance Channel.

If the first two seasons are any indication, season 3 will be a hoot as we return to the New Burbage Theatre Festival (which bears a striking similarity to the Stratford Festival). Apparently there will be a production of King Lear to contend with as well as a new musical with music and lyrics by the team that created The Drowsy Chaperone on Broadway (most of whom were already involved with the creation of “Slings and Arrows” to begin with. (That’s Paul Gross, Don Mckellar and Mark McKinney in the photo.)

I can’t emphasize enough how enjoyable this series is. It’s so sharply written and acted that even theater unenthusiasts might enjoy it.

Visit the Sundance Channel Web site for information. If you don’t have cable, the first two seasons are available on DVD. Check them out at Amazon.

2 thoughts on “Sling this arrow

  1. I finally Tivo’d an episode of this show and it’s awesome! So funny and smart. 🙂 I’ve gotta get the first two seasons on DVD.

  2. Alright, so my e-arm has been twisted. Okay, my e-finger. Amazon’s one click shopping makes it too easy to spend $52.00. I get visitation of the remote this Friday night so I’m going to find out what this show is all about. How did Valli get that cute, eyebrowed emoticon in his post? Is there a Theater Dog Gold membership or something?

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