Review: Irresistible Little Dickens strings us along with yuletide mischief

Ronnie Burkett recasts the story of Scrooge with filthy friends Esmé Massengill, Schnitzel and Edna Rural. Pierre Obendrauf / Montreal Gazette Don’t leave me dangling: will Scrooge (a.k.a. Esmé Massengill) prove there’s more than a wooden heart beating inside her? Will Tiny Tim (a.k.a. Schnitzel) convince her that a puppet is for life, and not just for Christmas? Will the Ghosts of...

Come From Away finally giving Montreal a taste of Newfoundland hospitality

The touring cast of Come From Away that will visit Montreal hasn't performed in the town that inspired the musical, “but we’ve gotten the opportunity to have Gander come to us. We’ve met all the real-life characters that we portray," says Nick Duckart, left, with Andrew Samonsky as "the two Kevins." Matthew Murphy When the CEO of Newfoundland’s Gander airport was approached by...