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Valentine's Day 2010
 

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical

Orpheus Musical Theatre Society

There’s nothing better than live musical theatre when it’s done well.  “Matilda”, by Roald Dahl, is now playing at Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe Ben Franklin Place - 101 Centrepointe Drive, November 22 – December 1,  2019

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The performance is filled with charming kids and talented adults. There are two Matildas performing:  Sophia Pierce and Shelby Shannon-Caines.  I saw Sophia Pierce on November 23. She was outstanding. 


Shelby Shannon & Sophia Pierce


The cast is terrific.  Sophia Pierce has a wonderful voice. You can hear her singing here… not in the show but for the Ottawa Senators Kids Opening Night.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=501620527060339
She’s very young and very talented.

The production is fun because there are groups of performers who are dancers and singers, and the choreography is excellent and well-coordinated with the music.  The pit orchestra hits every cue and really adds to the performance.
There are bongos and horns and even a drum roll. “Imagine a world with no children” - Trumpets ….

 

There’s a large Mrs. Wormwood (Hilary Peck), and A Doctor Escapologist (Paul Melsness) who has cool sunglasses.  Mr. Wormwood (Graeme Park), a car salesman, wears a multi-colored suit and green hair.

He always calls his daughter ‘boy.’  She says, “But I’m a girl.”  He says, “I don’t suppose we can change it for a Boy,” Matilda loves to read. Her father hates this. He prefers his son Michael (Emmet Logue) who only watches TV.  It's interesting to watch the smooth set changes.  And there’s an inventive, toilet paper scene.

Outstanding in the cast is Miss Agatha Trunchbull (Jason Swan) – yes – he’s a guy. 


Trunchbull is the Head Mistress of the school.  She’s an over the top wonderful character.  “Children are Maggots,” she professes. “If you want to succeed, stay inside the circle
 - Toe the line.” 


Miss Jenny Honey (Melinda Hudson) is the schoolteacher who has to deal with
Trunchbull.  Rudolpho/Party Entertainer (Jesse Gervais-Weedmark, has some great moves. And there’s a very good solo by a young boy at the end of a classroom scene.

Act 2 - opening scene - “All I learned, I learned from Tele,” is  well done as well as “When I Grow Up” – a company dance scene with one kid even doing a split.

The Director of “Matilda” is Jenn Donnelly, Music Director Sophie Rochat, Choreographer Alex Sinha.

“In his lifetime, Roald Dahl, British storyteller, pushed children’s literature into uncharted territory.”  He was known for his dark humor and for evil adult enemies of children. Alfred Hitchcock featured some of his stories.


Review by Lois Siegel
Photos by Alan Dean Photography

 

 

                  Stars
               Photography by Lois Siegel


                  
    
            
Hugh Grant                              Sophia Loren
                              British Actor, 1987
   Italian Actress, 2001
                                                                                            

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HERITAGE MINUTES
Wilder Penfield


A Montréal neurosurgeon makes groundbreaking advances
in the treatment of seizure disorders (1934)

Casting Director
Lois Siegel

CAST

  • Penfield – Frank Fontaine

  • Additional Cast – Barry Blake

  • Additional Cast – John Evans

  • Additional Cast – Susan Glover

  • Additional Cast – Frank Schorpion

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Event: 5567 Manotick Main St, Manotick, ON K4M 1A5
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Siegel was named one of the Capital City's Top 50:
People who are shaping the future of the National Capital
by Ottawa Life Magazine
, 2002

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Lois is on the President’s Advisory Network
 of Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Ottawa

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In honour of the NFB’s 80th anniversary, our collection curators
 have carefully hand-picked a selection of films
 that represent our contribution to the canon of Canadian culture.

Throughout our history, artists and filmmakers
 have passed through our doors to share their expertise
 and hone their craft. The result? A rich collection of works
 depicting the stories that matter to Canadians
spanning close to a century.

 

  • Baseball Girls
    Baseball Girls
    Directed by Lois Siegel
    1995 | 1 h 20 min
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    St. Andrews Review

    Digital & Print Chapbooks
     

    Six Stories, by Lois Siegel, is the 14th issue
    in a special series of digital and print chapbooks
    to honor the poets and writers who have published in the
    St. Andrews Review or through
    the St. Andrews University Press since 1969.

     

    St. Andrews University
    (A Branch of Webber International University)
    Laurinburg, North Carolina
    2016

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    His Master's Voice


    Lois Siegel, Set Photographer

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    ©Photo by Paul Jean
    Lois Siegel
    Canada Day 2013
    Hair by Joseph Saikaley
    Byblos Health & Wellness
    Ottawa


    ©Photo by Lois Siegel
    Lighting by Frederic Dekkal

    Byblos

    Erin Chapman, Model
    Azadeh, Makeup
    Sam, Hair
    Joseph Saikaley, Art Director
     

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    Lois Siegel has been recognized as
    Notable Alumni by Ohio University, USA
    under the category Arts and Entertainment

    Work is widely recognizable by broad audience
    or has achieved national/international distinction
    .
    Lois Siegel, BSJ  MA , filmmaker, casting director, writer, photographer,
    professor, and musician; 1990 Genie Award recipient for
    Best Short Documentary
    (Film: Stunt People), Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

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    Photo by Bill Pugsley

    Laurence Wall, CBC Senior Producer
    Lois Siegel, Joan Forbes

    Special Recognition Citation
    Photographer
    Friends of the National Arts Centre Orchestra
    2015

     


    Photo by Lois Siegel

    World Arts Film Festival
    Jacksonville, Florida
    October 2015

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    Photo by Lois Siegel, April 2015

    Canadian politician and Order of Canada recipient
    Flora MacDonald
    died
    July 26, 2015
    89-years-old.

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    Photo by Fred Dekkal

    Museum of History
    Grand Hall
    Michaëlle Jean

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    CFUW
    Canadian Federation of University Women
    Dragonauts


    Photo by Paul Jean
    Front Row - Carole Hinde, Patricia O'Flaherty, Sue Roseman,
    Jean Chapman, Sue Holloway (Instructor),
    Lois Siegel
    Middle Row - Ann Flynn, Margaret MacKay, Adell Hay, Janice Friso,
    Freda Godby, Fran Harding, Leila Metcalf, Margaret Bott, Marie Riopelle
    Back Row - Muriel Scott-Smith, Britta Jarvis, Kringen Henein
    Mary Partington, Carol Bell Thompson, Mary Wilkinson, Linda Douglas
    Not Pictured:
    Beth Doubt, Laureen Silke, Sheila Pepper

    One of the Top 16 Fundraising Teams
     out of 185 to be Invited to Race in the
    Friday Night Carmello's Charity Challenge Cup
    Mooney's Bay

    Photos

    2013


    Photo by Errol McGihon, Ottawa Sun
    Margaret MacKay, Muriel Scott-Smith, Lois Siegel, Patricia O'Flaherty


    Photo by Paul Jean
    Front Row: Lois Siegel, Angela Rodzinyak, Adell Hay, Janice Friso, Ann Flynn,
                                     Carol Bell Thompson, Kringen Henein, Wanda Nowosielski, Fran Harding

    2014
    One of the Top 16 Fundraising Teams
    Invited to Race in the Friday Night
    Challenge Cup
    Mooney's Bay

     
    Photo by Paul Jean

    2015
    Front row (Kneeling): Lois Siegel, Jennifer Hasson, Liz Weber,
    Wanda Nowosielski,
    Laureen Silke, Ann Flynn, Kringen Henein
    Back row (Standing): Sue Roseman,
    Doreen Dyck, Gail Christison,
    Adell Hay,
    Kathy Greiner, Leila Metcalf, Beth Doubt, Jennifer Rose, Esther Earle
    ,
    Patricia O'Flaherty, Sheila Pepper,
    Liza Zaslavsky,
    Iza Morawiecka, Jennifer Rae                  

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    ©Photo by Paul Jean
    Terry Mosher (Aislin) Lois Siegel, Bill Lee
    Clocktower Brew Pub
    July 12, 2014
    Ottawa



    ©Photo by Lois Siegel
    Diana (Bill Lee’s wife), Cartoonist
    Terry Mosher (Aislin),
    Dave Gourlay - President of the Ottawa Champions & President
    of the Miracle League of Ottawa The Miracle League
    Spaceman Bill Lee (Former Pitcher Montreal Expos),
    Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson
    The Miracle League of Ottawa Fundraiser
    Clocktower Brew Pub
    July 2014
    Ottawa

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    ©Photo by Lois Siegel
    Johnny Winter
    Rolling Stone

    1944-2014

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    Lois worked with elementary school children in Jacksonville, Florida
     February 2014

    This was part of the Grasp program. Four schools participated – four classes
    of kids who are dyslexic.  They created Public Service Announcements
     and from their ideas, Lois created scripts for them.
    All the students were the actors. The cameraman was from
    Baltimore, Maryland and the acting coaches were from St. Augustine, Florida.
    There was also a production assistant from Jacksonville.

    This project was in conjunction with the World Arts Film Festival. 
    The Grasp project culminated at the World Arts Film Festival May 15-17,2014
    when all four schools (110 students) met each other
    for the first time, showed their films, and shared their experiences.
    www.worldartsfilmfestival.org


    Filmmaker Lois Siegel with a student at the World Arts Education Student Film Workshop
     in Jacksonville, Florida.

    The project was featured at the World Arts Film Festival, May 2014.

    Lois also led drawing-on-film workshops at the festival,
     working with groups of school kids from all over the city.

    World Arts Film Festival presented by non-profit World Arts Education,
    highlights the creativity of established to first-time directors
    of all ages and abilities, inviting them to
    meet and mentor each other and their audiences through this new venue.
    3 Days, Over 100 Short Films, Director's Panels, Film Industry Workshops,
    Parties and Awards! in Jacksonville, Florida.
    www.WorldArtsFilmFestival.org

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    ©Photo by Lois Siegel
    Freddy Dixon
    The Ottawa Valley Country Music
    Hall Of Fame Awards Show
    September

    2009
    2010
    2011
    2012
    2013
    2014
    2015

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    Sens Unique

    Canada Day
    Petrie Island, Orleans
    July 1, 2013
     

    French Canadian Tunes

    Photos


    Photo by Paul Jean
    Michel-Andre Vallieres, Chantale Gaudet-Rice
     Lois Siegel with Mop-Top Jane, Ugly Stick

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    Children's Percussion Workshop

    2013


    Rideau Rural Roots Festival
    Smith Falls, Ontario




    Photo by Victor Turco

    Jean-Daniel Lafond, Husband of 
    Michaëlle Jean
     Lois Siegel, Photographer

    Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada 2005-2010
    Christmas, 2011


    Photo by Corporal Isabel Paré

    Front Row:  Lois Siegel, Marie-Chantale Turgeon, Jacques Bensimon
     Jacques Languirand,
    Their Excellencies the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean and Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond
    Sylvie Lalande, Mark Starowicz,
    Phillip Rista Nimmons, Dr. André H. Caron

    Middle Row: Gregor Ash, Maria Yongmee Shin, Herv
    é Fisher
    , Sara Diamond
    Narendra Pachkhede,
    Hanno Lemke,
    Nicholas Bencherki,  Dr. Gerri Sinclair, Michael Griffin, Ana Serrano

    Back Row: Tom Perlmutter, Philippe Baylaucq, Daniel Cross, Yves Bisaillon
     Nicole Dumais, Harold Redekopp, Cameron Bailey, Alex "Gadget" Berthelot
    Letizia Caronia,  Patricia Bergeron,  Raja Khanna, Sébastien Barangé

    Rideau Hall 2006
    Art Matters

    Lois Siegel is a freelance film director, writer, and photographer.
    She also plays fiddle, bodhran and spoons with The Lyon Street Celtic Band,
    Celtic North, Fiddle Chicks
    and
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    She taught Video Production at the University of Ottawa for 18 years

    University of Ottawa
    Department of Communication
    Video Production
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    Siegel's film STUNT PEOPLE
     (featuring the Fournier family)
     won a 1990 Genie Award: Best Short Documentary
     from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.


    ©Photo by Paul Jean
    Tie and Scarf by Rosemary Hayes
    Vest by May Walton
    Robbie Burns Day 2013

    James Baxter, Hugh Winsor, Philip Gibson, Lois Siegel,
    and Past President Sheila Copps
    were elected to
    the National Press Club of Canada Foundation Executive Board

    Lois was formerly on the Executive Board of the
    Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Association

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    Siegel was one of nine photographers chosen to shoot
    The Rolling Stones concert
    2005

     
    Photo of Lois by Bill Blackstone
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    ©Photos by Lois Siegel


    Official Photographer Canadian Association of Journalists
    Awards Gala, 2012
    &
    Bon Appetit
    2013-2016
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    The Ottawa International Animation Festival

    Annual Picnic

    Pumpkin Carving Competition


     

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    Photo by Lois Siegel
    Bob Rae

    Travers Debates
    2012
    2014
    2016

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    Award-Winning Children’s Television

    Lois Siegel acted in an episode  of "The Prime Radicals,"
    a children’s educational television series on TVOntario.
    Lois played a movie director opposite 19-year-old Alanna Bale
    who plays Alanna in the production. The Prime Radicals demonstrates
    how math can be applied in everyday contexts. It features two cousins,
     Alanna and Kevin, who help their Uncle Norm solve his weekly
    workshop problems with the help of an expert and
     a mathematical solution. This new live-action series for
    kids aged 6-8 is compelling and entertaining – never didactic –
    and uses humorous, hands-on, real-world scenarios to make
    numbers cool for kids, based on the math curriculum for young learners.
     Filming took place at GAPC Entertainment in Ottawa.  

    http://www.gapcentertainment.com/
    Lois appears in Episode #13, 2013

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    2013


    Lois Siegel
    World Arts Film Festival
    Museum of Contemporary Art
    Drawing on Film Workshops
    Jacksonville, Florida

    Lois attended the World Arts Film Fest in Jacksonville, Florida April 2013.
    She led animation workshops with students from Douglas Anderson High School
    of the Arts
    , Montessori, and various groups of autistic children.
    She also participated in a panel of women filmmakers.


    Photos


    2014

    Lois returned to Jacksonville, February 2014 to work with the Grasp program.
    Four schools participated - four classes of kids who are dyslexic. 
    They created Public Service Announcements and from their ideas,
    Lois created film scripts. All the students were the actors.
    The cameraman was from Baltimore, Maryland and the acting coaches
    were from St. Augustine, Florida. There was also a production assistant
    from Jacksonville. This project was in conjunction with the
    World Arts Film Festival.  The Grasp project culminates at the
    World Arts Film Festival 2014 when all four schools
    (110 students) meet each other for the first time,
    show their films and share their experiences.

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    ©Photo by Lois Siegel

    Canadian companies representatives recognized by Lockheed Martin
     for their participation in the F-35 program. Left to right:
    Peter Timeo, Dan Snyder, Michael Cybulski, Larry Glenesk, Tom Elias,
    Claude Baril, Jean Gravel, Gabe Batstone, Steve O'Bryan (Lockheed Martin),
    Kevin Russell, Mike Dorricott, Mark Van Rooij, Dave Mitchell, Doug Dubowski,
    Randy Joe, Scott McCrady (CNW Group/Lockheed Martin).


    Siegel
    was one of the judges for the
    Canadian Association for Photographic Art (CAPA), Annual Digital Competition,
    2012, and for an R.A. Club Competition, 2013.

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     This off-beat movie is the satirical story of a once-famous painter
    who rediscovers inspiration after he befriends a sleepwalking cannibal
    named Eddie.

    Photos by Lois Siegel

     


    "Eddie" stars Thure Lindhart as Lars
    (Angels & Demons, Into The Wild)


    Eddie
    Dylan Smith
    (300, Love & Savagery)


    Jordan Krakower
    Victim


    Transporting Body Parts
    John McAlpine posing as the lead’s body double

    National Premiere – Ottawa
    Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal
    Empire Cinema, Rideau Centre
    2012
    Director, stars and producer in attendance

    Lois Siegel, Unit Publicist and Set Photographer

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    Lois Siegel is the Official Photographer for
    the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship


    ©Photo  by Lois Siegel
     Louis Schryer
    2005
    2006
    2007
    2008

    2009
    2010
    2011
    2012

    2014

    Canadian Grand Masters
    Fiddling Association
    Musical Entertainment and Auction Fundraiser
    2014

    25th Anniversary
    Fiddle
    Gala
    2014

    Canadian Grand Masters
    Fiddling Association
    Musical Entertainment and Auction Fundraiser
    2015

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    Photo by Jennifer McIntosh, Metroland

     Lois Siegel, a local filmmaker and photographer,
    is pictured talking with high school girls about her profession at a
    Skills Canada Networking Dinner held at Algonquin College, 2012.

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    Caricature by Dean Lewis
    Location
    Inner Harbour Causeway
    Victoria, B.C.
     

    Lois Siegel:  Because She Can


    ©Photo by Mike Levin
    2010



    Baseball Girls

    Directed by Lois Siegel


    ©Photo by Lois Siegel
    Michele Granger
    Pitcher

    From 7-year-olds playing baseball, learning the rules of the game,
     to 60-year-olds  playing slo-pitch softball, BASEBALL GIRLS
    explores the private and professional lives of women obsessed
    with the sport they love.  Using animation, archival stills
    and live-action footage, this zany and affectionate
     feature documentary details the history of women's participation
    in the largely male-dominated world of baseball and softball.

    DVD Now Available

    Online
    NFB site
    and on
    YouTube

    To Purchase

    Baseball Girls

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    List Price: $19.95
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    "Smart, strong and snappy, much like its subjects." Eye Magazine

    "Baseball Girls is a winner" Toronto Star
    "Remember, Diamonds are a girls' best friend" Toronto Sun
    "A zany, action -packed documentary" The Gazette
    "A well-made, engaging documentary about women,
    both past and present,  playing baseball." Hollywood reporter
    "Penetrating and altogether entertaining.. focusing on
    women who live and breathe
     the game of baseball." Take One
    star

    Baseball Girls on TV

    Oxygen, the new women's TV network in the States,
    purchased BASEBALL GIRLS
     produced by The National Film Board of Canada and
    directed by Lois Siegel.
    The film aired on the network 2000-2002.
    Oxygen is partially owned by Oprah Winfrey.


    ©Photo by Lois Siegel

    Pelham Sportaculars
    Fairfax, Virginia
     National Capital Senior Softball Classic, Runner-Up, Women's Division
     Representing Canada

    ID NO.

    153C9195112

    Duration:

    80 min 45 s

    Produced by Silva Basmajian

    Canadian residents can order directly from the NFB or call 1-800-267-7710.
    In the U.S. call 1-800-542-2164.

    The film is also available through the Ottawa Public Library, Canada.

     "Baseball Girls" is now available online - National Film Board of Canada

    A Blog Interview by Albert Ohayon

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    Lois Siegel's film "Stunt Family" Now Online
    The National Film Board of Canada site

    English
    http://www.nfb.ca/film/canada_vignettes_stunt_family/

     French
    http://www.onf.ca/film/canada_vignettes_les_cascadeurs/


    English Blog
     http://blog.nfb.ca/blog/2012/09/13/stunt-family/

    French Blog
     http://blogue.onf.ca/2012/09/06/les-cascadeurs-une-histoire-de-casse-cou/

    1978-ONF Vignettes - Les Cascadeurs
    YouTube


    Photo by Tatiana Slepukhin-Zamachnaia

    Ottawa Chamberfest
    2010

     
    Festival Video
    Photos by Bill Blackstone and Lois Siegel
    Produced by Lois Siegel
    Johann Sebastian Bach
    James Ehnes, Violin

     
    Celtic North
     

    ©Photo by Paul Jean

     Marie Deziel:   Accordion, Fiddle
    Lois Siegel:  Fiddle, Spoons, Bodhran
      Dan Perkins: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Bodhran


    Announcing Celtic North's
    First CD Release

     

    The members of Celtic North are fortunate to live
     in the Ottawa/Gatineau area
    where “traditional” music is a wonderful mix of
    Irish, Scottish, and French tunes.
    In this, our first recording, we have collected
    some of our favourite melodies,
    with a couple of well-known songs thrown
    in for good measure.  

                  

    Tunes include
    Irish Washerwoman, Auprès de ma blonde, Scotland the Brave,
    Loch Lomond, Morrison's, The Girl I Left Behind Me
    Hangman's Reel

     



    Celtic North isn't their day job, but as their new CD shows,
    they certainly have flair....
    "Celtic North" is a very good first CD.  It contains a variety of tunes,
    mainly Irish and Scottish, with a few French pieces....
    The playing is lively and catchy; the instrumentation creative.
    Reuel S. Amdur
    "Celtic Life" Magazine

    Your CD is great--such lively "fun time" music.
    Good recording, and you all sound fantastic.
    Dayle Reynolds
    Ottawa, Canada

     

    Really like the CD... the arrangements are wonderful,
    the blend of instruments is SO smooth,
    and the interwoven melodies are beautiful.
    Joe Berman

    Athens, Ohio

    "French influences add uniqueness to Celtic North's debut album"
    Dan Plouffe
    Orleans Star
    Ottawa, Canada


    Price: $15.00 + U.S. and Canada
    Shipping and Handling $8 = $23.00
     

    Contact:
    Lois Siegel

    (613) 830-2509

    lois@siegelproductions.ca

    www.celticnorth.com
     

    Celtic North
    on
    Rogers TV
    March 2010

    Le Cordon Bleu
    Present in 15 countries with more than 27 schools
     attended by more than 20,000 students annually

    The schools employ 450 chefs, including 80 Master Chefs


    ©Photo by Lois Siegel, 2010
    Lighting by Victor Turco

    Beignets de Gambas

    Lois Siegel photographed a series of food photos
    for a textbook,
    "Cuisine Foundations,"
     by Delmar Cengage Learning.
     

    Classic Recipes
    The Chefs of Le Cordon Bleu
    Photos


    ©Photo by Lois Siegel
    Lighting by Victor Turco

    Photo Shoot Byblos Health & Wellness
     


    ©Photo by Victor Turco

    The Ottawa Citizen
    December 15, 2008
    Dear CRTC, I don't want calls


    CTV
    Telemarketers finding ways through Do Not Call list


    CTV National
    A Loophole in the 'Do Not Call' Registry
    January 23, 2009
    Story: Do Not Call List

    Global TV

    "News Hour," January 13. 2009
    Story: Do Not Call List 

    "News Hour," January 14, 2009
    Story: Do Not Call List

    Globe and Mail
    January 23, 2009
    Fraudsters Abusing Do-Not-Call List

    Award

    Lois was presented with The Twenty-Fourth Annual
    Ethel N. Fortner Writer and Community Award
    by St. Andrew's University
     a branch of Webber International University
     formerly St. Andrews Presbyterian College,

    September 24, 2009

    The Ethel N. Fortner Writer and Community Awards were instituted
     in 1986 to honor a friend of writers and frequent contributor
     to the St. Andrews Review. Fortner earned a Master of Arts degree
    from Columbia University in New York. After a career in teaching
    at the Oregon School of the Blind, she and her husband
    moved to Estacada, Ore. She committed herself to writing
    and became editor of Human Voice Quarterly. A frequent contributor
    to the St. Andrews Review, she was the earliest benefactor
    of the St. Andrews Press. She believed that a full community
    embraced and encouraged the craft of writing.

    Lois was a guest speaker at
    St. Andrew's University,
     Laurinburg, North Carolina
    where she showed her films and spoke at the Writers' Forum.

    St. Andrew's University is a four-year, church-related,
    co-educational liberal arts and sciences institution,
     serving traditional and non-traditional students
    from diverse national, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
    The College offers residential and nonresidential
    undergraduate degree programs, certification programs, and
    special training programs. One of the first campuses designed
     to be accessible, St. Andrews takes particular pride in its
     historical commitment to accommodating students
    with physical disabilities.

    Interview
    by Mason Tate

    Writer's Forum
    Thursday, September 24, 2009

    Once again, Lois Siegel appeared at the Writer's Forum.
    She talked about her work as a freelance photographer and showed her
    feature documentary film "Lip Gloss"


    Directed by Lois Siegel

    LIP GLOSS is a documentary introducing a behind-the-scenes look
     at female impersonators.
    There's something for everyone: long legs, swivel hips, stuffed girdles,
    and bouffant hairdos.
    LIP GLOSS exposes the lives of transvestites, transsexuals,
    drag queens and female impersonators.
    Shop with them for lingerie and high heels, meet them backstage
    as they transform from male to female, learn about their
     "extra curricular" occupation and family life.

    Lois Siegel previously worked as a freelance photographer for
    The Ottawa Citizen.
    She covered diplomatic/embassy events, art shows, parties.....
    She also wrote and photographed for Capital Style Magazine.
    She currently writes film reviews for
    The Glebe Report

    Her photographs are displayed on the Saatchi Gallery,
    London, England, website.
    You can view her work here:

    Saatchi Gallery
    Wikipedia


    Lois Siegel
    Canadian Women's Open
    Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club

    ©Photo by Ron Levine
    Prisoners of Age

    Web Pages

    Awards

    Articles


    ©Photo by By Fred Sherwin

    Book Addicts


    ©Photo by Darren Brown
    Casting Director
    Lois Siegel

    Digital Magic
    By Lois Siegel


    Retouch Your
    Old Family Photos

    Fiddle Farmers

    Films
    by Lois Siegel


    Film Fanatics


    ©Photo by Lois Siegel

    Food Fiends

    Links

    Ottawa Rocks
    Movers and Shakers

    Photo Addicts


    ©Photo by Roy Hooper

    Photography by Lois Siegel

    Ottawa Citizen


    Photo by Lois Siegel


    Photo by Lois Siegel
    The Ottawa Business Journal


    Photo by Lois Siegel
    Metroland Media

    Capital Style Magazine


    ©Photo by Lois Siegel


    The Glebe Report

    The Kitchissippi Times


    Photo by Lois Siegel

    Celebrities


    ©Photo by Lois Siegel
    Hugh Grant

    Candid and Art Photos


    ©Photo by Lois Siegel
    Airbrush Coloring by Mike Tonic
    Hitchhiker


    Photos by Lois Siegel

    Les Violons du Roy
    "Ode to a Requiem"
    Film directed by Don Winkler, produced by Craig Graham
    Premiere CBC "Opening Night" Series
    April 2007
    YouTube


    ©Photo by Lois Siegel
    Wedding and Special Event Photography

    To inquire about licensing or purchasing prints of my photos,
    or to commission services, please contact:  lois@siegelproductions.ca


    ©Photo by Paul Jean
    Lois Siegel
    Biography

    Web Page Design
    by Lois Siegel

     
    ©Photo by Charles Frost
    Divertimento Orchestra

     
    ©Photo by Lois Siegel
    Calvin Sieb

    The Development of a Violinist


    ©Photo by Lois Siegel
    Brian Hebert


    ©Photo by Lois Siegel
    Winnie Chafe

    Copywriting


    Dr. Hugues Boivin
    Text


    ©Photo by Lois Siegel
    Herschel Payne
    The Development of an Artist

    "Gambling Boys"


    Documentary aired on The Passionate Eye
    CBC News Network
     March 7, 2010
     

     Gambling Boys

    Gambling Boys, a documentary produced by EyeSteelFilm,
    delves in to the world of teen gambling, a world that offers excitement,
    the potent allure of making big money, and as many are discovering,
    the potential for serious addiction problems. 

     

    With the barrage of marketing campaigns,
    television coverage of poker tournaments,
    and easy access to online gaming, it is no surprise that teens
    are increasingly affected.
    Experts are finding that the rate of problem gamblers among young people
    is two to four times higher than for adults. 

     

    Gambling Boys features three youths ranging in age from 14 to 20 years old.
     

    These teens share their experiences with the thrill of gambling
    and the tragic consequences when the betting gets out of control.

     

    Gambling Boys, directed and written by Laura Turek,
    offers a poignant and lively picture of teens’ fascination with gambling
    and the harsh consequences of getting hooked.
    The film was produced by Sally Bochner and Tamara Lynch,  
    and executive producers Mila Aung Thwin and Daniel Cross. 

    Lois Siegel: Still Photography and Research

    Produced by EyeSteelFilm in association with CBC

    Selected to Premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival 2007
    Family Motel

    Siegel recently worked as Casting Director for the alternative-drama
    “Family Motel,” a co-production between Instinct Films, Montreal,
    and The National Film Board of Canada. The film is
    a sympathetic look
    at what happens to families when, in spite of all their efforts,
    the rent is too high, and their salaries are too low.

    Award

    Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois:
    Alex and Ruth Dworkin Prize
    for a Film that Promotes Tolerance
    Screening
    Museum of Modern Art, NYC, March 2008

    Family Motel is one of the most important and
    affecting movies I've ever taken in.
    It speaks for the millions of marginalized refugees in the West
     with a degree of realism and authenticity I don't think
    I've ever seen on film before.
    Five stars for both content and cinematic art."
    Alex Shoumatoff, contributing editor,
    Vanity Fair

    Trailer


    YouTube

    Photos

     TOMMY TRICKER AND THE STAMP TRAVELLER



    YouTube
    Lois Siegel, Casting Director


    Rufus Wainwright sings I'm Runnin (12)


    Actors and Crew
    Lois 2nd row, 2nd from left


    Writers: Susan Stranks, Lois Siegel, Ron Allen, Hoda Elatawi

    After fifty years of acting, Plummer's star burns brighter than ever.
     In 2002, the legendary actor returns to the Stratford Festival as King Lear
    after a career that has spanned film, television and the theatre

    A Man for All Stages

    GAPC
    General Assembly Production Centre


    ©Photo by Lois Siegel

    Les Violons du Roy
    "Ode to a Requiem"
    Film directed by Don Winkler, produced by Craig Graham
    Premiere CBC "Opening Night" Series
    April 2007

    starNominated for Two Gemini Awardsstar
    Best Performing Arts or Arts Documentary Program

    Recognizing achievement in English-language television production
    and

    Best Direction in a Performing Arts Program
    starNominated for Two Gémeaux
    star

    Celebrating excellence in French-language television production

    Lois Siegel Stills Photographer

    2006


    ©Photo by Lois Siegel

    Filmmaker Lois Siegel appeared at Hopewell Avenue Public School
     in Ottawa.
    She taught a Film Animation Flipbook Workshop to Grade 7 students.


    ©Photo by Lois Siegel

    Hopewell is a dynamic school with a long history of success
     in the Old Ottawa South community.

    Photos

     2006


    ©Photo by Lois Siegel

    Ottawa filmmaker Lois Siegel appeared as a guest speaker
     at Douglas Anderson High School of the Arts, Jacksonville, Florida.
      For three days, she taught film animation (drawing on film, flipbooks)
     and spoke about filmmaking and photography.

     

    ©Photo by Lois Siegel

    Douglas Anderson is an award-winning institution on Florida's
    North Atlantic coastfocusing on film, music, theatre and the visual arts.


    ©Photo by Karen Sadler, ArtLife Productions

    Siegel was invited by Karen Sadler, founder of ArtLife Productions,
     a company committed to generating arts events, programs and initiatives
     creating a new vision for the future of art in communities.

    Photos


    ©Photo by Thom Fountain

    Ottawa
    Event of the Year
    2007


    ©Photo by By Charles Frost
    Lois  Siegel, Marie Deziel, Dan Perkins, Mike Blakeley

    The Grand Finale
    Celtic North Performed New Year's Eve 
    at the Canadian Museum of Civilization,
    Grand Hall, Gatineau, Quebec
     for the 150th Anniversary of the
    City of Ottawa
    Being Named the Capital by Queen Victoria

    Photos

    Fireworks


    ©Photo by Kipourax
    John Abbott College


    Tom Robertson
    Self-Portrait


    August Strindberg and Helium


    ©Photo by  Fred Cattroll
    Lois Siegel, Jack Horwitz, Leo Doyle

    Introducing
    Chef Alain


    Personal Chef









    Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli
        The shop is an art gallery, coffee shop,
     restaurant, deli, and gourmet food emporium.     
    And don't forget the bagels.


    ©Photos by Lois Siegel


      © Photo by Lois Siegel
    Vince Piazza

    Regional Contact
    April 30, 2011

    You can find items here
     that you can't find anywhere else in town.
    Ottawa West


    "The Toast of the Town"
    Bagelsub
    Montreal Smoked Meat


    Gourmet Gift Baskets
    $75-$2,000


    Desserts


    Fruit Liquor

    Bagelshop Platter


    Cheeses


    Olives

    Choco-Locate

    Vince has the largest selection of dark chocolate
    in all of Ottawa.
    An entire walkway, the size of a large grocery aisle
    is devoted to the darkest and sinful
    of chocolaty delights.


    Photo by Jackie Newell
    Lois Siegel
    Hair by Joseph Saikaley


    ©Photo by Diana Rose
    Lois wearing an American Apparel shirt
    Courtesy of Dov Charney