News​ & Reviews

CALGARY HERALD -  October 5, 2015

"J.P. Thibodeau directs all four with so much holiday gusto and good humour, you can almost miss the fact that Naughty but Nice spends as much time skewering holiday tradition as it does creating a new one, for a city badly in need of a way to see the light through the overcast skies of some pretty tough times."

http://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/theatre/a-naughty-reboot-ignites-holiday-spirits

 

CALGARY SUN  -  October 5, 2015

"From its inspired casting to Jenkins' inspired staging and the show's inspired design, sound and lighting choices this is a production to savour."

http://m.calgarysun.com/2015/10/05/ron-jenkins-romeo-and-juliet-an-inspired-production-to-savour

CALGARY SUN  -  September 14, 2015

"For starters, if I ever buy a condo, I want JP Thibodeau to design it for me in the style of the Hollywood living room that Karen (Daniela Vlaskalic) an aging screen siren shares with her lesbian lover Bev (Chantal Perron) an aspiring film editor."

http://www.calgarysun.com/2015/09/14/the-money-shot-is-a-raunchy-comedy-not-for-the-faint-of-heart

 

CALGARY CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS  -  June 9, 2015

"JP Thibodeau was named best director of a musical for his work on Joe Slabe's holiday musical Naughty but Nice and he thanked Mark Bellamy for mentoring him when he was trying to break into the Calgary theatre scene five years ago.  Thibodeau is now the moving force behind the much revitalized StoryBook Theatre as well as an actor, designer and director for numerous professional theatre companies in the city and now the recipient of two Critters in four years."

http://www.calgarysun.com/2015/06/09/calgary-theatre-community-honoured-at-annual-critters-awards

 

CALGARY  SUN  -  December 8, 2014

"Naughty...but Nice! goes from risque to slapstick"

http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/12/08/lunchbox-theatres-naughtybut-nice-goes-from-risque-to-slapstick

 

CALGARY HERALD  -  December 5, 2014

"Naughty but Nice turns the holiday musical on its head"

http://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/local-arts/naughty-but-nice-turns-the-holiday-musical-on-its-head

 

CALGARY CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS  -  May 19, 2015

Best Director of a Musical & Best Musical Nominations Announced

http://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/local-arts/critter-nominees

 

CALGARY CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS  -  June 19, 2014

Best Musical Winning Announced

http://applause-meter.com/2014/06/19/2014-critter-winners/

 

CALGARY CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS  -  May 28, 2014

Best Director of a  Musical & Best Musical Nomination Announced

http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/05/28/mary-poppins-spring-awakening-dominate-nominations-for-calgary-theatre-critics-awards

 

CALGARY HERALD  -  April 21, 2014

"Touch Me is staged with imagination and verve by J.P. Thibodeaux, who does an excellent job bringing unity to, and dramatizing, a show made up of lots of different moving parts.."
http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/theatre/Touch+Songs+from+Connected+perfect+musicial/9760416/story.html

 

CALGARY SUN  -  March 6, 2014

"Thibodeau's staging is electric.Here is a man who understands how to move actors and set pieces around a stage that is at once absolutely natural yet immensely theatrical."

http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/04/18/calgary-forte-musical-theatre-mounts-sensational-musical-revue-touch-me

 

EARBENDER YYC  -  March 6, 2014

"Thibodeau was equal parts warmth and conflict as he swiftly transformed from whisling hardass to doting father and then smitten softy."
http://yyc.earbender.ca/cowtown-opera-sing-a-long-is-a-favourite-thing/

 

CALGARY COMMUNITY THEATRE AWARDS  -  August 24, 2013

Outstanding Lighting Design Awarded
http://www.calgary-acts.com/catawards.htm

 

CALGARY COMMUNITY THEATRE AWARDS  -  July 21, 2013

Outstanding Lighting Design &  Stage Craft Nomination Announced
http://www.calgary-acts.com/catawards.htm

 

CALGARY CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS  -  July 24, 2013
Best Actor in a Musical Awarded
http://applause-meter.com/2013/07/24/201213-calgary-critics-award-winners/

 

CALGARY CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS  -  July 18, 2013

Best Actor in a Musical Nomination Announced
http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/movie-guide/Calgary+theatre+critics+awards+nominations+announced/8549970/story.html

 

CALGARY COMMUNITY THEATRE AWARDS  -  August 26, 2012

Outstanding by a Leading Actor in a Musical Awarded
http://www.calgary-acts.com/catawards.htm

 

CALGARY COMMUNITY THEATRE AWARDS  -  July 23, 2012

Outstanding by a Leading Actor in a Musical Nomination Announced
http://www.calgary-acts.com/catawards.htm
 

CALGARY CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS  -  July 18, 2012
Best Actor in a Musical Nomination Announced
http://applause-meter.com/2012/07/18/calgary-critics-awards-nominations-announced/
 

APPLAUSE! METER  - May 26, 2012
for Avenue Q

“Of particular note for their superbly funny and touching performances were JP Thibodeau as Princeton and a Bert-like character named Rod and...”
http://applause-meter.com/2012/05/26/avenue-q-review/

 

CALGARY MUSICALS  - May 26, 2012
for Avenue Q

“in just one word - WOW”
http://calgarymusicals.com/2012/05/26/review-avenue-q-it-sucks-to-be-anybody-but-storybook/

 

CALGARY HERALD  - May 28, 2012
for Avenue Q

“What makes the cast’s effort that much impressive is that in addition to singing and acting, Kwiatkowski, Thibodeau and Suddaby take on multiple roles working the show’s muppets.”
http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/Sweetly+caustic+Avenue+coming+story+generation/6681125/story.html

 

CALGARY SUN - May 25, 2012
for Avenue Q

“When Suddaby and Thibodeau belt songs like Purpose, Mix Tape, There’s a Fine, Fine Line and What Do You Do With a B.A. in English, their voices really do seem to be coming from the puppets on their arms.”
http://www.calgarysun.com/2012/05/26/creative-hijinks-along-avenue-q

 

FFWD - May 24, 2012
for Avenue Q

“Straight from the Puppets Mouth”
http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/Storybook+moves+Avenue/6661619/story.html

 

CALGARY MUSICALS - March 20, 2012
for Pinkalicious

“Hats off to JP Thibodeau...”
http://calgarymusicals.com/2012/03/10/whats-the-hottest-ticket-in-calgary-this-season-believe-it-or-not-its-pinkalicious/

 

FFWD - January 28, 2010
for Putting it Together

“JP Thibodeau dashing as the younger man”
http://www.ffwdweekly.com/article/arts/theatre/not-cutting-corners-5149/