The Ottawa Rickshaws Blog

Street-level Perspective of Ottawa
Award-Winning Comedy Troupe Riffs Office Culture at Centrepointe Theatres

Award-Winning Comedy Troupe Riffs Office Culture at Centrepointe Theatres


By Adam Slight

Centrepointe Theatres wants to ask the question, “What do you talk about while standing around the water cooler at work?” This October, a comedy troupe from New York will be performing at Centrepointe Theatres, covering just this subject matter!

The Water Coolers brings their unique comedy performance focusing on work, life and balancing the two, to Centrepointe Theatres on October 18, 2013 at 8 p.m.

“This musical comedy revue is perfect for a city like Ottawa where there are so many people working in office cubicles from 9 to 5 every day,” Explains Allan Sansom, Artistic Producer and Manager of Centrepointe Theatres. If you’re one of these 9-to-5ers, then this performance is apparently geared towards you. The performance parodies the “IT Cowboy,” the “Male Office Hottie,” and other Office Space-esque archetypes.

The cast includes seasoned Broadway talent, with the current company members’ performing credits including Rock of Ages, The Drowsy Chaperone, Spamalot, Wicked, The Lion King, In The Heights , Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, and Grease.

“Their performances are top notch and their observations are on the money,” says Sansom.” It’s like watching ‘The Office’ set to music.

You can purchase tickets in advance at or call the box office at 613-580-2700.