Monthly Archives: December 2018

It’s back! The 12thnight holiday theatre quiz

On the brink of a new year, hoist a glass to our unstoppable theatre artists, check out our 12thnight review of 2018 theatre highlights, and take our annual holiday theatre quiz. By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Which of the following productions … Continue reading

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The year in Edmonton theatre: looking back on 2018

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In Neil Grahn’s The Comedy Company, an infantry division of First World War fighting men, amidst the nightmare of unremitting horrors,  are ordered to create light-hearted musical comedy They are a hit; they tour the Western … Continue reading

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Abandon your grinch, all ye who enter here: holiday shows on E-town stages this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Give yourself a holiday treat this week. This week on E-town stages, you can feel the holiday spirit in a live radio play (It’s A Wonderful Life), a Christmas panto (Little Red Riding Hood), or a … Continue reading

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Hanging our obsessions on the tannenbaum: Oh! Christmas Tree. A guest review by Todd Babiak

By Todd Babiak Those who love Christmas tend to have trouble empathizing with those who — for no solid religious or cultural reasons — don’t feel it. From Charlie Brown and The Grinch to Ebenezer Scrooge and the incontinent drunk … Continue reading

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Merry Merry quite contrary: the Christmas spirit up against resistance, 4 festive shows on E-town stages this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Merry Merry quite contrary. Some are born with the festive spirit; some achieve it, and some have it thrust upon ’em. And sometimes, as you know, seasonal high spirits have to be released (or wrestled down) … Continue reading

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The double-optic on Christmas: meet the real-life couple starring in Oh! Christmas Tree

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If Lora Brovold and Collin Doyle, the real-life couple who star in Oh! Christmas Tree, have a special rapport with the characters in Conni Massing’s new comedy (opening Thursday at Theatre Network), it’s not surprising. They’ve … Continue reading

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To tree or not to tree, that is the question: Conni Massing’s new comedy Oh! Christmas Tree at the Roxy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In Oh! Christmas Tree, the new Conni Massing romantic comedy that opens Thursday at Theatre Network, a relationship is under extreme pressure. Is it money? Snoring? Musical tastes? Lunatic relativies? Whether to acquire a shitsu? No, … Continue reading

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Keeping Christmas in our hearts: A Christmas Carol to lift your spirits at the Citadel. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Why do spirits walk the earth, and why do they come to me?” For 19 years, Edmonton theatre audiences have had their own special answer, hand-delivered from the stage live and in person. It’s come to … Continue reading

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Keeping Christmas in our hearts: A Christmas Carol to lift our spirits at the Citadel. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Why do spirits walk the earth, and why do they come to me?” For 19 years, Edmonton theatre audiences have had their own special answer, hand-delivered from the stage live and in person. It’s come to … Continue reading

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“The season when abundance rejoices”: a splendid Christmas Carol retires at the Citadel after 19 seasons

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Christmas, sir, is a cheat!” snaps Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge with a grimace of distaste that may strike a chord in your own soul — especially if you’ve done time in a mall, barraged by retail jollity … Continue reading

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