Monthly Archives: March 2019

Improvised Star Wars on the planet YEG, at the Grindstone

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Spring seat sale: I visited the planet YEG last night, a gritty post-apocalyptic landscape (and cantina) “far from everything that’s really happening.” Kanuck, cantina proprietor and aspirational Bounty Hunter in training, had evidently screwed up his … Continue reading

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Dear Evan Hansen arrives in the upcoming Broadway Across Canada season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca An innovative award-winner of a Broadway musical with every kind of contemporary traction is the finale of the upcoming three-show Broadway Across Canada season. Dear Evan Hansen, arriving at the Jube Feb. 11 to 16 2020, … Continue reading

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Small Mouth Sounds: the human comedy gets the silent treatment at the Roxy. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There aren’t many words in it, but Small Mouth Sounds isn’t what you’d call quiet. The silent treatment is loud in the ingenious, funny, and mysteriously affecting play that the indie company Wild Side has brought … Continue reading

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Small Mouth Sounds and the silent scream: a unique challenge comes to the Roxy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “When you see the ocean, you may not be able to return. To the well.” – Small Mouth Sounds The play that gets its Canadian premiere tonight in Theatre Network’s Roxy Performance Series is a theatrical … Continue reading

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Poly Queer Love Ballad at SkirtsAfire: negotiating romance in a complicated world

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Last night at SkirtsAfire, I caught a charming and  intricate new two-hander musical that explores, in an original way, how to tell a contemporary, perpetually-in-progress love story. The eighth and (at 10 days) biggest-ever edition of … Continue reading

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On the edge of the world: Come From Away. A review.

Becky Gulsvig and Emily Watson (front) in Come From Away. Photo by Matthew Murphy. By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Welcome to the Rock. “You are here, at the start of a moment, on the edge of the world,” sings the ensemble … Continue reading

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