Monthly Archives: December 2019

Welcome back! Act II of the Edmonton theatre season is about to begin

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca I know what you’re thinking — post-festivity regret, punishing resolutions, the sense of finale. But cast off these thoughts: the theatre season isn’t ending. It’s only intermission. And intermission is over. Welcome back; Act II is … Continue reading

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The return of the 12thnight holiday quiz

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Curl up, hoist a glass to the intrepid energy and invention of our theatre artists, check out our review of 2019 theatre highlights here— and try our holiday theatre quiz. In which show, produced this year … Continue reading

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The year in Edmonton theatre: looking back on 2019

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Social media, video games, pop culture, the 2-D screen world … “all worthless, and we don’t even watch the same worthless things together,” rages Vanya, letting loose an elegiac full-blooded rant on the modern devaluation of … Continue reading

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Don we now our gay apparel: With Bells On is back, in festive mode

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The glamorous lives of drag queens (to be cont’d….). It’s Sunday morning. And Darrin Hagen is in an unheated garage in Belgravia looking for a disco ball, the official Guys in Disguise disco ball. “We must … Continue reading

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Give yourself a festive treat: Holiday shows on E-town stages this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Like socks with reindeer antlers and figgy puddings, festive holiday shows are definitely not one-size-fits-all. They come in every pattern, every size, every budget from lavish to cash-strapped ingenuity. And, for that matter, every gradation of … Continue reading

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“I’m not the man I was….” A new Christmas Carol at the Citadel. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. Front-rack anything in the colour red: “red at the primary point of visual contact increases sales by 5.4 per cent.” This retail wisdom comes courtesy of Mr. Ebenezer … Continue reading

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Do not ask for whom the Belles toil (a tale of two actors, two theatres, two cities, and a show): A Christmas Carol

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca They met 17 years ago as kids in the single-digit age bracket, in a show that would be a life-changer for both of them. They each landed a high-impact role in the two-year-old production, big and … Continue reading

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After two decades, the Citadel has a new Christmas Carol. A preview

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Wait.… Do you hear that?” whispers David van Belle, stopping himself mid-sentence, his fork mid-air. “Someone’s whistling Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” Sure enough, there it is, a faint sound. A ghostly wisp that floats … Continue reading

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