Monthly Archives: February 2020

The Roseglen Trilogy: the final instalment. The Blue Hour launches the 2020 SkirtsAfire Festival

By Liz Nicholls, The award-winning Michele Vance Hehir play that launches the ninth annual SkirtsAfire Festival Thursday at the Westbury Theatre takes us to place we’ve been before. Welcome to Roseglen, a small fictional prairie town that we’ve visited … Continue reading

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Got To Get You Into My Life: Will and the Fab Four do love love love. As You Like It at the Citadel, a review.

By Liz Nicholls, Party time. True, there are as many ways to century-swap and play dress-up with Shakespeare’s great romantic comedy As You Like It as there are theatre artists, impresarios, and music industry sages to dream them up. … Continue reading

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What does it mean to live here? A tiny sneak preview of rehearsals for The Garneau Block, coming up at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, What saves us is our sense of community: theatre has always known it. Cities have to learn it. And coming up is a new play about Edmonton, by an Edmontonian, for an Edmonton audience, that’s all … Continue reading

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All you need is love: the Bard teams up with the Beatles in As You Like It, at the Citadel. A preview.

By Liz Nicholls, The musical rom-com that opens Thursday on the Citadel’s Shoctor stage, is the work of a starry creative team. All the world might be a stage, yeah yeah yeah, but history’s hottest playwright and most popular … Continue reading

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10 years with the Janes: Plain Jane Theatre celebrates with a new revue, Get Happy!

By Liz Nicholls, Happiness. So how’s that going for you? Is the state of happiness a democratic republic? Is happiness something to be approached gradually, on tiptoe? Something to be pursued vigorously and wrestled to the ground? Or chosen? … Continue reading

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The sound of many doors slamming: Noises Off at the Mayfield. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, As Julie Andrews famously said in The Sound of Music, when one door closes another opens. She was not in fact talking about farces at the time. But she might have been. The oil business rolls … Continue reading

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Locked out by a union? Whaaaat? Allan Morgan’s one-man show I Walked The Line comes to Chinook Series 2020

By Liz Nicholls, “I could not believe it! I could not get my head around it!” declares Allan Morgan. The veteran Vancouver-based actor, whose conversation rolls in exclamation points, is known to Edmonton audiences since he was the touring … Continue reading

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“Is anybody waving back at me?” Dear Evan Hansen at the Jube. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, What does it feel like to live in a buzzing world of cross-hatched ever-escalating and fading images and phrases, a metastasizing, translucent tangle of entries, posts, links, tags, photos? Where the music of the spheres (not … Continue reading

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From beyond the grave, a ghostly contact and a paranormal thriller: Séance at Fort Edmonton

By Liz Nicholls, Here’s a clammy thought for a winter night: the boundary between this world and the one beyond the grave is porous.    In Séance, the paranormal thriller that comes to the vintage Capitol Theatre at Fort … Continue reading

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Playing the game: culturecapital, that is, the custom-made trading card game about the performing arts industry in Alberta

By Liz Nicholls, Two brainy Vancouver-based performance artists with an appetite for games have custom-made one for us — an original collectible trading card game about the performing arts industry in Alberta. Welcome to culturecapital, by the team of … Continue reading

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