Monthly Archives: September 2020

Look up! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s an opera singer on the roof: drive-in opera and other experiments from Edmonton Opera

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The thrill of live: it’s undeniable, yes, both for artists and their audiences who thrive on connection, the charge of closeness, of being part of a gathering. If we hadn’t fully realized it before, by default … Continue reading

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The Horizon Series LIVE! At the Citadel, the return to live continues

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Lights up. Gather ‘round (in a socially distanced way, of course). The Citadel continues its return to live in-person performance with the three-show series announced Thursday. Horizon Series LIVE! is a trio of small-cast productions programmed … Continue reading

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Good Women Dance Collective launches a new season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca They leap effortlessly across the frontier between dance and theatre as if it didn’t exist.  They’re into sharing; unusual musical and theatrical partnerships are their signature. At the centre of the new Good Women Dance Collective … Continue reading

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Hockey night in Edmonton: Playing With Fire re-opens the Mayfield. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca With the production that reopened the Mayfield Dinner theatre for real-live audiences this week (for a six-week run), hockey doesn’t just pirouette around theatre. No, there’s a bone-rattling full bodycheck into the boards. And there are … Continue reading

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Dance inspired by stage design: Mile Zero Dance’s season-opener is an experimental cabaret

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There’s a sassy what-if? streak in the Mile Zero Dance DNA. And you’ll see it in action Saturday night in a new way when the new MZD digital season, De-Program, comes to life on Zoom. What … Continue reading

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Impossible? EDMONten, a showcase of full-length 10-minute plays

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If we didn’t know it before, we do now, after six months of theatre trying hard and being ingenious on screen, size isn’t everything. (And as for duration, haven’t you asked yourself what’s happened to your … Continue reading

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Playing With Fire: the Mayfield straps on the blades, live, with the Theo Fleury story

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The show that skates (really!) onto the Mayfield Dinner Theatre stage next week — live — is the story of a small-town prairie boy from a neglectful and chaotic family, who makes a big life-changing discovery. … Continue reading

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