Monthly Archives: January 2022

UnCovered: The Music of Dolly Parton alights here (digitally), courtesy of Catalyst

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here they come again…. Some of the country’s top musical theatre talent has a date Saturday night — at your place. Toronto’s Musical Stage Company returns with a digital version of their hugely popular annual “signature … Continue reading

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New faces in theatre, six bright up-and-comers: meet designer Beyata Hackborn

They’re young, adaptable, and creative. And as theatre returns in this late-pandemic grind, and the doors open to live audiences, we’ll be seeing the work of these theatre artists light up, and transform, the scene here, on- and backstage. Meet … Continue reading

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A mysterious encounter en route to the Promised Land: The Mountaintop opens the Shadow season. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Why America is going to hell … ” repeats the man before us, testing different ways of rolling off each syllable for a speech-in-progress. It’s a sonorous voice gone scratchy around the edges by hard use … Continue reading

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The Mountaintop: a human portrait of a hero and the landscape of dreams, at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Like most men you ain’t gone be able to finish what you started. — The Mountaintop The play that launches Shadow Theatre’s delayed three-play live season Thursday is named for one of Martin Luther King’s most … Continue reading

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The Hunchback Variations: the quest for the elusive. Meet director Davina Stewart

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The comedy that opens Friday in a Northern Light Theatre production starts in absurdity, a concept that’s taken a beating from reality, times being what they are. Start with this: The Hunchback Variations is a panel … Continue reading

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Rapid Fire Theatre: back live, and back on their home turf in Old Strathcona

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Rapid Fire Theatre has a new home for the new year. The agile Edmonton improv company, 41 seasons old (but young at heart), de-camped this week from downtown and moved back to their traditional stomping ground, … Continue reading

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Getting excited about Edmonton theatre in 2022, a how-to guide

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca I sometimes have to wonder if my annual ‘what to look forward to in theatre’ piece in January has become speculative fiction in our pandemical world. A universal disclaimer seems to hang over everything like ice … Continue reading

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