Monthly Archives: November 2022

From Plain Jane, Sweeney Todd in close-up: feel the rage. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You don’t want to think too hard about the dark smudges on the tiled wall. Or that loud industrial metallic grinding noise. Or the Please Remove Your Rubbers sign.  We’re in the spartan break room of … Continue reading

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Almost A Full Moon at the Citadel: Canada has a new holiday musical, full of snow, stories, and soup. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In Almost A Full Moon, the oddly joyous and insightful new holiday musical premiering at the Citadel, generations jostle together on the stage.   Wispy stray people, strangers, somehow find each other, get connected, and become … Continue reading

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Newly rock-ified and fast on its feet: Jesus Christ Superstar arrives at the Jube. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There’s a rush down the aisles, a veritable runners’ stampede onto the stage at the start of the Broadway Across Canada touring production of Jesus Christ Superstar that exploded into the Jube Tuesday. And it reimagines … Continue reading

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Up close and chilling: a small-scale Sweeney Todd for our time, from the Plain Janes

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd/ He served a dark and vengeful god….” Starting Friday in a small and intriguing downtown space (CO*LAB), up close enough to smell blood, Plain Jane Theatre brings us a small-cast chamber … Continue reading

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On the right track, baby: Vegas Live at the Mayfield, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Vegas. The time-honoured holiday fixer-upper for when you want to take a load off, shed your inhibitions and quite a few layers of your clothes, stay up way late, drink giddy drinks, get married, beam come-hither … Continue reading

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Face the dusk: off the couch everyone, and into the theatre this weekend

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Our outdoor colour scheme has gone monochromatic; something weird has happened to the evening lighting. There is an obvious fix: face the gathering darkness, arise from the couch and go to the theatre. There’s been a … Continue reading

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Capturing a complicated holiday: a new Canadian musical by Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman, with songs by Hawksley Workman

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “It’s the first snow of the year/ Guess it happens once a year….” from Almost A Full Moon, Hawksley Workman “Christmas is a complicated holiday,” says playwright Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman, pausing to consider the multiple facets of … Continue reading

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