Author Archives: Liz Nicholls

Hamilton is coming: Broadway Across Canada announces a new season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Edmonton audiences will get their first crack at the most acclaimed musical of the era next season. Hamilton, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical of 2015, arrives on the Jube stage July 27 to Aug. … Continue reading

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Can the future be gender-free? Nick Green’s new comedy Happy Birthday Baby J wonders. Meet the playwright.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca When Nick Green moved to Toronto 10 years ago this month, Edmonton theatre sustained a double loss. There was Green the charismatic young actor (and U of A theatre grad) we’d seen in Catalyst’s Frankenstein musical … Continue reading

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“See our bodies. Hear our stories.” A complex human portrait of disability in Cost of Living, says actor/activist Teal Sherer

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I live my life. I work. I’m married. I have a kid. I deal with the same things as anybody else.” The voice on the phone from Seattle is amused. Teal Sherer is used to being … Continue reading

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A New Year’s wish from 12thnight.ca

Happy New Year, theatre friends!  Suddenly it’s 2020 (a number normally reserved for excellent vision), and the third anniversary of 12thnight.ca. I hope you’ve been enjoying the coverage of theatre, Edmonton’s most exciting and influential arts specialty, on my site, … Continue reading

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Who am I? Where do I belong? A couple of theatre kids in love in Ellen Chorley’s Everybody Loves Robbie, at Northern Light

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the comedy that premieres Friday at Northern Light Theatre, a starry high school couple, drama kids who live and breathe the oxygenated air of musical theatre, come up against doubts. The kind of doubts that … Continue reading

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But soft, enter our first Winter Shakespeare Festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca As the playwright has said (zestfully, in Twelfth Night) “this is very midsummer madness.” Except that it’s in the bleak midwinter. Have a peek at Edmonton’s newest festival, the Winter Shakespeare Festival inside the vintage wooden … Continue reading

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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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