Category Archives: Features

Giving thanks for theatre: the long weekend on E-town stages

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s the moment to be thankful for Edmonton’s most captivating arts asset – our theatre scene. Many possibilities are waiting for you this weekend, including a macabre entertainment spun from our own neglected history. And … Continue reading

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They do! Chase and Christina tie the knot, in a Fringe show

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a love story for the ages. They met at the Fringe after the late-night cabaret. On Aug. 23 2017, “I yelled at him outside Steel Wheels,” says Christina Garies of her fiancé Chase Padgett (Chase … Continue reading

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‘Hello everybody, my name is TJ’ – 25 years of Fringe for TJ Dawe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Hello everybody. Thanks for coming. My name’s TJ. I’m here to tell you a story….” It’s been 25 years since an underachieving West Coast actor, fresh from theatre school, discovered something unexpected and empowering about the … Continue reading

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“That special DC mojo”: Greg and Tami DC, retiring from Vic, will get the Outstanding Contribution to Edmonton Theatre Sterling

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “O my gawd!” declares a vigorous voice on the phone from somewhere deep in the orbiting galaxy of rehearsal rooms and studios that is Vic. “You should see these kids! You have to see these kids! … Continue reading

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All about the playwright: Workshop West celebrates the big 4-oh

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It was not one of those storied red carpet openings, where everyone knows that history is being made and dresses accordingly. But then, what little Canadian theatre starts that way? Four decades ago, a sometime playwright/ … Continue reading

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No week to stay home: festivals, musicals, plays, improv … E-town stages are full of possibilities

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca This is no week to stay home, my theatre-loving friends.  For one thing, the summer festival season really begins: the 38th annual Kids’ Fest Tuesday, Nextfest Thursday. The 28th Die-Nasty season, Lord of Thrones, reaches its … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: theatre magic in New York

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca NEW YORK — “Keep The Secrets” say the little buttons you get handed out when you leave the Lyric Theatre near Times Square. I’m pretty sure that doesn’t apply to the golden star-studded blue ceiling in … Continue reading

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Haunted by the past: The Ferryman in New York

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca NEW YORK – It’s a chilly winter’s night in New York (that’s “chilly” not “arctic”). And the mid-town working population — hotel bellpersons to parking valets to ticket takers to Sabrett’s hot dog vendors — seem … Continue reading

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The Citadel’s upcoming 54th season: local stars in an international galaxy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The new logo is just the tip-off. Monday afternoon at Edmonton’s largest playhouse artistic director Daryl Cloran unveiled an ambitious upcoming Citadel season —  its 54th and his third as the architect of the company lineup. … Continue reading

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It’s back! The 12thnight holiday theatre quiz

On the brink of a new year, hoist a glass to our unstoppable theatre artists, check out our 12thnight review of 2018 theatre highlights, and take our annual holiday theatre quiz. By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Which of the following productions … Continue reading

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