Category Archives: Features

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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The year in Edmonton theatre: looking back on 2018

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In Neil Grahn’s The Comedy Company, an infantry division of First World War fighting men, amidst the nightmare of unremitting horrors,  are ordered to create light-hearted musical comedy They are a hit; they tour the Western … Continue reading

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Abandon your grinch, all ye who enter here: holiday shows on E-town stages this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Give yourself a holiday treat this week. This week on E-town stages, you can feel the holiday spirit in a live radio play (It’s A Wonderful Life), a Christmas panto (Little Red Riding Hood), or a … Continue reading

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“The season when abundance rejoices”: a splendid Christmas Carol retires at the Citadel after 19 seasons

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Christmas, sir, is a cheat!” snaps Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge with a grimace of distaste that may strike a chord in your own soul — especially if you’ve done time in a mall, barraged by retail jollity … Continue reading

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Enter smiling, glass in hand: the Varscona Theatre Ensemble season begins with Fallen Angels

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the effervescent 1924 comedy that opens Thursday on the Varscona stage, you will see two married women, bored with contentment and longing for passion, restore the zing of excitement to their lives. They levitate into … Continue reading

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Song-and-dance con men, two World War I plays, and more… a theatre weekend in E-town

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A con game (with song and dance) is one of your options for a night out at live theatre this weekend. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a larky musical by the team of David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit, … Continue reading

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I sing of Pretenderos, land of plot complications. The return of Die-Nasty to a lawless land

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Trolls? You want trolls? How about a dragon? “I’ll make it happen,” says a portentous rumbling voice from the dark. “This is a world with No Rules.” Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.  Welcome to … Continue reading

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