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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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Give yourself a festive treat: Holiday shows on E-town stages this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Like socks with reindeer antlers and figgy puddings, festive holiday shows are definitely not one-size-fits-all. They come in every pattern, every size, every budget from lavish to cash-strapped ingenuity. And, for that matter, every gradation of … Continue reading

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Do not ask for whom the Belles toil (a tale of two actors, two theatres, two cities, and a show): A Christmas Carol

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca They met 17 years ago as kids in the single-digit age bracket, in a show that would be a life-changer for both of them. They each landed a high-impact role in the two-year-old production, big and … Continue reading

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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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