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Theatre Network at 48: a new season for a new building

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There are many firsts attached to Theatre Network’s 48th season, announced Thursday.  The trio of mainstage productions is led by Jim Guedo’s innovative all-new Joni Mitchell musical, and includes a powerful drama by Canadian star Hannah … Continue reading

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Teatro Live! new season, new calendar, new name

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Ya turn 40, ya make changes….  Teatro La Quindicina goes into its new decade with a newly streamlined moniker (with a built-in exclamation point), a new logo, a new and Fringe-less yearly calendar, and an expanding … Continue reading

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The Fringe, and fringers, are back! The curtain comes down tonight

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If Fringe director Murray Utas is looking a little dazed — a rarefied combo of surprise, delight, and fatigue — who can blame him? It’s the last day of Destination Fringe, the 41st annual edition of … Continue reading

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What I learned at this year’s Fringe: thoughts of a Fringed brain

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I want to go to the beautiful place and enjoy the view and then come back. I think we all do.” — Leo in Stewart Lemoine’s The Margin of the Sky  You can’t go off to … Continue reading

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A last weekend at the Fringe: how did THAT happen? See some shows!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca How on earth did it happen? Amazingly, it’s the final weekend of Destination Fringe. So much theatre, so little time. True, the Fringe has been unfailing creative, non-stop, about not vanishing during The Great Pause. But … Continue reading

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And there’s more … Fringe holdovers next week in two locations

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Oh no, it’s true. The Fringe ends Sunday. But if your GPS went wonky and you haven’t managed to arrive at Destination Fringe yet, or your might-have-seen’s haven’t quite materialized, regrets are premature. You’ve had a … Continue reading

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Be a patron, please support theatre coverage!

Hello theatre friends! Did we just imagine the last two years? Suddenly, magically, it’s the opening day of the Fringe. Edmonton’s mighty summer theatre festival, the oldest on the continent, is back — not epic in size but BIG.   And … Continue reading

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We are approaching our Destination: Fringe tickets go on sale today at noon

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s been a long pandemical journey — uphill, full of stops and re-starts and detours, on a bumpy road, with skimpy signage, in the dark. Sometimes it seemed as if we’d never get there; sometimes we … Continue reading

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Are we there yet? Sneak peeks of Destination Fringe, at the 3rd annual Fringe Telethon Wednesday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Destination Fringe, edition #41 of Edmonton’s game-changer city-definer of a summer theatre extravaganza, is within sight, live and unpredictable. First, before the fringing begins Aug. 11, there’s a … Continue reading

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Get down and festive, at an Edmonton festival this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a festive week in Edmonton live entertainment. The moment, both historically and seasonally, is at hand for you to venture forth and join in. It’s a choose-your-festival week; sample widely: the Found Festival, the New … Continue reading

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