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Seasonal returns: High Tea and the Theatre 6-Pack

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Let no one argue that Firefly Theatre & Circus doesn’t take the high road. With the return of their annual High Tea Sunday, Firefly takes vertical integration literally, and tea-time to dizzy new heights. You can … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Fringe is a record-buster!

“I have had a most rare dream….” — Bottom the weaver, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Rare? It’s been a record-breaking Fringe! By 6 p.m. Sunday, with an evening of fringing to go, the 36th annual edition of Edmonton’s giant 11-day-and-night … Continue reading

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Theatre Network’s 43rd season opens with a Trout premiere

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!/  The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun/  The frumious Bandersnatch!” — Through The Looking Glass And What Alice Found Theatre Network ventures through the looking glass … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Edmonton theatre season: Irma Voth, Crazy For You, Stupid Fucking Bird lead the 30th annual Sterling Awards

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Art and life got down, mixed it up, and partied together at the 30th anniversary Sterling Awards gala Monday night, celebrating the best of the Edmonton theatre season. Three productions that, in dramatically different ways, spoke … Continue reading

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The Citadel’s Beyond the Stage, where theatre, dance, and music collide: the 2017-2018 lineup announced

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At the centre of the Citadel’s upcoming Beyond The Stage series, a quartet of innovative mash-ups of theatre, music and dance, is a startling, multi-award-winning production that goes directly to the heart of trauma, shock, grief.  … Continue reading

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Workshop West announces its upcoming 39th season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At the centre of Workshop West Playwrights Theatre’s upcoming 39th season, announced Thursday, is the world premiere of a new play by Edmonton’s Beth Graham. In Pretty Goblins, by the multi-talented actor/playwright (The Gravitational Pull of … Continue reading

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Having Patience: Opera Nuova festival opens with G&S

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Twenty lovesick maidens we….” Let romantic melancholy descend, my friends…. Patience may be a virtue, but it’s also a rarely performed 1881 musical satire/ operetta by the redoubtable team of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan. Their … Continue reading

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A Sterling year onstage: nominations for Edmonton’s theatre awards

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A musical comedy in which a town and its citizens are transformed by putting on a show — a notion that Edmonton can enthusiastically get behind — proved the top choice of jurors as the 30th … Continue reading

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You’ll be binging at A MIdsummer Night’s Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca ‘Tis very midsummer madness!” Oops, wrong Shakespeare play. Right spirit. Our upcoming 36th annual Edmonton Fringe Festival, the oldest on the continent and still the biggest, has its signature theme. As announced Thursday, come August 17 … Continue reading

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Teatro turns 35 with a new season of comedies, variously hued

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Oh, it’s beyond fun….”  — Dominica, in The Talking Turk Now, there’s a mantra for a Teatro season. In The Salon of the Talking Turk, the vintage Stewart Lemoine comedy that launches Teatro La Quindicina’s  2017 … Continue reading

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