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Look up! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s an opera singer on the roof: drive-in opera and other experiments from Edmonton Opera

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The thrill of live: it’s undeniable, yes, both for artists and their audiences who thrive on connection, the charge of closeness, of being part of a gathering. If we hadn’t fully realized it before, by default … Continue reading

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The Horizon Series LIVE! At the Citadel, the return to live continues

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Lights up. Gather ‘round (in a socially distanced way, of course). The Citadel continues its return to live in-person performance with the three-show series announced Thursday. Horizon Series LIVE! is a trio of small-cast productions programmed … Continue reading

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Good Women Dance Collective launches a new season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca They leap effortlessly across the frontier between dance and theatre as if it didn’t exist.  They’re into sharing; unusual musical and theatrical partnerships are their signature. At the centre of the new Good Women Dance Collective … Continue reading

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Impossible? EDMONten, a showcase of full-length 10-minute plays

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If we didn’t know it before, we do now, after six months of theatre trying hard and being ingenious on screen, size isn’t everything. (And as for duration, haven’t you asked yourself what’s happened to your … Continue reading

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And back to the live! a horizon-expanding experiment at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca On Friday March 13 I went to the theatre — the Varscona, to see Shadow Theatre’s production of Heisenberg, starring Amber Borotsik and Glenn Nelson. I haven’t stepped into a theatre since. Until Saturday night. Which … Continue reading

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Heart + Soul: EPCOR’s good news for the performing arts

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Every theatre company (and performing arts organization) in this live theatre town has sustained a devastating blow in the sudden, and continuing, shutdown of the industry six months ago. In a bleak landscape for live performance, … Continue reading

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The loneliness of the long-distance playwright: have a one-on-one consultation with Workshop West’s new resident dramaturg

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Got a script in your sock drawer? A draft in your Google Docs? An idea for a play rattling around in your head? Workshop West Playwrights Theatre has an invitation for you. Their latest initiative, under … Continue reading

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Theatre Six Pack 2021

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s happened for two decades, and it’s always sold out in a flash. One of Edmonton theatre’s perennial bright ideas is a subscription series that’s a cross-section sampling of the work of this town’s theatre companies. … Continue reading

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Celebrating an Edmonton theatre season like no other: the Sterling Awards (online), led by The Color Purple and Titus Bouffonius

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Edmonton theatre took its annual awards gala onto the digital stage Monday night for the first time ever, to celebrate a theatre season like no other. And a musical that chronicles the empowering four-decade journey of … Continue reading

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Making space for a new generation of arts leaders: Vanessa Sabourin and Kristi Hansen walk the walk at Azimuth

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If there ever was a moment in the life of the performing arts when the past didn’t seem to provide an automatic template for the future, this might be it. Change is in the air (and … Continue reading

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