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Onstage: a weekend theatre update

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Your weekend could include a musical. There’s a couple to choose from, and though both are a challenge (for very different reasons) for the form, they’re at opposite ends of the musical spectrum •One of the … Continue reading

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Come From Away is featured in the upcoming 20th anniversary Broadway Across Canada season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Next season on the Jubilee Auditorium stage, you’ll be seeing a homegrown Canadian musical that celebrates the generous and inclusive spirit of this country at its best. The grand finale of the upcoming 20th anniversary season … Continue reading

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Three musicals and two plays: a new season announced at the Mayfield

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the course of next season on the Mayfield Dinner Theatre stage, announced this week by artistic director Van Wilmott, audiences will find themselves watching one of the great contemporary farces, as well as a hit … Continue reading

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“Reimagining” the Citadel: Daryl Cloran announces a new season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Reimagine” is the rallying cry at Edmonton’s largest playhouse as it turns 53 next season. Artistic director Daryl Cloran unveiled the upcoming Citadel season, the second he’s fashioned for the company, in the Club cabaret Monday … Continue reading

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At the Citadel, a new focus for developing new plays

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The fun of a block party is the unpredictable  mix of people who live in proximity, get included, and show up to play. Block Party is the nickname, and “community” the theme of the inaugural edition … Continue reading

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The Boo! Revue: the new Varscona Theatre Ensemble says hello Sunday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Three of Edmonton’s most inventive little indie theatre companies are forming a trio — in a new umbrella ensemble that will produce a subscription season of shows at the Varscona Theatre. Together, Plain Jane Theatre, Bright … Continue reading

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See “something Edmonton never gets to see” this week: Bibish de Kinshasa at L’UniThéâtre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Well, Edmonton, your theatre week is full of intriguing shows that “Edmonton never gets to see,” as L’UniThéâtre’s Brian Dooley puts it.  *Starting Wednesday, L’UniThéâtre, our hospitable francophone theatre, is hosting a cabaret/play like no other. … Continue reading

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Catalyst Presents: Onegin, the Vancouver hit rock musical coming our way!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A unusual love story, in which one of our most inventive theatre companies falls, hard, for an inventive show — and makes advances:     Catalyst Theatre has fallen in love with Onegin, a much-awarded  original … Continue reading

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Openers and finales: an exciting weekend to be thankful for theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s Thanksgiving, and the perfect moment to consider — in person — the bounty of Edmonton theatre. C’mon, you can’t eat turkey ALL weekend. In the Citadel’s splendidly entertaining, beautifully staged season-opener, we get to go … Continue reading

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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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