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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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Let the journeying begin: Northern Light Theatre announces a new season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The journey. After two years of our collective fretfulness — isolation, scrambling on the ground, pivoting on one foot, running on the spot as the world crumbles — theatre’s favourite metaphor gathers new dimensions. Journeys, and … Continue reading

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Art will prevail: a change of venue for L’UniThéâtre’s season finale

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If the last two years have taught us anything it’s that art will prevail. And so will Art, the, er, art-ful 1994 Yasmina Reza hit comedy that is  L’UniThéâtre’s season finale.  Last Friday night’s storm and … Continue reading

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Destination Fringe: Edmonton Fringe Theatre is back with a moniker, a live festival, and a curated season of productions

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Edmonton Fringe is back, live, this summer, for a big 41st edition, in a place where that really matters. And its name speaks volumes: Destination Fringe. Yes, fellow travellers, as live theatre emerges from the … Continue reading

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An ensemble devoted to expanding the comedy spectrum: Teatro at 40, the birthday season continues

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Teatro La Quindicina at 40. An artist-run company specially tuned to comedy, with co-artistic directors who both made their Teatro debuts as actors: same season (2005-2006), different plays, roles written specially for them by playwright/Teatro muse … Continue reading

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The doors open, Edmonton has a stunning new theatre … and Theatre Network is home: The Roxy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca When Theatre Network opens the doors of the new Roxy on 124th St. this weekend, Edmonton will have a beautiful new $12 million theatre. Theatre Network has returned to the ‘hood after six years renting in … Continue reading

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The Citadel announces a new Size Large season, led by two new Canadian musicals

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca After two contortionist years of stops and starts, indefinite postponements, cancellations cast hopefully as delays, re-bookings, digital work-arounds, the Citadel Theatre has cheering news. And it’s on a grand scale. “It’s big and it’s busy … … Continue reading

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More theatre news: Expanse Fest is back and Grindstone’s hitting the road

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Generations” and “generational stories”: that’s the connective tissue of this year’s edition of Expanse, Azimuth Theatre’s annual “celebration of the body in motion.”  For 2022 the agile festival with the Expanse-ive embrace returns to the live … Continue reading

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Live theatre’s back, hurray, and 12thnight has an urgent request

Hello theatre friends!  It’s been almost exactly two years since the moment, unimaginable in advance, that the curtain came crashing abruptly down on live theatre — sometimes in the middle of a run, sometimes mid-rehearsal —  and time stopped. After … Continue reading

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Raising funds for Ukraine: theatre steps up. A play, a playwright, Pyretic Productions, and the Blyth Festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It started with the discovery of a hand-written diary, the journal in which Lianna Makuch’s grandmother recorded her flight, on foot, from war-ravaged Ukraine in 1944.  That wrenching chronicle, and an anniversary of the full-scale Russian … Continue reading

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