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The Fringe returns to its experimental roots: tickets go on sale Wednesday at noon

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The name of this year’s edition of the Edmonton Fringe is itself is a spirit-lifter, par excellence: Together We Fringe. It’s a salute to live gathering — in a nutshell exactly what we’ve been missing in … Continue reading

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Together We Fringe: the second annual live Telethon happens Friday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Last year about this time, we were still reeling from the woulda/coulda been’s — and the heartbreak that the 39th annual Fringe was cancelled. That was a first. And so was the telethon that The Fringe … Continue reading

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Mamma Mia! here we go again: live theatre is back at the Mayfield

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It sounds like the blueprint for a door-slammer farce to be sure (the kind that the Mayfield Dinner Theatre propels across its stage from time to time). After closing and re-opening and re-closing the doors a … Continue reading

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Summer, live theatre, and a message for you, theatre friends, from 12thnight

Hello theatre friends, and salutations of the summer season from 12thnight.ca! Live theatre with live audiences. In person! Now there’s a concept that could catch on. Exciting to see live theatre is en route back, re-emerging in a variety of … Continue reading

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Together We Fringe: A Fringe Event. Our beloved summer theatre binge is back, live, and modified for 2021

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca This year the Fringe is not going to look and feel like the adrenalized, crazy, big-ass monster you and thousands of your closest friends hang out with day and night in August (you know the rampaging … Continue reading

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Backyard Bard, live and on demand: the Freewill Shakespeare Festival brings the plays to you

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You can have a fling with Shakespeare this summer. And, hey, he’ll come to your place to hang out. As they announced on Will’s 457th birthday April 23, the Freewill Shakespeare Festival has had to take … Continue reading

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Teatro La Quindicina’s 2021 summer season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It being summer (to put it mildly), and Teatro La Quindicina’s particular time of year par excellence, the company is back in rehearsal. Yes, real actors in an actual theatre, the Varscona in Strathcona. “And it … Continue reading

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‘A little love letter to the Edmonton theatre community’: the Sterling Awards go digital Monday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “It’s our little love letter to the Edmonton theatre community,” says Kristi Hansen of the digital 34th annual Sterling Awards, free online Monday night. In “a wild year” for live theatre, the awards, named for theatre … Continue reading

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A real live in-person season at the Citadel, starting this summer. The Citadel welcomes audiences back to the big brick playhouse

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca And they’re back live —starting small in August and getting bigger —  in a real live in-person season. At a well-named online Happy Hour Thursday, Citadel artistic director Daryl Cloran announced a big line-up of 10 … Continue reading

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‘A Fringe Event’: what to expect as the Fringe goes back to its roots

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Solstice … yeah whatever. It’s impossible to think of summer without visions of the Fringe, dancing in the outskirts of your brain and gradually moving in for full occupancy. In the four decades they’ve been entwined, … Continue reading

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