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A week of many choices on Edmonton stages of every shape and size

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A crazy week in Edmonton theatre is underway. (So don’t go trying to land a stage from which to deliver your own innovative modern dance movement memoir; they’re all occupied.)  •At the Citadel, the much postponed … Continue reading

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A new season, a new mission, all new work: Thou Art Here in 2023

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A dozen years ago, a couple of emerging Edmonton theatre artists in love with Shakespeare started a theatre collective that, light on its feet, would take them along with their favourite playwright to the people — … Continue reading

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The Citadel announces its upcoming season of nine shows: here’s the lineup

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Opportunities for people to make theatre part of their lives again!” That’s the mantra under which Citadel Theatre artistic director Daryl Cloran unveiled the upcoming $13 million 2023-2024 lineup Monday night at Edmonton’s largest playhouse.  “Our … Continue reading

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Judy Unwin: curious, feisty, fun, and tirelessly passionate about theatre. A big loss for Edmonton theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Hi. It’s me, Judy. Listen, I’m at the theatre; I’ll meet you there….”  She was outspoken, opinionated, generous, and funny — an artist herself who stood up fiercely and in all kinds of ways for live … Continue reading

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Another F!*#@$G Festival! It’s at Theatre Network and the headliner is the Ronnie Burkett Theatre of Marionettes

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Not Another F!*#@$F Festival! You say that, Edmonton, but you know you love them. Theatre Network is launching a new festival at the Roxy, of the adult contemporary multi-disciplinary stripe, Feb 7 to 12. You get … Continue reading

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Sad news in Edmonton theatre: Judy Unwin, a theatre pioneer with the public service gene, is gone

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At the start of the new year, there’s very sad news today in Edmonton theatre.  With the untimely death, at 76, of Judy Unwin, we’ve lost a bona fide arts pioneer, a public-spirited artist who played … Continue reading

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Theatre Network at 48: a new season for a new building

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There are many firsts attached to Theatre Network’s 48th season, announced Thursday.  The trio of mainstage productions is led by Jim Guedo’s innovative all-new Joni Mitchell musical, and includes a powerful drama by Canadian star Hannah … Continue reading

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Teatro Live! new season, new calendar, new name

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Ya turn 40, ya make changes….  Teatro La Quindicina goes into its new decade with a newly streamlined moniker (with a built-in exclamation point), a new logo, a new and Fringe-less yearly calendar, and an expanding … Continue reading

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The Fringe, and fringers, are back! The curtain comes down tonight

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If Fringe director Murray Utas is looking a little dazed — a rarefied combo of surprise, delight, and fatigue — who can blame him? It’s the last day of Destination Fringe, the 41st annual edition of … Continue reading

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What I learned at this year’s Fringe: thoughts of a Fringed brain

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I want to go to the beautiful place and enjoy the view and then come back. I think we all do.” — Leo in Stewart Lemoine’s The Margin of the Sky  You can’t go off to … Continue reading

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