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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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A Midsummer Night’s Fringe is a record-buster!

“I have had a most rare dream….” — Bottom the weaver, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Rare? It’s been a record-breaking Fringe! By 6 p.m. Sunday, with an evening of fringing to go, the 36th annual edition of Edmonton’s giant 11-day-and-night … Continue reading

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Theatre Network’s 43rd season opens with a Trout premiere

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!/  The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun/  The frumious Bandersnatch!” — Through The Looking Glass And What Alice Found Theatre Network ventures through the looking glass … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Edmonton theatre season: Irma Voth, Crazy For You, Stupid Fucking Bird lead the 30th annual Sterling Awards

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Art and life got down, mixed it up, and partied together at the 30th anniversary Sterling Awards gala Monday night, celebrating the best of the Edmonton theatre season. Three productions that, in dramatically different ways, spoke … Continue reading

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