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Things I learned at the Sterling Awards gala: a coda

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Thoughts from the Sterling gala (directed by Kate Ryan and written by Shannon Blanchet and Belinda Cornish). •For openers: Co-hosts Rachel Bowron and Hunter Cardinal were sparklers. They opened the show with Beauty, a witty and … Continue reading

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The Sterling Awards celebrate the season in Edmonton theatre: Onegin, Métis Mutt, Terry and the Dog lead the way

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A Canadian indie-rock musical hit that played its hot-blooded operatic passions with an irreverent light touch scored top musical production honours from jurors at the 31st annual Sterling Awards gala Monday night. And a solo coming-of-age … Continue reading

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What to see at Improvaganza: thoughts from sampler night

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Improvaganza is back — and with it the chance to be with people, onstage and off- who are making it up as they go along.  Rapid Fire Theatre’s 18th annual international extravaganza, which assembles top improv … Continue reading

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The year onstage in Sterling Award nominations

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca An original folk opera/ musical that took us to hell and back was the top choice of jurors as the 31st annual Sterling Award nominations were announced Monday at Fringe Theatre Adventures headquarters. The awards, to … Continue reading

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Just in time: on Edmonton stages this weekend

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca •Last chance this weekend for the Theatre Network production of Hannah Moscovitch’s fascinating Infinity — a smart, accessible and strangely affecting play about time — the shortage of it, the meaning of it, the misuse of … Continue reading

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What lies Beyond The Stage at the Citadel next season?

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca One of the most playful and subversive theatrical experimenters in the world is coming to the Citadel’s alternative Beyond The Stage series next season. You’ll find the Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour turning the pages of his … Continue reading

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Teatro La Quindicina at 36: a new comedy starts the 2018 summer season this month

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Teatro La Quindicina turns 36 this summer with a season at the Varscona that includes two new Stewart Lemoine comedies. And the first them starts soon. The first of them starts soon. The intriguing, unnerving premise … Continue reading

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A new Neil Grahn comedy headlines the upcoming 2018-2019 season at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Shadow Theatre launches its upcoming 26th season with a new comedy about … comedy.  The inspiration for The Comedy Company, Edmonton playwright and sketch comedy star Neil Grahn, an artist of bluechip comic pedigree (he’s the … Continue reading

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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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