Category Archives: Previews

What does it mean to live here? A tiny sneak preview of rehearsals for The Garneau Block, coming up at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What saves us is our sense of community: theatre has always known it. Cities have to learn it. And coming up is a new play about Edmonton, by an Edmontonian, for an Edmonton audience, that’s all … Continue reading

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All you need is love: the Bard teams up with the Beatles in As You Like It, at the Citadel. A preview.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The musical rom-com that opens Thursday on the Citadel’s Shoctor stage, is the work of a starry creative team. All the world might be a stage, yeah yeah yeah, but history’s hottest playwright and most popular … Continue reading

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10 years with the Janes: Plain Jane Theatre celebrates with a new revue, Get Happy!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Happiness. So how’s that going for you? Is the state of happiness a democratic republic? Is happiness something to be approached gradually, on tiptoe? Something to be pursued vigorously and wrestled to the ground? Or chosen? … Continue reading

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Locked out by a union? Whaaaat? Allan Morgan’s one-man show I Walked The Line comes to Chinook Series 2020

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I could not believe it! I could not get my head around it!” declares Allan Morgan. The veteran Vancouver-based actor, whose conversation rolls in exclamation points, is known to Edmonton audiences since he was the touring … Continue reading

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From beyond the grave, a ghostly contact and a paranormal thriller: Séance at Fort Edmonton

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here’s a clammy thought for a winter night: the boundary between this world and the one beyond the grave is porous.    In Séance, the paranormal thriller that comes to the vintage Capitol Theatre at Fort … Continue reading

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Playing the game: culturecapital, that is, the custom-made trading card game about the performing arts industry in Alberta

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Two brainy Vancouver-based performance artists with an appetite for games have custom-made one for us — an original collectible trading card game about the performing arts industry in Alberta. Welcome to culturecapital, by the team of … Continue reading

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“It’s what happens when you say Yes!” Feel the breeze at the 2020 Chinook Series

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Chinook “is what happens when you say Yes!” laughs Vanessa Sabourin. She’s talking about the cutting-edge curated performance series that skips as lightly across artistic disciplines as the surprising winter breeze with the built-in warming trend. … Continue reading

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What makes life worth living? Every Brilliant Thing makes a list, and star John Ullyatt takes you through it

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca He’s a mainstage leading man with character actor instincts. We’ve seen him clamour fearlessly through the audience, as the tarnished extrovert MC in Cabaret. Or talk to us directly as the stage manager in Burning Bluebeard. … Continue reading

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Shakespeare gets a Cree cosmology re-fit: Pawâkan Macbeth arrives for Chinook

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Feel the breeze. Chinook, the resource-sharing multi-disciplinary series devoted to melting our preconceptions and expanding our experience of live performance and creation, is at hand. It’s a measure of creative vision (and chutzpah) that the 2020 … Continue reading

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Catalyst’s new musical takes us into the girls’ club of elite secret agents. Meet the creators of The Invisible

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Espionage: Upstagers and exhibitionists need not apply.  In the long-awaited new Catalyst musical that finally gets its Edmonton debut Friday on the Maclab stage, we infiltrate a shadowy, high-risk world of wartime spies where the job … Continue reading

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