Category Archives: Previews

After two decades, the Citadel has a new Christmas Carol. A preview

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Wait.… Do you hear that?” whispers David van Belle, stopping himself mid-sentence, his fork mid-air. “Someone’s whistling Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” Sure enough, there it is, a faint sound. A ghostly wisp that floats … Continue reading

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A holiday tradition to call their own: The Blank Who Stole Christmas at Rapid Fire Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch/ You really are a heel….” In the show that opens Friday at Rapid Fire Theatre headquarters, you will see what happens when a company addicted to adrenalin and devoted to … Continue reading

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The world is ending, so what about Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa …? Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play is on it. A preview

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca So a director and an a choreographer go into a Strathcona bar to discuss the apocalypse and The Simpsons.… It happened last week.  Whoa, the end of the world? Now what do we do? “We’re obsessed … Continue reading

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Waitress the musical, serving up the special (a slice of possibility). A preview.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca David Socolar is a man on an unusual journey. He’s in the enviable position of travelling the continent surrounded by women (and baking metaphors). The 26-year-old Baltimore native is on tour in a 2016 Broadway musical … Continue reading

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“Have you milked the mammoth?” Thornton Wilder’s The Skin Of Our Teeth, the wildest play of the season. A preview

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The weirdest, wildest play of the season — let’s be bold and call it in advance — is opening tonight on the Varscona stage. It’s not new, though it feels like it might be. The Skin … Continue reading

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Bed and Breakfast: a hit comedy to open the Theatre Network season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The theatre repertoire has a fulsome measure of stories about gay kids who pull up stakes in their small-town lives and flee to freedom in the big city. In the hit Canadian comedy that opens at … Continue reading

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Three Ladies: a ‘journey of healing’ to open the Fringe “Off Season”

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You might flee violence. But you can never escape trauma, says Lady Vanessa Cardona. The damages linger, and infiltrate your life, your relationships, your identity. “Trauma lives in the body.” Three Ladies, a new and intricate … Continue reading

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From the Fringe to Tudor-mania in the big wide world (via E-Town). Meet the creators of Six

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, there were 3,398 shows. Only one of them continues to play to sold-out houses in the West End, and opens on Broadway in March. That would be Six The Musical, the … Continue reading

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“Embrace your weirdness”: the world as seen by Girl Brain, coming to the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Overheard out in the real world — a cafe maybe, or a wine bar: Three women at the next table are laughing uproariously. “That’s a sketch!” floats your way through the air, like a winged mantra. … Continue reading

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What to see this weekend on E-town stages (don’t stay home)

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Time (a possible paradox). There’s never enough of it. It never stands still. It’s almost impossible to make a dent in it. You can move forward through it, but are you actually standing still?  The show … Continue reading

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