Category Archives: Previews

An Exceptional Night In With Lucy Darling: get Zoomed on magic and mixology

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca For an awful moment, says Lucy Darling brightly, “I thought this was one of those terrible juice box events!” No fear, my (socially distanced) friends. When you’re a guest at L.D.’s magic comedy show An Exceptional … Continue reading

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S.I.S.T.E.R. The Fox Den Collective brings you an online mystery to solve

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Alone and fretful? Weighed down by the unsolvable mysteries of the world? The show that opens tonight online gives you the fun of wrapping your frayed wits around a mystery that actually can be solved. If … Continue reading

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Catalyst commits a Grand Act of Theatre: ‘until the next breath’ comes to a secret outdoor location Sunday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “A grand act!” sighs Jonathan Christenson. “It’s everything I miss about theatre. I want to go to a big event. Where something happens. And it matters!” “Grand!” declares Bretta Gerecke, lingering over an alluring word that’s … Continue reading

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Big, memorable, and live: Catalyst is part of Grand Acts of Theatre across the country

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the fateful summer of 2020, Jillian Keiley’s thoughts turned to … live. And she was not alone. Four months into the new, weird, screen-dominated pandemical world, the artistic director of the National Arts Centre’s English … Continue reading

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Clowning around … online: the 5th annual Play The Fool Fest goes digital

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Clowns work as well as aspirin, but twice as fast.” –Groucho Marx And for the major migraine that is COVID, it’s high time we had some. Clowns, that is. The only thing is, clowns thrive on real … Continue reading

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Scenes From The Sidewalk: from the Plain Janes, a cabaret that turns theatre inside out

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Alienation 2020. The world seems upside down and inside out to you — and why wouldn’t it?. The laws of gravity have been cancelled. You’re either inside looking out (wistfully) or outside looking in (wistfully); no … Continue reading

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Gordon’s Big Bald Head infiltrates movie history in Good Head, at the Grindstone

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca They are smart. And they are funny. But there is nothing cautious, or predictable, or even sane about the entertainment proposition that the deluxe improv troupe Gordon’s Big Bald Head offers the world. They own a … Continue reading

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All That Binds Us: a new Azimuth Theatre creation ponders connection in a fragmented world

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here’s a thought with special reverb in a world of fragmentation, enforced distance, separation, isolation: “People don’t want perfection; they want connection,” declares Reneltta Arluk, director of All That Binds Us, premiering Friday in a live … Continue reading

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Look up! It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s an opera singer on the roof: drive-in opera and other experiments from Edmonton Opera

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The thrill of live: it’s undeniable, yes, both for artists and their audiences who thrive on connection, the charge of closeness, of being part of a gathering. If we hadn’t fully realized it before, by default … Continue reading

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Good Women Dance Collective launches a new season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca They leap effortlessly across the frontier between dance and theatre as if it didn’t exist.  They’re into sharing; unusual musical and theatrical partnerships are their signature. At the centre of the new Good Women Dance Collective … Continue reading

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