Category Archives: Previews

En route to Heaven (and Alberta’s Black history), live at the Citadel: meet star Helen Belay

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Getting to Heaven was “a long, winding journey,” says Helen Belay. Belay is not only the star of the Cheryl Foggo play of that name starting its live run on the Citadel’s Shoctor stage Saturday. But … Continue reading

Posted in Previews | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on En route to Heaven (and Alberta’s Black history), live at the Citadel: meet star Helen Belay

The Grindstone is ready to crack you up: the Comedy Fest is back

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca     In a laughter-parched land, there is hope. After a year of set-backs, re-sets, contortionist pivots and ingenious work-arounds involving the great outdoors in all kinds of weather, the Grindstone Theatre in Old Strathcona launches … Continue reading

Posted in Previews | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Grindstone is ready to crack you up: the Comedy Fest is back

Scenes From The Sidewalk: another Plain Jane “inside out cabaret”

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Something has got to start/ I am ready to be loved”…. — Ready To Be Loved, from Edges by Pasek and Paul. Eleven months ago, a little indie company with a specialty in musical theatre — re-discovering, … Continue reading

Posted in Previews | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Scenes From The Sidewalk: another Plain Jane “inside out cabaret”

Close encounters of the puppet kind: Puppet Pub Crawl at Found Festival 2021

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca For its 10th anniversary edition (and return to live) this weekend, the Found Festival has found … puppets. Seven of them, actually, each with an original tale to tell. We’ll meet them in a Found tour … Continue reading

Posted in Previews | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Close encounters of the puppet kind: Puppet Pub Crawl at Found Festival 2021

Found: the festival of surprising encounters is back to live performance

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Searching for a find at Found…. It’s the 10th anniversary of a festival that has taken audiences to unexpected encounters with art and artists — in places they never expected to find themselves. The unconventional engagement, … Continue reading

Posted in Previews | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Found: the festival of surprising encounters is back to live performance

Teatro La Quindicina’s 2021 summer season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It being summer (to put it mildly), and Teatro La Quindicina’s particular time of year par excellence, the company is back in rehearsal. Yes, real actors in an actual theatre, the Varscona in Strathcona. “And it … Continue reading

Posted in News/Views, Previews | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Teatro La Quindicina’s 2021 summer season

‘A little love letter to the Edmonton theatre community’: the Sterling Awards go digital Monday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “It’s our little love letter to the Edmonton theatre community,” says Kristi Hansen of the digital 34th annual Sterling Awards, free online Monday night. In “a wild year” for live theatre, the awards, named for theatre … Continue reading

Posted in News/Views, Previews | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on ‘A little love letter to the Edmonton theatre community’: the Sterling Awards go digital Monday

A real live in-person season at the Citadel, starting this summer. The Citadel welcomes audiences back to the big brick playhouse

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca And they’re back live —starting small in August and getting bigger —  in a real live in-person season. At a well-named online Happy Hour Thursday, Citadel artistic director Daryl Cloran announced a big line-up of 10 … Continue reading

Posted in News/Views, Previews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A real live in-person season at the Citadel, starting this summer. The Citadel welcomes audiences back to the big brick playhouse

Rocko and Nakota: star storyteller Josh Languedoc is back for National Indigenous Peoples Day

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “It sits differently in my body, in my voice,” says Josh Languedoc, musing on his widely travelled solo show Rocko and Nakota: Tales From The Land. “Something has shifted this time around.” It’s been that kind … Continue reading

Posted in Previews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rocko and Nakota: star storyteller Josh Languedoc is back for National Indigenous Peoples Day

A rollercoaster year for high school theatre (with productions to match)

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “It’s been a rollercoaster year.” — Everybody In a strange year-plus that’s all but stolen theatre’s go-to all-purpose show descriptor, the rollercoaster, there’s something witty (not to say unnervingly à propos) about the macabre little indie … Continue reading

Posted in Previews | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on A rollercoaster year for high school theatre (with productions to match)