Category Archives: Previews

Two-Headed/ Half-Hearted: sisterly bonding in a unique new musical at Northern Light Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Sisters. You can’t live with ‘em and you can’t live without ‘em.  In the uniquely demanding new musical that premieres Friday, the finale of Northern Light Theatre’s 46th season, you will meet a pair of sisters … Continue reading

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The doors open, Edmonton has a stunning new theatre … and Theatre Network is home: The Roxy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca When Theatre Network opens the doors of the new Roxy on 124th St. this weekend, Edmonton will have a beautiful new $12 million theatre. Theatre Network has returned to the ‘hood after six years renting in … Continue reading

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The Power of the Drum, a dance theatre adventure into the spiritual heart of the Afro-Cuban experience

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The show that opens Saturday on the Westbury stage takes us on a dance theatre adventure deep into the spiritual heart and traditions of the Afro-Cuban experience.  The Power of the Drum, a creation of the … Continue reading

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An Indigenous prophecy and a rare birth: The Herd premieres at the Citadel. Meet playwright Kenneth T. Williams

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Herd, premiering this week at the Citadel, is powered by the rarest of rare events: the birth of twin white buffalo calves on a First Nations ranch. It comes attached to a sacred Indigenous prophecy … Continue reading

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The Citadel announces a new Size Large season, led by two new Canadian musicals

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca After two contortionist years of stops and starts, indefinite postponements, cancellations cast hopefully as delays, re-bookings, digital work-arounds, the Citadel Theatre has cheering news. And it’s on a grand scale. “It’s big and it’s busy … … Continue reading

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‘What makes us laugh?” Teatro La Quindicina launches its 40th season with Caribbean Muskrat

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Comedy. That was the only stipulation when Teatro La Quindicina got a joint commission in 2003 from a short-lived comedy festival in Edmonton and the prestigious High Performance Rodeo in Calgary. That open-ended proposition was meat … Continue reading

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More theatre news: Expanse Fest is back and Grindstone’s hitting the road

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Generations” and “generational stories”: that’s the connective tissue of this year’s edition of Expanse, Azimuth Theatre’s annual “celebration of the body in motion.”  For 2022 the agile festival with the Expanse-ive embrace returns to the live … Continue reading

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Springboards: a signature new play festival returns home to Workshop West

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a felicity of timing, an alignment of stars, that our first chance to visit Workshop West Playwrights Theatre in their new home in Old Strathcona is Springboards.   The festival of staged readings, workshops and … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre steps off the page and onto the Citadel stage, in a new Erin Shields adaptation

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, the more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.” — Jane Eyre In the new play getting its world premiere at the Citadel Thursday … Continue reading

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The healing touch of humour: Drew Hayden Taylor’s Cottagers and Indians at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Humour is the WD-40 of healing.”  That’s what an elder from the Blood Reserve in southern Alberta once told Drew Hayden Taylor. “I liked that. So cool. Almost T-shirt-worthy,” says the well-travelled Ojibwa playwright/ filmmaker/ TV … Continue reading

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