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Seasonal returns: High Tea and the Theatre 6-Pack

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Let no one argue that Firefly Theatre & Circus doesn’t take the high road. With the return of their annual High Tea Sunday, Firefly takes vertical integration literally, and tea-time to dizzy new heights. You can … Continue reading

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The sounds of music: a strong cast of singers climbs every mountain

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the world catalogue of “favourite things” The Sound of Music gets its own gold star.  Just mention brown paper packages tied up in string, or goatherds, and something magical happens. The 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein … Continue reading

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From Romeo to Shakespeare: meet Andrew Chown, the actor who plays the mystery man

By Liz Nicholls 12thnight.ca So who is William Shakespeare anyhow? The world has always wondered. And in the romantic comedy that opens the season Thursday on the Citadel mainstage, we meet the mystery man himself — as a young working … Continue reading

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“We’re all in this together” forsooth: the spirit of inclusion in the Citadel season opener

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Shall I compare thee to a … sum … a sum … a something, something… Damn it.” In the opening scene of the play that launches the new Citadel  season Thursday, we meet an up-and-coming playwright … Continue reading

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The new theatre season begins: hey, Edmonton has play dates!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “And the wall keeps out the enemy/ And we build the wall to keep us free….” —Hadestown In Hadestown, the Broadway-bound musical whose out-of-town opening happens at Edmonton’s largest playhouse the Citadel (Nov. 11 to Dec. … Continue reading

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The 25th anniversary edition of the Die-Nasty Soap-A-Thon is sudsing up

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Welcome to Dystopia! The 25th annual edition of Edmonton’s venerable improv comedy tradition, the Die-Nasty Soap-A-Thon, is at hand. Starting this very evening, 7 p.m. at the Varscona Theatre, the forces of the improv elite — the … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Fringe is a record-buster!

“I have had a most rare dream….” — Bottom the weaver, A Midsummer Night’s Dream Rare? It’s been a record-breaking Fringe! By 6 p.m. Sunday, with an evening of fringing to go, the 36th annual edition of Edmonton’s giant 11-day-and-night … Continue reading

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Reprieved: more Fringe holdovers next week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca And the Fringe lives on! In addition to the holdovers already announced, you’ve had reprieves on more hot Fringe shows next week. At Holy Trinity Anglican Church: The Receptionist:  A tight tense little black comedy, with … Continue reading

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Dream on! A Midsummer Night’s Fringe has holdovers!

  It’s not time to wake up yet. Some of the hottest shows at A Midsummer Night’s Fringe, the 36th annual edition of our summer theatre bash, are being held over. FRINGE THEATRE ADVENTURES: At Fringe headquarters, the ATB Financial … Continue reading

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How did we get here? A Quiet Place at the Fringe. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A Quiet Place (Stage 8, Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre) Two men are in a small room that’s completely empty except for a lightbulb and a red chair. One of the games they’re playing to pass the … Continue reading

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