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Sanctifunkadelic: Sister Act at the Mayfield. A review

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Raise the stakes! Raise the game! Raise your voice,” sing the nuns of Sister Act, newly kitted out as a showbiz soul ensemble by the latest recruit to the Sisterhood. “Feel the flow, dig the … Continue reading

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An anniversary, and a new Darrin Hagen play: we talk to the playwright and his co-star in The Empress & The Prime Minister

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s been half a century, amazingly, since a spontaneous, and violent, demonstration in a dive bar in New York’s Greenwich Village that would prove to be a galvanizing event in the history of the American gay … Continue reading

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A grown-up homecoming in a moving musical: Fun Home, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca We are all haunted, every one of us. By the great mysteries of our past: our families. By the questions we live with that never got answered. By the tiny moments that slipped by at the … Continue reading

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Nun but the brave: for your theatre habit, a grand assortment on E-town stages this weekes this week

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What is it with all the nuns on Edmonton stages this week? It’s a bumper crop, second to nun. In The Candidate at the Citadel, you will see two different heavenly examples, (in a sense … Continue reading

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Alison at three ages, and the actors who play her in groundbreaking Fun Home

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Everything about the clever, heart-wrenching musical that opens Friday at the Varscona stands off the beaten track in the musical theatre-land. And it’s produced by a little company that specializes in off the beaten track musicals, … Continue reading

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Farce within farce within farce: politics, celebrity and the media. Two new Kat Sandler comedies running simultaneously at the Citadel. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Talk about real-life horning in on theatre (stealing punchlines, sucking up the supply of public outrage, eating all the fake cheese out of the collective fridge). Here’s the thing: It’s an age when politics (in many … Continue reading

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A work-out for body and brain: Martha Burns is running in The Party and The Candidate at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There are two plays getting their world premieres simultaneously tonight in the Citadel. Martha Burns is in both of them. Burns and her nine cast-mates play characters who inhabit not one but two new Kat Sandler … Continue reading

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Slight of Mind: boarding now at the Citadel, flights into the unknown. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Notes from the departure lounge: We’ve been welcomed by a ground crew of beaming and perky flight attendants. We’ve been through security. Very professional. “Have you been on a farm?” No. “Have you consumed anything organic?” … Continue reading

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“If I’m honest…”: 19 Weeks steps up to the wall of silence. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The woman we meet up close in 19 Weeks, folding laundry in a toy-strewn room, says “if I’m honest…” and “being honest …” and “in all honesty …” a lot. And then she looks right at … Continue reading

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The season’s craziest logistics: Kat Sandler’s two new political comedies at the Citadel happen at the same time

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s beyond, (way beyond) coincidence that 4:05 minutes into two plays that both run on the same night, with the same cast, in two different theatres at the Citadel (starting tonight in preview), a scene begins … Continue reading

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