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A bona fide hit with Jason in the title? Say, what? The second, third, and fourth wave of Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca C’mon, who could have predicted that the hottest ticket in the first half of the Edmonton theatre season would be a show with “Jason Kenney” in the title? Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer is a bona … Continue reading

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Some day soon we all will be together… A Christmas Carol is back live at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Daryl Cloran has discovered an infallible new applause line, simple but profound. He’s used it in pre-show remarks to audiences at the Citadel’s productions of The Fiancée, Bears, and The Garneau Block this fall. Same effect … Continue reading

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Holding the torch in a man’s world: The Great Whorehouse Fire of 1921 at Northern Light Theatre. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca History is the springboard for The Great Whorehouse Fire of 1921, the cunningly knotted little play that opens the Northern Light Theatre season in Trevor Schmidt’s crackling production. The title reveals the small-town crime, recorded by … Continue reading

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Rave on: Buddy Holly is back at the Mayfield. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You have about as much sex appeal as a telegraph pole,” an old-timey Texas country radio DJ tells a nerdy, bespectacled young man with rock n’ roll on his mind at the outset of Buddy: The … Continue reading

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Linda Wood Edwards reimagines a mysterious chapter in our history: The Great Whorehouse Fire of 1921 at Northern Light

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In December 26, 1921, just outside the small Alberta town of Big Valley, a brothel started by an enterprising woman burned to the ground.Narrow escapes ensued, as duly reported by The Big Valley News that week. … Continue reading

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The (88) keys to the kingdom: Darrin Hagen’s solo show Metronome. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In his new solo play Metronome, Darrin Hagen sits at a table under a giant arc, a rainbow of piano fragments, strings, unstrung sounding plates, keyboards. At one end, attached to the ground like the mythical … Continue reading

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The door slams and they’re off! The Fiancée, a deluxe new farce at the Citadel. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There they stand before us, seven closed doors. A tidy pink and cream apartment (designer: Whittyn Jason). A vision of domestic harmony: orderly arrangements of size-gradated kitchen canisters, a slice of cake under a glass dome, … Continue reading

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Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer, frat party kegger of a satire. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I would never lie; I’ve taken poli-sci.” This declaration in song from the goofball hero got a big laugh from the preview night crowd at Grindstone Theatre’s new musical satire Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer. Hey, … Continue reading

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‘Our opportunity to meet the moment’: 366 Days, the latest from Major Matt Mason

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here’s a strange, unsettling thought: We are all hybrid creatures. That’s how we have to live now, forever straddling the live and the digital, not fully existing in one world or another. Are we then our … Continue reading

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The Best Summer Ever, mantra for a musical satire: Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Best Summer Ever. Four words destined to live in infamy. An open invitation to disaster, as well we know (and everyone knew at the time). And, hey, a banner for Alberta to carry onto the … Continue reading

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