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Identity crisis in mascara and blush: The Look, streaming from Northern Light Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I’m going to let you in on a secret, girls. Eyelashes are back,” advises Marilyn Miles, the original face of Estelle Cosmetics, in The Look. Lashes may be back. Live in-person theatre (formerly known as ‘Tteatre’), … Continue reading

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Looking forward to 2021 in Edmonton theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca I know what you’re thinking.… The world has been so chaotic and unpredictable this past year that you’d have to be crazy to ink in a calendar of upcoming theatre events.      But one thing … Continue reading

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Mary’s Wedding: inside Mary’s dream in a new Métis version of the classic, streaming from the Citadel. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It is no surprise that the land acknowledgment at the outset of Mary’s Wedding, delivered by one of its characters, has a particular resonance in the Citadel production that opened its digital streaming run Dec. 22 … Continue reading

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A wish for the new year from 12thnight.ca

Happy New Year, theatre friends! It was a year (was it only a year?) unimaginable in advance. A year of devastating losses and challenges for the performing arts. A year in which Edmonton’s valiant community of theatre-creators rose to the … Continue reading

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You’ve heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for … Edmonton’s Meme Queens

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You’ve heard of Elf on the Shelf, now get ready for this…. Face it, 2020, a dumpster fire of a year, hasn’t given theatre people a lot to get happy about, creative though they are. But … Continue reading

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2020: a year like no other in Edmonton theatre (part 1)

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca 2020: the year the laws of probability bent so far out of shape they snapped. Along with satire, futurist dystopian fantasies ceded pride of place to … reality. Every definition of live theatre was up against … Continue reading

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‘Light during the longest nights’: the Citadel’s film adaptation of A Christmas Carol. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Light!” declares the twinkly old man at a piano on the stage of a big dark empty theatre. “Light during the longest nights.” It’s what every ghost wants, he says. And he’s got the ghost story … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Christmas: a dozen nights of virtual celebration from the St. Albert Children’s Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If it were just a matter of a partridge in a pear tree, things would be so simple. But Janice Flower never thinks small. And neither does the 39-year-old St. Albert Children’s Theatre, where full-bodied Broadway … Continue reading

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We need a little Christmas, right this very minute: the Varscona’s first-ever Virtual Holiday Gala

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In a daunting year for live theatre, when the sound of Cheers! has rarely been heard across the land (and the sound of even one hand clapping is now a faint echo in the imagination), the … Continue reading

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Mary’s Wedding: a new Métis version of the Canadian classic at the Citadel (online)

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Tonight is just a dream. I ask you to remember that. It begins at the end and ends at the beginning…. Mary’s Wedding, available for streaming to cross-country audiences from the Citadel Dec. 22, takes us … Continue reading

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