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A rare backstage pass: E Day takes you behind the scenes of an election. A review of Jason Chinn’s new political comedy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Welcome! Thanks for volunteering your time,” says a bright young woman with a smile and a clipboard as you enter the theatre. You’ve wandered into a cluttered makeshift office (designer: Beyala Hackborn, lighting by Scott Peters), … Continue reading

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A clown in the gender war: Larry. A Fringe review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Larry (Stage 36, La Cité Auditorium) Larry is one of those shows that will make you laugh, out loud and often, for reasons that you will never be able to quite explain to others. Or even to … Continue reading

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Merry Merry quite contrary: the Christmas spirit up against resistance, 4 festive shows on E-town stages this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Merry Merry quite contrary. Some are born with the festive spirit; some achieve it, and some have it thrust upon ’em. And sometimes, as you know, seasonal high spirits have to be released (or wrestled down) … Continue reading

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Pinocchio: a new production of an Alberta Opera original opens the Roxy Performance Series

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Seven years ago, a musical-writing duo with a string of sassy re-angled fairy-tale musicals for kids to their credit got their mitts on a different sort of adventure. It was free-wheeling and fantastical, crazily episodic — … Continue reading

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That masked man is back: a new Phantom of the Opera sings the music of the night

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Some of you may recall the strange affair of the Phantom of the Opera, a mystery never fully explained….” With this opening gambit, and signature organ arpeggio, a 1911 beauty-and-the-beast potboiler by an obscure Parisian hack/bon … Continue reading

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