Tag Archives: A Christmas Carol

Overcoming Grinch-itude and getting festive: holiday shows on E-town stages this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Could this be you? “You’re a monster, Mister Grinch, Your heart’s an empty hole, Your brain is full of spiders, You have garlic in your soul….”  If your holiday spirit has been eroded by spending time … Continue reading

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: A Christmas Carol at the Citadel, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The ‘hap-happiest season of all,’ as the familiar song has it, can officially begin. A Christmas Carol is back onstage at the Citadel for the 23rd year. Daryl Cloran’s production is thrillingly big, bigger than last … Continue reading

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A mash-up of holiday classics (with ghosts) at Fort Edmonton: It’s A Wonderful Christmas Carol

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I’m not the man I was….”  No kidding. The flinty Mr. Scrooge gives off new sparks in the panto-radio play mash-up that opens at the Capitol Theatre in Fort Edmonton Park Thursday, as part of the … Continue reading

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A new Scrooge for the Citadel’s Christmas Carol: John Ullyatt dons the pinstripes

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In a theatre town where a lavish Citadel production of A Christmas Carol isn’t just another entertainment choice but a bona fide civic tradition, “Bah, Humbug!” is by now the “to be or not to be” … Continue reading

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A shared responsibility for human happiness: A Christmas Carol is back at the Citadel, live. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Snow’s a given. Sunset before happy hour, also a given. But in Edmonton it’s never really “beginning to look a lot like Christmas” till A Christmas Carol opens at the Citadel. That’s just the way it … 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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‘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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A Christmas Carol for our time: the Citadel brings its production to you, at home

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Some day soon we all will be together/ If the fates allow/ Until then we’ll have to muddle through somehow…. If there ever was a Christmas carol for 2020, it’s got to be Have Yourself A Merry Little … Continue reading

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“I’m not the man I was….” A new Christmas Carol at the Citadel. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. Front-rack anything in the colour red: “red at the primary point of visual contact increases sales by 5.4 per cent.” This retail wisdom comes courtesy of Mr. Ebenezer … Continue reading

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Do not ask for whom the Belles toil (a tale of two actors, two theatres, two cities, and a show): A Christmas Carol

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca They met 17 years ago as kids in the single-digit age bracket, in a show that would be a life-changer for both of them. They each landed a high-impact role in the two-year-old production, big and … Continue reading

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