Tag Archives: Backstage Theatre

Making indie theatre just got less lonely: RISER goes national and comes to Edmonton

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Even at the best of times (which I think we can all agree this is not) It’s hard, high-risk work producing indie theatre. Bright creative innovative ideas that find their natural habitat in independent theatre arrive … Continue reading

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Rapid Fire Theatre is back live, across the river

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Flexibility!” declares Matt Schuurman. “It’s all about being flexible, in a space that’s flexible….” He’s talking about improv, to be sure, a theatrically acrobatic subject on which he is an expert practitioner, mentor, producer. But the … Continue reading

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Locked out by a union? Whaaaat? Allan Morgan’s one-man show I Walked The Line comes to Chinook Series 2020

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I could not believe it! I could not get my head around it!” declares Allan Morgan. The veteran Vancouver-based actor, whose conversation rolls in exclamation points, is known to Edmonton audiences since he was the touring … Continue reading

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Shakespeare gets a Cree cosmology re-fit: Pawâkan Macbeth arrives for Chinook

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Feel the breeze. Chinook, the resource-sharing multi-disciplinary series devoted to melting our preconceptions and expanding our experience of live performance and creation, is at hand. It’s a measure of creative vision (and chutzpah) that the 2020 … Continue reading

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Give yourself a festive treat: Holiday shows on E-town stages this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Like socks with reindeer antlers and figgy puddings, festive holiday shows are definitely not one-size-fits-all. They come in every pattern, every size, every budget from lavish to cash-strapped ingenuity. And, for that matter, every gradation of … Continue reading

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In hot pursuit of justice: The Ballad of Peachtree Rose. A review of Workshop West’s season-opener

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Welcome to the team!” says a mysterious executive (Laura Raboud), to the street kid she’s just recruited. “I really believe in you.” Team spirit: It’s music to the ears of Peach (Alexandra Dawkins), who ricochets through … Continue reading

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An outbreak of clowns: Play The Fool, E-Town’s “festival of clown and physical comedy” is back

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Be a clown, be a clown, be a clown….” — Cole Porter “It is meat and drink to me to see a clown.” — Shakespeare, As You Like It, Act V, scene i This theatre town … Continue reading

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“The show I needed to see”: Boy Trouble premieres at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “What’s the show I really needed to see at that age?” That’s the question Mac Brock asked himself at 22, looking back on his 17-year-old self. So he wrote that show. Boy Trouble premieres at Nextfest … Continue reading

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What are they up to? Celebrate the next generation of artists at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca So, what’s happening? What’s new? What’s next? There’s a festival in Edmonton that’s all about the answers. Yes, Nextfest is back in Old Strathcona Thursday for 11 days (and nights) of showcasing and celebrating the next … Continue reading

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A Man Draws A Bird “because he wants to fly”: theatre, music, and Taiko drumming in a new Booming Tree show

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca As in so many life-changers, there was a moment when it all could have been different. And that was the moment — on one of those lingering Edmonton summer evenings in 2012 — that Greg Shimizu … Continue reading

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