Tag Archives: Broadway Across Canada

Kiss the cod: Come From Away at the Jube, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Come From Away wasn’t Away long, in real time. And yet, the world has changed in such unmistakeable ways since March 2019, when the American touring production arrived here, bringing a story of Canadian-ness back to … Continue reading

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‘Immigrants get the job done’: Hamilton’s finally here, in a first-rate touring production

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Hamilton: it’s epic. It’s crazy rich in its language, music, and theatricality. And it explodes onto the stage with an offer, no, a demand, to focus both history and musical theatre from the outsider perspective. It’s … Continue reading

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“Is anybody waving back at me?” Dear Evan Hansen at the Jube. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What does it feel like to live in a buzzing world of cross-hatched ever-escalating and fading images and phrases, a metastasizing, translucent tangle of entries, posts, links, tags, photos? Where the music of the spheres (not … Continue reading

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Hamilton is coming: Broadway Across Canada announces a new season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Edmonton audiences will get their first crack at the most acclaimed musical of the era next season. Hamilton, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical of 2015, arrives on the Jube stage July 27 to Aug. … Continue reading

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Welcome back! Act II of the Edmonton theatre season is about to begin

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca I know what you’re thinking — post-festivity regret, punishing resolutions, the sense of finale. But cast off these thoughts: the theatre season isn’t ending. It’s only intermission. And intermission is over. Welcome back; Act II is … Continue reading

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Sweet and savoury: Waitress the musical arrives at the Jube. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Broadway musical that has landed on the Jube stage this week, like a slice of the daily special on our plate, is a tale of self-discovery and empowerment. Powered from a bottomless larder of pastry … Continue reading

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Waitress the musical, serving up the special (a slice of possibility). A preview.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca David Socolar is a man on an unusual journey. He’s in the enviable position of travelling the continent surrounded by women (and baking metaphors). The 26-year-old Baltimore native is on tour in a 2016 Broadway musical … Continue reading

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It’s show time in Edmonton theatre: what to not miss this season on E-town stages

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “That was what had been missing from his life all these years. His career, his city, this bonehead province. Mythic Power.” — The Garneau Block. In Todd Babiak’s wry and funny novel The Garneau Block, reborn … Continue reading

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“There’s only now”: the eternal present of Rent. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In one of the anthems to outsiders in Rent, the characters pay tribute to their gritty low-rent East Village world of starving artists, junkies, dealers, the homeless, the destitute, the marginalized of every sexual persuasion, “anyone … Continue reading

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Rent is due: the 20th anniversary tour arrives. Meet the original choreographer

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s been nearly two decades since a young dance-theatre choreographer from New York’s downtown alt-art scene got invited to meet up with a little-known composer to make plans for a revolutionary new rock musical. It would … Continue reading

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