Tag Archives: Broadway Across Canada

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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Dear Evan Hansen arrives in the upcoming Broadway Across Canada season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca An innovative award-winner of a Broadway musical with every kind of contemporary traction is the finale of the upcoming three-show Broadway Across Canada season. Dear Evan Hansen, arriving at the Jube Feb. 11 to 16 2020, … Continue reading

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On the edge of the world: Come From Away. A review.

Becky Gulsvig and Emily Watson (front) in Come From Away. Photo by Matthew Murphy. By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Welcome to the Rock. “You are here, at the start of a moment, on the edge of the world,” sings the ensemble … Continue reading

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One fine night (or the case of the reluctant star): Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the history of the Great White Way, there’s no shortage of musicals, jukebox and otherwise, that are defined by the showbiz gene: the drive for stardom, the magnetic pull of performance, the compelling need to … Continue reading

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Some kind of wonderful: Beautiful: the Carole King Musical comes to the Jube. Meet the star Sarah Bockel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “She’s … normal,” says Sarah Bockel, musing on the woman she plays in the jukebox musical that arrives on the Jube stage Tuesday under the Broadway Across Canada touring banner. “She’s grounded. Pretty self-effacing. And also … Continue reading

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