Tag Archives: cabaret

Le Moulin Rouge: can-cans at The Spotlight Cabaret

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “It will be busy once more … give us a month!” says the co-impresario of a night club, pleading with creditors at the start of Le Moulin Rouge. “Times are tough.” Hey, a cabaret about … … Continue reading

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Through the window and out in the world: some thoughts on Plain Jane’s Scenes From The Sidewalk

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Varscona Theatre opened its door this past weekend for the first time since March. The door to the lobby, that is. Which is where 20 of us sat (distanced and masked) on Sunday at 5:30, … Continue reading

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Scenes From The Sidewalk: from the Plain Janes, a cabaret that turns theatre inside out

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Alienation 2020. The world seems upside down and inside out to you — and why wouldn’t it?. The laws of gravity have been cancelled. You’re either inside looking out (wistfully) or outside looking in (wistfully); no … Continue reading

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The House Series: comedy, cabaret, and music at the Citadel next season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Girl Brain, the sketch comedy troupe that zigzags through the lively minds of three smart and funny women, is being lured downtown for a weekend next season at the Citadel. Alyson Dicey, Caley Suliak and Ellie … Continue reading

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Chills and thrills in a theatre town: stake out a stage near you

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Uncanny, isn’t it?, how often the words “ordinary nice polite guy-next-door” show up in reports of homicidal rampages? Researcher Eugene Crowley, the noted “mind-hunter,” is in town this week to give a public lecture on the … Continue reading

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Defying the laws of gravity: Gravity, the cabaret of art and politics, is back Monday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What’s happened to the laws of gravity when the world seems upside down? Grave? SNAFU, now officially a verb, has gone TARFUN. Yes, Things Are Really Fucked Up Now. And Monday night at the Westbury Theatre, … Continue reading

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What lies Beyond The Stage at the Citadel next season?

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca One of the most playful and subversive theatrical experimenters in the world is coming to the Citadel’s alternative Beyond The Stage series next season. You’ll find the Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour turning the pages of his … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like … and other weekend possibilities on Edmonton stages

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca We’ll start with things of a wintry, possibly Yule-ish, tinge, and their antidotes. •If you’ve already had it up to here with the fa-la-la’s even though you’re still eating crappy leftover Halloween candy … If the … Continue reading

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PattyZee@TheRoxy: Theatre Network launches a new cabaret series

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Music and storytelling merge at close range!” Actor/singer Patricia Zentilli, one of the country’s most accomplished cabaret artists, says that’s the closest she can come to a definition of cabaret. And Edmonton audiences will have a … Continue reading

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Fringe review: Get Me The F#ck Out Of Edmonton

  “Get Me The F#ck out of Edmonton” – and other ramblings of a fringe has-been (Stage 8, Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here’s the thing about Wes Borg: he is Fringe history — from the top of … Continue reading

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