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The road to hell is paved in song: Hadestown at the Citadel, a review

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Hell … yes! If you get yourself a ticket to the Underworld — and really you must! and soon! — you’ll be going to hell and back wrapped in a ravishing dream of love and … Continue reading

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Meet the god of the underworld himself: Patrick Page talks about Hadestown

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “And the wall keeps out the enemy/ And we build the wall to keep us free/ That’s why we build the wall….” In Hadestown, the Anaïs Mitchell musical that opens at the Citadel Thursday en route to Broadway, … Continue reading

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The high line to Hadestown

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “How to get to Hadestown/ You’ll have to take the long way down….” And as the world-weary god/narrator Hermes sings “there ain’t no compass, brother, ain’t no map.” Yes, the road to Hadestown is long, uncharted, … Continue reading

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Music, stories, cabaret, ‘infotainment’, opera, and plays: a weekend of trick and treat on Edmonton stages

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a musical journey that cuts to the soul of a turbulent history. In Freedom Singer, which arrives at the Citadel Club starting tonight as part of a cross-country tour, the Detroit-born Canadian musician Khari Wendell … Continue reading

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See “something Edmonton never gets to see” this week: Bibish de Kinshasa at L’UniThéâtre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Well, Edmonton, your theatre week is full of intriguing shows that “Edmonton never gets to see,” as L’UniThéâtre’s Brian Dooley puts it.  *Starting Wednesday, L’UniThéâtre, our hospitable francophone theatre, is hosting a cabaret/play like no other. … Continue reading

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Igniting connections: a review of Ubuntu at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A son dreams nightly of his father. That’s how it starts. But what sets Ubuntu: The Cape Town Project on its zigzag course through two time periods 30 years apart is an inspired perpetual motion scene, … Continue reading

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Embracing the other: Ubuntu’s cross-cultural journey at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The play that opens on the Citadel’s Maclab stage Thursday wasn’t born, like other plays, in a story, a character, an image. Ubuntu would end up with all of the above, unspooling in dance, movement, music, … Continue reading

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Shocker’s Delight! Ron Pederson directs his favourite play at Teatro La Quindicina

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In 1993, a kid named Ron Pederson fell deeply in love. With a play. The object of his affection struck him as funny and wistful, complicated but simple, and sad, a highly unusual kind of comedy. … Continue reading

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In love with Shakespeare: the Citadel’s season-opener is a sumptuous love letter to theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the entertainment world there’s no shortage of movies transformed into stage extravaganzas (thank Disney for a slew of them). It happens all the time, with motives no one would call pure. So it’s a special … Continue reading

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From Romeo to Shakespeare: meet Andrew Chown, the actor who plays the mystery man

By Liz Nicholls 12thnight.ca So who is William Shakespeare anyhow? The world has always wondered. And in the romantic comedy that opens the season Thursday on the Citadel mainstage, we meet the mystery man himself — as a young working … Continue reading

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