Tag Archives: Citadel Theatre

Why do we vote the way we do? Fight Night is on it

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca No doubt about it: the star avant-garde Belgian theatre collective Ontroerend Goed has an exquisite sense of timing. This week they bring to the Citadel’s new alternative Highwire series a show that throws this question at … Continue reading

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Giving thanks for theatre: the long weekend on E-town stages

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s the moment to be thankful for Edmonton’s most captivating arts asset – our theatre scene. Many possibilities are waiting for you this weekend, including a macabre entertainment spun from our own neglected history. And … Continue reading

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Hey, the theatre season has landed: a weekend on E-town stages

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You may have noticed: the stars have aligned; the E-town theatre season is underway. This week there are musicals, plays, an original screwball comedy. There’s a staged reading of a play that’ll open on a stage … Continue reading

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“I’m beautiful. And I’m here”: The Color Purple at the Citadel. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I believe I have inside of me/ Everything that I need to lead a bountiful life,” sings a confident woman in the last moments of the heart-grabbing musical currently on the Citadel mainstage. The heroine of … Continue reading

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Owning a black story: The Color Purple propels an empowering narrative across the Citadel stage. A preview.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What about tears when I’m happy? What about wings when I fall? I want you to be/ A story for me/ That I can believe in forever. — What About Love?, The Color Purple There are ground-breaking … Continue reading

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Hello. He’s Johnny Cash. Ring of Fire at the Citadel, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s one of the signature showbiz openers of the 20th century: “Hello. I’m Johnny Cash.” That greeting is the raison d’être of Ring of Fire, the musically fulsome/ dramatically skimpy jukebox musical that’s currently eliciting full-house cheers … Continue reading

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Directing the man in black: a homecoming for Tracey Flye

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “’Til things are brighter, I’m the man in black….” There’s a story built into the Johnny Cash songs you’ll hear in the  jukebox musical that opens on the Citadel’s Maclab stage Thursday. Via a catalogue of … Continue reading

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Have you met our new friend? thoughts on Nassim at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There are many things I can’t tell you about Nassim (tempting though it is). (a) It just wouldn’t be fair. The show created by the Iranian playwright artist Nassim Soleimanpour, who travels the world with it, … Continue reading

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Nassim, an adventure in language and connection: meet playwright Nassim Soleimanpour

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The last time I talked to Nassim Soleimanpour, six years ago, the Iranian playwright was in the middle of Tehran on a cellphone that kept fading out, and I had laryngitis. There’s got to be an … Continue reading

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Romance into tragedy: the dark, violent, original new hearing-deaf Tempest at the Citadel. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It never stops raining in the version of The Tempest that’s now lashing and splashing and skidding across the Citadel mainstage. As the Fool in Twelfth Night sings (borrowed by this wettest of Tempests for the … Continue reading

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