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The Citadel announces its upcoming season of nine shows: here’s the lineup

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Opportunities for people to make theatre part of their lives again!” That’s the mantra under which Citadel Theatre artistic director Daryl Cloran unveiled the upcoming $13 million 2023-2024 lineup Monday night at Edmonton’s largest playhouse.  “Our … Continue reading

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Deaf, and an expert in the absurdities of the world: Chris Dodd’s Deafy at the Citadel, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In Deafy, currently running in the Citadel’s Rice Theatre, we meet a man with a fine-tuned sense of the absurdities of the world. In his wry way he’s an expert in negotiating obstacles both large and … Continue reading

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Negotiating a route through the Deaf and hearing worlds: Chris Dodd’s Deafy, at the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The production that opens tonight at the Citadel is in its own special way a groundbreaker. For the first time in its 58-season history a play by a Deaf playwright will occupy a stage at the … Continue reading

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Wait, there’s more…. Act II of the theatre season is about to begin

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Stay tuned; face forward. There’s more! Intermission’s over, my friends, and Act II of the Edmonton theatre season is about to begin. Freaky Green Eyes, Emma Houghton’s original adaptation of the Joyce Carol Oates novel, premieres … Continue reading

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2022: the year in Edmonton theatre, part 2

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here’s a small sampling, in no particular order, of assorted highlights from a year when live theatre on Edmonton stages rose to the occasion, and did what theatre can do best, conjure worlds through other eyes, … Continue reading

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Spirit of the Season: a new holiday/horror mashup, a one-night one-screen film premiere

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Five friends in full flight mode escape to a remote cabin in the woods. That always works, right? In Spirit of the Season, the indie holiday/ horror mash-up comedy film getting a one-night premiere screening Wednesday … Continue reading

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2022: the year in Edmonton theatre, part 1

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca 2022: it was a year in theatre that started with a calendar dotted with  hopeful pencilled-in dates.  After a complicated 2021 of cancellations and postponements (and a late-summer re-Pivot of The Pivot), audiences were, cautiously, ready … Continue reading

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An update on E-town holiday shows: overcoming grinch-itude and getting festive, part 2

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Lighten up everyone. If stress and/or seasonal ennui have overtaken your festive spirit and malled it beyond recognition, it’s obvious that you need a holiday show booster. And, like sweaters with antlers and shameless pom-poms on … Continue reading

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Overcoming Grinch-itude and getting festive: holiday shows on E-town stages this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Could this be you? “You’re a monster, Mister Grinch, Your heart’s an empty hole, Your brain is full of spiders, You have garlic in your soul….”  If your holiday spirit has been eroded by spending time … Continue reading

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: A Christmas Carol at the Citadel, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The ‘hap-happiest season of all,’ as the familiar song has it, can officially begin. A Christmas Carol is back onstage at the Citadel for the 23rd year. Daryl Cloran’s production is thrillingly big, bigger than last … Continue reading

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