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The 6 wives of Henry VIII do girl-power pop (and stop by en route to Broadway): Six the Musical. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You’re gonna find out/ how we got unfriended….” sing six queens exploding out of history and into concert in their red-hot opening number. “Tonight we’re gonna do ourselves justice/ ‘cause we’re taking you to court!” Give … Continue reading

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From the Fringe to Tudor-mania in the big wide world (via E-Town). Meet the creators of Six

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, there were 3,398 shows. Only one of them continues to play to sold-out houses in the West End, and opens on Broadway in March. That would be Six The Musical, the … Continue reading

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“Embrace your weirdness”: the world as seen by Girl Brain, coming to the Citadel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Overheard out in the real world — a cafe maybe, or a wine bar: Three women at the next table are laughing uproariously. “That’s a sketch!” floats your way through the air, like a winged mantra. … Continue reading

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Fight Night gets the vote out, in a fun and disconcerting way

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Uncanny. It’s all about us. Sorry to be self-centred, but it’s hard to believe that Fight Night, a fascinating five-year-old show from the innovative Belgian collective Ontroerend Goed, wasn’t custom-made for us, right now. So here … Continue reading

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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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