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Going Undercover with the crack improvisers of Spontaneous Theatre: a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I like your thinking,” says the tough-cookie Det. Sergeant (Rebecca Northan), snapping her gum approvingly at the rookie detective from time to time in the course of Undercover. “I like your thinking” is the mantra of … Continue reading

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Undercover: spontaneous detective work with improv queen Rebecca Northan

By Liz Nicholls 12thnight.ca “Everyone has the capacity to improvise,” declares Rebecca Northan decisively, looking for inspiration on a lunch menu last week. “We all improvise all the time!” Not everyone, I think to myself, wincing visibly at a couple … Continue reading

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Surviving the unsurvivable: the astonishing creation that is Betroffenheit, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca What are you supposed to do with fathomless tragedy? The kind of limitless grief that consumes your mind and melts your bones?  Betroffenheit is about that. In its harrowing and brilliantly executed way, this astonishing dance/theatre … Continue reading

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Brian Webb on Betroffenheit, and other matters theatrical for the weekend

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Thoughts from Brian Webb, artistic director of the dance company that’s teamed up with the Citadel to bring Betroffenheit our way this weekend: “Crystal is the cream!,” says Webb of Crystal Pite, the star Kidd Pivot … Continue reading

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Out of trauma and into artistic creation: Jonathon Young talks about the acclaimed dance/theatre fusion Betroffenheit

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The intersection of real life and artistic creation can seldom have been so high-stakes as it is in the acclaimed dance/theatre production that arrives at the Citadel Friday for three performances. Betroffenheit, which has gathered awards … Continue reading

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Onstage: a weekend theatre update

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Your weekend could include a musical. There’s a couple to choose from, and though both are a challenge (for very different reasons) for the form, they’re at opposite ends of the musical spectrum •One of the … Continue reading

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A musical window into a tragic world: Children of God, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca    There have been musicals before now that explored the effects of bi-polar disorder, of bullying, of cultural imperialism and racism, of homophobia, of domestic abuse. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel is still controversial; it was written … Continue reading

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The moment of truth for a country: Children of God, a musical about the ripple effect of residential schools

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the musical that opens at the Citadel Thursday, you’ll meet a smart kid with potential and hopes, a dreamer with a sense of possibility. And then school happens. You’ll meet Tom years later, in a … Continue reading

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Gimme gimme gimme … the past! How can I resist you? Mamma Mia! at the Citadel, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “We’ve done it all before, now we’re back to get some more….” Mamma Mia! There: you’re looking at two words that, just on sight, will weasel their way into your brain, and unlock an entire archive … Continue reading

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Mamma Mia, here we go again! Meet director Ashlie Corcoran

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life… It is no surprise to find that the director of a certain big full-bodied jukebox musical — you may have heard of it — opening … Continue reading

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