Tag Archives: Daryl Cloran

Got To Get You Into My Life: Will and the Fab Four do love love love. As You Like It at the Citadel, a review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Party time. True, there are as many ways to century-swap and play dress-up with Shakespeare’s great romantic comedy As You Like It as there are theatre artists, impresarios, and music industry sages to dream them up. … Continue reading

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All you need is love: the Bard teams up with the Beatles in As You Like It, at the Citadel. A preview.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The musical rom-com that opens Thursday on the Citadel’s Shoctor stage, is the work of a starry creative team. All the world might be a stage, yeah yeah yeah, but history’s hottest playwright and most popular … Continue reading

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“I’m not the man I was….” A new Christmas Carol at the Citadel. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. Front-rack anything in the colour red: “red at the primary point of visual contact increases sales by 5.4 per cent.” This retail wisdom comes courtesy of Mr. Ebenezer … Continue reading

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The Citadel’s upcoming 54th season: local stars in an international galaxy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The new logo is just the tip-off. Monday afternoon at Edmonton’s largest playhouse artistic director Daryl Cloran unveiled an ambitious upcoming Citadel season —  its 54th and his third as the architect of the company lineup. … Continue reading

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She swings, she kicks, she flies: behind the legend a new Robin Hood for our time in The Silver Arrow at the Citadel

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the swashbuckler adventure extravaganza that premieres on, above, and around the Citadel’s Maclab stage Thursday, everything you thought you knew about a certain legendary 12th century outlaw hero (with a proclivity for the colour … Continue reading

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At the Citadel, a new focus for developing new plays

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The fun of a block party is the unpredictable  mix of people who live in proximity, get included, and show up to play. Block Party is the nickname, and “community” the theme of the inaugural edition … 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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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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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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