Tag Archives: Edmonton Actors Theatre

And the theatre season continues: take your seats people, Act II is about to begin

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE.… The theatre season isn’t ending; that’s not how the calendar works. There’s still Act II, and it’s about to begin. It’s the moment to cast aside regrets and look forward. What looks … Continue reading

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Looking back: Edmonton theatre in 2017

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Shakespeare In Love, the playful, sumptuously romantic opening gambit of Daryl Cloran’s first season as the Citadel’s new artistic  director, took us into the world of 17th century London theatre. Crazy deadlines, fraught rehearsals, fragile egos, … Continue reading

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“The hottest show in town”: the unmissable Burning Bluebeard brings its strange magic back for the holidays

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s playful, it’s dark, it’s magical. Dave Horak’s production of Burning Bluebeard is back on the Roxy stage. And what a strange and wonderful Christmas show it is. You won’t see anything like it anywhere. I … Continue reading

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Holiday traditions in every size and shape

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Edmonton theatre knows that holiday traditions come in every size and shape, layer on layer, reimagined or reinvented. Have a gander at these:  PANTO AND POST-PANTO PANTO At Fort Edmonton, starting tonight in the vintage Capitol … Continue reading

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Burning Bluebeard: out of the flames and into the festive season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the resolutely cheery world of holiday entertainments, where the halls (and not your relatives) get decked and grinches see the errors of their ways, there is nothing quite like the macabre, strangely joyful circus/vaudeville that … Continue reading

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The new theatre season begins: hey, Edmonton has play dates!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “And the wall keeps out the enemy/ And we build the wall to keep us free….” —Hadestown In Hadestown, the Broadway-bound musical whose out-of-town opening happens at Edmonton’s largest playhouse the Citadel (Nov. 11 to Dec. … Continue reading

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All in the family: Ryan history is onstage at the Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Something big and important, something you could call life-changing, happened to Kate Ryan 31 years ago. And it sheds light, both the theatrical and the personal kind, on why her theatre company, The Plain Janes, is … Continue reading

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Theatre Network’s 43rd season opens with a Trout premiere

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!/  The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun/  The frumious Bandersnatch!” — Through The Looking Glass And What Alice Found Theatre Network ventures through the looking glass … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Edmonton theatre season: Irma Voth, Crazy For You, Stupid Fucking Bird lead the 30th annual Sterling Awards

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Art and life got down, mixed it up, and partied together at the 30th anniversary Sterling Awards gala Monday night, celebrating the best of the Edmonton theatre season. Three productions that, in dramatically different ways, spoke … Continue reading

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A Sterling year onstage: nominations for Edmonton’s theatre awards

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A musical comedy in which a town and its citizens are transformed by putting on a show — a notion that Edmonton can enthusiastically get behind — proved the top choice of jurors as the 30th … Continue reading

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