Tag Archives: Edmonton Actors Theatre

Things I learned at the Sterling Awards gala: a coda

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Thoughts from the Sterling gala (directed by Kate Ryan and written by Shannon Blanchet and Belinda Cornish). •For openers: Co-hosts Rachel Bowron and Hunter Cardinal were sparklers. They opened the show with Beauty, a witty and … Continue reading

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A season on Edmonton stages: a look back

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the opening scene of Jabberwocky, the latest from the Old Trout Puppet Workshop (at Theatre Network this past season), a drum roll announces the parting of a red velvet theatre curtain. Which opens to reveal … Continue reading

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A man, his ghosts, his dog, his quest for meaning: Terry and the Dog, a review of Collin Doyle’s mysterious new play

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I’m trying to find meaning here,” Terry tells us in the very first line of Terry and the Dog. It’s a theme he’ll return to at the end, and regularly in between. So are we all, … Continue reading

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The curious incident of Terry and the Dog: the new Collin Doyle premieres at Edmonton Actors Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the archive of Edmonton Actors Theatre — an award-winning indie company with a solemn name but wildly playful theatrical appetites — there’s everything but the kitchen sink. There’s a a gleeful, insurrectionist satire, Fatboy. There’s … Continue reading

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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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