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Spirit of the Season: a new holiday/horror mashup, a one-night one-screen film premiere

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Five friends in full flight mode escape to a remote cabin in the woods. That always works, right? In Spirit of the Season, the indie holiday/ horror mash-up comedy film getting a one-night premiere screening Wednesday … Continue reading

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A mash-up of holiday classics (with ghosts) at Fort Edmonton: It’s A Wonderful Christmas Carol

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I’m not the man I was….”  No kidding. The flinty Mr. Scrooge gives off new sparks in the panto-radio play mash-up that opens at the Capitol Theatre in Fort Edmonton Park Thursday, as part of the … Continue reading

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Love takes us backstage at a kids’ TV show: Die-Nasty lathers up for a new season of Monday night episodes

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Suds alert: We’re backstage at DNTV, a television studio where tensions are on red alert and the real drama happens in this age of streaming.  TV executives, actors both human and puppet, camera people, script writers … Continue reading

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‘Everyday horror’ mined for comedy: that’s Girl Brain, and they’re back

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There’s nothing like a pandemic to make a sketch comedy trio revel in being together again — in person, in a spanky theatre, rehearsing a new show, with a fog machine.  “Where are we?” says Ellie … Continue reading

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Four decades of playing without a script: the Rapid Fire Theatre story is now a book

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The thing you’ve just got to love about Rapid Fire Theatre is that everything that makes you anxious (if not out and out crazy) in life is delightful to them. It’s their high-octane fuel, their motivation, … Continue reading

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A bona fide hit with Jason in the title? Say, what? The second, third, and fourth wave of Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca C’mon, who could have predicted that the hottest ticket in the first half of the Edmonton theatre season would be a show with “Jason Kenney” in the title? Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer is a bona … Continue reading

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Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer, frat party kegger of a satire. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I would never lie; I’ve taken poli-sci.” This declaration in song from the goofball hero got a big laugh from the preview night crowd at Grindstone Theatre’s new musical satire Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer. Hey, … Continue reading

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The Best Summer Ever, mantra for a musical satire: Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Best Summer Ever. Four words destined to live in infamy. An open invitation to disaster, as well we know (and everyone knew at the time). And, hey, a banner for Alberta to carry onto the … Continue reading

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The Grindstone is ready to crack you up: the Comedy Fest is back

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca     In a laughter-parched land, there is hope. After a year of set-backs, re-sets, contortionist pivots and ingenious work-arounds involving the great outdoors in all kinds of weather, the Grindstone Theatre in Old Strathcona launches … Continue reading

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New faces in theatre: smile, here’s sketch and improv star Sydney Campbell

They’re young, bright, and unstoppably creative. And, pandemic be damned, their adaptable, flexible talents are already lighting up the Edmonton theatre scene. In this 12thnight series you’ll meet some of E-town’s sought-after up-and-comers, artists whose work, on- and backstage, is … Continue reading

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