Tag Archives: Edmonton Fringe

Rapid Fire Theatre is back live, across the river

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Flexibility!” declares Matt Schuurman. “It’s all about being flexible, in a space that’s flexible….” He’s talking about improv, to be sure, a theatrically acrobatic subject on which he is an expert practitioner, mentor, producer. But the … Continue reading

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Gordon’s Big Bald Head infiltrates movie history in Good Head, at the Grindstone

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca They are smart. And they are funny. But there is nothing cautious, or predictable, or even sane about the entertainment proposition that the deluxe improv troupe Gordon’s Big Bald Head offers the world. They own a … Continue reading

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A Telethon kicks off the strange summer when the Edmonton Fringe went online

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Everything that’s happening is changing the landscape…. Let’s make our own destiny!” — Edmonton Fringe director Murray Utas The Fringe, Edmonton’s beloved August giant of a theatre festival, and a game-changer for this town in every … Continue reading

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Hungry for theatre? Lodestar Theatre delivers … to your own back yard

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. In this unpredictable and isolating moment, which has sent live theatre into lockdown exile on screens, Lodestar Theatre is its own creative resistance movement. The rep company, originally from Liverpool … Continue reading

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Celebrating an Edmonton theatre season like no other: the Sterling Awards (online), led by The Color Purple and Titus Bouffonius

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Edmonton theatre took its annual awards gala onto the digital stage Monday night for the first time ever, to celebrate a theatre season like no other. And a musical that chronicles the empowering four-decade journey of … Continue reading

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Home Again: a journey to the desert in podcast form at Nextfest

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It was when the cast was rehearsing the kissing scene in Home Again that playwright/director Calla Wright knew, irrevocably, that Nextfest 2020 had created its own kooky creative wonderland. For one thing Home Again, which runs … Continue reading

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“We’re back to who we are!” Murray Utas launches Fringe Revue

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If you were in any doubt before that, the moment in mid-April the mighty Edmonton Fringe pulled the plug on its 39th annual edition in August, was a capital-M Moment of confirmation that the world had … Continue reading

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“Where are you?” Tracks, an online experiment, takes us home with the cast.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A preamble to Tracks, the online theatre that’s happening this week on your own screen…. Ever since going out to theatre, my way of life for forever, abruptly ended a thousand years ago (or 10 weeks, … Continue reading

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Sandy Moser: mask-maker to the stars

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Live theatre gave Sandy Moser the big-M Moment that turned everything around for her. And she’s returning the favour, though she’d never put it that way in a million years. “What would I be doing otherwise?” … Continue reading

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New faces in theatre: six bright newcomers. The series continues with triple-threat Bella King

They’re young. They shine brightly. And their talents are already lighting up the Edmonton theatre scene. 12thnight talked to six starry and sought-after up-and-comers, artists whose work, on- and backstage, will have a big impact on theatre here when the … Continue reading

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