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Cuckoo! Embrace nonsense! Bright Young Things brings us The Bald Soprano, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Bald Soprano (Stage 12, Varscona Theatre) Give your mental synapses a warm-up rattle, pry your sense of causality loose from its moorings. Get those sticky fingers of language off meaning, and free-associate like there’s no … Continue reading

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The Lear sisters host ‘a celebration of life’: Queen Lear Is Dead, a Fringe review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Queen Lear Is Dead (Stage 46, Strathcona Baptist Church) The premise is downright fascinating: While King Lear is busy running the family business, the kingdom, and all that, and playing his daughters off against each other, … Continue reading

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It’s the biggest opening night of the year! And the generations assemble

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “We’ll eat you up – we love you so!” — Maurice Sendak, Where The Wild Things Are Tonight’s the night, the biggest opening night of the year in this theatre town. And Where The Wild … Continue reading

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Step up, be a patron, support theatre coverage: it’ll be fun!

Hello theatre friends! How did this happen? Suddenly, magically, it’s the eve of the Fringe, the biggest edition ever of Edmonton’s favourite summer festival, best idea, most influential export ever. Live theatre is on everyone’s mind in this exciting theatre … Continue reading

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Those who can, teach: a new theatre company debuts at the Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Those who can, do. Those who aren’t afraid to, teach…. And then they get up onstage at the Fringe. The production of Almost, Maine that opens Friday at the Fringe (BYOV Stage 25) introduces a new … Continue reading

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A “rolling world premiere” at the Fringe: The Trophy Hunt

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a damn big, unwieldy country, coast to coast. And no one knows that better than theatre artists — playwrights, actors, directors, producers. That’s partly what makes Trina Davies’ experimental initiative on the Canadian Fringe circuit … Continue reading

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Have you seen Minerva? Further thoughts on what to catch at the Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Take a chance! True, the kingdom where the wild things fringe is unpredictable. By very definition. Check out a selection of promising, intriguing what-to-see prospects for your fringing in the companion piece HERE.  But there’s this: … Continue reading

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Let the wild rumpus start: Fringe tickets go on sale at noon today

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca And what a wild rumpus it will be…. There’s really no stopping Where The Wild Things Fringe. Tickets go on sale today at noon for the monster 38th annual edition of our summer theatre extravaganza (Aug. … Continue reading

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Hello. He’s Johnny Cash. Ring of Fire at the Citadel, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s one of the signature showbiz openers of the 20th century: “Hello. I’m Johnny Cash.” That greeting is the raison d’être of Ring of Fire, the musically fulsome/ dramatically skimpy jukebox musical that’s currently eliciting full-house cheers … Continue reading

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Directing the man in black: a homecoming for Tracey Flye

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “’Til things are brighter, I’m the man in black….” There’s a story built into the Johnny Cash songs you’ll hear in the  jukebox musical that opens on the Citadel’s Maclab stage Thursday. Via a catalogue of … Continue reading

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