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The Fringe returns to its experimental roots: tickets go on sale Wednesday at noon

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The name of this year’s edition of the Edmonton Fringe is itself is a spirit-lifter, par excellence: Together We Fringe. It’s a salute to live gathering — in a nutshell exactly what we’ve been missing in … Continue reading

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Together We Fringe: the second annual live Telethon happens Friday

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Last year about this time, we were still reeling from the woulda/coulda been’s — and the heartbreak that the 39th annual Fringe was cancelled. That was a first. And so was the telethon that The Fringe … Continue reading

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En route to Heaven (and Alberta’s Black history), live at the Citadel: meet star Helen Belay

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Getting to Heaven was “a long, winding journey,” says Helen Belay. Belay is not only the star of the Cheryl Foggo play of that name starting its live run on the Citadel’s Shoctor stage Saturday. But … Continue reading

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The first line of your play is here: a public service from 12thnight

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight The week in overheard lines (from walking alone), a selection of possible first lines for your play-in-progress. The Fringe is coming. So feel free to use any of the following (since “Who’s there?” and “When shall … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Plain Janes’ Scenes From The Sidewalk the sequel

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You have to hand it to the catastrophe that is the pandemic: it’s impossible now to take for granted the “live” in live theatre. “Going out to the theatre,” a phrase to be tossed off expectantly … 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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Mamma Mia! here we go again: live theatre is back at the Mayfield

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It sounds like the blueprint for a door-slammer farce to be sure (the kind that the Mayfield Dinner Theatre propels across its stage from time to time). After closing and re-opening and re-closing the doors a … Continue reading

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Scenes From The Sidewalk: another Plain Jane “inside out cabaret”

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Something has got to start/ I am ready to be loved”…. — Ready To Be Loved, from Edges by Pasek and Paul. Eleven months ago, a little indie company with a specialty in musical theatre — re-discovering, … Continue reading

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Summer, live theatre, and a message for you, theatre friends, from 12thnight

Hello theatre friends, and salutations of the summer season from 12thnight.ca! Live theatre with live audiences. In person! Now there’s a concept that could catch on. Exciting to see live theatre is en route back, re-emerging in a variety of … Continue reading

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Together We Fringe: A Fringe Event. Our beloved summer theatre binge is back, live, and modified for 2021

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca This year the Fringe is not going to look and feel like the adrenalized, crazy, big-ass monster you and thousands of your closest friends hang out with day and night in August (you know the rampaging … Continue reading

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