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Give yourself a festive treat: Holiday shows on E-town stages this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Like socks with reindeer antlers and figgy puddings, festive holiday shows are definitely not one-size-fits-all. They come in every pattern, every size, every budget from lavish to cash-strapped ingenuity. And, for that matter, every gradation of … Continue reading

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“I’m not the man I was….” A new Christmas Carol at the Citadel. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…. Front-rack anything in the colour red: “red at the primary point of visual contact increases sales by 5.4 per cent.” This retail wisdom comes courtesy of Mr. Ebenezer … Continue reading

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Do not ask for whom the Belles toil (a tale of two actors, two theatres, two cities, and a show): A Christmas Carol

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca They met 17 years ago as kids in the single-digit age bracket, in a show that would be a life-changer for both of them. They each landed a high-impact role in the two-year-old production, big and … Continue reading

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After two decades, the Citadel has a new Christmas Carol. A preview

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Wait.… Do you hear that?” whispers David van Belle, stopping himself mid-sentence, his fork mid-air. “Someone’s whistling Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” Sure enough, there it is, a faint sound. A ghostly wisp that floats … Continue reading

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Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play: A wild ride through the evolution of pop culture. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The End. So. What then? There’s something indestructible, maybe even sustaining, about the collective act of storytelling. Something viral, in the bloodstream, possibly toxic and radioactive, that can outlast apocalypses. When society shatters completely and we’re … Continue reading

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A holiday tradition to call their own: The Blank Who Stole Christmas at Rapid Fire Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch/ You really are a heel….” In the show that opens Friday at Rapid Fire Theatre headquarters, you will see what happens when a company addicted to adrenalin and devoted to … Continue reading

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The world is ending, so what about Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa …? Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play is on it. A preview

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca So a director and an a choreographer go into a Strathcona bar to discuss the apocalypse and The Simpsons.… It happened last week.  Whoa, the end of the world? Now what do we do? “We’re obsessed … Continue reading

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Waitress the musical, serving up the special (a slice of possibility). A preview.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca David Socolar is a man on an unusual journey. He’s in the enviable position of travelling the continent surrounded by women (and baking metaphors). The 26-year-old Baltimore native is on tour in a 2016 Broadway musical … Continue reading

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Strange, playful, and of this moment: The Skin Of Our Teeth from Bright Young Things. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s strange, it’s playful. And it gets right to the heart of the dark, chaotic, freak-out of the present moment.  That’s The Skin Of Our Teeth, the high-spirited, anarchic, category-resistant 1942 “comedy” (for want of a … Continue reading

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Check-in time at the Bed and Breakfast, Theatre Network’s season-opener comedy. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You never have the full story when you’re in the middle of it,” says Drew (Chris Pereira), one-half of the beleaguered urbanite couple we meet at the outset of Bed and Breakfast. In Mark Crawford’s funny, … Continue reading

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