Tag Archives: Edmonton theatre

A new Scrooge for the Citadel’s Christmas Carol: John Ullyatt dons the pinstripes

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In a theatre town where a lavish Citadel production of A Christmas Carol isn’t just another entertainment choice but a bona fide civic tradition, “Bah, Humbug!” is by now the “to be or not to be” … Continue reading

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The Innocence of Trees, a strange and wonderful fantasia on making art, opens the new Theatre Network season. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Theatre Network mainstage is overhung with canvases, dropped at every angle, catching the light in different ways. The back wall, the horizon of the theatre, is a single canvas, and a vertical black line moves … Continue reading

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We’ve lost a giant: Thomas Peacocke, the small-town kid who changed Canadian theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A giant is gone.  With the passing of Thomas Peacocke last week at 89, we’ve lost at one go an actor/director/teacher/mentor/administrator/advocate who has played a leading, vivid role in building and shaping theatre here in this … Continue reading

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The fascinating journey of painter Agnes Martin: The Innocence of Trees premieres at Theatre Network’s new Roxy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I would like my pictures to represent beauty, innocence, and happiness…. I would like them all to represent that. Exaltation.” — Agnes Martin Theatre Network formally launches the beautiful new Roxy on 124th Street, and their … Continue reading

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From a big bad dangerous world, to us: Evandalism, a surprising original at Fringe Theatre. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It wasn’t a promising start to a life: “a little Mexican Indian whose mom and dad didn’t want him.” The guy who stands before us, tattooed and smiling in front of a big magic board, is … Continue reading

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A comedy thriller inside a comedy thriller: Deathtrap at Teatro Live! A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If there ever was a play that judges success when the audience gasps together, then laughs at its own collective surprise, it’s the one that opens the season at Teatro Live! (the newly renamed Teatro La … Continue reading

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A life transformed by hip-hop: Evandalism opens the Fringe Theatre season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Henry Andrade (aka MC RedCloud) has a story. It’s personal, it’s dramatic, it’s hopeful, it crucially involves hip-hop. And, starting Friday on the Westbury stage, he’s sharing it from the stage in a one-man storytelling performance/show … Continue reading

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Two sparring playwrights in a vintage thriller: Deathtrap opens the Teatro Live! season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The twisty comedy thriller that opens the Teatro season on the Varscona stage Friday is a classic, Ira Levin’s vintage 1978 Broadway hit Deathtrap.  But the production that launches the Teatro La Quindicina of old into … Continue reading

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Is that a giant ice cube I see before me? Titanical the Musical at Spotlight Cabaret, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “How are we doing … emotionally?” the Unsinkable Molly Brown (Aimée Beaudoin) asks us at the outset, from the stage of the Spotlight Cabaret.  Well, pretty darn chipper, actually. The joint is packed on a Sunday … Continue reading

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From Plain Jane, Sweeney Todd in close-up: feel the rage. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You don’t want to think too hard about the dark smudges on the tiled wall. Or that loud industrial metallic grinding noise. Or the Please Remove Your Rubbers sign.  We’re in the spartan break room of … Continue reading

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