Tag Archives: Edmonton theatre

Wait, there’s more…. Act II of the theatre season is about to begin

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Stay tuned; face forward. There’s more! Intermission’s over, my friends, and Act II of the Edmonton theatre season is about to begin. Freaky Green Eyes, Emma Houghton’s original adaptation of the Joyce Carol Oates novel, premieres … Continue reading

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Far From The Home I Love: a Fiddler on the Roof for our time. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the opening moments of the grand touring production of Fiddler on the Roof that’s arrived at the Jube, a solitary man in a modern red parka walks onto the stage under a weathered train station … Continue reading

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2022: the year in Edmonton theatre, part 2

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here’s a small sampling, in no particular order, of assorted highlights from a year when live theatre on Edmonton stages rose to the occasion, and did what theatre can do best, conjure worlds through other eyes, … Continue reading

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Spirit of the Season: a new holiday/horror mashup, a one-night one-screen film premiere

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Five friends in full flight mode escape to a remote cabin in the woods. That always works, right? In Spirit of the Season, the indie holiday/ horror mash-up comedy film getting a one-night premiere screening Wednesday … Continue reading

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2022: the year in Edmonton theatre, part 1

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca 2022: it was a year in theatre that started with a calendar dotted with  hopeful pencilled-in dates.  After a complicated 2021 of cancellations and postponements (and a late-summer re-Pivot of The Pivot), audiences were, cautiously, ready … Continue reading

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An update on E-town holiday shows: overcoming grinch-itude and getting festive, part 2

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Lighten up everyone. If stress and/or seasonal ennui have overtaken your festive spirit and malled it beyond recognition, it’s obvious that you need a holiday show booster. And, like sweaters with antlers and shameless pom-poms on … Continue reading

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So what happens next? Die-Nasty does A Christmas Carol part 2

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca So what happens to the Cratchits, the Fezziwigs, and Old Scratch himself after that fateful make-over Christmas, anyhow? Don’t tell me the question has never crossed your mind. Tonight at the Varscona Theatre is your only … Continue reading

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Die Harsh, a new Christmas musical satire from the Hot Boy Summer team

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca No wonder Byron Martin and Simon Abbott write musical comedies together.  It was a partnership meant to be. In a case of extreme showbiz (and seasonal) compatibility, their favourite Christmas movie of all time is … … Continue reading

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Overcoming Grinch-itude and getting festive: holiday shows on E-town stages this week

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Could this be you? “You’re a monster, Mister Grinch, Your heart’s an empty hole, Your brain is full of spiders, You have garlic in your soul….”  If your holiday spirit has been eroded by spending time … Continue reading

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: A Christmas Carol at the Citadel, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The ‘hap-happiest season of all,’ as the familiar song has it, can officially begin. A Christmas Carol is back onstage at the Citadel for the 23rd year. Daryl Cloran’s production is thrillingly big, bigger than last … Continue reading

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