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You can’t not discuss this one: As You Like It, A Radical Retelling is the first play at the New Roxy, a (very) short review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Thus we may see … how the world wags.” — William Shakespeare, As You Like It, II, vii It’s bold. It’s ballsy, a genuinely provocative theatre experiment. And — here’s a 100 per cent guarantee — … Continue reading

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I Don’t Even Miss You: love and legacy in a new multi-disciplinary ‘musical’ from Tiny Bear Jaws

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I can never go back to the person I was in 2020,” says Elena Belyea. And the world can’t go back to its old self either. Which brings her to “the central question: What do you … Continue reading

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‘A sort of musical at a sort of funeral’: ren & the wake lures alt-folk rocker Lindsey Walker back into musical theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “A sort of musical” set at “a sort of funeral”: that’s the intriguing double-billing of ren & the wake, premiering Thursday at the Backstage Theatre.  The workshop production by the off-centre indie experimenters Catch The Keys … Continue reading

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Revisiting your younger self: Bloomsday bends time at Shadow Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca … “that girl there … and would you — would you please just for a minute — would you please see that girl there?”  — Robert in Bloomsday, by Steven Dietz  “What would you say to … Continue reading

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Two-Headed/ Half-Hearted: the twinned urge to be joined and apart in Northern Light Theatre’s new musical. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca There they sit, motionless under a rosy moon, a two-headed prairie oracle atop a body wrapped in mystery.  They’re the centrepiece of an eerie altar: a bank of ghostly corn stalks, a gothic farmhouse facade, an … Continue reading

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As You Like It, A Radical Retelling: lots of secrets about the first play to take the stage at Theatre Network’s new Roxy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “We know that the best, the truest, experience of Cliff Cardinal’s As You Like It, A Radical Retelling is to know as little as possible about it,” says Chris Abraham of the production that will be … Continue reading

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Two-Headed/ Half-Hearted: sisterly bonding in a unique new musical at Northern Light Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Sisters. You can’t live with ‘em and you can’t live without ‘em.  In the uniquely demanding new musical that premieres Friday, the finale of Northern Light Theatre’s 46th season, you will meet a pair of sisters … Continue reading

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Nostalgia in gold lamé: Mamma Mia! at the Mayfield, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The Mamma Mia! Effect, in a nutshell. Read the title, and a whole archive of hits instantly catapults into the centre of your mind as if they’d never left. And they lodge there for at least … Continue reading

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The doors open, Edmonton has a stunning new theatre … and Theatre Network is home: The Roxy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca When Theatre Network opens the doors of the new Roxy on 124th St. this weekend, Edmonton will have a beautiful new $12 million theatre. Theatre Network has returned to the ‘hood after six years renting in … Continue reading

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‘It makes us vibrate, makes us feel’: The Power of the Drum from the Cuban Movements Dance Academy. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s no coincidence that Afro-Cuban drumming doesn’t involve drumsticks. It’s hands-on, literally and metaphorically. The power of the drum, as the show of that name onstage at the Westbury Theatre tells us, is that it shares … Continue reading

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