Tag Archives: Edmonton theatre

Kiss the cod: Come From Away at the Jube, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Come From Away wasn’t Away long, in real time. And yet, the world has changed in such unmistakeable ways since March 2019, when the American touring production arrived here, bringing a story of Canadian-ness back to … Continue reading

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Teatro Live! new season, new calendar, new name

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Ya turn 40, ya make changes….  Teatro La Quindicina goes into its new decade with a newly streamlined moniker (with a built-in exclamation point), a new logo, a new and Fringe-less yearly calendar, and an expanding … Continue reading

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Playful and teasing, absurd and serious: White Guy On Stage Talking, a Fringe review

White Guy On Stage Talking (Stage 4, Walterdale Theatre) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Surprise! Here’s an entertainingly hyperactive, inventive performance piece that takes live theatre at its word. C’mon, there’s is no known way to predict what will happen next … Continue reading

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The quest for the inner goddess: Guys in Disguise’s Crack in the Mirror, a Fringe review

Crack in the Mirror (Stage 11, Varscona Theatre) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In honour of their 35th year at the Fringe, Guys in Disguise, who cast their sharp-eyed long-lashed gaze on women’s roles, make a return to suburbia, the traditional … Continue reading

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Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away: Fags in Space, a Fringe review

Fags in Space (Stage 4, Walterdale Theatre) By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Once upon a time, in a galaxy far far away, two gays messaged each other….  In this charmer of a rom-com by Liam Salmon, Luca and Todd (Sheldon Stockdale … Continue reading

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Be a patron, please support theatre coverage!

Hello theatre friends! Did we just imagine the last two years? Suddenly, magically, it’s the opening day of the Fringe. Edmonton’s mighty summer theatre festival, the oldest on the continent, is back — not epic in size but BIG.   And … Continue reading

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Where do new musicals come from? Meet the creators of The Erlking and Conjoined at the Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Where do new musicals come from anyhow? The 2022 Fringe has a surprising number. What sort of theatre  artists are moved to complicate their lives immeasurably by channelling their storytelling through music and lyrics? 12thnight caught … Continue reading

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The marriage of drag and theatre: Guys in Disguise celebrates 35 years at the Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You do know this is a theatre festival, right? You can’t just do a drag show….”  Words that would have a major impact on the civic culture and the theatre scene in this town. It was … Continue reading

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Turning life experience into theatre: Ellie Heath goes solo at the Fringe in Fake n’ Bake

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Five years ago, Ellie Heath’s life changed, dramatically. Who changed it? Ellie Heath.  “It was the moment I took charge of my life,” declares the engaging  actor/ playwright/ sketch comedian and the creator of the Fringe … Continue reading

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‘A post-pandemic brain scrubber’: what to see at Destination Fringe

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Your Destination is on the right (also on the left and straight ahead). And this late-pandemic world seems … possible and ready to be lively. Yes, the Fringe is back, starting Thursday, in the town where … Continue reading

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