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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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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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A mash-up of holiday classics (with ghosts) at Fort Edmonton: It’s A Wonderful Christmas Carol

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “I’m not the man I was….”  No kidding. The flinty Mr. Scrooge gives off new sparks in the panto-radio play mash-up that opens at the Capitol Theatre in Fort Edmonton Park Thursday, as part of the … Continue reading

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Theatres are haunted places. A ghostly meet-and-greet in Dead Centre of Town XIII

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Imagine, if you will, a place where where live people are haunted by imaginary people. Where they inhabit the lives of others, and stories come to life when the lights are out. A place of strange … Continue reading

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Let the spirits move you: Dead Centre of Town returns to Fort Edmonton to haunt a theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Every good theatre has its ghosts,” says playwright Megan Dart, an intrepid explorer of haunted terrain over the  past dozen years. Which is why it was only a matter of time till Catch The Keys Productions … Continue reading

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Surprise! Finding yourself at Found 2022: the festival of art in unexpected places

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca At  Found 2022 you could find yourself … following a story into a fort in the river valley. You could find yourself in a hidden nook of Old Strathcona, in a park, in a garbage enclosure … Continue reading

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The experimental spirit lives on in Edmonton theatre, live and in unusual hybrids

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Calling the pandemic an “obstacle” to live theatre, or maybe a “challenge,” is a bit like saying COVID is the flu. The pandemic has had a devastating effect on an art whose raison d’être is the … Continue reading

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Curio Shoppe: taking the nightmare home … to your place

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca For 12 years, the creators of Dead Centre of Town have invited us on nocturnal excursions into our own haunted past — the graveyard where our darkest local secrets lie buried. Which is why we’ve found … Continue reading

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New faces in theatre: six up-and-comers you’ll be watching when the doors open. Here’s actor Josh Travnik

They’re young. They shine brightly. And their talents are already lighting up the Edmonton theatre scene. 12thnight talked to six starry and sought-after up-and-comers, artists whose work, on- and backstage, will have a big impact on theatre here when the … Continue reading

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New faces in theatre: six bright newcomers. The series continues with triple-threat Bella King

They’re young. They shine brightly. And their talents are already lighting up the Edmonton theatre scene. 12thnight talked to six starry and sought-after up-and-comers, artists whose work, on- and backstage, will have a big impact on theatre here when the … Continue reading

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