Tag Archives: Mayfield Dinner Theatre

Things I learned at the Sterling Awards gala: a coda

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Thoughts from the Sterling gala (directed by Kate Ryan and written by Shannon Blanchet and Belinda Cornish). •For openers: Co-hosts Rachel Bowron and Hunter Cardinal were sparklers. They opened the show with Beauty, a witty and … Continue reading

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Nostalgia for a lost age: Forever Plaid at the Mayfield, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In their one review ever, in The Wiltsburg Times Chronicle, a nameless writer delivered the opinion that The Plaids’ sound “is to modern music what Formica is to marble.” It is a measure of their infinite … Continue reading

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Just in time: on Edmonton stages this weekend

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca •Last chance this weekend for the Theatre Network production of Hannah Moscovitch’s fascinating Infinity — a smart, accessible and strangely affecting play about time — the shortage of it, the meaning of it, the misuse of … Continue reading

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All Shook Up shakes up the jukebox at the Mayfield: a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Finally. A jukebox musical with an actual jukebox. And it’s busted. Which should tell you something about the sassy, light-hearted self-awareness of All Shook Up, currently at the Mayfield cavorting its way through the Elvis canon … Continue reading

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Onstage: a weekend theatre update

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Your weekend could include a musical. There’s a couple to choose from, and though both are a challenge (for very different reasons) for the form, they’re at opposite ends of the musical spectrum •One of the … Continue reading

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Three musicals and two plays: a new season announced at the Mayfield

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the course of next season on the Mayfield Dinner Theatre stage, announced this week by artistic director Van Wilmott, audiences will find themselves watching one of the great contemporary farces, as well as a hit … Continue reading

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The Ladies Foursome: the short game goes long. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Hitting a tiny ball with a skinny stick? A long long way into the distance into a hole you can’t even see?  To the non-golfer especially, the whole point of that particularly maddening game — alluded … Continue reading

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Looking back: Edmonton theatre in 2017

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Shakespeare In Love, the playful, sumptuously romantic opening gambit of Daryl Cloran’s first season as the Citadel’s new artistic  director, took us into the world of 17th century London theatre. Crazy deadlines, fraught rehearsals, fragile egos, … Continue reading

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Bill and Ted are back in the ’80s, rockin at the Mayfield

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The scene: Tuesday night, and a packed house at the Mayfield. The last time we met them — hey, last year around this time at the Mayfield —  Bill and Ted were erupting from a time-travelling … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like … and other weekend possibilities on Edmonton stages

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca We’ll start with things of a wintry, possibly Yule-ish, tinge, and their antidotes. •If you’ve already had it up to here with the fa-la-la’s even though you’re still eating crappy leftover Halloween candy … If the … Continue reading

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