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Hockey night in Edmonton: Playing With Fire re-opens the Mayfield. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca With the production that reopened the Mayfield Dinner theatre for real-live audiences this week (for a six-week run), hockey doesn’t just pirouette around theatre. No, there’s a bone-rattling full bodycheck into the boards. And there are … Continue reading

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Playing With Fire: the Mayfield straps on the blades, live, with the Theo Fleury story

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The show that skates (really!) onto the Mayfield Dinner Theatre stage next week — live — is the story of a small-town prairie boy from a neglectful and chaotic family, who makes a big life-changing discovery. … Continue reading

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Signs of life: live theatre is coming back, with cautious first steps

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca And they’re back! Very cautiously, of course, experimentally, a little tentatively, with ultra-sanitized jazz hands. And not full-blast: nary a large-scale musical in sight, needless to say. But live theatre is starting to be back … … Continue reading

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The sound of many doors slamming: Noises Off at the Mayfield. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca As Julie Andrews famously said in The Sound of Music, when one door closes another opens. She was not in fact talking about farces at the time. But she might have been. The oil business rolls … Continue reading

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Giving thanks for theatre: the long weekend on E-town stages

  By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s the moment to be thankful for Edmonton’s most captivating arts asset – our theatre scene. Many possibilities are waiting for you this weekend, including a macabre entertainment spun from our own neglected history. And … Continue reading

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A whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on: Million Dollar Quartet at the Mayfield. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Every once in a blue moon history serves up one of those those born-to-be-mythology moments where the greats happen to converge behind the scenes (and give the entertainment industry something juicy to speculate about). One of … Continue reading

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Sleuth: a vintage thriller at the Mayfield. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a tricky business to give a theatre audience a spine-tingle of suspense, clenches of tension, periodic jolts of surprise, an invitation to exercise their own puzzle-decoding skills — ah, and laughter. That’s the fun of … Continue reading

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Things I learned at the Sterling gala: a selection

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A few things I learned at the Sterling gala, written by Belinda Cornish and directed by Kate Ryan, starring co-hosts Mathew Hulshof and Gina Puntil:  •The Sterlings spilled their secrets on the grand, lavishly appointed set … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Edmonton theatre season: Fun Home and We Are Not Alone lead the way at the 32nd annual Sterling Awards

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The spirit of off-centre, and small-scale, originality blew through the 32nd annual Sterling Awards gala Monday night toasting the best of the Edmonton theatre season — in a newly re-worked configuration. Plain Jane Theatre’s production of Fun … Continue reading

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Can’t fight this feeling: Rock of Ages is onstage at the Mayfield next season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca As the life-coach sages commonly known as Journey have taught us, don’t stop believin’. The Mayfield’s Van Wilmott didn’t. For months, he’s been working on getting the rights for Rock of Ages, the unrepentantly good-time hair … Continue reading

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