Tag Archives: Mayfield Dinner Theatre

On the right track, baby: Vegas Live at the Mayfield, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Vegas. The time-honoured holiday fixer-upper for when you want to take a load off, shed your inhibitions and quite a few layers of your clothes, stay up way late, drink giddy drinks, get married, beam come-hither … Continue reading

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Heart and soul in 2 Pianos 4 Hands at the Mayfield. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The charming, poignant, and very funny musical comedy now at the Mayfield begins in classic concert fashion: the bow from the waist and the flipping of the tuxedo tails. Two men in formal tuxes take their … Continue reading

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It’s time to play: a peek at the new Edmonton theatre season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Destination Fringe, with its 95,000 or so tickets sold, was a hint (we deal in big hints here in #yeg. People know what they’ve been missing; they want live in-person theatre experience and the sharing that … Continue reading

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Sexy Laundry at the Mayfield, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In Sexy Laundry, the hit 2005 sitcom by Vancouver playwright Michele Riml currently onstage at the Mayfield, we meet Henry and Alice, a middle-aged couple whose 25-year-old marriage has gone stale.   At the instigation of … 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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Melanie Piatocha: theatre has lost a bright talent and a questing spirit

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In this bleak mid-winter of theatre, heartbreaking news of the January death of actor Melanie Piatocha at 36 seems particularly cruel. The abrupt loss of a talent so expansive, and a quester so spirited, so restless, … Continue reading

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Get rhythm at the Mayfield: Nashville Outlaws. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca With Nashville Outlaws, the Mayfield returns to a hit revue it created and premiered some 15 years ago. And why not? In these isolating, leaden times, an homage to country music renegades Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson … Continue reading

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Richard Gishler: Edmonton theatre has lost part of its story and its heart

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A hard year in theatre got harder still in December. With the passing this month of actor/ playwright Richard Gishler, at 74, this theatre town has lost some of its lustre: part of its origin story, … Continue reading

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Rave on: Buddy Holly is back at the Mayfield. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “You have about as much sex appeal as a telegraph pole,” an old-timey Texas country radio DJ tells a nerdy, bespectacled young man with rock n’ roll on his mind at the outset of Buddy: The … Continue reading

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Conjuring Patsy in concert, live at the Mayfield: A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Come on in and sit right down and make yourself at home.” The singing invitation comes from Miss Virginia Patterson Hensley of Winchester, Virginia, whose early-career name change is part of the show to follow. She … Continue reading

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