Tag Archives: Mayfield Dinner Theatre

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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Capturing the Patsy Cline essence: Sara-Jeanne Hosie is back at the Mayfield

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Sixteen years ago, an award-winning musical theatre triple threat from the West Coast got offered an unusually specific starring role. One that would involve surprising low notes and some yodelling. How’d you like to be our … Continue reading

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