Tag Archives: Northern Light Theatre

And the theatre season continues: take your seats people, Act II is about to begin

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE.… The theatre season isn’t ending; that’s not how the calendar works. There’s still Act II, and it’s about to begin. It’s the moment to cast aside regrets and look forward. What looks … 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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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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Another another side to the story: The Testament of Mary, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the absorbing Northern Light Theatre season opener, a woman peers out at us warily through the twinkling strands of a light-up fence. We’re close enough for her to eyeball us; this is the tiny PCL … Continue reading

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It’s Jesus’s mom’s turn to speak: The Testament of Mary at Northern Light Theatre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The star of the famous story gets top billing and a lot of press. And he always has, being the Son of God and starting a world-wide religion and all. But you don’t hear from his … Continue reading

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Seasonal returns: High Tea and the Theatre 6-Pack

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Let no one argue that Firefly Theatre & Circus doesn’t take the high road. With the return of their annual High Tea Sunday, Firefly takes vertical integration literally, and tea-time to dizzy new heights. You can … Continue reading

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The new theatre season begins: hey, Edmonton has play dates!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “And the wall keeps out the enemy/ And we build the wall to keep us free….” —Hadestown In Hadestown, the Broadway-bound musical whose out-of-town opening happens at Edmonton’s largest playhouse the Citadel (Nov. 11 to Dec. … Continue reading

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A Sterling year onstage: nominations for Edmonton’s theatre awards

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca A musical comedy in which a town and its citizens are transformed by putting on a show — a notion that Edmonton can enthusiastically get behind — proved the top choice of jurors as the 30th … Continue reading

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The Virgin, The Whore, Something In between: Northern Light announces a new season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Next season Northern Light Theatre and L’UniThéâtre will share the premiere of a new play by Edmonton’s Cat Walsh, a playwright who specializes in the dark-unto-macabre end of the comedy spectrum. Trevor Schmidt’s production of Do … Continue reading

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The two person, six gun, many power ballad musical: Bonnie and Clyde at Northern Light: a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Northern Light Theatre director/designer Trevor Schmidt is something of a wizard of witty theatrical transformations. With Bonnie & Clyde the two person six-gun musical, the Northern Light season finale, his proven ingenuity has a double challenge. … Continue reading

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