Tag Archives: Rodgers and Hammerstein

The sounds of music: a strong cast of singers climbs every mountain

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca In the world catalogue of “favourite things” The Sound of Music gets its own gold star.  Just mention brown paper packages tied up in string, or goatherds, and something magical happens. The 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein … Continue reading

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Prying opera out of its standard choices: Opera Nuova’s 2017 festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The performance venue is unusual. The stagecraft is unusual. And there’s this: I think we can safely call the Opera Nuova production of Eugene Onegin (opening Thursday at the west end Oasis Centre) a moving experience. … Continue reading

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June is bustin’ out all over (two Carousels spin onto the stage this month)

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It was never an easy musical — to cast, to act, to sing, to dance, to stage. And its dauntingly dark source, a 1909 play by the Hungarian Ferenc Molnár (Liliom), wasn’t exactly a natural for … Continue reading

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Get your Fairy Godmother on the case: Cinderella is coming to town

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight. ca “Impossible, for a plain yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage./ Impossible, for a plain country bumpkin and a prince to join in marriage….”  Impossible? Well, hang on … actually, there is a precedent. And you’ll see … Continue reading

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