Tag Archives: Roxy Performance Series

And so it begins, the new theatre season. Edmonton has play dates, and here’s a teaser!

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “If you’re stuck in your story and want to get out … sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty….” Matilda. In Matilda, the joyously subversive musical spun from Roald Dahl’s novel, our activist eight-year-old … Continue reading

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Can life move forward after great trauma? Poison, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The unexpected thing about Poison isn’t its intensity. After all, its starting point is unimaginable loss. No, the unexpected thing about Poison, as you’ll see in this stunningly acted Wild Side production directed by Jim Guedo, … Continue reading

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What light through yonder window breaks? Shakespeare’s R & J is back, a 12thnight review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Directors with concept envy have always been hot to get their mitts on Romeo and Juliet. And you can see why. The defiance, the crazy courage, the valiance of hot-blooded young lovers up against generational hostilities … Continue reading

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“The hottest show in town”: the unmissable Burning Bluebeard brings its strange magic back for the holidays

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s playful, it’s dark, it’s magical. Dave Horak’s production of Burning Bluebeard is back on the Roxy stage. And what a strange and wonderful Christmas show it is. You won’t see anything like it anywhere. I … Continue reading

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Holiday traditions in every size and shape

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Edmonton theatre knows that holiday traditions come in every size and shape, layer on layer, reimagined or reinvented. Have a gander at these:  PANTO AND POST-PANTO PANTO At Fort Edmonton, starting tonight in the vintage Capitol … Continue reading

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Music, stories, cabaret, ‘infotainment’, opera, and plays: a weekend of trick and treat on Edmonton stages

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca It’s a musical journey that cuts to the soul of a turbulent history. In Freedom Singer, which arrives at the Citadel Club starting tonight as part of a cross-country tour, the Detroit-born Canadian musician Khari Wendell … Continue reading

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See “something Edmonton never gets to see” this week: Bibish de Kinshasa at L’UniThéâtre

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Well, Edmonton, your theatre week is full of intriguing shows that “Edmonton never gets to see,” as L’UniThéâtre’s Brian Dooley puts it.  *Starting Wednesday, L’UniThéâtre, our hospitable francophone theatre, is hosting a cabaret/play like no other. … Continue reading

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It’s the small stuff that counts: The Aliens, a review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca When stubbing out a cigarette or trying to bring on a sneeze count  as flurries of activity, you’re in the brave theatrical world of Annie Baker. Kicking over a plastic chair? Downright revolutionary. The fallback term … Continue reading

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The sounds of silence: What It Is brings The Aliens to the Roxy

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Sunday crack of noon on a harsh fall day. Four guys, slightly bleary and hoping coffee will change that, are sitting around talking in a chilly theatre.    The director and cast of The Aliens, verbal … Continue reading

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PattyZee@TheRoxy: Theatre Network launches a new cabaret series

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Music and storytelling merge at close range!” Actor/singer Patricia Zentilli, one of the country’s most accomplished cabaret artists, says that’s the closest she can come to a definition of cabaret. And Edmonton audiences will have a … Continue reading

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