Tag Archives: Stephen Sondheim

From Plain Jane, Sweeney Todd in close-up: feel the rage. A review

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca You don’t want to think too hard about the dark smudges on the tiled wall. Or that loud industrial metallic grinding noise. Or the Please Remove Your Rubbers sign.  We’re in the spartan break room of … Continue reading

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Up close and chilling: a small-scale Sweeney Todd for our time, from the Plain Janes

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Attend the tale of Sweeney Todd/ He served a dark and vengeful god….” Starting Friday in a small and intriguing downtown space (CO*LAB), up close enough to smell blood, Plain Jane Theatre brings us a small-cast chamber … Continue reading

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Hey, Old Friend! The Janes and the Varscona toast Sondheim

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “But us, old friends, What’s to discuss, old friends? Here’s to us! Who’s like us? Damn few!” — Merrily We Roll Along, Stephen Sondheim  Edmonton’s top musical theatre artists gather on the Varscona stage Oct. 8 … Continue reading

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Summer theatre adventures in New York

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca New York City last week —  It started in a heart-warming cross-border exchange, with trimmings. In the mezzanine of the Lyceum Theatre on West 45th 15 minutes before curtain on a Thursday night performance of the … Continue reading

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