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Métis Mutt: Sheldon Elter’s journey beyond the punch lines

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Hello. My name is Sheldon Elter. And I’ll be your Native comedian for this evening.” Sheldon Elter, the startlingly multi-talented Métis actor/ playwright/ screenwriter/ musician/ director, shudders when he thinks of the jokes he told as … Continue reading

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A wealth of choices on Edmonton stages this weekend (the groundhog needs to get out more)

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The existentialists were right. Our real problem, ladies and gentlemen, isn’t hypothermia. It’s choice. There’s a wealth of possibilities on Edmonton stages: consider the weekend possibilities.  •“Now give three cheers and one cheer more for the … 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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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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“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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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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Beware the Jabberwock: the Old Trout Puppet Workshop is back

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Beware the Jabberwock, my son!/ The jaws that bite, the claws that catch…. You can’t help noticing. There’s a storybook rabbit on a chair, head only and larger than life, gazing balefully into the mid-distance. His body … 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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