Tag Archives: Westbury Theatre

Scenes From The Sidewalk: another Plain Jane “inside out cabaret”

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “Something has got to start/ I am ready to be loved”…. — Ready To Be Loved, from Edges by Pasek and Paul. Eleven months ago, a little indie company with a specialty in musical theatre — re-discovering, … Continue reading

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“Terror and festering dread,” and a mystery narrator to unknot: We Had A Girl Before You at Northern Light. A review.

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca We’re isolated from each other, alone in the dark. Haunting wind and sea sounds surround us, threaded with wisps of melody and … are those human cries? (composer/ sound designer Dave Clarke). When we enter the … Continue reading

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We Had A Girl Before You: what happened to her? A new Gothic thriller opens the Northern Light season

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca O no O no…. Don’t look through that keyhole. And don’t open that door. Trevor Schmidt’s new gothic thriller looks through that keyhole, and  opens that door (and the Northern Light Theatre season), Friday. In We … Continue reading

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All That Binds Us: a new Azimuth Theatre creation ponders connection in a fragmented world

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Here’s a thought with special reverb in a world of fragmentation, enforced distance, separation, isolation: “People don’t want perfection; they want connection,” declares Reneltta Arluk, director of All That Binds Us, premiering Friday in a live … Continue reading

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“We’re back to who we are!” Murray Utas launches Fringe Revue

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca If you were in any doubt before that, the moment in mid-April the mighty Edmonton Fringe pulled the plug on its 39th annual edition in August, was a capital-M Moment of confirmation that the world had … Continue reading

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The Roseglen Trilogy: the final instalment. The Blue Hour launches the 2020 SkirtsAfire Festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca The award-winning Michele Vance Hehir play that launches the ninth annual SkirtsAfire Festival Thursday at the Westbury Theatre takes us to place we’ve been before. Welcome to Roseglen, a small fictional prairie town that we’ve visited … Continue reading

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The world is ending, so what about Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa …? Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play is on it. A preview

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca So a director and an a choreographer go into a Strathcona bar to discuss the apocalypse and The Simpsons.… It happened last week.  Whoa, the end of the world? Now what do we do? “We’re obsessed … Continue reading

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Songs My Mother Never Sung Me: a coming-of-age deaf/hearing chamber opera at Chinook

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca “This is the story of how my mom helped me find my voice,” says the narrator (the excellent Kieran Martin Murphy) in Songs My Mother Never Sung Me, a touching, and ingenious, new bilingual chamber opera” … Continue reading

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Hell tour via the circus: Firefly Theatre’s Inferno

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca Go to hell. That’s what Jocelyn Ahlf and Belinda Cornish have been wanting to do for years. And now they have. Firefly Theatre’s 14-performer workshop production of Inferno, that takes to the stage, and also the … Continue reading

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Planting seeds for kids theatre: the 17th annual Sprouts Festival

By Liz Nicholls, 12thnight.ca For 17 springs now, Concrete Theatre has planted new plays at their annual Sprouts Festival — and watered them for future seasons. The idea from the start was to stimulate growth in the Canadian theatre repertoire … Continue reading

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