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BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical (Broadway Across Canada) at the Jubilee Auditorium: It will move you with it's heart and iconic music!
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BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical (Broadway Across Canada) at the Jubilee Auditorium: It will move you with it's heart and iconic music!
I'm always a little nervous about Jukebox shows, but Beautiful, currently playing until November 11th with Broadway Across Canada, manages to weave the iconic music of Carole King wonderfully with the first part of her life and career. Sarah Bockel, as King, is terrific. She embodies the sound an...
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Spooky and Scary #yegtheatre Options for Halloween 2018!
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Spooky and Scary #yegtheatre Options for Halloween 2018!
If you like to embrace all things scary and spooky this time of year, there are a few options in the #yegtheatre scene that you can check out...The Bone House by Marty Chan is being presented at the Varscona Hotel. Here's the description: For the past 19 years, a shadowy figure has been drifting ...
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More October #yegtheatre adventures - Lenin's Embalmers (Studio Theatre) and Origin of the Species (Northern Light Theatre)
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More October #yegtheatre adventures - Lenin's Embalmers (Studio Theatre) and Origin of the Species (Northern Light Theatre)
When I was in university, one of my part-time jobs was working front of house and bar-tending at the University of Alberta Studio Theatre shows. As a result, I think I saw pretty much every show there from my second year on. I have always loved the atmosphere and aesthetic of the Studio Theatre s...
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October is a Very Busy Month for #yegtheatre - We begin the marathon with Billy at L'Uni Theatre and The Triangle Factory Fire Project at Walterdale Theatre
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October is a Very Busy Month for #yegtheatre - We begin the marathon with Billy at L'Uni Theatre and The Triangle Factory Fire Project at Walterdale Theatre
I guess I truly began the marathon with Once at the Citadel. You still have a chance to catch it tonight or tomorrow. If you are looking for a little romance and music, this kitchen-party show will fit the bill!On Wednesday, I took in The Triangle Factory Fire Project at Walterdale Theatre. A nea...
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Kicking off Walterdale's 60th Anniversary Season!
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Kicking off Walterdale's 60th Anniversary Season!
In less than a week, Walterdale Theatre's 60th Anniversary Season officially begins with the opening of The Triangle Factory Fire Project. It's a hot start to a sizzling season! The production features a cast of 20 (both new and returning to Walterdale's stage) and underscores the need for safe w...
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Once at the Citadel Theatre - Music to fix a broken heart...
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Once at the Citadel Theatre - Music to fix a broken heart...
It was lovely to return to the Citadel Theatre last night to take in Once, their season opener. I brought Gibson along to celebrate his 14th birthday as I knew the show would appeal to his musician's heart, and I was not wrong. To confirm this, after the bows, he turned to me and said, "Well... t...
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PLAY THE FOOL FESTIVAL - A Little Clowning around in Edmonton!
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PLAY THE FOOL FESTIVAL - A Little Clowning around in Edmonton!
Play the Fool Festival, Edmonton’s Theatre Festival for Clown & Physical Comedy, returns this week on Sept 27th – 30th at The Backstage Theatre and ATB Financial Arts Barns. It's the third year for the theatre festival and there are so many different shows you can check out.I had a stroll thr...
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Broadway Across Canada presents The Book of Mormon... So much laughing!
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Broadway Across Canada presents The Book of Mormon... So much laughing!
This week, Broadway Across Canada brought back The Book of Mormon to the Northern Jubilee Auditorium. I was lucky enough to see it when it was here playing to Sold Out houses a few years ago, and the packed theatre on Wednesday night indicates that it is still a very popular choice! The laughs fr...
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Added Performance of XANADU!
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Due to popular demand, SatCo and Uniform Theatre will have an additional performance of XANADU on FRIDAY, AUGUST 24 at 11:00 PM!Please note that you CANNOT purchase tickets for this performance through Fringe, they will only be for sale at the door!!To reserve your ticket, please email uniformtc@...
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Fringe Reviews: JOSEPHINE and TRAGEDY: A TRAGEDY
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JosephineVenue 1: ATB Westbury TheatreSomething drew me to this show right from the start and I am so glad because it turned out to be a real highlight of my Fringe experience this year! I knew a little about Josephine Baker before seeing the show, but I soon realized that I didn't know very much...
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