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Collin Doyle Makes Me Cry Again - Terry and the Dog at Edmonton Actors Theatre
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Collin Doyle likes to make me cry. I am pretty sure that's what he think about when he sits down to write a play. Well, maybe not me in particular, but someone like me. Someone like you, probably too. When I saw Let the Light of Day Through I was sobbing at the end. While I was not sobbing at the...
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All Shook Up at the Mayfield is a Super Fun Night Out!
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Last week Mark and I caught All Shook Up at the Mayfield. It's a juke box show based on Elvis music so we expected it to be a little silly and it sure was, but the cast and direction (Kate Ryan) attacks it with such a great sense of fun that we had a wonderful time. The music is great and, for th...
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Those who self-destruct and those who try to help... Pretty Goblins at Workshop West...
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I took in Pretty Goblins by Beth Graham presented by Workshop West Playwrights Theatre last night. It tells the tale of sisters, fraternal twins, Lizzie (Miranda Allen) and Laura (Nadien Chu), and their battle through life. One twin is wilder and self-destructive and an addict who cycles in and o...
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More than tea and scones in Going to St. Ives...
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Sometimes you completely have the wrong assumption about a play and you are wonderfully surprised when that is turned on its ear... That was me tonight at Going to St. Ives at the Varscona Theatre presented by Altas Theatre Company. I hadn't read too much going into the show so all I knew was tha...
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Going Undercover with Spontaneous Theatre at the Citadel...
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It's really fun watching a murder mystery when even the actors onstage don't know how it will be solved... solving it is almost entirely up to an audience member turned Rookie Detective (on our night - Jason, a trainer at a tech company), who is brought into the story and who literally guides the...
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A couple of plays about women getting fed up with what other people want them to be...
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You wouldn't think there would be much in common betweenSLUT at Northern Light Theatre and Blue Stockings at Walterdale Theatre, but at their core they really deal with the same thing - people telling women what they can and can't do and those women pushing back. SLUT tells the tale of Matil...
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Betroffenheit - So. Good. So. Incredibly. Good.
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Betroffenheit - So. Good. So. Incredibly. Good.
There's something so wonderful about seeing a show that not only lives up to the hype but actually exceeds it. I see A LOT of theatre. I can't tell you the number of times a show has been described to me as "awesome" or "amazing" or "incredible"... I've likely overused those words myself...When I...
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Getting back into life after a month of conferences...
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Getting back into life after a month of conferences...
I know it may not seem like it, but I actually have seen quite a bit of theatre this past month. However, between the shows and the fact that I have spent the past three weekends at conferences (Women's Directing Intensive with Carey Perloff (Banff), imedia (Edmonton), and Community Theatre Summi...
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You can always count on CITY OF ANGELS for a great night of musical theatre!
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You can always count on CITY OF ANGELS for a great night of musical theatre!
I had the chance to take in City of Angels at Grant MacEwan University (in the new Triffo Theatre) on Tuesday night. It was World Theatre Day so it seemed appropriate to see a show! City of Angels is one of my favourite shows which has several roles that I would personally love to play (I've aged...
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The EAC Calls for Community Engagement...
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I received the following enews from the EAC (Edmonton Arts Council):2029: Building Edmonton's Community Plan for Arts & Heritage In 2006, members of the arts and heritage community in the City of Edmonton came together in recognition that the economic boom in Alberta had increased t...
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