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Tentatively stepping back into the theatre space...
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Tentatively stepping back into the theatre space...
The great pause... that's what we are in, I guess, and for me and many of the people I know, the biggest shift has been the loss of live in-person theatre. For me this was huge because of the amount of shows I normally saw on a monthly/weekly basis. Even with my slowing over the last few years, t...
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February Theatre - And the Theme is Fight the Power!
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I've taken in 3 theatrical events so far this month (2 productions, and one reading of a new work) and I am noticing a theme... it's all about fighting against oppression!The first show I took in was 1984 at Walterdale Theatre (full disclosure: I am Board President of Walterdale). It opened last ...
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The Invisible at Catalyst Theatre - Revealing the Exceptional!
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This past Friday, I was delighted to take in the latest theatrical creation from Catalyst Theatre - The Invisible: Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare. It tells the story of seven exceptional female operatives during World War II who risk their lives to help bring down the Nazis. It's engaging and un...
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Grabbing a Few Shows in the CCCCCOOOOLLLLDD of January... And looking forward to a warmer February!
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Grabbing a Few Shows in the CCCCCOOOOLLLLDD of January... And looking forward to a warmer February!
It's tough on those theatre artists who present in January in Edmonton. Sometimes we get a mild winter and the weather doesn't affect the house size much, but when it's cold-cold-cold like it was in 2020, it can be tough to get people out of the house and into a theatre. I know it affected me a b...
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Like the Stars Above, SILENT SKY Sparkles with wit and wonder!
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Like the Stars Above, SILENT SKY Sparkles with wit and wonder!
Last night, Walterdale Theatre kicked off their 61st Season with Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson, and directed by Kim Mattice Wanat. (Full Disclosure: I am President of the Walterdale Theatre Board of Directors). It is a lovely show, with a charming ensemble who tell the story beautifully. There i...
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October Theatre Offerings - It's going to get busy!!!
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October Theatre Offerings - It's going to get busy!!!
Here's what's starting onstage in Edmonton in October. Silent Sky - Walterdale Theatre - October 2-12The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, Silent Sky explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed ...
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Vidalia at Teatro la Quinicina! Onions that can make you laugh instead of cry!
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Vidalia at Teatro la Quinicina! Onions that can make you laugh instead of cry!
I had a hoot of a time at Vidalia, the most recent production offered from Teatro la Quindicina at the Varscona Theatre. As promised in its promotional materials, it's a "ricochet romp, which ratchets things up further with three identical briefcases and a scintillating cast." The events begin in...
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Bringing The Color Purple to the Stage with Joyous Song and Truthful Storytelling!
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Bringing The Color Purple to the Stage with Joyous Song and Truthful Storytelling!
Sometimes when you are very excited for something, it fails to live up to your expectations. This is NOT the case with The Color Purple currently running at the Citadel Theatre. As I wrote earlier, I loved Alice Walker's novel and I am happy to report that the production is everything and more th...
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All Rested Up From Fringe... So It's Time For the 2019-2020 Theatre Season to Start!
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All Rested Up From Fringe... So It's Time For the 2019-2020 Theatre Season to Start!
I'll be kicking off my 2019-2020 Theatre Season next week starting on Tuesday night, when I take in The Color Purple at the Citadel Theatre. It's the musical adaptation of Alice Walker's 1982 novel of the same name which was adapted into a film by Steven Spielberg in 1985 starring Whoopi Goldberg...
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Where the Wild Things Fringe - Word of Mouth - Tuesday, August 20th
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Some new titles popped up yesterday, I think because different 'types' of shows produce different audiences. Check out yesterday's Word of Mouth recommendations:- Babble On- Hello (I heard this one A LOT yesterday)- Rose Petals and Ashes- For Science!- Muttnik- Josephine- Chase Padgett - Heart At...
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