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Theatre to start off 2019...
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Theatre to start off 2019...
It doesn't really ever quiet down in the #yegtheatre scene. It's a great thing for those of us who loved to see a lot of varied shows!  Here's what is onstage in Edmonton in January of 2019 aka "Time to fill in the brand new Calendar"!Malachite Theatre presents Macbeth - January 4-19 at the ...
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Starting the New Year with a Little Magic! The Illusionists with Broadway Across Canada!
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Starting the New Year with a Little Magic! The Illusionists with Broadway Across Canada!
How to kick off 2019 in a big way? Attend the Broadway Across Canada production of The Illusionists on New Year's Day like I did! Well, it's here until January 6th, so you can still start the year off in a really magical way!I took Gibson as he has always been intrigued by magic (we often watch P...
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Terrific Laughs at Grant MacEwan's 9 to 5 and Bright Young Things' Fallen Angels!
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Terrific Laughs at Grant MacEwan's 9 to 5 and Bright Young Things' Fallen Angels!
Last week I got to take in the Preview performance of Grant MacEwan's production of 9 to 5. It's the musical adaptation of the 1980 film of the same name. I loved the movie and I loved the musical. Outside the title song, I was unfamiliar with the music, but it was fun and smart and well-sung by ...
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Who Speaks For Those Who Can't? MATARA at Workshop West Playwrights Theatre
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Who Speaks For Those Who Can't? MATARA at Workshop West Playwrights Theatre
This weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing Matara, a new work by Conni Massing, at Workshop West Playwrights Theatre. A zoo elephant Matara, or Nellie, is at the centre of the story. Cared for by Karen (Elinor Holt), Matara is not in the best of health and a group of protesters camp outside the g...
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A Return to Jane Austen for a Holiday Celebration! Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at the Citadel
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A Return to Jane Austen for a Holiday Celebration! Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at the Citadel
Although Christmas is still a month away, this week I felt it creeping closer and closer. Part of that was the switch-over to Christmas music on the radio station my son prefers, and part of it was taking in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley at the Citadel Theatre. For me, it was part...
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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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