All the middle-aged ladies put your hands up

This week is all about taking back the stage for the middle-aged ladies. First up is Kristin Johnston, who is starring in Northern Light Theatre’s season opener Baroness Bianka’s Bloodsongs. After that is Nancy McAlear, director of The Roommate, which is opening Shadow Theatre’s new season. We talk about learning to play the accordion, terrible roommate antics, roles for women on stage, how turning 40 means turning invisible, and more. (You have to listen to the show to figure out which of those things is from which interview.) Mel also gives the lowdown on Studio Theatre’s production of Richard III. 

 

Show notes and upcoming theatre: 

Mel’s review of Richard III

Dead Centre of Town XII, Catch the Keys, Fort Edmonton Park, until Nov 1

Richard III, Studio Theatre, Timms Centre, until Oct 19

Clue: Improv Edition, Rapid Fire Theatre, Citadel Theatre, Oct 19

E Day, Serial Collective, The Roxy on Gateway, until Oct 27

Simone et le Whole Shebang, L’Uni Théâtre, La Cité, until Oct 26

Fight Night, Citadel Theatre, until Oct 27

Baroness Bianka’s Bloodsongs, Northern Light Theatre, Studio Theatre in ATB Financial Arts Barns, until Nov 2

Eve 2050, Brian Webb Dance, Triffo Theatre in Allard Hall, Oct 18 – 19

Rigoletto, Edmonton Opera, Jubilee Auditorium, Oct 19/22/25

The Roommate, Shadow Theatre, Varscona Theatre, Oct 23 – Nov 10


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