Tag: Citadel Theatre

Happy holidays with A Christmas Carol

Happy holidays with A Christmas Carol

This is the last episode of the year! Ghost Light is taking a mid-season break but will return promptly in January 2020. Until then, enjoy this lovely conversation with playwright David van Belle, who adapted the Citadel Theatre’s brand-new production of A Christmas Carol. This…

Studying French with Madame Catherine

Studying French with Madame Catherine

How does a script change when you translate it into another language? I find out the answer on this week’s show, where playwright Elena Eli Belyea gives us the lowdown on their show, Madame Catherine preparé sa classe de troisième a l’irrémédiable, which is running…

Commercialized queens – reviewing Citadel Theatre’s SIX

Commercialized queens – reviewing Citadel Theatre’s SIX

At the risk of being a complete party-pooper and raining on Edmonton’s current theatre parade, I have to say that SIX didn’t blow me away. There has been no shortage of hype for this show – tickets appeared on Stub Hub, for heaven’s sake. Due…

Democracy on stage at the Citadel’s Fight Night

Democracy on stage at the Citadel’s Fight Night

I can’t think of a better show to see this election season than Fight Night, an odd theatrical experiment by Belgian theatre company Ontroerend Goed, part of the Citadel’s Highwire Series. (OK, except maybe E Day.)  Fight Night feels more like interactive performance art than…

Powerhouse vocals: a review of Citadel Theatre’s The Color Purple

Powerhouse vocals: a review of Citadel Theatre’s The Color Purple

I’m adding my own voice to the chorus of unabashed praise for the Citadel’s excellent production of The Color Purple. Truthfully, I don’t have much to add that hasn’t already been said by my fellow critics. The show is fantastic and you should go see…

Talking The Color Purple with Jesse Lipscombe

Talking The Color Purple with Jesse Lipscombe

The Color Purple is opening soon at the Citadel Theatre and I spoke to Jesse Lipscombe to get the inside story about the production. Lipscombe is an Edmonton actor, singer, producer and activist who founded the #MakeItAwkward anti-racism campaign in 2016. I also spoke about…