Liam Creswick: exciting // Excalibur-Summer-Blade

Exciting Times brings the funny

How great would it be if your zingers were followed up by the bah-dum-pshhht of a live rimshot? Pretty great, right? Enter the beautiful world of Exciting Times, a comedy-music-arts-whatever variety ...
Sheldon Casavant

The Culture Collective Variety Show

The Garneau Theatre might only be steps away from the university’s frat houses, but twice a year, it stakes its claim as the biggest house party in Edmonton. The affair, of course, is decidedly...
Apparently marching one by three, hurrah, hurrah // Kim Clegg

The Antyssey taps the hive mind

For the past 25 years, Concrete Theatre has birthed dozens of “sproutlets”—new plays in the Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) category. “We realized there was almost nothing out the...
Power and play // Epic Photography

Shiny leather in the dark

One wonders if the Citadel was tempted to pepper its promotional materials for Venus in Fur with hashtags: #Mansplaining! #YesAllWomen! #GamerGate! Social media is certainly rife with the same discus...

ARTifacts: Jan 15 – Jan 21

In the wake of the Roxy fire, a number of arts groups are rallying behind Theatre Network, the company affected by the blaze. Some of the immediate efforts are collected below; if you’re wondering wh...
A landmark lost

Remembering the Roxy

On its first opening night 77 years ago, the Roxy screened Deanna Durbin’s Mad About Music. Brand-new then in 1938, its plot concerned a girl (Durbin) studying at Swiss boarding school who inve...
A different sort of ballet // Sascha Vaughn

Of pointe shoes and chest hair

In the delicate world of classical ballet, chest hair is generally frowned upon. Even for male dancers in topless roles, there’s rarely a follicle visible to the audience. But, in the instance ...