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Posted @ 4/16/2012 2:25 PM By Graham Hicks
Graham Hicks’ review of Midsummer Night’s Dream Citadel Theatre, through April 29, 2012. There’s a great charm to Tom Wood’s 2012 take on Midsummer Night’s Dream. It’s not only about the oh-so-talented young actors from the Citadel /Banff training program, with whom (Pride and Prejudice, As You Like It, Three Musketeers, Little Women) we are becoming quite familiar at this time of the year. As always, the program actors work their own magic, being so thoroughly professional, but so vital and enthusiastic and joyous. And they are a true ensemble, having been through an intensive six-week educational exercise far more binding than your usual rehearsal period. The charm is on top of this masterpiece of the English-speaking theatre, Shakespeare’s enormous talent turned to love, with three shows in one that continually interact, one with the other, of those inhabiting the supernatural world, the Athenian aristocracy and its working classes. Directo ...
Posted @ 3/24/2012 8:14 PM By Graham Hicks
“Transformative” is already one of the most over-used descriptives of the 21st Century.
But “transformative” is the only way I can accurately describe the "new" Citadel Theatre that will debut for its 2012/13 season.
At first blush, it appears a game of cutting losses - The smaller “edgier” plays of the Rice Stage season are gone. Gone too is the Children’s Series, other than Christmas Carol.
Only six shows will be produced on the Shoctor and Maclab stages, three of them co-productions with the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre or Theatre Calgary.
Added is “Beyond the Stage,” a series of one-time cabarets in the Rice Theatre featuring leading Citadel performers, musicians and conversations (informal talks) with well-known contributors to the 2012/13 season who can command an audience.
The Citadel will also enthusiastically endorse and welcome other theatre companies to use its multiple-stage facilities. Touring shows, T ...