Battle for the Limelight

5th ANNUAL BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT - 2019

Battle for the Limelight

The Fifth Annual BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT, Northern Light Theatre’s legendary “Amazing Race” styled scavenger hunt returns this Saturday May 25, 2019, 1:30 - 4:30pm.

Founded in 2014, the BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT is a community spirited fundraisers produced by Northern Light Theatre.  This year 14 Registered teams representing 12 different Edmonton Theatre companies will meet to compete along Whyte Avenue, battling it out in friendly competition while raising funds for their charity of choice.   This year’s race will include 22 local businesses hosting Pit Stop Challenges along Whyte Avenue in Old Strathcona’s Theatre District and 60 volunteers.

This Battle for the Limelight has trended nationally each year, showing off Edmonton’s scrappy, small theatre community. You can follow the race this coming week and on May 25th through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Watch for the hashtag: #nltlimelight

Learn more about how you can Battle for the Limelight

Northern Light and each participating team in the race are still seeking pledges too – all in support of our respective upcoming seasons and productions.

Names of the Battle for the Limelight’s community and business sponsors will be posted after the race on May 26th.

Donations to Northern Light Theatre can be made directly to our Canada Helps Page:

Donate to Team NLT

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SPONSORS

Old Strathcona Business Association
Servus Credit Union
Theatre Alberta
Alley Kat

2019 BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT TEAMS

ACCIDENTAL HUMOUR CO.

TEAM ACCIDENTAL AVIATORS
Players:  Brent Felzien, Willie Banfield, Cliff Kelly and Neil LeGrandeur

Accidental Humour Co is a collective of artists, actors, writers and dreamers based out of Edmonton, Alberta. Together they create hilarious, exciting and innovative theatre productions that blend live-action antics with high-octane video projection.

To pledge TEAM ACCIDENTAL AVIATORS and learn more about Accidental Humour Co. visit: http://www.accidentalhumour.com/

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#theflyingdetective


CONCRETE THEATRE

TEAM # CONCRETE BLOX
Players: Emily Vespi, Kayla Atkey, Jason Harris, Hanna Vespi
Concrete Theatre is an award winning professional theatre company committed to creating, developing and producing artistically excellent and culturally diverse Theatre for Young Audiences that explores issues relevant to the lives of you people and their families.

To pledge TEAM CONCRETE BLOX and find out more about Concrete Theatre visit: http://www.concretetheatre.ca/

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#Concrete Blox

Sprouts 2019, DATES: May 25 & 26 NEW VENUE: Varscona Theatre, 10329-83 Ave. NW. Edmonton
This engaging festival created for young children is a great way to introduce your child to their first theatrical experience - including art and crafts, story telling, and music - all designed for young children and their families.

All tickets are $8.00 (including all fees and taxes)
Children under 3 - Free


FREE WILL SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

TEAM ANTONY AND THE CLEOPATRAS
Players: Stephanie Tempest, Kathy Carl, Shane Carl, Trish Ball

TEAM ROMEO AND JULIETS2
Players: Jennifer Tempest, Kayla Atkey, Jason Harris, Hanna Vespi

The Free Will Players endeavor to create professional, contemporary, innovative productions of the works of William Shakespeare that are accessible to all audiences, regardless of age, ability, education, or income levels, while also developing new audiences and mentoring theatre professionals of the future.

To pledge TEAM ANTONY AND THE CLEOPATRAS or TEAM ROMEO AND JULIETS2and to find out more about this festival : https://freewillshakespeare.com/

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2019 Festival: Two Gentlemen of Verona & The Winter's Tale, June 18 – July 14, 2019,
will be in performance at the Heritage Amphitheatre in Hawrelak Park


GRINDSTONE THEATRE

TEAM THE GRINDSTONE COWBOYS
Players: Sue Goberdhan, Byron Martin, Sarah Huffman, Joses Martin

Well known for their improvised musical the 11 O'clock Number! Grindstone Theatre produces main-stage plays, musicals, and sketch comedy. They offer public access classes, provide school workshops, corporate entertainment and offer monthly events such as The Open Improv Jam.

To pledge TEAM THE GRINDSTONE COWBOYS or and to find out more about Grindstone Theatre visit: https://www.grindstonetheatre.ca

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INADMISSIBLE PRODUCTIONS

TEAM INADMISSIBLE PRODUCTIONS
Players:  Giorgia Severini, Jennifer Krezlewicz, Yvonne Trethart, John Trethart

Inadmissible Productions started in 2003 with the Winnipeg Fringe production of Luigi Pirandello's The Doctor's Duty. Since then they have produced various established plays and new works in Winnipeg and Edmonton, plus a trip to the Regina Fringe with Dion Huel's hit Apocalypse, Saskatchewan. Inadmissible Productions is back this year with its first play actually about being inadmissible, the new immigration absurdist comedy Border Breakdown.

To Pledge Inadmissible Productions or to find out more about Inadmissible Productions visit: https://www.inadmissibleproductions.com

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#inadmissibleproductions


RAPID FIRE THEATRE

TEAM RAPID FIRE THEATRE
Players: Patrick Chorley, Elise Jason, Hailee Mann, Catriona Hurley

Rapid Fire Theatre is Edmonton's premiere destination for improvised comedy, providing a high-energy live theatrical experience.  The company aims to provide affordable and alternative theatre to their audiences while providing exciting opportunities for their participants.

To Pledge Team Rapid Fire or learn more about Rapid FireTheatre visit: https://rapidfiretheatre.com/

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In their home inside The Citadel Theatre, Rapid Fire produces their weekly showcase improvised shows (Theatresports, Chimprov, and Maestro) as well as Improvaganza Rapid Fire's annual international comedy festival, BONFIRE , a long-form improv festival as well as The Wildfire Festival, a festival especially for junior high and high school students.  The company also tours internationally - bringing Edmonton improv artists to stages and festivals around the globe.

Rapid Fire can also be seen this summer, performing numerous shows at The Edmonton International Fringe Festival.


SHADOW THEATRE

TEAM SHADOW THEATRE
Players:  Catherine Keill, Stephanie Gillis Paulgaard, Sarah Burritt, Melissa Erickson

Shadow Theatre's mandate is to produce contemporary theatre from around the world for an adult audience that inspire and entertain and where story is paramount.  Their plays hit their audience's hearts while simultaneously opening their minds.
Shadow Theatre is one of the anchor tenants at the Varscona Theatre in Old Strathcona, As an artist-run venue, the Varscona is home to eight companies which employ some of the best stage professionals in Canada. From twisted comedies thick with wit, to riveting dramas replete with character, each performance serves up a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable experience.

To Pledge TEAM SHADOW THEATRE or learn more about the Shadow Theatre and the Varscona Theatre visit: https://www.shadowtheatre.org/

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Season Subscriptions to Shadow's upcoming 2019-2020 Season in the Varscona Theatre are on sale now.


SKIRTSAFIRE FESTIVAL

TEAM SKIRTSAFIRE
Players: Annette Loiselle, Lilianna Coyes-Loiselle, Bronwyn Neufeld
Founded in 2012, the SkirtsAFire Festival is Edmonton's only theatre and multidisciplinary arts festival featuring women. In conjunction with International Women's Day, the 10-day festival runs each March at various venues in the heart of Alberta Avenue, downtown and, new for 2020, Old Strathcona! SkirtsAFire presents powerful and insightful stories to a diverse audience that is hungry to be moved by passionate performances and exhibitions. Programming reflects the true diversity of the thriving arts community in Alberta and Canada, and is adaptive in its approach in order to remain responsive to the needs of artists and audiences.

To pledge TEAM SKIRTSAFIRE or learn more about SkirtsAFire Festival, visit: http://skirtsafire.com

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#yegherstory
Facebook: https://facebook.com/SkirtsAfireFestival
Twitter and Instagram: @skirtsafire


TOP 5 PRODUCTIONS

TEAM TOP 5 PRODUCTIONS
Players:  Lyndon Anderson, Scott McLeon, Caitlin Schulz, Jeff Cang

Top 5 Productions are a brand new production company based in Edmonton, focussing on contemporary music and theatrical productions in the greater Edmonton area.

Top 5 Productions currently consists of 18 company members all with different skills and specialties ranging from music arranging, song writing, theatre, comedy, visual arts and theatre direction.

Since forming in July 2018, Top 5 Productions have played a number of events both private and public.    Their first full length licensed musical. “This to Ruin” by Joe Iconis, will premiere at the 2019, Edmonton International Fringe Festival.

To Pledge Top 5 Productions and learn more about Top 5 Productions visit:  http://top5productions.ca

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Instagram: top5_productions
Twitter: @Top5Productions1
Facebook: @Top5Productions.ca


WALTERDALE THEATRE

TEAM WALTERDALE THEATRE
Players: Ed Medeiros, Melanie Reid, Anika Plitt, Walter the Ghost

Walterdale Theatre Associates is one of the longest running community theatres in Western Canada, and is currently celebrating their 60th Anniversary season in 2019.  With the exception of a part-time theatre administrator, no one in the Association is paid. Everyone who works to bring a Walterdale production to the stage are volunteers. They do it for love of theatre and community, not money.

To Pledge TEAM WALTERDALE and learn more about Walterdale Theatre visit: http://walterdaletheatre.com/get-involved/donate-to-our-battle-for-the-limelight-team/

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WHIZGIGGLING PRODUCTIONS

TEAM YESMAIDS
Players: Lora Brovold, Linda Grass, Clarice Eckford & Cheryl Jameson

Whizgiggling Productions is an Edmonton based indy theatre company who produces Newfoundland work. They are most well-known for their seasonal production "The Best Little NFLD Xmas Pageant Ever!" (coming Christmas 2019, from December 12-22nd !)
Whizgiggling Productions will also be at the 2019 International Fringe Festival this year with a production of “World’s Wife” by Carol Ann Duffy.

To pledge TEAM YESMAIDS and learn more about Whizgiggling Productions visit: https://whizgiggling.com/
Or like their facebook page at: https://facebook.com/whizgigglingproductions/

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WORSHOP WEST THEATRE

TEAM WORSKSHOP WEST PLAY-PENNERS
Players:  Vern Thiessen, Brenley Charkow, Nicole Moeller + Nolan, Kenneth T. Williams

TEAM WORSHOP WRESTLERS
Players: Janna Hove, Marian Brant, Josh Languedoc, Betty Hushlak

Workshop West Playwrights' Theatre is a professional, Edmonton-based theatre dedicated to the development, production, promotion, and presentation of new Canadian playwrights and their plays, and to the education of the public in playwrighting skills.  2019-2020 marks the company's 40th Anniversary.

Pledge both of Workshop West's teams and find out more about Workshop West Playwright Theatre at http://workshopwest.org/

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#wwpt #wwpt40


THEATRE ALBERTA

Theater Alberta is a non-profit society and registered Canadian Charity dedicated to the growth and development of the Alberta theatre community.  Join more than 1,000 individuals and organizations that champion theatre arts in our province – become a Theatre Alberta member today.

To Pledge THEATRE ALBERTA or to find our more about Theatre Alberta visit: https://theatrealberta.com/

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If you want to stage a battle, you need an army of volunteers.  Volunteers are needed to help run the pit stops along the race site, help make the party happen and much more.  It’s guaranteed to be the most fun you’ve ever had volunteering! E-MAIL gina.m@northernlighttheatre.com to volunteer.

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PAST BATTLES FOR THE LIMELIGHT

4th Annual Battle for the Limelight Race in 2017

3rd Annual Battle for the Limelight Race in 2016

2nd Annual Battle for the Limelight Race in 2015

The 1st Battle for the Limelight Race in 2014

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