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August 21, 2015

Battle for the Limelight is
ONLY A WEEK AWAY!

Battle for the Limelight

Northern Light Theatre's community-wide fundraiser, BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT returns SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 2015.

In 2014, NLT started BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT to help the entire theatre community raise funds.  Theatre companies and arts groups registered teams to compete in an Amazing-Race style scavenger hunt all over the Old Strathcona area.  Teams could raise pledges for themselves- and they got to keep money they raised!

Now BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT is back for its second year, and it's bigger, longer and harder.

Battle for the Limelight

Get to know the challengers and throw some support behind your favourite theatre companies and teams!


Presenting the hosts of BATTLE FOR THE LIMELIGHT! 

TEAM NORTHERN LIGHT THEATRE!

Northern Light Theatre not only organizes the race and hosts the party, but we also compete in the Battle.

Representing:  Northern Light theatre
Players:  Trevor Schmidt, Lora Brovold, Cat Walsh, Rina Pelletier

Help us to support our 40th Season and make community-wide events like this possible by pledging for Trevor’s Battle Team.

CLICK HERE TO PLEDGE TEAM TREVOR


TEAM AS SEEN ON STAGE

Representing:  Accidental Humour Co.
Players:  Kim Stadelmann, Willie Banfiled, Cliff Kelly and Alex Mackie

Accidental Humour Co.

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 shows that blend live-action antics with high-octane video projection.

To pledge TEAM AS SEEN ON STAGE and learn more about Accidental Humour C. visit http://www.accidentalhumour.com/


TEAM SWEET AZ

Representing:  Azimuth Theatre
Players:  Kristi Hansen, Aaron Macri, Tessa Stamp and Cole Humeny

Azimuth Theatre

A producer and presenter of original performance & an avid supporter of local independent creators, Azimuth prides itself on being ‘Edmonton’s theatre company’.

To pledge TEAM SWEET AZ or learn more about Azimuth Theatre, visit http://azimuththeatre.com/


TEAM BLACK MAGIC

Representing:  Blackout Sketch Comedy
Players:  Sharon Uppal, Jenn Havens and Jason Halbauer

Blackout Sketch Comedy

Inspired by the notorious writing styles of The Second City, Upright Citizens Brigade, and The Groundings, Blackout is a brand new Improv-based sketch comedy group comprised of writers working around the clock to present hilarity in a 60 minute show.

Pledge TEAM BLACK MAGIC and find out more about Blackout Sketch Comedy at http://www.grindstonetheatre.ca/blackout.html


TEAM FOUND

Representing:  Common Ground Arts Society
Players:  Patrick Lundeen, Lianna Makuch, Nicolas Mayne and Joel Taras

Common Ground Arts Society

The Common Ground Arts Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and advocacy of emerging Edmonton artists. Common Ground Arts Society produces Edmonton’s Found Festival- a multi- disciplinary found space arts festival in July.

Pledge TEAM FOUND and find out more about Common Ground Arts Society at http://www.commongroundarts.ca/


TEAM CONCRETE BLOX

Representing: Concrete Theatre
Players:  Mary- Ellen Perley, James Hamilton

Concrete Theatre

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 young people and their families.

Pledge TEAM CONCRETE BLOX and find out more about Concrete Theatre at http://www.concretetheatre.ca/index.html


TEAM EDMONTON OPERA

Representing:  Edmonton Opera

Edmonton Opera

Edmonton Opera is dedicated to producing great performances that bring the powerful emotions of opera to our community. Our purpose and vision is to present opera that moves and inspires our audiences — individuals, corporate organizations and the three levels of government, all who are partners and sponsors in our community. We are committed to offering high-quality education programs, so we can bring opera to the classrooms, homes and lives of Edmontonians, and contribute to the versatile culture and arts scene in our city.

Since 1963, Edmonton Opera has given voice to opera in the community and throughout northern Alberta. We have been a home to many great singers, directors and musicians.

To pledge TEAM EDMONTON OPERA or learn more about the company visit http://www.edmontonopera.com/


TEAM THE BARD’S BABES

Representing:  Freewill Shakespeare Company
Players:  Judlie Haddow, Brittney Hubley, and Kate Kozakiewicz

TEAM ROMEO AND THE JULIETS

Representing:  Freewill Shakespeare Company
Players: Jennifer Tempest, Evan Cherot, Jenelle Hargas, and Qendresa Beka

TEAM SHAKE(SPEARE) YOUR BOOTY

Representing:  Freewill Shakespeare Company
Players:  Erin Will, Patrick Chan

Freewill Shakespeare Company

The Free Will Players are a not-for-profit theatre company that formed in 1989. The company endeavors 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.

Pledge any of the three teams representing Freewill Shakespeare Company visit:  http://freewillshakespeare.com/


TEAM GINGER SNAP

Representing:  Ginger & Rosemary Theatre Productions
Players:  Giorgia Severini, Bill Roberts

Pledge TEAM GINGER SNAP by e-mailing Artistic Director Giorgia Severini at gseverini5@gmail.com


TEAM THE STONES

Representing:  Grindstone Theatre
Players:  Byron Martin, Brianne Jang

Grindstone Theatre

Grindstone Theatre was formed in the fall of 2011 by Artistic Director, Byron Martin, to create new late night content at the Varscona Theatre. Grindstone’s flagship show, The 11 O’clock Number! The Improvised Musical, debuted January 11th, 2012 and ran every second week for its first season. After a well received initial season and following an Edmonton Fringe Festival run, the improvised musical began its second season turning to a weekly format. The show has now toured to the Winnipeg Fringe Festival and the New York Musical Improv Festival as well as a sold out run at the 2014 Edmonton Fringe Festival. Currently in its third season, The 11 O’clock Number! continues to attract attention for its unique form of musical comedy entertainment.

Pledge TEAM THE STONES and find out more about Grindstone Theatre and The 11 O’Clock Number at http://www.grindstonetheatre.ca/


TEAM L’UNI

Representing:  L’Uni Théâtre

L’Uni Théâtre

Alberta’s only professional francophone theatre company, creates and promotes French theatre. L’UniThéâtre saw the day in 1992 from a merge of the Théâtre Français d’Edmonton (founded in 1968) and la Boîte à Popicos (1977). L'UniThéâtre is therefore strong of a 45 year history of French language theatre serving Edmonton and the entire province through a large variety of theatre programs. L’UniThéâtre promotes the arts through professional, educational and community theatre as well as theatre for young audience, in the French language.

Pledge TEAM L’UNI and find out more about L’Uni Théâtre at http://www.lunitheatre.ca/


TEAM MOPLIP

Representing:  Moplip Theatre
Players:  Skye Hyndman, Philip Geller, Patrick Horan, and James Wincott

Moplip Theatre

Moplip Theatre is an Edmonton-based creative force founded by Philip Geller and Skye Hyndman in the summer of 2013. They have been fretfully creating original work ever since, collaborating with young and emerging artists from many disciplines. Philip Geller is a decided theatre artist in the BFA acting program at the University of Alberta. Skye Hyndman is an active spoken word poet, playwright, and student of mathematics. Together, they are making great things small in condensed plays and capturing moments with poetry and humour.

Pledge TEAM MOPLIP and find out more about Moplip Theatre at http://mopliptheatre.wix.com/home


TEAM PROMISE

Representing:  Promise Productions
Players:  Mari Chartier, Al Gadowsky, Lana Michelle Hughes and Elena Porter

Promise Productions

Promise Productions is a Sterling Award winning independent company producing engaging, enchanting, enthralling theatre for young audiences. Since its beginnings in 2006, Promise has founded the Snow Globe Festival of Children's Theatre and produced eighteen world premieres of plays presented under stage lights, in school gymnasiums, and beneath a bridge in the Edmonton River Valley.

To learn more about Promise Productions and plague TEAM PROMISE visit https://www.facebook.com/PromiseProductionsTheatre?pnref=lhc


TEAM SHADOW

Representing:  Shadow Theatre
Players:  John Hudson, Judy Wilson

Shadow Theatre

To produce contemporary theatre for an adult audience, that inspires and entertains while keeping story of paramount importance.

Shadow Theatre is a thriving, respected and well funded theatre whose home is a modern, fully equipped Varscona Theatre.
We choose the finest plays from around the world which will move our audience's hearts and open their minds.

Pledge TEAM SHADOW and find out more about Shadow Theatre visit http://www.shadowtheatre.org/


TEAM RAPID FIRE

Representing Rapid Fire Theatre

Rapid Fire Theatre

Rapid Fire Theatre is proud to be Edmonton's premiere destination for improvised comedy! In 2015 RFT was honored with three awards from The Mayor's Celebration for the Arts, including The ATB Financial Ambassador for the Arts award. We have also been named Edmonton's Best Theatre Company by VUE Weekly readers.

To pledge TEAM RAPID FIRE or learn more about Rapid fire theatre, visit www.rapidfiretheatre.com


TEAM ARE YOU MAD!?

Representing:  Teatro La Quindicina
Players:  Mat Busby, Shannon Blanchet, Jenny McKillop, and Jim McKillop

Teatro La Quindicina

Teatro La Quindicina is a not-for-profit professional theatre which has been operating in Edmonton since 1982. Since incorporating in 1988, we have kept our focus on the presentation of new plays created specifically around the talents of an ensemble of dedicated Edmonton-based performers. We have been presenting live theatre at the Varscona since 1992.

Pledge TEAM ARE YOU MAD? and find out more about Teatro La Quindicina visit http://teatroq.com/Teatro/About_Teatro.html


TEAM THEATRE ALBERTA GUYS

Representing: Theatre Alberta
Players:  Aaron Talbot, Jake Tkaczyk, Patrick Beagan, Silverius Materi

TEAM THEATRE ALBERTA DOLLS

Representing:  Theatre Alberta
Players:  Morgan Norwish, Keri Mitchell, Dennie Hamaluik, Rebecca Barrington

Theatre Alberta

Theatre 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 for either of the two teams representing THEATRE ALBERTA or to find out more, visit www.theatrealberta.com


TEAM THE HOT ROXYS

Representing:  Theatre Network
Players:  Harley Morison, Taylor Chadwick

Theatre Network

“The hottest little theatre in town." -Edmonton Journal

Pledge TEAM THE HOT ROXYS and find out more about Theatre Network visit http://theatrenetwork.ca/


TEAM THOU ART HERE

Representing:  Thou Art Here Theatre
Players:  Joel Crichton, Janine Hodder, Kris Joseph and Ben Stevens

Thou Art Here Theatre

Thou Art Here creates site-sympathetic productions of Shakespeare’s works or adaptations of his works.

To pledge TEAM THOU ART HERE and learn more about Thou Art Here Theatre visit http://thouartheretheatre.com/#


TEAM TOY GUNS

Representing:  Toy Guns Dance Theatre
Players:  Richelle Thoreson, Jake Hastey, Justin Kautz and Rachel Gleiberman

Toy Guns Dance Theatre

From our inception Toy Guns has been challenging the relationship between art and it’s audience. “I don’t know anything about dance but I loved it”. This sentiment has followed us through a multitude of projects from art installation to outdoor productions to summer Fringe tours to film work.

Pledge TEAM TOY GUNS and find out more at http://www.toygunstheatre.com/index.html


TEAM VARSCONA

Representing:  Varscona Theatre Alliance Society
Players:  Jason Hardwick, Jenna Dykes-Busby, Garrett Ross and Nicole Thibault

Varscona Theatre Alliance Society

The Varscona Theatre is located in the heart of Old Strathcona, 10329 – 83 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We are home to eight professional resident companies as well as many independent professional and fringe theatres.  2015 brings new renovations and rebuilding as well update our home for the future!

To pledge TEAM VARSCONA and learn more about renovations to the Varscona Theatre visit http://varsconatheatre.com/


Get involved with Battle for the Limelight

Volunteer

If you want to stage a battle, you need an army of volunteers.  Come out to play with us.  Volunteers are needed to help run the secret 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 eventsnlt@gmail.com to VOLUNTEER

Sponsor the event

Do you work for a business that would like to be a part of the race?  We are looking for donations and sponsors.  E-MAIL eventsnlt@gmail.com TO GET INVOLVED

Party

Want to come party with us?  The Battle for the Limelight finish line is a secret location that will revealed after the race…. So stay tuned to Northern Light Theatre on social media for the big announcement.

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We can let a little clue slip…. our party will feature the one and only Amy Van Keeken’s Rock and Roll Sing Along!

Amy Van Keeken’s Rock and Roll Sing Along

The Rock and Roll Sing a Long is a cover band featuring hits from the 50s, 60s, Motown, the 70s, 80s, disco and Country. Lyrics are projected onto a screen for maximum audience participation. Fun is the thing!

Northern Light Theatre at the Edmonton Fringe Festival

While summer business has been booming the Northern Light Theatre office, NLT artists have been directing their own Fringe projects as well. Check out these fine fringe offerings from the gang at NLT!

The Portuguese Riding Lesson

The Novus Actors are proud to present The Portuguese Riding Lesson and Other Short Plays by Stewart Lemoine at this year's Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival!

Diabolical debutantes, spooky side-dishes, and other absurdities abound in a collection of fun and zany short plays by inimitable Stewart Lemoine! Take a vivacious frolic with this misfit group of lawyers as they take to the stage once again to benefit Teatro La Quindicina! Delightful!

DIRECTED BY GINA MOE (NLT General Manager)

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS 


Princess Confidential: Familiar Melody

Promise Productions presents PRINCESS CONFIDENTIAL: FAMILIAR MELODY at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival 2015.

Armed with only a book of fairy tales, Princess Abigail and Detective Simon set out to find the missing Melody Merchant, but story book characters clash with real life as Simon’s work undercover in the seedy underbelly of the city begins to catch up with him.

Princess Confidential: Familiar Melody is much anticipated sequel to Promise Productions' 2013 Sterling nominated Fringe hit, Princess Confidential.  This film noir fairy tale is sure to thrill ages 6 to 106, and audiences don’t need to have seen part one to catch this caper!

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY ELLEN CHORLEY (NLT Artistic Associate)

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS


Princess Confidential: Familiar Melody

CREATED AND PERFORMED BY CHRISTINE DEWITT (NLT Board Member)

Look what we’ve got in store for
our 40TH anniversary!

NLT's 40th Season

Subscriptions now on sale for our 2015-2016 40th Anniversary Season.

Our 2015-2016 Season Subscriptions include tickets to The Good Bride, The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux, and Wish

THE GOOD BRIDE
by Rosemary Rowe

October 16 - 24, 2015  (Preview October 15)
PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Avenue

“Sometimes we don’t know God’s timing and we have to be at peace with His decisions for our lives, just as I have to be perfectly at peace waiting for my wedding.  But Satan is always whispering in my ear, sowing doubt.”

Every night from 3 p.m. to midnight, fifteen year old Maranatha Graham puts on her homemade wedding dress and hopes that today will be the day her groom Pete picks her up from the Pullman's house, where Daddy sent her to wait. Pete could arrive at any moment. But as her wait wears on, Maranatha has an increasingly difficult time ignoring Satan's whisperings…

THE PASSION OF NARCISSE MONDOUX
by Gratien Gelinas, translated by Linda Gabouriau

March 31 - April 9, 2016 (Preview March 29) 
L'Uni Théâtre 8627 Rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury

“Even if I can’t give you the moon, maybe I can catch you a shooting star.”

Narcisse Mondoux, retired Master Plumber, sets out to woo the recently widowed Laurencienne Robichaud- at her husband's funeral. Thinking he knows the secret to her heart, he soon discovers that she is a liberated woman who intends to fulfill her secret ambition by herself. A co-production with L'Uni Théâtre. 

WISH
based on the novel by Peter Goldsworthy adapted for the stage by Humphrey Bower

April 29 - May 7, 2016 (Preview April 28)
PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Avenue

“She’s not a beast.  She’s a person.“

J.J., the hearing son of deaf parents, agrees to teach sign language to the mysterious Eliza, a gorilla rescued from a research lab by animal rights activists. Eliza demonstrates a gift for signing and bond passionately with her new teacher until they face an ethical conundrum. A co-production with Good Women Dance Collective.

AN EXTRA ANNIVERSARY GIFT! As a special offer to NLT subscribers, you can also add Flora & Fawna's Field Trip (with Fleurette!) to your 2015-2016 season subscription for only $15.00!

Flora & Fawna's Field Trip

FLORA AND FAWNA’S FIELD TRIP (WITH FLEURETTE!)
by Darrin Hagen & Trevor Schmidt

January 15-23, 2016 (Preview January 14) 
PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Avenue

“It’s amazing how much innuendo you can cram into a show about preteen girls going camping.”  - VUE WEEKLY

Best friends Flora and Fawna (along with their pal, Fleurette) are creating a safe place for girls just like them by launching The NaturElles, a social group with a difference. Come inside the Magic Fairy Ring, and you'll develop wilderness survival skills, collect badges, and learn new campfire songs. No Mean Girls Allowed! 


SUBSCRIPTION PRICES
Opening Night Subscription $75.00
Adult Subscription $70.00
Student /Senior Subscription $50.00
Booty Call Subscription $36.00
Preview Night Subscription $36.00
2015-2016 Subscriptions do not include tickets to our exclusive performance of FLORA & FAWNA'S FIELD TRIP (WITH FLEURETTE).  To add on this production, add $15.00 to your subscription price. 
                                                                                   
REGULAR TICKET PRICES
Opening Night $28.00
Adult Weekend $27.00
Student/ Senior Weekend $25.00
Adult Weekday $26.00
Student/ Senior Weekday $23.00
All tickets to FLORA AND FAUNA FIELD TRIP (WITH FLEURETTE) are $25.00

CLICK HERE to view and download our Season Brochure

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