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News from NLT

May 11, 2017

What we have in
this newsletter:


  1. Treat mom to a musical this Mother’s Day!
  2. Catch a sneak peak of Bonnie and Clyde
  3. NLT unveils our new season for 2017-2018
  4. Get your bids ready! NLT's famous ONLINE AUCTION is now LIVE!
  5. Volunteer with us!

Treat mom to a musical this
Mother’s Day!
Join us for treats, chats and
a rip-roarin’ performance of

BONNIE AND CLYDE:

THE TWO PERSON, SIX-GUN MUSICAL

Book by
Will Pomerantz, Andrew Herron & Doug Ritchie

Music and Lyrics by
Andrew Herron & Doug Ritchie

BONNIE AND CLYDE: THE TWO PERSON, SIX-GUN MUSICAL

Director’s Circle Sunday Matinee

Sunday, May 14 at 2:00 pm (Mother’s Day)

Don't know what to do for Mother's Day?  Treat Mom to a musical! And take in a preshow chat with Northern Light Theatre’s Artistic Director Trevor Schmidt.  Find out how Trevor chooses the plays for each NLT season, the background to Bonnie & Clyde, The Two Person, Six Gun Musical, the show’s production design, casting, and some insider stories from rehearsal. The Director’s Circle takes place 45 minutes before the matinee, starting at 1:15pm, in Studio A – right beside our box-office. Treats will be provided by Under the High Wheel.

There are two performances of BONNIE & CLYDE this coming Sunday, May 14th: 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm.  Tickets are available online or call (780) 471-1586.

BONNIE AND CLYDE: THE TWO PERSON, SIX-GUN MUSICAL

BONNIE AND CLYDE: THE TWO PERSON, SIX-GUN MUSICAL

Depression-era bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde were considered ruthless murders, but Bonnie and Clyde – The Two Person, Six Gun Musical explores the true events of their highly sensationalized lives from the angle of their infamous love affair.  With haunting melodies and bold theatricality, this pure fun, rip-roarin’ musical takes you on a wild ride of romance, suspense and old-fashioned shout-outs, highlighting the true events that led up to this notorious couples’ nation-wide crime spree from 1932 until 1934.

BONNIE AND CLYDE: THE TWO PERSON, SIX-GUN MUSICAL

Directed by Trevor Schmidt
Featuring Amanda Neufeld and Matthew Lindholm
Stage Managed by Elizabeth Allison
Musical Direction by Nick Samoil
Set and Costume Design by Trevor Schmidt
Lighting Design by Adam Tsuyoshi Turnbull 
Video Design by Matthew Schuurman

BONNIE AND CLYDE: THE TWO PERSON, SIX-GUN MUSICAL

THURSDAY NIGHT TALK BACK May 11

Right after the show on Thursday, May 11

Ready your questions and fire away.  Amanda Neufeld and Matthew Lindholm are here to talk about their process, their warm-ups and the tea they guzzle to keep those high notes sounding fresh.

BONNIE AND CLYDE: THE TWO PERSON, SIX-GUN MUSICAL

BONNIE AND CLYDE: THE TWO PERSON, SIX-GUN MUSICALFor more information about our Salon Series check out our website at www.northernlighttheatre.com

BONNIE AND CLYDE: THE TWO PERSON, SIX-GUN MUSICAL

Tickets available at the door or in advance.
Single Student/ Senior Tickets $25.00 plus GST. 
Single Adult Tickets
$30.00 plus GST. 
Sunday Matinee Tickets $20.00
plus GST.  
Two-for-One tickets available on Tuesdays (May 9 and 16).

To purchase or book subscriptions or single tickets, please visit www.northernlighttheatre.com or call NLT (780) 471-1586.

BONNIE AND CLYDE: THE TWO PERSON, SIX-GUN MUSICAL

Catch a sneak peek of Bonnie and Clyde

Northern Light Theatre was thrilled to collaborate with Tyler Duffy Productions to shoot this exquisite film featuring Bonnie and Clyde.

Thank you to the film directors Peter Kominek and Tyler Duffy, and an extra special thanks to Brent Pellegrini and Rona Best for lending us the getaway car!

BONNIE AND CLYDE: THE TWO PERSON, SIX-GUN MUSICAL

Read our exclusive interviews
& previews

The cast and crew sat down to chat about the play with our theatre blogger friends!  Check out the previews for Bonnie & Clyde here:

12TH NIGHT THEATRE BLOG 
AFTER THE HOUSE LIGHTS THEATRE BLOG
VUE WEEKLY 

BONNIE AND CLYDE: THE TWO PERSON, SIX-GUN MUSICAL

Read our amazing reviews

12TH NIGHT THEATRE BLOG 
AFTER THE HOUSE LIGHTS THEATRE BLOG 
GIG CITY ARTS BLOG

NLT unveils our new season
for 2017-2018

Northern Light Theatre unveils its forty-second anniversary season of producing challenging, exciting, dynamic and controversial works of live performance that showcase what NLT does best: creating theatre with language rich texts that are dark, poetic, funny and which reflect a complex world and lead us to question our hierarchy of values.

NLT 2017-2018 season

Season 2017-2018: The Virgin, The Whore and Something In Between

The Madonna-whore complex, first identified by Sigmund Freud, is said to develop in men who see women as either saintly Madonnas or debased prostitutes.  In sexual politics the view of women as either Madonnas or whores limits women's sexual expression, offering two mutually exclusive ways to construct a sexual identity. While our season title is tongue-in-cheek, it does offer a clever umbrella under which to gather three plays that explore women’s identities in regards to sexuality, religion and the Christian/ Catholic morality of the societies in which they have been raised.


THE TESTAMENT OF MARY by Colm Tóibín (Canadian Premiere)
October 26-November 4, 2017 |  PCL Studio, ATB Financial Arts Barns

Featuring Holly Turner | Directed by Trevor Schmidt

The mother of Jesus tells her story of her son’s crucifixion and questions his death and divinity. The Testament of Mary is a portrait of a very human woman – a mother – who is trying to make sense of and come to terms with the tragic death of her son.


DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME / FAITES CECI EN MÉMOIRE DE MOI By Cat Walsh with French Translation by Manon Beaudoin (World Premiere of a New Work)
Co-production with L’UniThéâtreMarch 13- 25, 2018 | L’UniThéâtre in La Cité Francophone
Featuring Brian Dooley and Nicole St. Martin | Directed by Trevor Schmidt           

Montreal, 1963- and the world is on the precipice of major change in the fields of science, civil rights and women’s liberation.  Twelve-year-old Genevieve- the only girl in her large religious family- wants nothing more than to be an altar server at her church. But Father Paul tells her that girls are strictly not allowed and Genevieve prays to God to change his mind about having girls serve.  So when star altar boy Martin disappears on his way home from school, Genevieve wonders if her prayer has been answered- in the most terrible way. 


SLUT by Brenda McFarlane (Alberta Premiere)
April 5 – 14, 2018 | PCL Studio, ATB Financial Arts Barns    
Featuring Michelle Todd | Directed by Trevor Schmidt

Matilda is a woman who gives of herself freely.  So freely in fact, that the senior citizens from the complex next door have her arrested for running a brothel.  During an endless night of booking at the police station, Matilda runs a gamut of emotions: joy, regret, remorse, anger, despair and love.  Brenda McFarlane’s witty and fast paced play pries apart social stereotypes and stigmas in an insightful, light-hearted and comic examination of love and sex.


SUBSCRIBE NOW FOR A SPECIAL OFFER

Party with NLT all year long!  Subscribe now to our 2017-2018 theatre season and we’ll give you a half-price adult ticket to see our last show in our 2016-2017 season Bonnie & Clyde, The Two Person, Six Gun Musical! (That’s like paying for Bonnie and getting Clyde thrown in for free!)  Subscribe over the phone at (780) 471-1586 or on online here.

Online Auction coming!

Northern Light Theatre’s famous ONLINE AUCTION is live
until May 21!

Online Auction!

Northern Light Theatre’s famous ONLINE AUCTION has returned with 65 items from our favourite Whyte Avenue and 124th Street stores, including artwork, fine dining, hot theatre tickets and more. NLT wants to be your online hook-up to the best local Edmonton merchants have to offer, with silent auction packages you won't find anywhere else!

CLICK ON THE IMAGES (NOT LOGOS) BELOW TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE AUCTION ITEMS!


Online Auction!Alberta Yarn Project
Unit A, 10149 – 122nd Street

Value: $200.00 / Minimum Bid:  $20.00
Prize Package:  Hand Knit Man’s Sweater created by Anna Davidson
This prize started onstage as a prop in Northern Light Theatre’s production of “The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux”.  The sweater was only half made with the lead actress adding a few stitches every performance.  When Ms. Davidson asked us if she could finish the sweater – we knew this beautiful, handmade piece would be a great item to include in our silent auction, a prize with a great NLT backstory.

The Alberta Yarn Project is a worker’s co-operative run by Alison, Alliston, Anna and Kalea. We are committed to making yarn produced in Alberta accessible to the people of Edmonton.  Even though there is a lot of yarn being processed, spun, painted, and dyed in our province, too often crafters in Edmonton are working with yarns from far away (and maybe not ethically made.) We have been traveling around the province building relationships with yarn producers, spinners and dyers, and designing patterns for the beautiful yarn they create.  We host events, attend craft fairs and markets, and bring yarn enthusiasts together!

Find us on Instagram & Twitter @AByarnproject

Online Auction!


Online Auction!The Briefing Room
10151 – 82nd Ave., (587-521-0384)

Value: $135.00
Prize Package:  One-Year Membership to The Sock Club.  All you have to do is tell The Briefing Room your preferred size and shipping address and TBR will do the rest.  Your first pair of socks will be sent out as soon as your first order is processed.  Enjoy a fresh new pair of socks delivered right to your door the first Tuesday of every month for a whole year.

The Briefing Room first opened its doors in 2012 and has since become a leader in Men’s Specialty Clothing in Edmonton.  TBR carries the largest selection of top quality and designer brands from around the world, including men's lounge wear, sleep wear, swim wear, skin care and shaving products, wallets, ties, and other accessories all designed with men in mind.

Voted Best Man’s Clothing Store 2013, 2015, 2016 Vue Weekly.

Online Auction!


Online Auction!Citadel Theatre
9828 - 101A Ave. (780-425-1820)    

Value: $200.00 / Minimum Bid $20.00
Prize Package:  Two Complimentary Tickets to the electrifying off-Broadway hit HADESTOWN by Anaïs Mitchell, developed with and Directed by Rachel Chavkin.  Produced in association with Dale Franzen and Mara Isaacs.  November 12 – 23, 2017.  Tickers are valid any Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday, based on availability.  Recommended ages 14 and up.

"HADESTOWN WILL BE YOUR NEXT MUSICAL THEATER OBSESSION."   —VOGUE

Celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and inventive two-time Obie award-winning director Rachel Chavkin have transform Mitchell’s phenomenal concept album into a bold new-work for the stage. This new musical follows Orpheus’ mythic quest to recover his true love, Eurydice from Hades and the underworld.  Together we travel from wide-open plains, where love and music are not enough nourishment to survive the winter, down to Hadestown, an industrialized world of mindless labor.  Inspired by the traditions of classic American folk-music and vintage New Orleans jazz, Mitchell’s beguiling melodies and poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against death.

Hadestown premiered at New York Theatre Workshop in May 2016, where it played to critical acclaim and sold-houses, and it is now coming to Edmonton, in preparation for its Broadway debut.

The Citadel Theatre is one of North America’s largest not-for-profit theatres.  With its complex of 5 performance spaces in downtown Edmonton, it is recognized and respected as a national centre of excellence in production, creative development, and audience engagement.   The Citadel Theatre also features an outreach performance series, Beyond the Stage, and offers a year round theatre school, The Academy at the Citadel.

Online Auction!


City of Edmonton Golf Passes
(Donated by Edmonton City Councillor Ben Henderson
)
12130 - River Valley Road (780-496-4710) 

Value: $180.00 / Minimum Bid $25.00
Prize Package: 4 Vouchers for a free 18-hole round of golf at either Victoria or Riverside Golf Course

Edmonton’s Victoria Golf Course was developed in 1896, before Edmonton was even incorporated as a city.  It was also the first 9-hole golf course built in Canada - making it the oldest municipal golf course in the country.  Whether you are a beginner, or a mid-handicap player, you will love the wide fairways of this forgiving course.  Locate within Edmonton’s downtown, with vistas of the Alberta Legislature and University of Alberta in the distance, Victoria’s nicely laid out 18-hole course feels practically secluded, tucked away in Edmonton's beautiful river valley.

The Victoria Golf Course is also home to a 60-stall driving range and practice green where you can warm up your swing and knock the rust of your putter and irons.  The Victoria Club House’s Dogwood Café by Culina is a perfect gathering place, either before or after a round of golf.

Online Auction!


Online Auction!Derrick Skating Club
11204 – 43rd Ave. NW, (780-438-5078)

Value: $100.00  / Minimum Bid $15.00
Prize Package:  Learn to Skate Gift Certificate to the Derrick Skating Club valued at $100.00
Adult CanSkate is for the young at heart that wish to develop their fundamental skating skills and movement through an interactive group lesson format.  Summer registration opens on April 15th.

The Derrick Skating Club has been in operation in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada since 1968, and was incorporated in 1976.  For figure skaters, the club offers private coaching in both the STARSkate and Competitive skating streams.  For beginning skaters, the Derrick Skating Club is proud to offer CanSkate, Skate Canada’s flagship learn-to-skate program.  All skaters registered in the program automatically become members of Skate Canada, the governing body for figure skating in Canada. The Derrick Skating Club strives to inspire participants of all ages to embrace the joy of skating for fun, fitness, life skills, creativity and achievement.

Adult CanSkate: Summer (July/August) Programs
Summer Adult CanSkate Wk 1&2 July 3-13
8 Sessions
Start & End Date:
Jul 3 2017 - Jul 13 2017
Monday to Thursday 7:15-8:00 PM
Confederation Arena

Summer Adult CanSkate Wk 3&4 July 17-27
8 Sessions
Start & End Date:
Jul 17 2017 - Jul 27 2017
Monday to Thursday 7:15-8:00 PM
Confederation Arena

To find more about CanSkate and to register for classes, visit https://www.derrickskating.ca

Online Auction!


Online Auction!Fox & Tux Pet Boutique
12523 – 102nd Ave. (780-705-8339)

Value: $70.00 / Minimum Bid $10.00
Prize: Gift bags of delectable dog treats and gift card from Fox & Tux Pet Boutique

Located in The High Street Shopping District off 124th Street, Fox & Tux Pet Boutique is a fun, modern and quality pet store.  Every item is carefully sourced and selected to ensure that Fox & Tux offers only the best food items, most interesting essentials, and unique extras to meet your dog or cat's needs.  There are some amazing handmade goods as well as a large selection of Canadian manufactured  products. Check out Fox & Tux’s online store to find out more about the “Fox Box”, a subscription package of delectable treats for your dog or cat or both, that is delivered right to your door.  Or attend one or Fox & Tux’s in-store special events that include teeth cleaning clinics by K-9 Gentle Dental, professional nail trimming, and featured pop-ups by product suppliers such as Koko & Coco’s handmade products for pets, and Farm Fresh Pet Foods.

Online Auction!

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