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News from NLT

December 3, 2019

What we have in
this newsletter:

  1. Today is Giving Tuesday – See how NLT is Giving Back
  2. Gift the Gift of Local, Well Made Theatre this Holiday Season
  4. A Christmas Ticket Deal for NLT Subscribers!

Help Give the Experience of Live Theatre to Local Students this Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after the Black Friday weekend. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it's a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes.

Giving Tuesday

How is Northern Light Theatre celebrating Giving Tuesday?

Fundraising is vital to NLT’s success, making up nearly 50% of our operating costs. We are exceedingly grateful to all of our donors who go above and beyond in their support, keeping NLT viable as a provider of challenging and provocative theatre in Edmonton.

This year, giving Tuesday is December 3. Take this opportunity to donate $50, and we’ll provide a ticket to “Everybody Loves Robbie” to a Strathcona High School student in your name.

Your donation will make a difference not only to NLT, but also by reducing fiscal barriers to students wanting to experience live theatre.

All donations made to NLT receive a charitable tax-receipt.



Can’t make your donation on December 3rd?  Our 50 tickets for 50 students campaign will be open until January 17, 2020.

Give your loved one
the gift of theatre this year
(or treat yourself!)


Giving Tuesday

Northern Light Theatre has been creating evocative and thought-provoking theatre in Edmonton for forty-four years and the last two shows in our 2019-2020 are sure to have audiences talking.

Midseason Subscriptions

Starting at 30.00 – 50.00 our Midseason pass to see the remaining two show of our 2019-2020 season really can’t be beat.  And only NLT subscribers can access our subscriber perk program!

Becoming a subscriber is the only way you can access our subscriber perks!

Preferred Seating
Subscribers get first dibs on the best seats in the house. Simply call our office to book your seats in advance, no need to wait in line for front row seats!

Bring a guest
We want to meet your friends. NLT subscribers get a complimentary ticket to one of the shows in our 2019-2020 season so they can bring a date to share the play. (Only available with a full season subscription – not applicable to the mid-season subscription package)

What's in the Tickle Trunk?
Only Subscribers will find out! Don't miss out on special draws, prizes and one time offers that are only available to NLT subscribers. Included at the end of this newsletter is NLT’s special discount to see The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant Ever!  Subscribe before Jan 8, 2020 and be entered into our prize draw for a $50.00 gift certificate to The Next Act, to be drawn at our preview performance of Everybody Loves Robbie.


Learn more about Northern Light Theatre and our past work here:

Coming Up Next:


Everybody Loves Robbie

Northern Light Theatre presents
by Edmonton Playwright Ellen Chorley

World Premiere of a New Work!

January 10-25, 2020 (Preview January 9, 2020)
Tuesday-Sunday Performances 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinees 2:00 pm

Studio Theatre at the ATB Financial Arts Barns
10330-84 Avenue, Edmonton

Chloe loves Robbie. Everybody does. But Robbie loves Chloe back. They are the star triple-threat couple of their high school drama club and have dreams of their future success together in Musical Theatre (or straight plays, if Musical Theatre doesn’t work out). But — speaking of straight — suddenly Robbie wonders if he’s gay. And Chloe begins to wonder, too. And what does that mean for their future together?

Featuring: Jayce McKenzie, Richard Lee Hsi
Director: Trevor Schmidt
Set and Costume Design: Trevor Schmidt
Light Design:  Beth Dart
Sound Design:  Lana Michelle Hughes
Stage Manager:  Liz Allison
Technical Director: Chris Hicks

Everybody Loves Robbie

Thursday, January 9, 2020 | 7:30 pm- Preview (PWYC)
Friday, January 10, 2020, | 7:30 pm- Opening
Saturday, January 11, 2020 | 7:30 pm- Performance
Sunday, January 12, 2020 | 2:00 pm- Matinee (Preshow Director’s Circle Event 1:15 pm)
Sunday, January 12, 2020 | 7:30 pm- Performance (PWYC)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 7:30 pm- Performance (Two for One Tickets at the door)
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 7:30 pm- Performance (Post Show Guest Speaker Salon)
Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 7:30 pm- Performance (Post Show Actor Talk Back)
Friday, January 17, 2020 | 7:30 pm- Performance
Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 7:30 pm- Performance
Sunday, January 19, 2020 | 2:00 pm- Matinee
Sunday, January 19, 2020| 7:30 pm- Performance (PWYC)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 7:30 pm- Performance (Two for One Tickets at the door)
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 7:30 pm- Performance
Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 7:30 pm- Performance
Friday, January 24, 2020 | 7:30 pm- Performance
Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 7:30 pm - Closing Night Performance

Advance Tickets and Mid-Season Subscriptions at or call (780) 471-1586

(January 9- 25, 2020)


(March 27- April 11, 2020)


To volunteer for one of our upcoming Casinos please email Gina Moe at

45th Anniversary
Season Launch Party

Saturday Feb 1, 2020

The Art of Cake Fundraiser

Tickets to our ART OF CAKE 45th Season Launch Party are on sale now!

Featuring performances from our upcoming 2020-2021 season, surprise announcements (such as the date for our 45th Anniversary Gala Party), and your chance to get in our Early Bird Subscription Prices for next year.

Tickets: $30.00

Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm
The Art of Cake Cafe
11811 105 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0L9

Northern Light Theatre Subscribers Get 10% Off Tickets to
The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant… Ever!

If you are a NLT Subscriber, let the Box Office know when you book your tickets to The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant …. Ever!  and receive 10% off! Only subscribers will receive the promo-code for this event on December 3rd.

The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant… Ever!

Whizgiggling Productions presents
The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant...Ever!
December 12 to 22, 2019
Backstage Theatre, 10330 84 Ave.

Creating the Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant...Ever! is seemingly a dull task for Mrs. O’Brien, who has been put in charge when the original leader, Mrs. Armstrong, hits a moose with her car. What could be so hard? It’s always the same Mary and Joseph and it’s always the same Christmas carols, but no one was expecting the Herdmans to show up for the auditions!!! The Herdmans are “the worst kids in the world” who don’t know anything about Christmas beyond the hamper they get every year, and have only showed up because they heard there were free refreshments. What has the potential to be the worst pageant ever turns out to be the best one, as everyone learns the true meaning of Christmas.

Tickets are $28 for Adults, $24 for Seniors (60+) & Students, and $19 for Children 14 and under, plus applicable fees. Friendly for Children 5+ years.

Family Pack (2 Adults and 2 Children) available for $80 plus applicable fees.

Call TIX on the Square (780-420-1757) to book yours!

NLT's Trevor Schmidt as Bad Santa: HEY LADIES Dec. 13th

Trevor Schmidt

NLT's Artistic Director Trevor Schmidt will also be appearing this holiday season in the December 13th Performance of HEY LADIES. Don't miss this annual holiday tradition.

Hey Ladies! is an info-tainment comedy show where the best shenanigans life has to offer are gathered to together and brought to the stage for your enjoyment. Come join the fun, multi-gendered audience and spend an IRL evening with Ms. Leona, Ms. Davina, Ms. Cathleen and their tattooed nemesis, Mr. Noel. Every show is different with tons o' laughs, surprising prizes, booze, great guests, bodacious booty shaking, and occasional chaos.

Phone: (780) 453-2440


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