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December 07, 2006
  Loose Moose lays down some Chuck D for the holidaysPDF files may take a moment to load

Tis the season of rum and eggnog, gaudy festive decorations and uncomfortable family gatherings. Fortunately, the holidays aren't all bad. With the season of sleigh bells and strained merriment comes this years' production of A Chrismoose Carol.

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December 07, 2006
  Pan runs out of fairy dustPDF files may take a moment to load

Theatre has been called a dying art. Enthusiasts of the medium have heard all the arguments, and anyone who's willing to give it a chance learns there are some things that can't be done anywhere but the stage. That said, it would be impossible to see a thirteen-storey robot punch down a skyscraper in the Martha Cohen, and anyone who tried would be a laughing stock.

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December 07, 2006
  Festival Preview: High Performance performs highlyPDF files may take a moment to load

This year's High Performance Rodeo lineup will knock the stockings off of even the staunchest of traditional theatre fans. The lineup, announced by Rodeo curator Michael Green on Tuesday, was decided upon with a broader goal in mind for this year's Rodeo than in previous years. Calgarians will recognize the longstanding tagline for the High Performance Rodeo as being 'The Festival of New and Experimental Theatre.' This year, that designation was modified to read 'Calgary's International Festival of the Arts.'

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November 30, 2006
  Theatre review: A flavour for any tastePDF files may take a moment to load

Smorgasbord-style collaborations in the theatre all tend to share a few of the same characteristics. On one hand, the diverse range of material offers a number of unique perspectives on a common theme, and the small, digestible chunks are appealing to a culture raised largely on Chinese food and television. On the other, the quality of the individual pieces is often marked by the same diversity.

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November 30, 2006
  Mad bling and wicked propsPDF files may take a moment to load

Over the past 20 years, Calgary has grown from a Podunk frontier town into a bustling cultural metropolis and the local theatre community has grown with it. Appropriately, Alberta Theatre Projects celebrates that growth with the Harry and Martha Cohen Award, given to those who have made a sustained and substantial contribution to theatre in Calgary.

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November 16, 2006
  Magic and very loud singingPDF files may take a moment to load

The curtains sweep open, the overture plays and the story unfolds, a careful balancing act begins. Act I, Scene I, Calgary Opera's 2006-2007 season. As their production of Rossini's Cinderella waltzes into the Jubilee Auditorium, general director and chief executive Bob McPhee is already preparing for seasons to come and is able to look back at this season's offerings.

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October 19, 2006
  Theatre Preview: Brecht, but before the communism thingPDF files may take a moment to load

It's got drinking, fighting, the solicitation of prostitutes and a healthy dose of misanthropy. While it might sound a lot like hitting the town with Scott Stapp, it's actually the University of Calgary drama department's production of Bertolt Brecht's most famous early work, Baal.

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September 28, 2006
  Ronnie Burkett dazzles with dollsPDF files may take a moment to load

"This shouldn't happen on opening night," said a confused Ronnie Burkett as one of his marionettes malfunctioned on the first night of the Alberta Theatre Projects 34th season and his new play 10 Days on Earth.

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September 14, 2006
  Pulling Ronnie Burkett's stringsPDF files may take a moment to load

It's hard to imagine being truly alone. For the most part, even though most people have some degree of independence, most rely on someone or something to help them live their lives. But if we were alone, and didn't know it, would we feel lonely? Ronnie Burkett answers this question with his new play Ten Days on Earth.

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