Category: Podcasts

S6E4: Hinky & the Holograms (with Shakespeare!)

Ralph Escamillan and his eerie doppelgängers in Hinkypunk.

Guests abound this episode! Laura Raboud joins us for Brian Webb Dance Company‘s season kickoff with the marvellous visuals of Ralph Escamillan’s Hinkypunk. Then, we receive a very special drop-in review of Studio Theatre’s Richard III from our Alberta Podcast Network pals, mom ‘n’ daughter team Karen Unland and Elizabeth of That’s A Thing?!.

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Karen and Elizabeth’s podcast, That’s A Thing?!, is also part of the Alberta Podcast Network, powered by ATB, and can be found at thatsathing.transistor.fm, or under “Pop Culture” at albertapodcastnetwork.com.

S6E3: Express thru India via YEG

Alberta Ballet’s season opened with Taj Express, a feast of Indian dance, music, and Bollywood nods.

Guest reviewer Soni Dasmohapatra joins Fawnda for a rollicking review of Alberta Ballet’s presentation of Taj Express, a straight-from-Mumbai Bollywood ballet/musical sorta show. Also: We get the crash course in Indian dance styles that we’ve always wanted. Thanks Soni!

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More on the screening event that Soni mentioned:
Seconds, Please! Piyush & Hansa Premiere Screening
Nov. 6, 6PM at the Edmonton Community Foundation
Featuring traditional Indian performance, interactive Bhangra dance workshop, DJ Gulzar, and tasty South Indian delights!
Visit www.secondspleasetv.ca for more info.

S6E2: Layers of onions and clowns

The cast of Teatro la Quindicina’s Vidalia.

Paul’s had a busy week! In addition to some reflections on being part of Play the Fool’s cabaret spectacular, he also caught Teatro’s season closer, Vidalia. Did you know that onions have layers? Enjoy!

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S5E36: The Reviewers’ Revue

It’s closing weekend of Where the Wild things Fringe, and Fawnda is joined by a panel of writers from Beer Tent Reviews to discuss highlights, lowlights, and happenings at this year’s festival grounds. Their discussion includes: holdovers, Sterling Award bets, star-rating bell curves, classics vs. new works, audience participation issues, and other monsters. It’s a DOOZIE. Enjoy!

Special thanks to our guests:
Jean-Paul Fournier
Danielle LaRose
Paul Matwychuk
Alejandro Moreno
Mel Priestley

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S5E35: Let the Fringe Fuss Begin

Laura Virella in Mercury Opera’s Carmen.

Fawnda and Paul venture downtown to try out Carmen (again)! Following their road trip to the Badlands last summer, this year’s Mercury Opera production was set in two historic haunts: Act one was set at everyone’s favourite greasy spoon, The Commodore, followed by Act two at Chez Pierre. Also, the official Fringe fuss has begun—all 258 257 shows are now live for ticket sales. Exciting times!

For context on that missing show, here’s some reading: https://edmontonjournal.com/news/local-news/fringe-theatre-pulls-play-involving-david-belke

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S5E34: Summer Spectators Cash In

Quinn Dooley and Jonas Shandel in The Citadel Theatre’s production of Ring of Fire. Photography credit: Ian Jackson, Epic Photography

The Citadel Theatre’s summer experiment, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, is up and running, and Andrew joined in to notice that the titular song wasn’t even written by Cash—among other things. Also, Paul gives a full report of his time as a performer at the Toronto Fringe. Bring the heat!

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S5E32: The Season in Review

Gina Puntil and Matthew Hulshof shared hosting duties at the 2019 Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards on June 24.
Backstage portrait by Ryan Parker Photography.

It’s the end of the theatre season—which means it’s time for Paul to join the Fringe circuit! On the way to the airport we re-cap favourite moments and winners from the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award show, and other happenings throughout the #YEG performance year.

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S5E31: Two Jerks. One Crab. Many Sheep.

Ensemble cast of Freewill Shakespeare Festival’s The Winter’s Tale.
Credit: Ryan Parker Photography

It’s an all-Italian Summer for the Freewill Shakespeare Festival this year. Fawnda takes guests Matthew Stepanic and Andrea Anderson on a jaunt to the (very damp) Hawrelak Park for the company’s re-imagined Two Gentlemen of Verona, and the endearing pastoral clime of The Winter’s Tale. Do the ladies make it out okay? With ol’ Bill, well, never. But the laughs are there… right?

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S5E30: The Improvised Everything Episode

It’s an extravaganza of improvised delights this week as Fawnda takes guest Andrea Anderson on her very first foray into contemporary dance at BWDC‘s The Liminal. And, it wouldn’t be an improv episode without taking in a night at Improvaganza, Rapid Fire Theatre‘s annual fete of the comedic form (also, that’s where you can find Paul until June 22). Enjoy!

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