Category: Podcasts

S6E11: Nostalgia (now with more Scrooge & Simpsons)

Happy—erm—Merry Christmas! Every. One. (Photo Ian Jackson/EPIC Photography)

We head to the Citadel to preview the shiny new production of A Christmas Carol, and then to another memory-soaked romp through The Simpsons’ greatest hits in Mr. Burns: a post-electric play. It’s a nostalgic time of the decade, isn’t it?

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Introducing: A Tale of Two Weeklies

Like our new show art? It was designed by Michael Nunweiler
(he also designed the art for I Don’t Get It)

We have been working for the past year to produce a brand new limited-run podcast series: A Tale of Two Weeklies is about the historical rivalry of Edmonton’s two alternative weekly papers, SEE Magazine and Vue Weekly.

You can subscribe to the series at http://taleoftwoweeklies.ca. But for now, we wanted to share a piece of it with our IDGI subscribers. Here’s Episode One of A Tale of Two Weeklies

S6E10: Revolt! Revolt! (with pie)

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. turns feminism on its head in the
University of Alberta’s Studio Theatre season.

Paul and Fawnda attempt to make the “award-winning” pie recipe handed out at the Jube for Broadway Across Canada’s Waitress as they discuss the hyper-sweet and delightfully raunchy sentiments of the show. And they can’t stop thinking about the language-lashing in Studio Theatre’s Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. In fact, they might just go see it again.

Note: Spoilers on Waitress start around the 11:00 mark.

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You can find, subscribe, and listen to our new podcast, A Tale of Two Weeklies, at taleoftwoweeklies.com.

S6E9: Visit to a Fair BnB

Mathew Hulshof and Chris Pereira in Theatre Network’s Bed and Breakfast, running through Dec. 8 at the Roxy on Gateway. Photo by Ian Jackson/EPIC Photography

Paul is back! We take a trip to cottage country with Theatre Network’s charming season opener, Bed and Breakfast by Mark Crawford.

The episode ends with a special announcement about our new limited-run podcast series: A Tale of Two Weeklies.

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You can find, subscribe, and listen to the trailer for A Tale of Two Weeklies at taleoftwoweeklies.com. Episode 1 drops on November 28.

S6E8: Good White Women

Kate Stashko and members of the Good Women Dance Collective in Cheers and Tears: A Journey into Whiteness. Photo by Marc J. Chalifoux.

So many women! So much whiteness! Fawnda and Colleen head to the Good Women Dance Collective’s annual Convergence showcase, which featured Cheers and Tears: A Journey into Whiteness by choreographer Pam Tzeng, and Ruminate—an exploration of giraffes’ necking—by Meredith Kalaman.

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S6E7: Tudor Queens and other femme foes

Brittney Mack (centre) as Anna of Cleves, along with the fierce cast of Six,
running at the Citadel through Nov. 24. Photo by Liz Lauren.

This week we get a crack at the hotly anticipated musical Six and its pop-concert tribute to the tragic — yet funny and empowered and glitzy — lives of Henry VIII’s sextet of wives. Then we settle in the mysterious and unsettling world of The Ballad of Peachtree Rose at Workshop West Playwrights Theatre (be forewarned, spoilers start at
22:50).
Extra special thanks to our special guests Karen Unland and Colleen Feehan for sharing their thoughts on the shows!

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S6E6: Moving Monsters

Zacharie Dun as the monster and Kelley McKinlay as Dr. Victor in Alberta Ballet’s Frankenstein. Photo by Paul McGrath

We’re joined by two of our favourite baby mamas in this episode! First, Raina (Fawnda’s sister) pops in to review Alberta Ballet’s newest cinematic venture in Frankenstein, and Colleen briefly escapes her newborn to weigh in on Punctuate! Theatre’s The Particulars.

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S6E5: Visions of EVE 2050

EVE 2050: Montreal’s Van Grimde Corps Secrets provide a thrilling technical display.
Photo by Romain Guilbault.

This weekend featured a hot take on the work of Isabelle Van Grimde and her stunning Corps Secrets, with special guest reviewer Raina Mithrush (Fawnda’s sister finally sees a show!).

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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.