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News from NLT

September 21, 2015

What we have in
this newsletter:

  1. How to Subscribe to Northern Light Theatre's 40th Anniversary Season, including your last chance to buy a discounted ticket with your season subscription to Flora & Fawna's Field Trip! (with Fluerrette)
  2. Exclusive photos and wacky memories from NLT's annual Battle for the Limelight fundraiser
  3. A huge thank you to our awesome board
  4. Celebrating ten years of Northern Light Theatre's Performance Camps for Young People
  5. We're moving! A New Office for NLT

Subscriptions now on sale for our 40TH Anniversary Season!

NLT's 40th Season

Subscriptions now on sale for our 2015-2016 40th Anniversary Season.

Our 2015-2016 Season Subscriptions include tickets to The Good Bride, The Passion of Narcisse Mondoux, and Wish

by Rosemary Rowe

October 16 - 24, 2015  (Preview October 15)
PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Avenue

“Sometimes we don’t know God’s timing and we have to be at peace with His decisions for our lives, just as I have to be perfectly at peace waiting for my wedding.  But Satan is always whispering in my ear, sowing doubt.”

Every night from 3 p.m. to midnight, fifteen year old Maranatha Graham puts on her homemade wedding dress and hopes that today will be the day her groom Pete picks her up from the Pullman's house, where Daddy sent her to wait. Pete could arrive at any moment. But as her wait wears on, Maranatha has an increasingly difficult time ignoring Satan's whisperings…

by Gratien Gelinas, translated by Linda Gabouriau

March 31 - April 9, 2016 (Preview March 29) 
L'Uni Théâtre 8627 Rue Marie-Anne-Gaboury

“Even if I can’t give you the moon, maybe I can catch you a shooting star.”

Narcisse Mondoux, retired Master Plumber, sets out to woo the recently widowed Laurencienne Robichaud- at her husband's funeral. Thinking he knows the secret to her heart, he soon discovers that she is a liberated woman who intends to fulfill her secret ambition by herself. A co-production with L'Uni Théâtre. 

based on the novel by Peter Goldsworthy adapted for the stage by Humphrey Bower

April 29 - May 7, 2016 (Preview April 28)
PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Avenue

“She’s not a beast.  She’s a person.“

J.J., the hearing son of deaf parents, agrees to teach sign language to the mysterious Eliza, a gorilla rescued from a research lab by animal rights activists. Eliza demonstrates a gift for signing and bond passionately with her new teacher until they face an ethical conundrum. A co-production with Good Women Dance Collective.

AN EXTRA ANNIVERSARY GIFT! As a special offer to NLT subscribers, you can also add Flora & Fawna's Field Trip (with Fleurette!) to your 2015-2016 season subscription for only $15.00!

LAST CHANCE FOR $15.00 TICKETS WITH YOUR SUBSCRIPTION!  Get them before they’re gone!

Flora & Fawna's Field Trip

by Darrin Hagen & Trevor Schmidt

January 15-23, 2016 (Preview January 14) 
PCL Studio in the ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330-84 Avenue

“It’s amazing how much innuendo you can cram into a show about preteen girls going camping.”  - VUE WEEKLY

Best friends Flora and Fawna (along with their pal, Fleurette) are creating a safe place for girls just like them by launching The NaturElles, a social group with a difference. Come inside the Magic Fairy Ring, and you'll develop wilderness survival skills, collect badges, and learn new campfire songs. No Mean Girls Allowed! 

Opening Night Subscription $75.00
Adult Subscription $70.00
Student /Senior Subscription $50.00
Preview Night Subscription $36.00
2015-2016 Subscriptions do not include tickets to our exclusive performance of FLORA & FAWNA'S FIELD TRIP (WITH FLEURETTE).  To add on this production, add $15.00 to your subscription price. 
CLICK HERE to view and download our Season Brochure

CLICK HERE to download our Subscription Form

What a Battle it was!

Battle for the Limelight

To launch each new theatre season Northern Light Theatre hosts the Battle for the Limelight - a city-wide fundraiser in which arts groups collect pledges and compete in a scavenger hunt to win gold (and bragging rights for the rest of the year). By staging a battle, Northern Light Theatre hopes to win the war on arts fundraising by giving every theatre group the chance to raise pledges without having to mount their own campaign.  No matter who walks away with the trophies - every theatre company wins.

The second annual Battle for the Limelight was held on Saturday, August 29, 2015. 

Twenty five teams of four players (that’s 100 participants!) each gathered at End of Steel Park where they were soon flabbergasted to find that the race would not take place in Old Strathcona (as it had last year) but instead the entire race was to take place on 124th Street, High Street and the Glenora/ Westmount communities.  Once contestants had bussed across the river, the mad dash was on with challenges that included folding a stranger’s laundry, drinking spicy barbeque sauce, dressing up as Marilyn Monroe, trading paper clips, and taking photos of local landmarks.

Battle for the Limelight

Battle for the Limelight

Team Toy Guns

Battle for the Limelight

Team Moplip

Battle for the Limelight

Team Promise

Battle for the Limelight

Team Found

Battle for the Limelight

Team Edmonton Opera

Battle for the Limelight

Team Concrete

Battle for the Limelight

Team Theatre Network

Battle for the Limelight

Team Northern Light Theatre

Battle for the Limelight

Team Ginger Snap

Battle for the Limelight

Team #rebuild Varscona

Battle for the Limelight

Team Rapid Fire

Battle for the Limelight

Team Citadel

… So who won?!

Best Team Spirit

THE HOT ROXYS (Theatre Network)

Battle for the Limelight


Best Team Banner


Battle for the Limelight


Best Bigger/Better/Best Winner

LICENSE TO TRILL (Edmonton Opera)

Battle for the Limelight


Bronze Handjob

SWEET AZ (Azimuth Theatre)

Battle for the Limelight


Silver Handjob

TEAM RAPID FIRE (Rapid Fire Theatre)

Battle for the Limelight


Golden Handjob


Battle for the Limelight


Congrats to all of the teams! We are so delighted that all 100 participants competed this crazy challenge and partied with us! What a way to kick off the 2015-2016 theatre season!

Battle for the Limelight

Battle for the Limelight

A full scale event with many moving parts, people and locations, NLT needs a lot of sponsors, donors, funders, volunteers and supplies to make Battle for the Limelight happen every year.  Northern Light Theatre accepts donations for Battle year-round.  To learn how you can donate or contribute to this creative and kooky community-wide event, visit

Thanks to our board!

Battle for the Limelight wouldn’t have been possible without the support and hard work of NLT’s firecracker board members! Thanks for being part of our team!

NLT Board

Sean DeWitt, Lori Mienhart, Christine Dewitt, John Quinn, Katrina Beatty, Karen Bozocea, John Bozocea (missing Maralyn Ryan)

Peter Pan Gets
with NLT!

Peter Pan

Northern Light Theatre was delighted to have our young company produce their own PETER PANTO at the Edmonton Fringe Festival KidsFringe Tent this August!

Celebrating our 10th anniversary of presenting our Performance Camps for Young People, Northern Light Theatre’s performance camps are Edmonton’s only summer theatre camp to combine a classic tale with history for a unique blend of education, performance and FUN!

Accomplished theatre artist and arts educator Maralyn Ryan directs a troupe of young aspiring performers through their theatrical journey. The students are given the opportunity to explore singing, acting and movement as they rehearse an original play adapted from a significant period in history. Other classes include improvisation, theatre games, and acting techniques which stoke the imagination and develop ensemble work.

Registration for August 2016 camps begins March 1, 2016.

Visit for details and registration.

New Digs for Northern Light Theatre

Battle for the Limelight

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