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News from NLT

March 1, 2017

What we have in
this newsletter:

  2. Tickets to BONNIE AND CLYDE: THE TWO PERSON, SIX-GUN MUSICAL are already on sale!
  3. Come volunteer with us!
  4. Meet our friends at The Briefing Room
  5. A new voice in theatre promotion
  6. Upcoming events in Edmonton

Join us at our

Tiki Night Gala Fundraiser


April 1, 2017
Featuring lavish Tiki cocktail drinks, musical samplings of our house band OFF-WHYTE, food, flowers and entertainment (including raffle prizes and prizes for best dressed).

Tickets $75.00

ONLINE TICKET PURCHASE or call (780) 471-1586


Our friends at FaBLOOMosity Floral Atelier have generous partnered with us to create a lavish location for our tropical fundraiser. Here’s a sneak peek at our perfect paradise:

Tiki Night Gala Fundraiser

Tiki Night Gala Fundraiser


Unsure how to combine retro chic and tropical print for a dynamic outfit at our Tiki Gala?  We’ve made a Pinterest board with some great inspirations


Our long time sponsor Redemption Boutique is Edmonton’s prime source for retro fashion and funky clothing- in fact, it was at a visit to Redemption Boutique where we got the idea to do a Tiki Party!

Redemption Boutique

Check out Redemption Boutique at Redemption Boutique 10709 124 street NW.

Battle for the Limelight

Team NLT at the Redemption Boutique during our 2015 Battle for the Limelight.


Tickets to

are already on sale!

Depression-era bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde were considered ruthless murders, but Bonnie and Clyde – The Two Person, Six Gun Musical explores the true events of their highly sensationalized lives from the angle of their infamous love affair.  With haunting melodies and bold theatricality, this pure fun – rip-roarin’ musical takes you on a wild ride of romance, suspense and old-fashioned shout-outs, highlighting the events that led up to this notorious couples’ nation-wide crime spree from 1932 until 1934.


Perfect for any:
history lover,
musical theatre buff,
true crime aficionado,
retro fashion fiend,
live music enthusiast,
local theatre follower

on your list!

Visit our website at to purchase tickets or give us a call at the office at (780) 471-1586.

Come volunteer with us!

Come volunteer with us!

Northern Light Theatre requires ten wonderful volunteers for our bingo on Sunday, March 19 from 4:30 pm- 9:30 pm.

THIS BINGO IS FOR ALL OF YOUR EAGER VOLUNTEERS WHO CAN'T DONATE TIME ON OUR WEEKDAY EVENTS! PVR your HBO Sunday night and come donate your time to one of Edmonton's coolest theatre companies.

Bingo takes place at Caesar's Bingo in West Edmonton Mall from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Sunday, March 19.

Volunteers receive a free ticket to Northern Light Theatre's "Bonnie and Clyde: The Two Person, Six-Gun Musical," a free meal will volunteering (GET THAT GRILLED CHEESE) and volunteer perks!

To volunteer please contact Elllen Chorley (NLT Artistic Associate) at

Donate to NLT

Donate to Northern Light Theatre and help us make great theatre, awesome arts programs and wacky community events all year round!

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Meet our friends at The Briefing Room

The Briefing Room

For the staff at NLT, a trip down Whyte Avenue isn’t complete without a stop at one of our favourite stores:  The Briefing Room.  We sat down with Steven Townsend, the store’s owner to learn more about all things underwear!

1. How did you get into the business of underwear, socks, and men’s fashion?
I have always had a love of fashionable Men's underwear and socks. Probably started with my mom always buying me funky boxers for birthdays and Christmas. Obviously my tastes evolved past that but as I got older I wanted good quality underwear and found there was really nowhere in Edmonton to buy them. So I figured if no one else was going to do it then we better get on it and open a store.

2. What’s the most fun part of TBR?
I think the best part is just changing men's lives. So many men do not even give a second thought to their underwear, so when they come back in after trying one of our pairs and say we changed their life that really makes it all worthwhile.

3. What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you at TBR?
I am not sure how weird this is but I did have a customer a few years back come in to the store with one of our receipts. He started asking me to point out the products on the receipt, which were some of our more kinky wears. He then told me that his wife had purchased them and well he never received any of them and he was pretty sure that his wife was having an affair (poor guy).  About a week later a lady came in (assuming his wife) and repurchased all the items on the receipt in a ploy to tell her husband she just had not given them to him yet :O

4. What do you think most people don’t know about TBR? 
We often get flack for not carrying larger sizes, but that just is not the case. We carry the sizes offered by the manufacturer and that sometimes can go from XXS - XXL. We are also always willing to order in a different size if available for the customer.

5. What’s your favourite new piece this winter? 
That is a tuff one but if I had to choose just one I would have to say some of the new retro 90's designs in the Diesel line up are pretty sweet.

6. What’s the most popular product in the store?
Basically anything with a pouch for the junk. 

A new voice in theatre promotion

With the landscape of Edmonton theatre reviews changing, NLT would like to introduce our audiences to two fantastic sources for arts coverage in Edmonton:  12th Night Theatre Blog, and After the House Lights Theatre Blog.

12th Night Theatre Blog

LIZ NICHOLLS- 12th Night Theatre Blog

1. Where can audiences find 12th Night online?  How can they subscribe?
You can find my new adventure in theatre writing at And I'd be delighted if you did! You can subscribe by scrolling down to the bottom right corner of the Home page, and pressing the "subscribe" button. You'll be asked for an email address, and when you submit that, you'll get an email every time I post a theatre piece!

2. Why is it important to promote the arts in Edmonton?
Because the arts are an Edmonton specialty! It's something Edmonton does so very well, one of our leading industries. And our artists deserve to be seen and heard and talked about! It's for writers like me to do our part to ensure that theatre audiences keep growing — and keep informed about what's happening.

3. What is your favourite part of running 12th Night?
My favourite part? That's easy: going to the shows! Trying to communicate that experience in a lively, vivid way is the goal, and the challenge. And it's wonderful to meet and talk to theatre artists, learn from them, find out how their creative brains are ticking.

After the House Lights Theatre Blog

LIZ NICHOLLS- 12th Night Theatre Blog1. Where can audiences find After the House Lights online?  How can they subscribe?
You can find After the House Lights at here. There you can see my most recent articles, or search the archives for a specific show, artist, or theatre company. If you'd like to subscribe, you can do so by entering your email address in the field under 'Follow After the House Lights via Email' box on the right-hand side of the screen. If you're a WordPress member and are logged in, you can also follow the blog by clicking 'Follow' on the lower right-hand side of the screen.

2. Why is it important to promote the arts in Edmonton?
The arts have been a huge part of my life for the last seven years. I started going to shows because I loved how theatre immersed me in so many worlds I'd never previously imagined. Theatre has been a big part of my personal growth, and so I want to share the awesome work this city's artists are doing. In a city like Edmonton, with more theatre companies than I can count and the home of the largest fringe theatre festival in North America, the arts - and theatre in particular - are a vital part of the city's fabric.

3. What is your favourite part of running After the Houselights?
It's definitely the connection I've formed with the arts community through talking to artists about upcoming shows and festivals. I love getting to speak with artists about their work and then, of course, getting to see the work and think a little deeper about it as I write about the shows.

Upcoming events in Edmonton

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March 11 / March 14 / March 16, 2017
Produced by Edmonton Opera
Jubilee Auditorium

Upon his return from the Trojan war, king Agamemnon is murdered by his wife Klytämnestra in cold blood. Their daughter, Elektra, cannot contain her fury and begins obsessively plotting revenge on her mother. Based on an ancient Greek myth, Elektra explores the psychological turmoil of its protagonist as her dark mind begins to unravel until, in a horrifying climax, Elektra’s fragile world shatters completely.

Conducted by Alexander Prior • Directed by Michael Cavanagh
Costume Design by Deanna Finnman • Scenery Design by Edmonton Opera • Lighting Design by David Fraser




March 7-19, 2017
Produced by MadFandango Theatre Collective
Roxy Performance Series
8529 Gateway Blvd. Edmonton, AB T6E 6P3

In the midst of a terrible storm a couple offers refuge to the family next door. As exhaustion and irritation give way to the relaxing flow of alcohol, secrets and beliefs are revealed, and then challenged, when something unthinkable happens. Something unbelievable. As each person’s version of the event begins to fall apart and become clouded by suspicion, they turn on each other in a battle to understand the truth.

Featuring: Nathan Cuckow, Nadien Chu, Patrick Howarth, Gianna Vacirca
Directed by Nancy McAlear
Set & Projection Design: T. Erin Gruber
Sound Design: Rhys Martin




March 2 - 12, 2017
Produced by Edmonton Actors Theatre
Backstage Theatre - ATB Financial Arts Barns 10330 84 Ave, Edmonton

STUPID F@#KING  BIRD is an irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s THE SEAGULL. An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be.

Directed by Dave Horak
Featuring: Robert Benz, Zoe Glassman, Paula Humby, Mat Simpson, Ben Stevens, Ian Leung, and Melissa Thingelstad
Design: Stephanie Bahniuk
Stage Management: Rachel Rudd



SkirtsAfire is proud to partner with Promise Productions to present this family friendly show.

Callie Montgomery knows everything about the Renaissance. Callie Montgomery bought a haunted doll off the internet.  Callie Montgomery has barricaded herself into her basement.  Callie Montgomery tries to be good, but sometimes it’s really, really hard.

From the Sterling-award winning Promise Productions comes the world premiere story of a good kid living with Oppositional Defiance Disorder and a doll that’s (probably) not haunted.

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