Sensational Season at the Citadel Theatre

Yikes! I am working through a backlog of posts and have started to nix some of the more outdated ones, but while the 2011-12 season at the Citadel Theatre is over, I feel a post about one of my favorite Edmonton institutions is still relevant, especially since they are selling subscriptions to the 2012-13 season.

I have been going to the Citadel ever since high school when students were able to get super cheap tickets to attend shows as part of the student club. I didn’t get to see every production they did back then but Shakespeare was always a must and while I enjoyed the shows, I never considered myself a fan of live theatre until I saw “Into the Woods” at the Citadel. That was when I experienced this beautiful moment of ‘live theatre is not just Shakespeare and “old” plays ala Tennessee Williams and company’ – to this day, “Into the Woods” remains one of my favorite productions of all time. There was a small space in time where university took over both my time and wallet, but after graduating, one of the first things I did was get myself a theatre buddy and Club Friday season tickets (they don’t have these anymore but they were cheap tickets for 18-29 year olds on the first Friday performance of each show). After my theatre buddy stopped going, I also stopped going – apparently I ran into a period where I had no theatre loving friends (how can this be?). But thankfully I met mickyfine and we’ve had season tickets since 2010…

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Randomly Awesome Roundup May 4, 2012

So I have a bajillion things that I want to talk about but they are much too minor to warrant their own blog post (ok I also don’t think I will get around to writing about them all either) so I think I’m going to toss all their awesomeness into a “Randomly AWesome Roundup” henceforth known as RAwR.

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