News: Citadel Theatre Announces 2012-13 Season

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News: Citadel Theatre Announces 2012-13 Season

Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre announces its 2012/2013 SEASON

Beginning September 2012, the plays are:

A FEW GOOD MEN
“You can’t handle the truth!”
September 15 – October 7, 2012
By Aaron Sorkin
Co-production with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre

NEXT TO NORMAL
The feel everything musical
October 20 – November 11, 2012
Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Music by Tom Kitt
Co-production with Theatre Calgary

PRIVATE LIVES
Always brilliant, always Noël Coward
February 2 – 24, 2013
By Noël Coward

THE KITE RUNNER
A story of betrayal and redemption
March 9 – 31, 2013
Canadian Premiere
Adapted by Matthew Spangler
Based on the novel by Khaled Hosseini
Co-production with Theatre Calgary

THE PENELOPIAD
The tale of the original desperate housewife
March 30 – April 21, 2013
By Margaret Atwood

Monty Python’s
SPAMALOT
Lovingly ripped off from the motion picture
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
April 20 – May 19, 2013
Book & lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle

The season includes 2 additional plays:

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
The Edmonton family tradition returns
13th Season
November 30 – December 23, 2012
Adapted by Tom Wood
Based on the story by Charles Dickens

RIDE THE CYCLONE
“The most uproarious and outrageous piece of musical theatre Canada has ever produced.”
– The Globe and Mail
February 22 – March 10, 2013
Written by Jacob Richmond
Music by Brooke Maxwell & Jacob Richmond

“In addition to world-class live theatre, this season we invite you to go BEYOND THE STAGE,” said Citadel Theatre Artistic Director Bob Baker. “Cabaret series, conversations and Q&A’s, jam sessions with actors and musicians from our musicals, film screenings, play readings, master classes… all in our Rice and Zeidler Theatres. We are opening our doors to the community, providing unique programming above and beyond a season of exceptional live theatre.”

Rapid Fire Theatre, Normand’s restaurant, The Edmonton Comedy Festival, The Edmonton International Jazz Festival, The Cappies of Greater Edmonton, TedX and Edmonton Festival of Ideas were also announced as returning or new partners at the Citadel next season.

On top of the 2012/2013 season, the Citadel Theatre will continue to provide artist development opportunities through Robbins Academy programming, including the Eldon and Anne Foote Theatre School, the Young Companies, the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program and Play Development.

For more information about the 2012/2013 season visit www.citadeltheatre.com or call the box office at 780.425.1820 and toll-free at 888.425.1820.