Congratulations to Stage West in Calgary on announcing its 2013-2014 Season! Details can be found below:
A modern day twist on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, set in New York City. A young, uptight greeting card writer’s life is changed when he meets a flighty photographer. Along with their eccentric friends and siblings, they learn to love each other not in spite of their faults, but because of them. Because it’s easy to say, “I love you anyway”, but hard and all the more rewarding to say, “I love you because.”
2011′s Motown Gold brought you the music that was specifically recorded under the Motown label and its stable of artists. This time around we bring you Love Train – a journey through the music of soul and R&B. It celebrates the songs recorded under such influential labels as Staxx, Phil Spector’s “Wall of Sound”, Atlantic Records, and even more from Motown. Featuring the incomparable genius of stars such as Aretha Franklin, Chuck Berry, the Drifters, Etta James, James Brown, Ike and Tina Turner, and Percy Sledge, just to name a few. The soul and R&B legacy of these great artists has been passed on to a new generation which include Prince, Beyonce, Boys2Men, Mariah Carey, Bruno Mars, and Whitney Houston.
“This laugh-out-loud comedy has everything one can hope for in a modern-day farce: two likable cops operating way out of their league, a supposedly crooked mayor with impeccable timing, his innocent-acting wife, a shy accountant with a penchant for dropping her drawers, a nervous double agent who’d like to get in those drawers, a Scottish hitman whose brogue gets thicker the angrier he gets, two adjoining motel rooms, simmering sexual tension, and eight doors a’slammin’.” – Donald V. Calamia, “Between the Lines”
Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go!
In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-semitism of Czarist Russia.
Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth, and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy, and sadness.
Avenue Q is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned.
Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, Avenue Q is part flesh and part felt, and packed with heart. Avenue Q is a laugh-out-loud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life.