Also new for 2013 – “Rosebud Presents”, an eclectic and dynamic entertainment series from concerts to one-person shows.
Rosebud Theatre is thrilled to present its 2013 season lineup with five plays that showcase the importance of the individual and that You Matter! Our plays, which include Barefoot in the Park, Cotton Patch Gospel, Under the Lintel: An Impressive Display of Lovely Evidences, Our Town and It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play, demonstrate how one life can actually matter in the grand scheme of things. In 2013, we are celebrating stories of people who change the lives of those around them. Their lives become significant as they discover their value within the context of community.
Also brand new for 2013 is Rosebud Presents, a fresh and exciting entertainment series that will add a new dimension to Rosebud Theatre’s programming for 2013. To date, five acts ranging from concerts to one-person shows are booked. They include Canadian music icons Valdy and Gary Fjellgaard and friends; C.S. Lewis On Stage One-Man Tour de Force starring Tom Key; Brian Doerksen Live! Praise & Worship in Concert; Panic Squad, Comedy Improv and Letter From Wingfield Farm, The first chapter of Canada’s iconic series about rural life, starring Rod Beattie. More acts are to be added in 2013.
Rosebud Theatre’s 2013 season kicks off March 22 (until May 11) with Barefoot in the Park, a zany romantic comedy about newlyweds with nothing in common. Young love is about to give way to the reality of nosey in-laws, finicky radiators, and learning how to scrap and make up in order to make a home. A Broadway smash hit based on the classic movie by the master of comedy, Neil Simon.
From May 31-August 24, Cotton Patch Gospel brings the good word to Rosebud in a re-telling of the Gospel story set in the contemporary American South. Accompanied by bluegrass music and infectious tunes, it’s the greatest story ever ‘retold’—dramatic, prophetic, and compelling—a joyous celebration of the Jesus story that transcends all time. This foot-stomping fresh take on the familiar will set your feet a tappin’ and your fingers a snappin’ with the best music and heart that Rosebud has to offer.
Starting July 3, (until August 24) Rosebud’s Studio Stage is Under the Lintel: An Impressive Display of Lovely Evidences. An unexpected adventure drops in the overnight bin when a reclusive librarian discovers a curious return: a book 123 years overdue. A clue scribbled in the margin and an unclaimed dry-cleaning ticket takes him on an obsessive quest to track down the borrower and give him the library fine of his life. As he travels across four continents, will he unlock an ancient mystery to awaken his life, or meticulously descend into madness?
In the fall (Sept 13–Oct 19) change comes slowly with Our Town a classic story set in a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. But is that just the beginning? This Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatization of life in fictional Grover’s Corners has become one of the most widely beloved and performed plays of all time. This town is every town and the simplicity of life is this: underneath the everyday ordinary are lives that are extraordinary.
And finally, for our Christmas play (Nov 1-Dec 22), idealistic George Bailey considers his demise one fateful Christmas Eve, but is interrupted by an angel who shows him what life would be if George never existed. It’s A Wonderful Life: The Radio Play is presented with live music, sound effects, and 1940s charm. This holiday event unfolds as a radio broadcast, coming to captivating life with an ensemble that brings over two dozen characters to the stage. An affirmation of life and family, celebrate the season and rediscover that no man who has friends is ever a failure.
About Rosebud Theatre – Celebrating the 2012 Season
Rosebud Theatre, about an hour’s drive northeast of Calgary, is nestled in picturesque country hamlet of Rosebud, Alberta. In its 29th season, Rosebud is one of Alberta’s premiere theatre companies and has gained an international reputation as an excellent Canadian destination for high quality live theatre. In the past years, Rosebud Theatre has received multiple awards including Travel Alberta’s “Alberta Pride” ALTO Award, the “Rural Tourism Champion” award and the Rozsa Awards. Annually, more than 40,000 patrons enjoy the “Rosebud Experience” of professional theatre, complemented by unique dining, art galleries, museums and shopping. Rosebud is also home to Rosebud School of the Arts, a post-secondary educational institution that offers conservatory training in theatre and music to students, many who advance to perform in productions by Rosebud Theatre. Box Office: 1-800-267-7553. www.rosebudtheatre.com