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News (Edmonton): Varscona Theatre debuts new Variety show – That’s Terrific

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News (Edmonton): Varscona Theatre debuts new Variety show – That’s Terrific

thatsterrificThat’s Terrific! Debut November 30th at 11PM

As everyone in the free world now surely knows, this past October the Varscona Theatre bid a fond farewell to Susanna Patchouli and to her notorious Euro-style party-chat-game show Oh Susanna. But the great lady’s departure does not mean the end of hilarious late night hi-jinks  in Old Strathcona, for a brand new magazine-style musico-variety info-spectacle has already coalesced from gaseous inspiration to entertainingly solid form and makes its debut Saturday, November 30th at 11pm. We think this is terrific news and we’re not afraid to say so, and in this spirit we’re thrilled to announce that the name of the show is That’s Terrific! It’ll be an enthusiastic celebration of all things notable, important, encouraging, and superior, presented by a vivacious team of Varscona notables.

The principle host/producers of That’s Terrific! are Belinda Cornish,  Andrew MacDonald-Smith, Rachel Bowron, and Mathew Hulshof, working with Producer General Stewart Lemoine. Pianist Erik Mortimer adds his own special puddin’ to the mix, and master technician Brad Fischer wields a few keyboards of his own.

And we’re TERRIFICALLY thrilled to announce that on our very first show, the team will have a visit with a truly distinguished person-of-the-moment, Edmonton’s new First Lady Sarah Chan! We’ll also be launching a number regular segments, includingWhat’s Old?/What’s New? with Andrea House and You’re doing a Play! with cast members of the Broken Toys production of The Three Sisters. We’ll also have Can I Get Away with This?, this month featuring Shannon Blanchet performing an unexpected musical selection, and Drop Dead Gorgeous, wherein glamorously gowned and bejewelled actresses recreate some of your favorite action movie sequences- this month it’s Belinda Cornish and Kendra Connor in Pulp Fiction. All this plus further antics and more delightful guests and special correspondents. It’s exciting, it’s amusing, it’s unexpected, it’s imminent… and That’s Terrific!

Tickets for this premiere episode of That’s Terrific! are available at the special introductory rate of $12 regular or $10 for Teatro La Quindicina subscribers and Die-Nasty members. There are no reservations or advance sales. All tickets go on sale at the door at 10:15pm.

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