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Theatre Alberta’s Playbill is the province’s most comprehensive source of theatre production information and plays in Alberta. Listings include professional, community, and post-secondary theatre productions and festivals.

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A Christmas Carol

Rosebud Theatre and School of the Arts
Rosebud

"Come to Rosebud and be transported to a Christmas Eve in Victorian England. Let a streetwise Storyteller, with a lighted candle and a twinkle in his eye, share the story of a miser who was meant to be a benefactor. His name is Ebenezer Scrooge and on this very night he will be visited by three spirits...."

Using Dickens' richly descriptive language, Nathan Schmidt imagines this well-known tale of redemption in a way that reawakens the time-honored Christmas spirit it embodies. Join Rosebud for this Christmas classic, located in the charming hamlet of Rosebud, Alberta about 1 hour northeast of Calgary (30 min SW of Drumheller).Ticket includes a delicious buffet meal at the Rosebud Mercantile.

Proof of full COVID vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test will be required for entry as per the AHS Restrictions Exemption Program. Seating in the Opera House is limited to allow for some physical distancing.

Show Schedule:
Matinee Shows
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays | Meal seating starts at 11:00am, show begins at 1:30 pm.
Sundays | Meal seating starts at 11:30am, show begins at 2:00pm.
Evening Shows
Fridays and Saturdays | Meal seating begins at 5:30pm, show begins at 8:00pm.

Genres: Historical, Storytelling, One-person show
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The Concise Christmas Carol

RuminariLive Arts
Beaumont

A Christmas Carol is one of the best-known and loved stories in the English language. A staple of countless family traditions, the holidays wouldn’t be complete without Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.

This one-person intimate tour-de-force adaptation embodies the very heart of this beloved holiday classic.

With a delicious dinner being served at seven and our show starting at 8 PM, we invite you to celebrate this tale of love, hope, and redemption in our special first-holiday production.

Genres: Drama, One-person show
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In Wonderland

Alberta Theatre Projects
Calgary

In this ambitious and contemporary retelling of Lewis Carroll’s classic novels, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, three actors fantastically portray the story’s iconic characters, transforming right before audience’s eyes. Follow Alice through the rabbit hole, and be swept away through theatre magic, as the stage spectacularly metamorphosizes into a stunning visual realm. In Wonderland is a world premiere, commissioned and developed by Alberta Theatre Projects, which revisits these timeless stories in a newly imagined way. Be guided through a journey of self-discovery, exploring the resonating themes that Alice reflects upon: “Who am I?” and “Where do I really want to be?”

Please visit https://albertatheatreprojects.com/whats-on/in-wonderland/ for performance dates/times.

Genres: World Premiere, Comedy, Theatre for Young Audiences, Puppetry, Multimedia
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Christmastide - Music and Stories of the Coming Light

Rosebud Theatre and School of the Arts
Rosebud

A collage of sacred poems, humorous stories, fresh and familiar songs, and custom-made surprises sure to enrapture you with good tidings of great Joy! This magical and musical Christmas treasury is directed by David Snider and features students in Rosebud School of the Arts' mentorship program.

Performing Thursdays through Saturdays at 5:00pm. Call 1-800-267-7553 to book your ticket!

Proof of full COVID vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test will be required for entry as per the AHS Restrictions Exemption Program. Seating in the Studio Stage is limited to allow for some physical distancing.

Genres: Musical, Storytelling
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The Sound of Music: In Concert

StoryBook Theatre
Calgary

StoryBook Theatre is thrilled to bring back one of the most beloved musicals of all time for the holiday season!

Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "My Favorite Things," "Do Re Mi," "Sixteen Going on Seventeen," and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. Based on Maria Augusta Trapp's memoir, the inspirational story follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain Von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire Von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

Presented in concert format, with a full cast and live orchestra, the show is planned to be presented at 50% capacity in the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre space. Should provincial restrictions be lifted, more seats may be made available.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Classical, Historical
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A Christmas Carol

Citadel Theatre
Edmonton

Packed with your favourite classic Christmas tunes, this adaptation of the beloved tale of a miserly old man who is invited to change his ways by the Ghosts of Christmas, will carry you away into the magical era of films like It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

Genres: Other
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A Christmas Carol

Theatre Calgary
Calgary

In 2020, we re-imagined our beloved holiday classic as a filmed production, so that an annual Calgary tradition could not be missed. Through intimate multi-character performances by a cast of three, we once again took our audiences on the remarkable and inspiring journey of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

For our 2021–22 season, Theatre Calgary will perform this three-person cast production live on our stage. Patrons will also have the opportunity, if preferred, to choose Stafford Arima’s extended director’s cut of the online filmed version of A Christmas Carol, which they can watch from the comfort of their home.

Genres: Other
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All I Want for Christmas

Lunchbox Theatre
Calgary

Being an elf isn't easy. Ginger is the only elf in North Pole history to have been fired from every job she's tried. When Santa's Mailroom needs a last-minute replacement on December 23rd, Ginger's sibling, the fastidious Nog, pulls some strings to get her the new position. All she has to do is open letters and run the switchboard - what could possibly go wrong? When a very unexpected "outsider" breaches the scene, Ginger has to deal with more than one elf can handle while coming to terms with what it means to belong. A new comedy by Rebecca Northan that’s full of slapstick humour and hilarious heart.

Show times: Tuesday - Sunday at 12pm, Fridays at 6:30pm & Saturdays ay 4pm.

Single Ticket prices: Adult $30, Senior/Student $22, Previews $20 (Nov 30 & Dec 1)
PlayPasses: 4 tickets to use how they want, one ticket for all four shows or one ticket for you and three friends to one show. Use however you wish! Adult: $92.00, Senior/Student: $84.00

Genres: Comedy
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5 @ 50

Walterdale Theatre Associates
Edmonton

[email protected]
Written by: Brad Fraser
Director: Louise Mallory
Stage Manager: Hunter Luth
Evenings: December 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 at 8PM
Matinée: December 12th at 2PM
Tickets: $26.50

Acclaimed playwright and Edmonton native Brad Fraser (Kill Me Now, Love and Human Remains) wrote [email protected] for all the “excellent middle-aged actresses who were having trouble finding parts.” When Olivia loses control at her fiftieth birthday party, her three best friends decide to intervene once and for all, much to the irritation of Olivia and her long-term partner Nora. But is she the only one battling a demon or does each of these women face an addiction of one kind or another? [email protected] is a raw and darkly comedic portrayal of turning fifty in contemporary society, and of the friendships we can’t live without. Premiered in 2011 at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. Its Canadian premiere was in 2016 by Vancouver’s Ruby Slippers Theatre and Zee Zee Theatre.

Genres: Comedy, Drama
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles

Tree House Youth Theatre
Red Deer

Tree House Youth Theatre proudly presents the newest adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Albertus Koett. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Series, which ran for two sold out season's with Central Alberta Theatre, hits the THYT stage, as our participants, ages 9-17, take on this fast paced, exciting, adventure. Sherlock Holmes, and Dr. Watson embark on this spooky mystery, to discover the mystery of the curse of the Baskerville family. This production is the 7th entry in this stage series, which debuted in September 2017 with A Study in Scarlett, and ending in June 2019 with The Empty House.

Taking place December 9-18, 2021, tickets will go on sale in October 2021. Ticket information will be available on our website (treehouseyouththeatre.ca) and on all of our social media pages.

Genres: World Premiere, Comedy, Mystery, Storytelling

ROBIN HOOD & HIS MERRY MEN

Morpheus Theatre
Calgary

Directed by Jason Bakaas & Gad Gijon
Show times: Wed-Sat at 7:30pm, Sat/Sun at 2:00pm (*no matinee Sat Dec 11*)
Pumphouse Theatre: 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW
Tickets: Adult $23, Student/Senior $18

Jim, a young girl, is desperate to join up with Robin Hood and become a Merry Man. Meanwhile the evil sheriff is up to no good, raising taxes and imprisoning Jim’s parents. He kidnaps Robin’s sweetheart Maid Marian and determines to marry her. All of which sets up the glorious finale when the Merry Men conceive a cunning rescue plan. A refreshing new take on the old legend, with Robin and his (very) campy followers, the Merry Men, two villians in the evil Prince John and the even eviller Sheriff of Nottingham, and an outrageous dame, Jemima Gusset. An enjoyable evening for the family with a hilarious mix of fun, music and adventure that is guaranteed to please.

(Online version Dec 16 to 18)

Genres: Comedy, Theatre for Young Audiences, Musical, Other
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Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids 2021

Concrete Theatre
Online

Recorded in May 2021, Sprouts is going on tour - digitally!
Introduce your children to live theatre through this engaging and gentle first theatre experience – ONLINE! ASL Interpretation provided!
After purchase, you will be sent an event link so that you can watch these imaginative new plays from the comfort and safety of your own school or home:
The Colour Keeper by Patricia Cerra
Meet Nansi, a young girl who lives in a world without colour. Along with her friends, she goes on an epic quest to bring the joy of colour back to her community.
Wag by Mika Laulainen
Spending every day alone can be tough, even for a dalmatian like Wag who keeps everything under control. But when a new dog shows up at the park, learning how to be a friend becomes the adventure of a lifetime.
The Enchantment by Marissa Kochanski & Dave Clarke
Miranda wants to spend her entire birthday playing Dragon Tag with her mom and dad…but then something terrible happens. Will she be able to save her parents?

Genres: World Premiere, Theatre for Young Audiences

Masquerade

Script Salon
Edmonton

December 12 at 7:30 A new romantic comedy by James Hutchison, directed by Davina Stewart and read by Andrea House and Tom Edwards at Script Salon, Upper Artspace, Holy Trinity Anglican Church 10037-84 Ave.

Genres: Comedy
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A Christmas Concert

Grande Prairie Live Theatre
Grande Prairie

Join us from December 16-19, 2021 for a musical performance of some of our favourite Christmas carols! This show that has been written and compiled by Grande Prairie locals, James R. Galbraith and Rick Hryciuk, will be sure to have you humming along in your seats as a smile broadens across your face! A show that will remind you of laughter, love and the warmth that the holiday season brings. Make sure to escape the cold outside and clap, sing and dance along with us this holiday season!

Genres: Musical, Other
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The Hunchback Variations

Northern Light Theatre
Edmonton

Punctuating the final scene of The Cherry Orchard, Anton Chekhov wrote: “Suddenly a distant sound is heard, coming as if out of the sky, like the sound of a string snapping, slowly and sadly dying away.” That one sentence — one of the greatest stage directions in western theatre — has baffled sound designers for over a century. So Northern Light Theatre has decided to confront the mystery in its own characteristically audacious fashion.

In Mickle Maher’s THE HUNCHBACK VARIATIONS, the playwright has developed a deft deconstruction of artistic collaboration through the absurdist conceit of pairing two of history’s most famous deaf artists, Ludwig van Beethoven and Quasimodo, the fictional bell ringer of Notre Dame.

PERFORMANCE DATES
Thursday, January 13 Preview 7:30pm

Friday, January 14, – Opening 7:30pm

Saturday, January 15 – 7:30pm

Sunday, January 16 – 2:00pm matinee, 1pm Director’s Circle Event
Sunday, January 16 –7:30pm

Tuesday, January 18 – 7:30pm

Wednesday, January 19

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Dramedy

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