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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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Songs for a New World

Rosebud Theatre and School of the Arts
Rosebud

A soaring musical song cycle about a series of moments in the lives of a startling array of characters who not only survive but thrive in the face of adversity. “Hear my song: It'll help you believe in tomorrow. Hear my song: It'll show you the way you can.” Rosebud Theatre anchors its 2022 Season with a summer musical all about hope!

Running Time: 100 minutes including intermission

Songs For A New World plays Wednesdays - Sundays. Call 1-800-267-7553 to book your ticket, including a delicious buffet meal at the Rosebud Mercantile!

Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays: Lunch seating starting @ 11:00am - Show starts @ 1:30pm
Fridays & Saturdays: Dinner seating starting @ 5:30pm - Show starts @ 8:00pm
Sundays: Lunch seating starting @ 11:30am - Show starts @ 2:00pm

Ticket Prices:
‍Dinner & Theatre Opera House Shows: $68 - $90

Genres: Musical
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Every Brilliant Thing

Rosebud Theatre and School of the Arts
  • Burnt Thicket Theatre
Rosebud

Rosebud Theatre presents Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe on the Rosebud Studio Stage.
You're seven years old. Mum's in hospital. She finds it hard to be happy. You start making a list of everything worth living for. You leave it on her pillow. You know she's read it because she's corrected your spelling. Twenty years and thousands of things later, the list will take on a life of its own. A delightful tonic for the heart, Every Brilliant Thing is an epic celebration of life’s small joys, inviting the audience to join in with small, but engaging participation.

“One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression - and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see…” – The Guardian (UK)
“Finds a perfect balance between conveying the struggles of life, and celebrating all that is sweet in it” – The Independent (London) -
“Gloriously funny and exceptionally warm. … highlights the irrepressible resilience of the human spirit and the capacity to find delight in the everyday.” – Time Out (London)

Running Time: 80 minutes
Every Brilliant Thing plays Wednesdays - Sundays at 4:30pm, July 8 to August 28, 2022. Call 1-800-267-7553 to book your ticket!
Ticket Prices:
Studio Stage Show-Only: $33
Studio Stage Show & Buffet: $67

Genres: Comedy, Storytelling, One-person show, Immersive
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Come From Away

Broadway Across Canada
Calgary

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world.

Broadway’s COME FROM AWAY has won Best Musical all across North America!

The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony Award-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”

On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

Genres: Musical, Historical
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A Doll's House, Part 2

Wild Side Productions
Edmonton

No. You didn’t need to see Part One…

In the final scene of Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork A Doll’s House, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—a woman slamming the door on everything in her life—instantly propelled world drama into the modern age.

In A Doll’s House, Part 2, 15 have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?

Modern in its language, mordant in its humor and suspenseful in its plotting, the play judiciously balances conflicting ideas about freedom, love and responsibility. Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2, delivers explosive laughs while also posing thoughtful questions about marriage, gender inequality and human rights.

Smart, expertly crafted, moving and very funny. —Adam Green "Vogue"

with Kristi Hansen, Ian Leung, Chariz Faulmino and Maralyn Ryan
stage management by Krystal Johnson direction & design by Jim Guedo

A Doll’s House, Part 2 plays September 7 through September 18 2022, with evening shows at 7:30pm and 2:00pm Sunday matinees.

Regular $40 (includes $5 Varscona Refurbishment Fee)
Senior/Student $35 (includes $5 Varscona Refurbishment Fee)
Preview and Sunday Matinees $25 For Everyone
Tuesdays Are Pay-What-You-Will (At Door Only)
At The Varscona Theatre 10329 83 Avenue Edmonton, AB

Genres: Dramedy
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Next to Normal

New West Theatre
Lethbridge

Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens. They appear to make up the perfect nuclear family. Yet life is anything but normal when we learn that Mom has been struggling with manic depression for the last 16 years. Next to Normal uses powerful songs and music to take audiences on a heartfelt journey with a look into the with love, sympathy and heart.

Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the United States, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.

Genres: Drama, Musical
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Stones in His Pockets

Rosebud Theatre and School of the Arts
Rosebud

Two down-on-their-luck men in a down-on-its-luck Irish town are given what they hope is a chance at the good life. Jake and Charlie have been cast as extras in a Hollywood movie – a shaft of light through the clouds of their dreary rural existence. Like most film sets this one is rife with drama on stage and off – some hilarious and some heartbreaking – as the American cast and crew try to immerse themselves in Jake and Charlie’s culture and vice-versa. And the boys have big Irish dreams that might come true if they can just get their screenplay into the hands of the right person.

Running Time: 2 hours
Stones In His Pockets plays Wednesdays - Saturdays!
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays: Lunch seating starting @ 11:00am - Show starts @ 1:30pm
Fridays & Saturdays: Dinner seating starting @ 5:30pm - Show starts @ 8:00pm

Ticket Prices:
‍Dinner & Theatre Opera House Shows: $63 - $85
Opera House Show-Only: $55
To Book Tickets call 1-800-267-7553!

Genres: Comedy
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Driving Miss Daisy

Stage West
Calgary

Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Play.

“The play is sweet without being mawkish, ameliorative, without being sanctimonious.” —NY Times

“…a perfectly poised and shaped miniature on the odd-couple theme.” —NY Post.

“DRIVING MISS DAISY is a total delight.” —NY Daily News.

Adapted into the multiple award-winning movie starring Morgan Freeman in 1989.

This Pulitzer Prize winning drama follows Daisy Werthan, a rich southern, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two who has just demolished another car. Her son informs her that she now must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke Coleburn.

What begins as a contentious and hostile pairing soon blossoms into a profound, life-altering friendship that transcends all the societal boundaries placed between them.

Genres: Drama
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Sylvan Lake Theatre Trail

Sylvan Lake Theatre Trail
Sylvan Lake

Take a guided tour of downtown Sylvan Lake to enjoy fresh new plays in surprise locations. The shows are written in specific response to each indoor site and our storytellers will entertain you with original stories along the way. The unique experience lasts 2 hours with seating at each venue. Recommended for ages 14+.

The Sylvan Lake Theatre Trail runs weekends: Sept 10,11,17,18 with the tour starting at 1:00, 1:30, 2:30,3:oo p.m. Tickets are FREE but space is limited. We recommend registering for a specific day & time at visitsylvanlake.ca/events.; or on facebook @SylvanLakeTheatre Trail by Email at [email protected] or scan the QR code on the onscreen poster. Brought to you by local playwrights, performers, and directors; reimagining the places where we work and live and play!

Genres: World Premiere, Comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Historical, Storytelling, Site Specific, Immersive
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Misery

Vertigo Theatre
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Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now he’s writing for his life…

Romance novelist Paul Sheldon is rescued from a car crash by self proclaimed “number one fan,” Annie Wilkes, and is taken to her secluded house in the woods. While he is recuperating, Annie reads Paul’s newest novel and discovers her favourite character, Misery Chastain, has been killed off. As Annie’s obsession takes a dark turn, Paul is forced to write a new Misery novel, and realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go. He is writing as if his life depends on it - and it does.

MISERY is based on Stephen King’s classic psychological thriller and written by William Goldman, the same screenwriter of the 1990 movie.

Original Broadway production produced by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Castle Rock Entertainment, Liz Glotzer, Mark Kaufman, Martin Shafer, Raymond WuWorld. Premiere produced at Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director).

Genres: Drama
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Double-Booked

Swamp Rat Experience
Fort McMurray

Swamp Rat Experience is proud to present Double-Booked by Robyn Slack and Joshua Coss, a one-man turned two-man comedy show!

What happens when two very different one-man shows are accidentally double-booked on the same stage? One's an overly serious, self-important autobiography, and the other's a wacky, irreverent musical comedy revue. Who will win the battle for the spotlight?

With a developing bromance, amazing one-liners, and songs that are sure to get stuck in your head, this show is a very, very, very funny must-see!

RUN TIME: 60 minutes
GENRE: Comedy
SHOW CONTAINS: Adult Content / Language

Presented by Swamp Rat Experience as part of Alberta Culture Days 2022! This FREE evening of hilarity is taking place at Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts at 8 PM on Friday, September 16, 2022.

Genres: Comedy
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Play in a Day

Swamp Rat Experience
Fort McMurray

Put your creative hats on -
it’s time to have some theatre fun!
Get a group together and set out to create a Play in a Day, from idea to stage! Participating groups write, direct, and act in a play created in 24 hours.

Participants will be given a theme, a prop, and a costume piece that needs to be included in the finished play. On the day of, they will have access to rehearsal space and support by SRE theatre artists. Play in a Day finishes off with a free performance in front of friends, family, and celebrity YMM judges!

Friday, September 16 at 7 PM: Participants receive the theme, prop and costume piece in the SECPA lobby
Saturday, September 17, 10 AM - 6 PM: Rehearsal spaces and SRE support available at SECPA
Saturday, September 17, 7 PM: Free performance at SECPA where celebrity YMM judges give out awards

Genres: Cabaret/Burlesque
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Network

Citadel Theatre
Edmonton

Adapted by Lee Hall
Based on the Academy Award-winning screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky
Directed by Daryl Cloran

Howard Beale, news anchorman, isn’t pulling in the viewers. In his final broadcast, he unravels live on screen and his ratings soar. Now, suddenly Howard is the biggest thing on TV.

Genres: Drama
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The Themed Comedy Show

Monica Gate/ Independent
Edmonton

The Themed Comedy Show hosted by Monica Gate showcases some of Edmonton’s favourite comics and all their worst stories.

Genres: Comedy, Improv/Sketch/Variety, LGBTA2S+
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The Glace Bay Miners' Museum

Walterdale Theatre Associates
Edmonton

The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum
Written By Wendy Lill
A Play Based on the Novel by Sheldon Currie

Directed by Anne Marie Szucs
Stage Managed by Jennifer Robinson

On Stage: October 19 – 29th, 2022

The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum is the story of an ill-fated love between a wandering musical dreamer and a Cape Breton miner’s daughter whose dreams are reawakened by their passion. It is a Canadian tragedy that is both hard as nails and full of love and humour.

Start Time: 8pm for our evening performances; 2pm for Sunday Matinee; No Performances on Monday, October 24th or Tuesday, October 25th.
Doors Open: 30 minutes before the Start Time

General Admission Ticket Price: $25
Senior Ticket Price: $23
Member's Ticket Price (at the door only)$20

Special Events Tickets (at the door only):
2 for 1 - Thursday, October 20th
PWYC - Wednesday, October 26th

Walterdale Theatre recommends and encourages masks, but is not mandated. Audience capacity will be 90 out of 140 seats.

Genres: Drama, Historical, Site Specific

Comfort Cottages

Central Alberta Theatre
Red Deer

Comedy

Genres: Comedy

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