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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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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Jubilations Dinner Theatre
Edmonton

Jubilations Dinner Theatre Edmonton Presents...

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Playing till Jan 30, 2022

Show Synopsis:
"On August 1, 1981 popular music changed forever. No, this wasn’t because of a brand new singer, or a new band, or even a new style of music….this was MTV! Overnight, the pop stars’ fashion style and look became as important as their sound. Some of the first insightful pop stars to realize this were the amazing ladies of the eighties. Join us for our salute to the great ladies of the ’80s pop music scene. Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Annie Lennox, the Tina Turner comeback and many more!"

Jubilations Dinner Theatre has been a staple of the Alberta theatre scene for over 20 years. Our talented cast takes on the best in pop culture, crafting hilarious parodies of the biggest names in movies, music, and TV for an altogether unforgettable show. Take in the excitement (and the stunning live vocals) while you enjoy a delicious three-course dinner served by our character servers.

Break from your routine and immerse yourself in a totally unique, truly Canadian experience – we guarantee a good time (and we know all your favourite songs).

It’s a live show, so anything could happen. Play along, and the actors might just include you in the act! Our cast never breaks character and audiences always have a good time. Each show features classic hit songs – we dare you not to sing along.

Genres: World Premiere, Comedy, Musical, Immersive
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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

Theatresports

Rapid Fire Theatre

This high-energy, fast-paced show pits teams of improvisers against each other in a fierce, no-holds-barred battle of wits and laughs! Created by Keith Johnstone in Calgary, Theatresports® is performed by companies worldwide. Rapid Fire Theatre is one of the biggest and longest-running (since 1980!) producers of the show on the planet. Not to brag, but we’re really freaking good at Theatresports.

This show will take place on Friday nights at 8 PM and 11 PM from January 2022 until June 2022.

Ticket Information
Advance Ticket Price: $15
Door ticket Price: $18
Student tickets are available at the door for $10 with a valid student ID.

Genres: Comedy, Improv/Sketch/Variety
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CHiMPROV

Rapid Fire Theatre
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CHiMPROV features Rapid Fire Theatre’s most accomplished performers! In this show, you’ll see the RFT’s most experienced performers tackling some of the most exciting improv formats. Fuelled by your suggestions, these seasoned performers will leap into a spontaneous world of the unknown.

Created by Artistic Director Jacob Banigan over 20 years ago. CHiMPROV is a showcase starring RFT’s most prolific performers doing what they do best; making stuff up, and making you laugh!

Ticket Information
Advance Ticket Price: $15
Door Ticket Price: $18
Student tickets are available at the door for $10 with a valid student ID.

Genres: Comedy, Improv/Sketch/Variety
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Kidding Around

Rapid Fire Theatre
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A Saturday afternoon show made specifically for kids! Rapid Fire Theatre’s hilarious performers create this entire show right off the top of their heads, but in order to pull it off, we’re going to need help from all the kids in the audience. In this show kids are invited to shout out and participate – it’ll never be the same show twice!

Ticket Information
Advance Ticket Price: $10
Door Ticket Price: $12
Student tickets are available at the door for $10 with a valid student ID.

Genres: Comedy, Improv/Sketch/Variety
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The Late Night Double Feature Improv Show

Rapid Fire Theatre
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Anything can happen at the Late Night Double Feature Improv Show! Each show features a different line-up of two of Rapid Fire Theatre’s finest improv troupes doing what they do best. It might get sexy, it might get spooky, and it will always be hilarious.

Ticket Information
Advance Ticket Price: $15
Door Ticket Price: $18
Student tickets are available at the door for $10 with a valid student ID.

Genres: Comedy, Improv/Sketch/Variety
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NAIL

Rapid Fire Theatre
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The Northern Alberta Improv League is a playful competitive league of high school improv teams from around Northern Alberta. Each showcasing night of play features a different set of teams on the Rapid Fire Theatre stage. Come on down and cheer on the next generation of improv talent!

Ticket Information
Advance Ticket Price: $10
Door Ticket Price: $12
Student tickets are available at the door for $10 with a valid student ID.

Genres: Comedy, Improv/Sketch/Variety
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Flora & Fawna have beaver Fever (and so does Fleurette!)

Lunchbox Theatre
Calgary

The NaturElle Girls—Flora & Fawna (and Fleurette!)—are back with another outrageous and touching offering of how to survive bears, beavers and bullies. All are welcome (but No Mean Girls!).

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

Single Ticket prices: Adult $30, Senior/Student $22, Preview $20 (Jan 19, 2022)
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, LGBTA2S+
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The Lab

Rapid Fire Theatre
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On select Thursday nights, we present the newest troupes and show concepts devised by our ensemble members. Coming to these shows means you can be the very first to say that you were there when these shows were originally performed! You’ll shiver with antici…pation!

Ticket Information
Advance Ticket Price: $15
Door Ticket Price: $18
Student tickets are available at the door for $10 with a valid student ID.

Genres: Comedy, Improv/Sketch/Variety
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Schipp's Creek

Jubilations Dinner Theatre
Calgary

Jubilations Dinner Theatre Calgary Presents...

Schipp's Creek
Playing Jan 22 - Mar 19, 2022

Show Synopsis:
"Johnny, Moira, David and Alexis are still stuck living in the Schipp's Creek Motel, but Johnny has a plan. Roland, Jocelyn and the Roses are helping surprise Stevie with a big Rollout that will also (hopefully) help the Rose family get back on their feet. But it seems there are a lot of complications that stand in Johnny's way of having a successful evening, including his own family. The same quirky characters from CBC's hit comedy singing some good old tunes that'll take you back to a simpler place: Schipp's Creek."

Jubilations Dinner Theatre has been a staple of the Alberta theatre scene for over 20 years. Our talented cast takes on the best in pop culture, crafting hilarious parodies of the biggest names in movies, music, and TV for an altogether unforgettable show. Take in the excitement (and the stunning live vocals) while you enjoy a delicious three-course dinner served by our character servers.

Break from your routine and immerse yourself in a totally unique, truly Canadian experience – we guarantee a good time (and we know all your favourite songs).

It’s a live show, so anything could happen. Play along, and the actors might just include you in the act! Our cast never breaks character and audiences always have a good time. Each show features classic hit songs – we dare you not to sing along.

Genres: World Premiere, Comedy, Musical, Immersive
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Pia and Maria - The Radio Play

Concrete Theatre
Online

When 2 elderly Italian sisters decide to fulfill their lifelong dream of completing their education after leaving school as children to help run the family bakery, an Elementary school and a young newcomer girl have their lives upended as quickly as a pineapple upside down cake!

The 2 nonnas are so curious, but also full of firm rules and ideas. So, like their young classmate, they need to figure out how to take turns, work as a team and learn how to fit into a new environment! When the legendary school Bake Sale looms, the 3 must learn to work together for everyone to succeed!

Presented as a radio play and available online, this Covid friendly version is sure to delight and entertain.
Runtime: 55 minutes

Genres: World Premiere, Comedy, Theatre for Young Audiences, Other

Undressed

Alberta Theatre Projects
Calgary

This hilarious, heartfelt solo show, written and performed by dynamic Alberta theatre artist Louise Casemore, explores a simple but confounding question: What do you do with a used wedding dress? What follows is a real-time zero waste auction, as Casemore embodies each of the brides who have chosen to let their wedding gown go. Each woman has a unique, moving story to tell as Casemore morphs from character to character. Undressed is a World Premiere, commissioned and developed by Alberta Theatre Projects. It is a profoundly personal play full of humour and heart, with more than a few interactive surprises.

Genres: World Premiere, Comedy, One-person show

GOODNIGHT DESDEMONA (GOOD MORNING JULIET)

Morpheus Theatre
Calgary

Directed by Colleen Bishop
Show times: Wed-Sat at 7:30pm, Sat/Sun at 2:00pm (*no matinee Sat Jan 29*)
Pumphouse Theatre: 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW
Tickets: Adult $23, Student/Senior $18

Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is an exuberant comedy and feminist revisioning of Shakespeare’s Othello and Romeo and Juliet. Constance Ledbelly is the beleaguered academic, and unlikely heroine who embarks on a quest for Shakespearean origins and, ultimately, her own identity. When she deciphers an ancient and neglected manuscript, Constance is propelled through a very modern rabbit hole and lands smack in the middle of the tragic turning points of each play in turn. Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) is a gender-bendy, big-hearted and crazily intelligent romp, where irony and anger sing in perfect harmony with innocence and poignancy.

(Online version Feb 10 - 12)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Mystery

Workshop Showcase

Rapid Fire Theatre
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Rapid Fire Theatre’s Public Workshop Showcases feature performances by public workshop participants. At the end of each session of our public workshops, our students have the opportunity to strut their stuff on our stage for friends, family and you!

Ticket Information
Advance Ticket Price: $10
Door Ticket Price: $12
Student tickets are available at the door for $10 with a valid student ID.

Genres: Comedy, Improv/Sketch/Variety
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ARC: Anti-Racism and Change

Concrete Theatre
Online

Anti-Racism and Change (ARC) utilizes the performing and creative arts as an educational tool to animate discussion around anti-racism and racial equity.

ARC incorporates age appropriate short films followed by in-depth discussion and theatrical exploration of the themes in the films.

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
A collaborative endeavour between Concrete Theatre and the Centre for Race and Culture, ARC is a highly engaging anti-racism training for youth.

Genres: World Premiere, Multimedia

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