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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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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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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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Fish Tacos

River Valley Theatre Co
Edmonton

Fish Tacos! is the perfect late night variety show that uses a little bit of improv, a little bit of sketch, and a lot of sass to explore the many difficulties of being a woman in the 21st century. Grab a cocktail and bring your gal pals out to join us for some real talk about beauty standards, jeans that don't fit, and why that guy's picture is just of his truck.

**This show is intended for audiences 18+
Produced by River Valley Theatre Company

Genres: Comedy, Musical, Improv/Sketch/Variety, Cabaret/Burlesque, LGBTA2S+
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Greased

Jubilations Dinner Theatre
Calgary

Jubilations Dinner Theatre Calgary Presents...

Greased
Playing Mar 26 - May 28, 2022

Show Synopsis:
"Oh those 1950’s. Malt shops and sock hops, hula hoops and hot rods. There were jocks and the squares, goodie two shoes and cheerleaders. And yes of course, those leather jacket drag racers who has more grease in their hair than their engines. Come back with us again to a time when life seemed simpler. Tap your toes and laugh with us as we parody one of the all-time great nostalgia trips. All your favourite rock and roll classics of the 50’s are queued up and ready. All we need is you!"

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: Comedy, Musical, Immersive
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The Blue Halloo Comedy Cabaret

Rapid Fire Theatre
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Blue Halloo Comedy Cabaret is an alt-comedy show boasting the most charming and hilarious comedians Edmonton has to offer!

Come watch as a rotating cast of sketch, stand-up and improv comedians, musicians – and more – step outside of their comfort zone to entertain you in a collaborative, safe space. If you’re looking to tie your weekend together with a little out-of-the-box comedy, then look no further than the Halloo that we call Blue!

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
Edmonton

Jubilations Dinner Theatre Edmonton Presents...

Schipp's Creek
Playing Apr 8 - Jun 12, 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: Comedy, Musical, Immersive
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The Spongebob Musical

StoryBook Theatre
Calgary

Adapted from the iconic Nickelodeon series! SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and all of Bikini Bottom face total annihilation—until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage.

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical, as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world!

Performed LIVE onstage, 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, Theatre for Young Audiences, Musical
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Million Dollar Quartet

Theatre Calgary
Calgary

Four rock n’ roll legends are brought together in Memphis, Tennessee at Sun Record Studios for an impromptu jam session. Prepare for a blast from the past! It’s December 4, 1956, you are in the recording studio with Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. You see them play together for the first and only time. These nostalgic rock n’ roll classics will have you wanting to jump out of your seat to dance. What a way to close out our season!

Genres: Musical

Bloomsday

Shadow Theatre
Edmonton

Robert returns to Dublin to reunite with Cait, the woman who captured his heart during a James Joyce literary tour thirty-five years ago. Dancing backwards through time, the older couple retraces their steps to discover their younger selves. Through youthful Robbie and Caithleen, they relive the unlikely, inevitable events that brought them - only briefly - together. This time-travelling love story blends wit, humor and heartache into a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before it becomes the past.
"Bloomsday gives us a funny, touching and stark look at what it is to be in love no matter what stage of life you're in." - BroadwayWorld.com

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Historical, Storytelling
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9 to 5: The Musical

Citadel Theatre
Edmonton

Pour yourself a cup of ambition and book your tickets early for this smash hit featuring music by the legendary Dolly Parton. When their sexist, lying, egotistical, bigot of a boss crosses the line, Violet, Judy, and Doralee hatch a plan to finally get the 9 to 5 that they deserve. What comes next is a madcap comedy for every office worker who’s ever dreamed of revenge on the boss! Based on the 1980 film.

Genres: Comedy, Musical

Dearly Departed

Manluk Theatre / Waterworks Players
Wetaskiwin

In the backwoods bible belt, the Turpins prove that living and dying in the South are seldom tidy and always hilarious. Despite efforts to pull themselves together, problems keep overshadowing the solemn occasion of their father's funeral. Amidst the chaos, their friends and neighbours, and eccentric community of misfits, manage to help pull them together and help each other through their hour of need.

Genres: Comedy
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The 39 Steps

Walterdale Theatre Associates
Edmonton

The 39 Steps is a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of six), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

Content Warnings: The 39 Steps is recommended for ages 10 and older.

Adapted by: Patrick Barlow
Directed by: Kristen Finlay
Stage Manager: Natalie Blanchard
Starring: Lucas Anders (Richard Hannay), Lauren Tamke (Annabella/Margaret/Pamela), Samantha Beck (Clown), Bradley Bishop (Clown), Liam McKinnon (Clown) and Rico Pisco (Clown)

Performance Times
Evenings: May 11-14; 18-21 at 8PM
Matinée: May 15 at 2PM

No performances May 16, 17. Ticket quantities are limited! Doors open fifteen minutes before listed showtime.

Tickets: $20 - $26.50

No physical or electronic tickets will be provided. You will need to provide your order confirmation at the door.

Genres: Comedy, Mystery, Clown

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