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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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All the Little Animals I Have Eaten

Edmonton New Shadow Theatre Society

Set in the extraordinarily modern bistro of an all-women’s condominium, All The Little Animals I Have Eaten follows a tender-hearted young server on the most harrowing shift of her life. Governor General Award-nominated, powerhouse playwright Karen Hines (The Pochsy Plays; Crawlspace) serves up a biting meditation on capitalism, consumption, precarity and hope in her latest dark comedy.
This timely play examines the commodification of feminism, neo-liberalism, and the increasingly unattainable dream of snatching a piece of the real-estate pie.
Karen Hines’ wild mind shines

Genres: Comedy, Dramedy


Jupiter Theatre
Festival of Animated Objects

Who is the true monster?
Frankenstein presents the tragedy of an outcast creature brought into existence by the young scientist Victor Frankenstein. In this adaptation of Mary Shelley's spine-chilling Gothic classic, Victor is obsessed with discovering the secrets of science and nature, but nothing can prepare him for what he brings to life one dark night in the heart of winter. So begins a life-or-death adventure as the creature struggles to find his place in the world while battling the demons inside himself.

Jupiter Theat’re production of Frankenstein by Andrew G. Cooper run March 23 - April 2, 2023 at the West Village Theatre (2007 10th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB) as part of the Festival of Animated Objects. Shows start at 7:30 pm each day, with additional matinee performances on weekends at 2:00 pm.

Genres: Drama, Mystery, Classical, Historical, Physical/Movement-based, Puppetry, LGBTA2S+

Countries Shaped Like Stars

Lunchbox Theatre
  • Forte Musical Society

A musical love story for adults, teens and precocious children, Gwendolyn Magnificent and Bartholomew Spectacular use a tin-can telephone to share their whimsical story. The two performer-musicians playfully bring you into their world with the sounds of a whirly-wind and a mandolin. A new production of this fun and charming multi-award-winning musical play featuring Calgary artists.

Genres: Comedy, Dramedy, Musical

The Christians

Fire Exit Theatre
  • Ambrose Arts

THE CHRISTIANS – by Lucas Hnath
a co-production with Ambrose Arts
March 29 – April 2, 2023
King Edward C-Space

It’s an emotional and intellectual ride through faith, power, and mega-church politics as Pastor Paul abruptly and radically changes theological direction on a hot-button issue. Events quickly snowball in stunning exchanges full of humanity, complexity, and the astounding ability to keep audiences guessing what happens next. Are beliefs a thing to hold in spite of the havoc they wreak? Or is there room for more perspectives without unsettling our own?

“Church splits are Hell. This play about one isn’t.” - Christianity Today

“This is that rare play about religion that both believers and non=believers can embrace.” - Charles McNulty, L.A. Times

“Both epic and intimate, the melodic drama asks legitimately difficult questions about belief and behavior.” - The Guardian

Genres: Drama

The Trip to Bountiful

Rosebud Theatre & School of the Arts

Carrie Watts may be old but she suffers no shortage of spirit. She finally summons the courage to escape the crowded city apartment she shares with her son and his sharp-tongued wife to return to her childhood hometown of Bountiful, an open-aired place of wildflowers and freedom. It's a risky journey for an old woman on her own, negotiating bus schedules in strange towns with her family and the police in hot pursuit. An adventure story about discovering what it means to return home.
The Trip to Bountiful runs March 31 to May 20, on Wednesdays - Saturdays!
Tickets are $90.00 and include a buffet meal at the Rosebud Mercantile. The buffet opens at 11:00am for matinees and 5:30pm for evenings.
Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday matinees: Show starts @ 1:30pm
Friday & Saturday evenings: Show starts @ 8:00pm
To Book Tickets call 1-800-267-7553!

Genres: Drama

Macbeth, Un-Scotched

Spirit Fire Theatre

Presented by Spirit Fire Theatre

An original one on one conversation with you and William Shakespeare. He reveals his quest to pen the completion of his play Macbeth amid the turbulent, bloody history of post Elizabethan England. William Shakespeare gives an intimate solo performance in its original pronunciation as it would have been performed in 1606.

This will be the first of many one-actor plays as part of the "Shakespeare Off the Wagon" series of plays presented by Spirit Fire Theatre.

Starring: David Haysom as Willam Shakespeare

Directed by: David LeReaney
Written by: Morag Haysom
Produced by: Jesse McRae Foster
Stage Manager: Matt Maunier

For more information and how you can donate and support our production, please visit: www.spiritfiretheatre.ca

Genres: World Premiere, Drama, Storytelling, One-person show

Roll For Initiative

Quest Theatre
  • Cloudsway Dance Theatre

Roll For Initiative
by Kunji Ikeda

A Cloudsway Dance Theatre Production with development support from Quest Theatre
Presented by Quest Theatre

Set in the fantasy genre of a tabletop role-playing game, Teiji an Orcish Fighter, Udnadkat a Human Cleric, and Fane Farstool an Elven Wizard make up an experienced adventure party. As the cohesive group prepares for an upcoming encounter with their most feared rival, the evil Gorgahn-noth, it becomes clear that Tejii’s abilities as a half-orc are misunderstood and misrepresented. Roll for Initiative delicately unwraps a nuanced conversation of racially based assumptions that our community increasingly longs to understand.

Public Performances
Wednesday April 5 - 7:00 pm Family Public Performance
Thursday April 6 - 7:00 pm Family Public Performance
Saturday April 8 - 2:00 pm Family Public Performance

Pick Your Price: $15/$25/$35

Running Time
50 minutes

Genres: Theatre for Young Audiences

The Devils

Studio Theatre, University of Alberta Department of Drama

Religious faith, spiritual doubt, and earthly politics intersect in this gripping tale of a provincial French town that comes to believe its parish priest is an instrument of the Devil. When an inquisition into the demonic possession of the nuns of the Convent of St. Ursula identifies Father Grandier as the source, his powerful enemies in both church and state conspire to destroy him. Based on actual events in the 17th-century town of Loudun, "The Devils" forcefully depicts a factional and dangerous society overcome by hysteria.

Please be advised that this production contains subject matter and depictions of a sexual nature.

Written by: John WHITING
Directed by: David Kennedy
April 5–15, 2023*

Preview: * Wednesday, April 5, 2023 | 7:30pm
Opening Night: * Thursday, April 6, 2023 | 7:30pm
* 1/2 Price Saturday Matinee: Saturday, April 8, 2023 | 1:30pm
Matinee: Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 12:30pm
Evening performances: 7:30pm
No performances: * Friday, April 7 | Sunday April 9 | * Monday April 10

*Denotes schedule changes to accommodate the holiday weekend run.

Genres: Drama

Dead In The Water

Lodestar Theatre Company
  • Theatre YES

Hilarious and heart-breaking, this new one-woman musical play tells the story of an extraordinary, ordinary woman.
Amanda Bridge is getting older. After twenty years as a lounge singer / pianist she's seen it all but when she takes the stage for her final gig, her usual patter dissolves as she looks at her life and asks 'How the hell did I get here?'
Seamlessly blending song and monologue, acclaimed actor-musician Ruth Alexander's bittersweet new play examines love, life and what it means to be an older woman in these fractured times.
This co-production with Theatre Yes contains explicit language and adult themes.

Playing at the Varscona Theatre (10329 83 Ave NW) from April 6th to 16th.
Tickets are on a sliding scale.

Tickets can be purchased using this link: https://tickets.varsconatheatre.com/purchase/tickets/company/355350211419177044/show/356164430537424982

Genres: World Premiere, Drama, Dramedy, Musical, Storytelling, One-person show, Multimedia

Ella Enchanted

StoryBook Theatre

Ella of Frell is given the ‘”gift” of obedience by Lucinda, her misguided Fairy Godmother, and is forced to do anything people command her. On her adventure to rid herself of the curse, she must outwit ogres, sidestep giants, befriend a prince, survive her step-family, and ultimately find the power to be her true self. Based on the beloved novel, Ella Enchanted is a story for the entire family about the power of self-acceptance, courage, and compassion.

Ella Enchanted runs from April 7 to 22 2023 with evening performances at 7 pm and matinees at 2 pm. Show dates are added based on demand with Thursday through Sunday being available for purchase now. Student matinees are available based on school booking requests. Additional information can be found at https://www.storybooktheatre.org/ella-enchanted

Genres: Theatre for Young Audiences, Musical

Cinderella & Rockerfella

Forbeez Theatre Group
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This version of the Cinderella story is a modern pantomime-style rework of the modern tale we are all familiar with. There are the usual characters: downtrodden Cinders, Rockerfella (formerly known as Prince Charming), Buttons, the Ugly Sisters, and the Fairy Godmother together with a selection of additional characters from music managers and magazine reporters, to good and bad fairies - all placed in a world of fame and celebrity. There are fresh and relevant themes about fame, fortune and, of course, how true love will win in the end! With colourful costumes, vibrant sets, laughter, plenty of songs and opportunities for audience participation we hope you will join in!

Genres: Comedy, Theatre for Young Audiences, Musical

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Morpheus Theatre
  • Untold Stories Theatre

Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA
Pumphouse Theatre Apr 14 - 22, 2023
Directed by Jason Bakaas and Gad Gijon
www.morpheustheatre.ca or 403-246-2999
Show Times: Wed - Sat @ 7:30pm; Matinees Sat & Sun @ 2:00pm
Tickets: $25
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein's most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It's Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane.
This is a story about following your dreams, fighting for what’s right, and showing everyone that the real magic is kindness.

Genres: Musical

The Glass Menagerie

Rosebud Theatre & School of the Arts

Amanda Wingfield is a faded remnant of Southern gentility who now lives in a cramped St. Louis apartment with her aimless son Tom and her debilitatingly shy daughter Laura. When a gentleman caller arrives for dinner, the Wingfield family is flooded with hope. But it's uncertain if this mysterious visitor will change things for the better.

The Glass Menagerie is presented by Rosebud School of the Arts Artists-in-Training for Theatre Production and Performance, a cornerstone class in Rosebud Theatre & School of the Arts’s Mentorship curriculum. This course is central to students’ growth as theatre artists by giving them a chance to gain valuable production experience and perform in front of a live audience.

Check-in for all Studio Stage performances at the West-side of town behind the Church. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show-time and no admission will be allowed once the performance starts.

The Glass Menagerie runs April 14 to 29, on Thursdays - Saturdays at 4:30pm!
A buffet option is available on Fridays & Saturdays.

To Book Tickets call 1-800-267-7553!

Genres: Drama

Teenage Dick

Alberta Theatre Projects
  • In association with The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions

The high-stakes tragedy and political drama of Shakespeare’s Richard III are transported to the hallways of a contemporary high school in this darkly comedic adaptation. Taunted with the nickname “Dick” and bullied because of his disability, Richard, the play’s brilliant, charismatic anti-hero, is determined to have his revenge, and plots a ruthless path to power in a dramatic student council election. Aided by his quick-witted best friend Buck, he seeks to overthrow the bullish star quarterback Eddie to become student council president while charming the most popular girl in school into being his girlfriend. But as he falls deeper into a pattern of manipulation and greed, Richard is faced with an unexpected choice: Is it better to be feared or loved?

“Teenage Dick sinks a cunning, shining dagger into an author who’s buried in centuries of history and glory.” –Time Out London

Audience Consideration: Suggested for ages 12+

No performances on Mondays.

For all showtimes, please visit albertatheatreprojects.com/whats-on/teenage-dick or call our Ticket Office at 403-294-7402 (Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:00pm)

Pizza Night: Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30pm
Pay What You Can performance: Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30pm
Opening Night performance: Thursday, April 20 at 7:30pm
Masked performance: Friday, April 21 at 7:30pm
Relaxed performance: Saturday, April 22 at 2:00pm
That $20 Ticket Thing: Tuesday, April 25 at 7:30pm
Audio Described performance: Thursday, April 27 at 7:30pm

Genres: Comedy, Dramedy

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Grindstone Theatre

The Grindstone Theatre Presents: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Director: Byron Martin
Musical Director: Simon Abbott

Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! At least the losers get a juice box.

A riotous ride, complete with audience participation, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a delightful den of comedic genius. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a fast-paced crowd pleaser and an instant theatre patron favorite.

Running April 19-29 with 7PM showtimes and 2PM Saturday matinees at the Campus St Jean auditorium

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Genres: Comedy, Musical

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