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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 together in a month-by-month format.

All Albertan theatre companies are invited to list their company information in Playbill free-of-charge. Current Theatre Alberta group members may list their season information free-of-charge on the Playbill poster, and their season information will remain online as long as their membership remains current. For non-members each event listing will cost $30.

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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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This Random World

Fire Exit Theatre
Calgary

This Random World
By Steven Dietz
Directed by Mark Lewandowski

Through a swirl of nearly missed connections, intersecting lives unfold and fold on each other. World-wide adventures, a break-up for the books and an internet prank gone awry add up to funny but familiar investigations of what it is to love, to lose, and to be touched by the serendipity of life.

Genres: Dramedy
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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

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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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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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

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
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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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Communion

Fire Exit Theatre
Calgary

COMMUNION
Three short stories by Krista Marushy, Alithea Davis, Czarina Zoleta
An evening of story and food

The act or instance of sharing, thanksgiving. An exchange of thoughts, emotions. Possession or sharing in common; participation.
A communion is an intimate connection. The Latin root of communion is communionem, meaning "fellowship, mutual participation, or sharing".

As we emerge from a season of isolation and seperation, and of communicating outside of community, how do we truly reconnect with each other?

Genres: World Premiere, Dramedy, Storytelling
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Disney's Descendants: The Musical

StoryBook Theatre
Calgary

Based on the popular Disney Channel Original Movies, Disney's Descendants: The Musical is a brand-new musical comedy featuring the beloved characters and hit songs from the films! Starring Mal, Evie, Jay and Carlos amongst other Disney heroes and villains, this show is sure to be a hit amongst fans of the films.

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, Drama, Theatre for Young Audiences, Musical

9 to 5 The Musical

Manluk Theatre / Waterworks Players
Wetaskiwin

Three unlikely friends take control of their office and learn there is nothing they can't do, even in a man's world. Based on the hit movie set in the late 1970's, this hilarious story of friendship and revenge is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic.

Genres: Comedy, Musical

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