Theatre Alberta Playbill
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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A gaggle of weary English soldiers hunker down in the trenches of the Western Front on Christmas Eve, 1914. And then they hear a solo voice with a Christmas carol drifting toward them. A German soldier steps into No Man's Land singing Stille Nacht. It begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music and above all peace. A remarkable true story told in the letters and songs of the men who lived it.
Rosebud Theatre will celebrate Remembrance Day and the Christmas season together with the sound of a cappella male voices under a starlit sky on the Opera House stage. And when audience members exit the theatre after the show, they'll be tempted to carry those familiar Christmas melodies out into the starry night sky with them.
All is Calm plays Wednesdays - Saturdays on the Rosebud Opera House stage!
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: Lunch seating starting @ 11:00am - Show starts @ 1:30pm
Fridays & Saturdays: Dinner seating starting @ 5:30pm - Show starts @ 8:00pm
To Book Tickets call 1-800-267-7553!
He’s one of the all-time great rock legends, with hit after hit all across the world. And now the story of the Rocket Man is getting the Jubilations Dinner Theatre twist!
- Theatre for Young Audiences
Famed mystery novelist Andrew Wyke lures his wife’s lover to his country home and convinces him to stage a robbery of her jewelry. As the stakes rise, it sets off a chain of events that leaves audiences trying to decipher who is truly in control. This Tony Award Winner for Best Play has been called the ultimate game of cat and mouse. Full of fun, humour and mystery, this heated classic is a must see to warm up during the holiday season!
“Sleuth” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
Directed by Daryl Cloran
Age recommendation" 6+
Can three ghosts really change Scrooge's heart before it's too late? A Christmas Carol by David van Belle is back at The Citadel. Based on the Charles Dickens classic, Edmonton's favorite Christmas tradition is a perfect way to celebrate the holidays. Your favorite Christmas tunes adorn this version with a 1950s feel that will remind you of all the nostalgia of the season.
Tickets start at $35+ fees. Tickets available at: https://secure.citadeltheatre.com/overview/7745
Pay What You Choose performances are happening on Saturday, November 26 at 7:30pm and Saturday, December 2 at 1:30pm. Visit our website to learn more: https://citadeltheatre.com/plan-visit/audience-enrichment/pay-what-you-choose-events/
Jubilations Junior presents The Secret Life of Christmas Trolls. A production written for kids, and a meal designed with kids in mind!
Now Playing Saturday mornings from November 25 - January 13th plus bonus performances on December 3, 10, 17, 26 and January 2nd.
- Theatre for Young Audiences
By: Paula Vogel
December 1-9, 2023
Directed by: Ben Smith, MFA Directing Candidate
Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the heart of Paula Vogel's Indecent, an award winning theatrical tour de force presented by Studio Theatre. Against a canvas of historical upheaval, Indecent unfurls the gripping narrative of Sholem Asch's audacious work, God of Vengeance, a groundbreaking Broadway sensation that sent shockwaves a century ago in 1923.
Asch's play ignited a conflagration of passion among artists and audiences, shattering societal norms and artistic confines. With eloquence, Vogel's script weaves a rich tapestry of history, embracing themes of love, tradition, censorship, religious hypocrisy, and the unwavering quest for truth. In this timeless odyssey, audiences witness the unwavering strength of the human spirit. Indecent stands as an indispensable experience that promises to uplift, challenge, and deeply resonate. Don't miss this profound exploration of art's eternal resonance, a testament to its enduring ability to stir hearts and minds alike.
Stage management: Stuart Lindsay
Set design: Brock Keeler
Costume design: Payal Jotania
Lighting design: Guido Tondino
Preview: November 30, 2023
Matinee: December 7, 2023 (with a post-show talkback session)
Evening performances: 7:30pm
Matinee performance: 12:30pm
(No performance on Sunday December 3)
Content Advisory: fog, strobe lights, haze, and mature content
Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes, no intermission
A true friendship is hard to find. Finding unconditional loyalty is challenging. When Elwood P. Dowd finds both in Harvey, a 6 foot tall white rabbit, those around him are quick to judge.
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
Show Times: Wed - Sat @ 7:30pm; Matinees Dec 10 & 16 @ 2:00pm
Tickets: Adults $23, Student/Senior $18
Based on the classic film by Frank Capra. This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. An inspirational, heartwarming story about giving and receiving, about life and all the paths we walk, about true and lasting love and guardian angels. Morpheus Theatre very proudly welcomes you to Bedford Falls with this holiday favourite, presented from the perspective of a radio show cast with a live studio audience, and live foley sound effects.
"One of the best holiday shows around. This is a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption."
The holiday season just got more joyful as Occasional Notes Productions returns to the stage in Calgary with their interactive family musical
“Candy Cane Kids”. Cookie, Stripe and Pep are the Quality Control Inspectors for McJingle’s Incorporated. Their job? To monitor, measure and
analyze Christmas spirit worldwide. This year, however, McJingle's has detected dangerously low Canadian spirit! Is it the dreaded HUMBUGS?
Using their social media platform Jinglegram, they decide to broadcast live! The cast of twelve performers sing, dance, bake and cheer-on Canada in this ninety minute extravaganza. Are they successful? Bring the whole family and start a new holiday tradition with the Candy Cane Kids!
Suited for ages 2 and up
- Theatre for Young Audiences
The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant....Ever! is seemingly a dull task for Mrs. O’Brien, who has been put in charge when the original leader, Mrs. Armstrong, hits a moose with her car. What could be so hard? It’s always the same Mary and Joseph and it’s always the same Christmas carols...but no one was expecting the Herdmans to show up for the auditions!!! The Herdmans are “the worst kids in the world” who don’t know anything about Christmas, beyond the hamper they get every year, and have only shown up because they heard there were free refreshments. What has the potential to be the worst Pageant ever turns out to be the best one as everyone learns the true meaning of Christmas.
By Petrina Bromley, directed by Cheryl Jameson, and read by Vicky Berg, Billy Brown, Natalie Czar, Kayla Gorman, Cheryl Jameson, Bob Rasco and Lindsey Walker.
Grindstone Theatre Presents:
Die Harsh: A Christmas Musical
Written by: Byron Martin & Simon Abbott
Directed by: Byron Martin
Music by: Simon Abbott
Location: The Varscona Theatre 10329 83 Ave. NW Edmonton, AB T6E 2C6
About the show:
Byron Martin and Simon Abbott are back at it again with their musical satire based on their favourite Christmas movie. Returning for the second year, this time even bigger and better! Sexy German criminal Alan Rickman-I-mean-Hans-Gruber leads an international gang of terrorists who seize an office tower during a Christmas party. John, a cop from New York, is trapped on the upper floors. He’ll need a Christmas miracle to save his power-dressing wife Holly and the other hostages. This Die-Hard-Christmas-Carol is about as stupid as it sounds with action packed comedy, tap dancing FBI agents and heartbreaking flashbacks of kids who are coughing too much.
David Findlay | Evan Dowling | Mhairi Berg | Paul-Ford Manguelle | Mark Sinongco
December 14-17 & 19-23, 2023
7:30PM evening performance
2:00PM matinees Saturdays and Sundays
Tickets available at https://www.grindstonetheatre.ca/dieharsh
Celebrate the holiday season with our original production of the musical Christmas in the Creek!
This performance is suitable for audience members of all ages.
TICKETS AND PERFORMANCE INFORMATION:
Tickets are $25 and are available at showpass.com.
Please note that all tickets are for general admission. Theatre doors open 30 minutes before showtime.
Performance dates are as follows:
• Friday, December 15, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
• Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
• Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.
• Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
- Small Matters Productions
Cinderella’s Ugly Stepsisters. This time, it’s their ball.
The Ugly Stepsisters cordially invite you back to the Palace, just like the good old days. Doesn’t everyone love a ball? The pageantry, the elegance, the romance… but their ball, their rules, and the world’s most infamous step-siblings are ready to dish the dirt. What scandals hide within the glittering facade? What was Cinderella really like? Are the stepsisters really vapid? Vindictive?… Victims?
The Spinsters is a seductive feast featuring mesmerizing movement, magical dresses, and stunning shadow puppetry. It’s a deliciously disruptive dark comedy for adults brought to life by some of the most innovative designers and creators from across Western Canada.
Runtime: Approximately 75 minutes.
Recommended for ages 14+.
PLEASE NOTE: The Spinsters contains many mature themes.
A Canadian classic directed by John Hudson
A young actor from the big city stays with two farmers to gather stories about rural life for a play he is working on. The farmers’ lives are irrevocably altered when art attempts to imitate life and the line between truth and fiction cross.
Hilarious, surprising, and infinitely moving.
Winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award.
THERE ARE NO RULES AMONGST THIEVES
A fast-paced, heart-racing play about a diamond heist gone wrong. Can this band of criminals pull off the perfect robbery? Full of diamonds, guns, lasers, betrayal and a cast of characters you’ll be quoting long after you leave the theatre.
You won’t want to miss this exciting World Premiere by local Calgary playwright Arun Lakra, which was inspired by great crime caper films like Ocean’s Eleven.
- World Premiere