Theatre Alberta Playbill
A co-production between Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society and Quest Theatre
Directors: Troy Emery Twigg and Nikki Loach
Production Design: Scott Reid
Additional Design: Adrian Stimson
Actors pictured: Elizabeth Ferguson, Anders Hunter, Garret Smith, Alexandra Dawkins, Genviève Paré
Photographer: Justina Gibson
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Friday April 21: 7:30pm, Dinner Theatre
Saturday April 22: 7:30pm, Dinner Theatre
Sunday April 23: 2pm, Regular Theatre
Thursday April 27: 7:30pm, Dessert Theatre
Friday April 28: 7:30pm, Regular Theatre
Saturday April 29: 2pm, Regular Theatre
Saturday April 29: 7:30pm, Regular Theatre
The Railway Children
E. Nesbit’s much-loved classic, The Railway Children, has delighted generations since its first publication in 1906 and Mike Kenny’s wonderfully faithful and imaginative adaptation takes audiences young and old alike on an enchanting journey of imagination and reality.
When Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis move to rural Yorkshire with their mother following the imprisonment of their father, they are forced to face the anxieties and exhilarations of growing up in order to learn what really matters. A story of Edwardian England on the brink of change - a world that is insecure and hard, but one filled with love, resilience and humanity - and always running through it is the railway, in particular the 9.15 to London…
Directed by Charlotte Loeppky and Harold Squire, The Railway Children runs for 9 shows April 21-30 at the historic Lantern Church in Calgary's Inglewood district.
Matinees at 2pm, evening shows at 7pm. This show is suitable for families with children ages 8 and up.
Tickets are available online via our website and the Morpheus Theatre Box Office.
A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW
A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW by Tatty Hennessy
“Tatty Hennessy’s play A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW is about being an explorer in a melting world. It’s a coming-of-age story. With polar bears. An epic and undulating story that pitches themes of death and rebirth against a shifting backdrop of climate change, exploration and the uncertain geography of the North.”
Featuring: Dayna Lea Hoffman as Rory
Director: Trevor Schmidt
Production Designer: Alison Yanota
Stage Manager: Liz Allison-Jorde
Production Manager: TBD
Tickets start at $37.00
Thursday, April 20 – Preview 7:30pm, PWYC and Students Free
Friday, April 21 – Opening 7:30pm
Saturday, April 22 – 7:30pm
Sunday, April 23 – 2pm Matinee, 1pm Director’s Circle Event
Tuesday, April 25 – 7:30pm, 2 for 1 Tickets
Wednesday April 26 – 7:30pm
Thursday, April 27 – 7:30pm, Salon/Talkback Event following the performance
Friday, April 28 – 7:30pm
Saturday, April 29 – 7:30pm
Sunday, April 30 – 2pm Matinee
Sunday, April 30 – 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 2 – 7:30pm, 2 for 1 Tickets
Wednesday, May 3 – 7:30pm
Thursday, May 4– 7:30pm
Friday, May 5 – 7:30pm
Saturday, May 6 – 2pm Matinee
Saturday, May 6 – 7:30pm, Closing
A Black Woman. A prairie sky. The Ponoka County Fair.
An adventure! A fantasy! A WHOLE LOTTA JOKES!
Unscripted and beaming with palpable joy, award winning actor and playwright Makambe K Simamba traces her colourful background through Zambia all the way to the Cayman Islands. Where she chose to settle? Alberta, Canada! Why?
Well, she’s still not really sure... But after a decade of life in the “Texas of Canada” she figures it’s time to find out.
Makambe Speaks is an exploration, a provocation, and a deconstruction of the age-old question, “Where are you from?”
A 90-minute, one-woman stand-up comedy show with a host of original musical theatre numbers (and a little bit of twerking), Makambe Speaks is a delight in intimate theatres and cabaret environments.
Showtimes: April 25 - May 6, Tuesdays - Fridays, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: West Village Theatre
Ticket Prices: Pay what you can afford
Jack and Maurice have been together for decades. As they approach old age, and they change more every year, the one thing they will always have in common is the number of funerals they attended together. So many, in fact, that they can make jokes about it.
10 Funerals revisits the immediate aftermaths of some of the more moving, inspirational, or hilarious funerals they survived, telling the story of their lives together by remembering the many deaths they mourned. Playwright Darrin Hagen once again turns his comic eye towards his most potent source of inspiration: death.
A world premiere by Edmonton’s own guy in disguise.
The Yeomen of the Guard
THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD
Pumphouse Theatre April 28 - May 6, 2023
A comic operetta by William S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Directed by Kyle Gould
www.morpheustheatre.ca or 403-246-2999
Show Times: Wed - Sat @ 7:30pm; Matinees Apr 30 & May 6 @ 2:00pm
Tickets: Adults $23, Student/Senior $18
The show takes place in the Tower of London where Colonel Fairfax is wrongly accused of sorcery and sentenced to death within the hour. Fairfax hatches a plan to secretly marry a strolling singer, who now expects to be a wealthy widow upon Fairfax’s imminent demise, leaving her free to marry her lover, the jester Jack Point. However, Fairfax miraculously escapes his fate and chaos ensues.
The year is 1938 and newly laid-off perfumier Mary Hayes is trying to break into the male dominated world of newspaper journalism. Editor-in-Chief, Bosco Godfrey sets a competition between his egotistical star reporter Jeff Kincaid and plucky Mary, assigning them to cover a society wedding. The best storywriter gets the job.
Shows 7pm April 28 and 29, May 5 & 6th
2pm April 30 and May 7th
Online at www.takeabow.ca
Cash at the door
Location: Cochrane RancheHouse Theatre
101 Ranchehouse Road
Directed by Cherie Dianne Caslyn
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
- Waterworks Players
This classic work faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. This story of love, faith, courage and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.
Directed by Katlin Anderson
Friday, May 5 - 7:00 pm Friday, May 12 – 7:00 pm
Saturday May 6 - 7:00 pm Saturday, May 13 – 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 7- 2:00 pm Sunday, May 14 – 2:00 pm
Most Imaginary Worlds
- Inside Out Theatre
Most Imaginary Worlds
Created by the Point of View Ensemble
Scripted by Col Cseke with development support from Inside Out Theatre and Quest Theatre
Produced by Inside Out Theatre & Presented by Quest Theatre
A play created by artists with disabilities, inspired by stories of children with disabilities.
Charlotte Bubble feels like the world just doesn’t make any sense to her, “I feel like something is wrong, like the world and me just don’t fit.” Wishing she could imagine a whole new world made just for her, she visits the Make Believers Maker Space where she discovers stories of hope, gems of hilarity, battles with equality, and triumphs of the human spirit. Will Charlotte’s imagination be the key to holding space for herself, articulating what she needs, and inviting others into her world?
Thu May 4th, 2023 - 7:00 pm
Sat May 6th, 2023 - 1:00 pm
@cSPACE Marda Loop Studio Theatre
Ticket Pricing: $15 per ticket
Running time: 50 min
Those Were the Days . . .
Those Were the Days . . .
Silver Stars Musical Revue Society
Friday, May 5, 7 pm
Saturday, May 6, 2 pm and 7 pm
Sunday, May 7, 2 pm
Come indulge in the memories of the baby boomers during simpler times as rock & roll, the British invasion, and surfing music tickled their musical inclinations. And then stay with us as we progress through times of protest, big hair, boy bands and/or punk/alternative. We end by looking forward to face the future of all things exciting and new memories to be made.
Do plan to come and enjoy a memorable evening or afternoon. Our troupe of singers and dancers is bound to dazzle and provoke precious memories for all.
Visit our website: SSMRS Home Page (silverstarsrevue.com)
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Join us for our production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast!
Step into the enchanted world of Broadway's classic, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has been produced in 37 countries worldwide. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the wonderful songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.*
May 5 to 7, 2023; May 12 to 14, 2023
Swamp Donkey Theatre, 16 White Avenue, Bragg Creek
Please note that all tickets are for general admission. Theatre doors open 30 minutes before the performance begins.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
*Summary from Disney's Beauty And The Beast | Music Theatre International (mtishows.co
Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, Clue is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Led by Wadsworth – the butler, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock and Colonel Mustard race to find the killer as the body count stacks up. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out…WHO did it, WHERE, and with WHAT!
Directed by Cyndi Wagner.
Showtimes May 11-13 at 7:30 pm and May 13 at 2 pm. Tickets are $25, $22 for seniors and students. Thursday night tickets are two-for-one! Tickets at www.ticketpro.ca or the Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts box office. All performances will take place at the Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts, 4308 50 Street Leduc.
CLUE is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection.
Cottagers and Indians
In this funny and fierce play, an Indigenous man, Arthur Copper, has taken it upon himself to repopulate the nearby lakes with wild rice. The local non-Indigenous cottagers, Maureen Poole in particular, are NOT impressed. Based on real-life events in Ontario's Kawartha Lakes region, the story infuses contemporary conflicts between Indigenous and non-Indigenous sensibilities with Drew Hayden Taylor's characteristic warmth and humour.
t's time to carry the banner with Disney's Newsies! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged "newsies." When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what's right!
Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for every audience.
Disney's Newsies runs from May 12 to June 3 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/disneys-newsies
Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids
Sprouts New Play Festival for Kids presents another crop of new short plays for kids and families!
3 plays penned by playwrights from diverse cultural backgrounds will share their newest works in staged readings.
Introduce your children to live theatre through this engaging and gentle first theatre experience. Ages 0-99+
Shows at 1230pm & 230pm