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Experience an evening filled with love, laughter, friendship and, of course, ABBA, with the modern musical classic Mammia Mia! Through the greatest hits of ABBA, Mamma Mia! tells the story of a daughter's search for her father on the eve of her wedding day, bringing together three loves of her mother's past on a Greek island paradise. As always, be sure to bring your appetite for Stage West’s massive buffet served before the show, all included in the ticket price. Image courtesy…Find out more »
The beloved tale from C.S. Lewis's Narnia series comes to life on stage with direction from Alberta Theatre Projects artistic director Darcy Evans. Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy walk through the wardrobe into the enchanted land of Narnia and find themselves in the midst of a battle between good and evil. The text is as magical as ever, but this show's secret weapon is its elaborate staging that includes puppetry and fantastical scenic design and costumes. Photograph courtesy of Alberta…Find out more »
Everyone's favourite detective and sidekick duo are returning this season to visit Sherlock Holmes' childhood home to investigate the mysterious death of Holmes' favourite uncle and to uncover the truth behind an ancient family curse: The Raven's Curse. R. Hamilton Wright — the playwright of Sherlock Holmes and the American Problem — delivers a play that will keep you on the edge of your seat as danger lurks around every corner for Holmes and Watson. This play is suitable for…Find out more »
Four decades after first making tacky leg lamps and Red Ryder BB guns beloved symbols of the season, Rosebud Theatre will bring Bob Clark's 1983 holiday classic A Christmas Story to its stage. Bring the whole family along for this live take on an annual tradition — just don't be surprised if it gives the kids an idea for a triple-dog-dare involving a frozen flagpole. Rosebud Theatre’s tradition is to serve a delicious buffet before showtime, but tickets for just…Find out more »
Celebrate the classics with this trip through the wonder years presented by Jubilations Dinner Theatre. The show follows Kevin Stevens, who stumbles upon his parents record collection while helping them clean out the family home, sending him on a journey through all the greatest songs of decades past. Tickets at Jubilations cover the three-act show, a four-course dinner and refillable tea and coffee throughout the evening. Image courtesy of Jubilations Dinner Theatre.Find out more »
Experimental performance series To the Awe returns with six artists/artist groups on November 20 at Inside Out Theatre. Featured this time are Julia Siedlanowska, Jacqueline Russell, Kunji Mark Ikeda, Patrick Blenkarn and Milton Lim, Riki Entz and trio Rebecca Reid, Ryan Bourne and Patrick Whitten. The nature of these shows is that they are "rough and ready," unpredictable explosions of creativity — you'll have to show up to find out what's in store. Photograph courtesy of To the AWE.Find out more »
The Shakespeare Company presents The Merchant of Venice with Seana McKenna, one of Canada's most renowned stage actors, as Shylock. This play touches on themes of money, social injustice and love as events unfold after Antonio, a merchant, defaults on a large loan he took out from Shylock, a Jewish moneylender, to help his friend Bassanio woo a love interest. On November 28 — the preview night — tickets will be $20. Each show includes an intermission. Illustration provided by…Find out more »
The classic Charles Dickens Christmas tale is back at Theatre Calgary. Adapted for the stage by Calgarian Geoffrey Simon Brown, A Christmas Carol the tale of cantankerous Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey to self-realization. This beloved story is a mainstay in the Calgary theatre scene and fun for all members of the family and friend groups. Get in the holiday spirit with this fantastical play. Photograph provided by Theatre Calgary.Find out more »
42nd Street Productions presents this love letter to the musical theatre of Broadway. The Livin' in Swing Orchestra will provide a live soundtrack while local performers dance and sing their way through a huge setlist of favourites from shows like Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, West Side Story and many others. If you attend on Friday, December 6, be sure to check out a silent auction on the mezzanine level. Photograph courtesy of 42nd Street Productions.Find out more »
This titillating holiday musical goes for round six from Dec. 5 to 22 at Lunchbox Theatre. Attendees will be treated to signature tunes "Bailey's for Breakfast” and “Pimp My Tree” as well as brand new numbers during the award-winning production's run. While certainly cheeky, the show won't be an X-rated affair — organizers Forte Musical Theatre Guild recommend the subject matter for ages 15 and up. Photograph courtesy of Forte Musical Theatre Guild.Find out more »
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