Wherever you are in Alberta, celebrate the arts at a theatre near you this weekend! Here’s a quick look at what’s on.
*Click on a production for more details such as show times, dates, ticket prices. More listings can be found on Theatre Alberta’s Playbill
- Grindstone Theatre’s The 11 O’Clock Number @ 8pm, Holy Trinity Church Basement, Edmonton & @11pm, Backstage Theatre, Edmonton: This well-loved group of improvisors entertain you with a brand new musical production every Friday night *The 11 O’Clock number regularly plays at The Backstage Theatre every Friday @11pm
- Workshop Wests’ Café Daughter @ 7:30pm, The Backstage Theatre, Edmonton: The true story of a young girl’s changing relationship with her Cree heritage
- The Citadel’s A Christmas Carol @ 7:30pm, The Maclab Theatre, Edmonton: A seasonal classic not to be missed
- Foote in the Door’s She Loves Me @7:30pm, Campus St. Jean Auditorium, Edmonton: A warmhearted and charming 1930’s style musical about finding love in unexpected places
- U of A BFA program’s Iphigenia at Aulis @ 7:30pm, U of A Studio Theatre, Edmonton: Euripides’ classic tale of logic and sacrifice in times of war, translated by Don Taylor
- St Albert’s Children’s Theatre’s Big: The Musical @7:30pm, The Arden Theatre, St Albert: This classic film about friendship, acceptance and growing pains is brought to life on stage with music
- Calgary Opera’s Lakmé @8pm, Southern Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary: A story of star-crossed lovers in British India, hindu priestess Lakmé falls in love with a British officer against her father’s wishes
- Theatre Calgary’s A Christmas Carol @7:30pm, The Max Bell Theatre, Calgary: A seasonal classic not to be missed
- STO Union’s What Happened to the Seeker @ 8pm, Theatre Junction Grand, Calgary: Unconventional story telling marries art, sound, and performance to explore a North American woman’s search for a lost truth.
- U of C School of Creative & Performing Arts’ Inside @ 7:30pm, Reeve, Theatre, Calgary: Explore the meaning of connection through the interactions of urban individuals from diverse backgrounds
- Vertigo Theatre’s The Mousetrap @ 7:30pm, The Vertigo Theatre’s The Playhouse, Calgary: Agatha Christie’s unstoppably thrilling murder mystery has us all asking “Whodunnit”
- Firehall Theatre’s Mary Poppins @ 7:30pm, Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre, Medicine Hat: A classic musical about love, family and the power of your imagination to delight all ages
- Medicine Hat Musical Theatre’s Captain Hook’s Revenge @ 7:30pm, 1221 10th Avenue, Medicine Hat: A reimagining of the classic struggle between Pirate and Boy in the style of a classic pantomime.
- U of L’s Carrie: The Musical @ 7:30pm, University Theatre Stage, Lethbridge: Sure to be a bloody good time
- Firehall Arts Centre’s Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen @ 8pm, Keyano Theatre, Fort McMurray: A group of actor/musicians explore the life of a struggling writer in NYC through the immortal songs of one of Canada’s most beloved poets. *Chelsea Hotel is set to come to Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre on January 13th
- Bashaw Community Theatre’s Shrek: The Musical @ 7pm, Bashaw Community Theatre, Bashaw: Your favourite characters sing and dance through their adventures in this stage production based on the hit film
- Red Deer College Theatre Performance & Creation Program’s Shrek The Musical @ 7pm, RDC MainStage, Red Deer: Your favourite characters sing and dance through their adventures in this stage production based on the hit film
- Kaleidoscope Theatre’s The Game’s Afoot @ 7:30pm, Community Theatre, Drumheller: A thrilling and funny detective story for all ages
- Peak Theatre Player’s Calendar Girls @ 8pm, Sundre Arts Centre, Sundre: In keeping with this true story of a community coming together to raise funds for their local hospital, the Peak Theatre Players present this heart-warming fundraiser for Sundre Palliative Care Association
- Grande Prairie Live Theatre’s Hit Tunes Spectacular @ 7:30pm, Second Street Theatre, Grande Prairie: A musical revue of unforgettable hits from the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s
- Klaglahachie Fine Art’s Player’s Mary Poppins @ 7:30pm, Ponoka United Church, Ponoka: A classic musical about love, family and the power of your imagination to delight all ages