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19/06 June 2019

Rosebud Theatre produces true story of Lilia

by Laureen F. Guenther   Lilia, a play by a granddaughter about her own larger-than-life grandmother, will be performed on Rosebud Theatre’s BMO Studio Stage from July 5 to August 31. Lilia Skala fled the Nazi regime in her homeland of Austria, and fled with her young sons to New York as refugees. Trained as […]

19/06 June 2019

Cornerstone Youth Theatre performs Just So stories

by Laureen F. Guenther   Cornerstone Youth Theatre, for students age 6 to 18, will perform Just So, a musical based on Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, June 7 to 16 in Red Deer. The writers of the musical took Kipling’s stories about how animals are the way they are, like how the elephant got […]

19/05 May 2019

Rosebud actor reprises role in W.O. Mitchell favourite, The Kite

by Laureen F. Guenther   The Kite, a comedy by Canadian author and playwright W. O. Mitchell, will be performed at Rosebud Theatre this summer, 14 years after Rosebud Theatre first produced it. The show opens June 7 and plays until August 31. Daddy Sherry of small-town Saskatchewan is about to turn 111 years old. […]

19/05 May 2019

Painted Fish Theatre Company in rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar

by Laureen F. Guenther   Jesus Christ Superstar, the 1970 rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, will be performed by Painted Fish Theatre Company. “The rock opera takes a very human look at Jesus through the eyes of Judas,” says Marian Jordan, Painted Fish’s artistic director, who’s also directing the show. The […]

19/05 May 2019

Bright Star shines brightly at Rosebud Theatre

by Laureen F. Guenther   Bright Star, a musical written by comedian-musician Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, opened at Rosebud Theatre on March 29, directed by Morris Ertman with musical direction by Bill Hamm. Bright Star plays until May 25. In the Blue Ridge Mountains in the 1920s, a teenager named Alice (played by Alix […]

19/04 April 2019

Fire Exit Theatre produces award-winning Sacrament

by Laureen F. Guenther   Fire Exit Theatre is producing the world premiere of Sacrament by Edmonton-based playwright, Gilbert da Silva. The show runs May 8 to 12 in Calgary’s Engineered Air Theatre. The script of Sacrament won Fire Exit Theatre’s Scripts on Fire Playwriting Competition in 2017. Val Lieske, artistic director of Fire Exit […]

19/04 April 2019

Rosebud Theatre hosts silent auction

by Laureen F. Guenther   Rosebud Theatre is hosting a silent auction of five paintings, open for bidding until April 27. Well-known Calgary artists Audrey Mabee, William Duma, Joan Sveen, Mychael Maier, and Ernie Klassen created the works. Audrey Mabee’s painting A Good Place for a Cowboy is one of the paintings available for auction. […]

19/03 March 2019

Rosebud Theatre opens season with Steve Martin musical

by Laureen F. Guenther   Rosebud Theatre opens its 2019 season with the Canadian debut of Bright Star, a musical by comedian Steve Martin and singer-songwriter Edie Brickell, on the Opera House stage from March 29 to May 25. In the Blue Ridge Mountains in the 1920s, a teenaged girl named Alice became pregnant and […]

19/01 Jan 2019

Fire Exit Theatre premieres winning play, Evergreen

By Laureen F. Guenther   Evergreen, the 2018 winner of the Scripts on Fire New Play Competition, will be produced by Fire Exit Theatre, February 6 – 10. “It’s a play I started writing a little over 15 years ago when I was in my 20s, and just had an idea about two people connecting […]

18/12 Dec 2018

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol

by Laureen F. Guenther   Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol opened at Rosebud Theatre, November 2, running until December 23. With just-right period costumes and a nostalgically-heartwarming set, this play blends the classics of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Alfred Conan Doyle, and Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol. Sherlock Holmes (Nathan Schmidt) […]