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19/11 NOV 2019

Rosebud Theatre offers up the classic A Christmas Story

by Laureen F. Guenther A Christmas Story, a play by Philip Grecian, opens at Rosebud Theatre, November 1, playing until December 22. The story, based on the classic 1983 movie, centers on Ralphie, growing up in the 1950s. His heart is set on getting a BB gun for Christmas. Young Ralphie is played by Rebbekah […]

19/10 Oct 2019

Rosebud Theatre’s, The Mountaintop, emotional impact

by Laureen F. Guenther   The Mountaintop, a play about Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth, opened at Rosebud Theatre, September 13. It runs until October 19. Playwright Katori Hall gives us an imagined look at Martin Luther King’s last hours. A maid comes to his room late at night, but it turns […]

19/09 Sep 2019

Rosebud Theatre’s Mountaintop portrays human side of Martin Luther King Jr.

by Laureen F. Guenther   “The Mountaintop is a fictional account by Katori Hall, an American black playwright, about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night on earth,” says Ray Strachan, the Winnipeg-based actor who’s playing the role of King. “It’s a two-person play and the other character, Camae, who works at the motel, kind of […]

19/09 Sep 2019

Fire Exit Theatre announces 18th season

by Laureen F. Guenther   Calgary’s Fire Exit Theatre opens its 18th season on September 20, with Taste and See, a season launch celebration and fundraiser. “Taste & See is … a great way to start our year getting our patrons excited for what’s coming,” says Val Lieske, Managing Artistic Director. The non-formal event is […]

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 […]