Edmonton | November 23 - December 3
MacEwan Theatre Arts & Theatre Production present The Drowsy Chaperone
Winner of 5 Tony Awards, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz age musical. With two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.
Edmonton | December 9 & 10
BWDC presents Rouge Gorge
Robin Poitras, a true Prairie dance maverick, collaborates with Governor General Award Winner, Rober Racine! There are no artists more daring than these two revolutionaries. Both have the strongest international careers in performance. They are brought together by the poetry of celebrated Regina architect, Clifford Wiens. The Dress Writer is inspired by words that fall between stories of sex and castration, fly-fishing and lost eggs.
Sherwood Park | December 16 - 30
Festival Place presents Anne of Green Gables
The Festival Players continue a 14-year Christmas tradition. As with shows like CATS, West Side Story and last year's Mary Poppins, Anne of Green Gables will feature a cast of 30, a live orchestra, a beautiful new set and costumes, and an evening to remind you of theatre's magic.
Edmonton | December 22 - 26
Cirque du Soleil presents Toruk - The First Flight
Inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar, Toruk – The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora in a stunning live setting. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a riveting fusion of cutting-edge visuals, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score.
Edmonton | December 29 & 30
Shumka presents Clara's Dream
In celebration of the Christmas season, Shumka presents Edmonton’s Ukrainian Nutcracker, Clara’s Dream. Edmonton's Citie Ballet and Viter Ukrainian Folk Choir, and Ukraine's Virsky and Kyiv Ballet companies join Shumka in a production showcasing ballet, folk dance, and character dance; Ukrainian Christmas traditions and symbols; lavish sets and costumes; and a grand orchestral and choral version of Shchedryk (Carol of the Bells), arranged by renowned Ukrainian composer Yuri Shevchenko.
Edmonton | Late December - March
Edmonton Ice Castles
Enjoy the beauty of Hawrelak Park's acre-sized ice castle and explore a stunning Narnia-like sculpture complete with throne room, waterfall and winding ice maze. Children can zoom down the tubular ice slide and spelunk through small tunnels.