Calgary: Sep. 11-16 │ Edmonton: Sep. 18-23
Broadway Across Canada presents The Book of Mormon
The New York Times calls it "the best musical of the century." The Washington Post says, "It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals." And Entertainment Weekly says, "Grade A: the funniest musical of all time." Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it "Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal." It's The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical.
This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.
Edmonton: Every Sunday │ Sep. 16 - Aug. 25
Azimuth Theatre and The Citadel Theatre present Performance Lab
Performance Lab - weekly, drop-in, pay-what-you-can, performance training and professional practice sessions.
Azimuth Theatre, in partnership with The Citadel Theatre and Foote Theatre School, is offering a new professional ongoing performance training laboratory for artists who are interested in a long-term, exploratory, physical practice to enhance, supplement, and complement their performative and creative capacities. A blend of methodologies led primarily by Dave Horak and Amber Borotsik, with guest facilitators throughout the year, these sessions are for artists who are committed to technique, discipline, curiosity, and play.
Sherwood Park: Sep. 21
Festival Place presents Jack Semple
Regina's Jack Semple has reached an international audience for his songwriting, recordings and performances as a vocalist and flamenco-technique guitarist. But what the Juno recipient and two-time winner of the Western Canadian Blues album of the year award enjoys most is jamming live!
Edmonton: Sep. 21 & 22
Brian Webb Dance Company presents Prairie Dance Circuit: Gerry Morita and Melanie Kloetzel & Co
Second Hand Dances for the Crude, Crude City by
Gerry Morita -
This work is inspired by Chi Pig, the lead vocalist of Edmonton's greatest punk band ever, SNFU. These dances explore what it means to be punk or alternative in today's world, when the meaning behind those terms has become commodified, fashionable, and neutered of political impact. Can art still cause revolution?
It Began with Watching by
Melanie Kloetzel & Co -
It began with watching, explores the transformation of democracy as ‘alternative facts’ and outlandish acts populate the political landscape. Through sardonic interactions, blunt physicality, and a brutally humorous text, the work exposes the alarming possibilities that arise as governments, concentrated wealth, and surveillance technologies join forces. A droplet of intelligence here, a hint of a shadowy figure, and we are all marionettes, putty in the puppet master’s hands.
Edmonton: Oct. 5 & 6
Shumka presents Mosquito's Wedding
Mosquito’s Wedding (All We Need Is Love) is a new production inspired by a traditional Ukrainian folk song. The 50-minute family-focused dance theatre production will feature a number of insect characters from various “regions” of Ukraine. The dance lexicon, musical compositions, sets, costumes, and props will be associated with these ethnographic regions. The theme of the production is poignant, being one of acceptance, diversity, and overcoming stereotypes.
Edmonton: Feb. 13-17
Cirque du Soleil presents Crystal
Directed by Shana Carroll and Sebastien Soldevila, Crystal, our misfit heroine, takes you on an exhilarating tale of self-discovery as she dives into a world of her own imagination. Feel the adrenaline as she soars through this surreal world at high speed to become what she was always destined to be: confident, liberated, and empowered. CRYSTAL invites you to suspend reality and glide into a world that springs to colorful life with astounding visual projections and a soundtrack that seamlessly blends popular music with the signature sound of Cirque du Soleil.