Edmonton: Jun. 19 - Jul. 15
The Freewill Shakespeare Festival presents Comedy of Errors & Hamlet
This year the Freewill Shakespeare Festival is proud to present Comedy of Errors and Hamlet!
The Freewill Shakespeare Festival is produced annually in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Created in 1989 by The Free Will Players, this festival began with a truly cooperative, pass-the-hat spirit with the mandate to produce the works of William Shakespeare. The impetus for founding the festival was to satisfy the community need and theatre artists’ desire for a professional outdoor Shakespeare Theatre experience in Edmonton.
Sherwood Park: Jun. 23 - 30
Festival Place presents The Arctic Flute: Mozart’s Magic Flute Re-imagined - Opera Nuova
The Magic Flute re-imagined in the far north, the darkness of an arctic winter gives way to glorious spring in this sparkling, fun-filled adaptation of Mozart’s beloved fantasy. Spanning northern cultures around the world and mixing myth, mystery and the history of polar exploration, the story follows the trials and triumphs of two young people determined to save themselves and each other from the destructive forces of intolerance, ignorance, and greed. As they strive to preserve our endangered environment, they also strengthen the bonds of our shared humanity, all in an attempt to lead the world to a peaceful, enlightened, and sustainable future.
This opera will be sung in German with English Dialogue.
Edmonton: Jun. 25
TD EIJF presents Snarky Puppy
Snarky Puppy is a collective, of sorts, with 9-12 members on tour. They each maintain busy schedules as sidemen (with such artists as Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and D’Angelo), producers (for Kirk Franklin, David Crosby, and Salif Keïta), and solo artists (many of whom are on the band’s indy label, GroundUP Music). At its core, the band represents the convergence of both black and white American music culture with various accents from around the world. Japan, Argentina, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico all have representation in the group’s membership. But more than the cultural diversity of the individual players, the defining characteristic of Snarky Puppy’s music is the joy of performing together in the perpetual push to grow creatively.
TD Edmonton International Jazz Festival will run June 22 to July 1, 2018.
Edmonton: Jul. 3 – 8 │ Calgary: Jul. 17 – 22
Broadway Across Canada presents LES MISÉRABLES
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, LES MISÉRABLES tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Featuring one of the greatest scores of all time, with thrilling and beloved songs including “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars," “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” “Do You Hear the People Sing” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. Along with the Oscar-winning movie version, it has now been seen by more than 130 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe. LES MISÉRABLES is still the world’s most popular musical, breaking box office records everywhere in its 32nd year.
Edmonton: Jul. 10 - 15
Edmonton International Street Performers Festival
The Edmonton International Street Performers Festival was the first of its kind in North America. Now in its 33rd year, it is known worldwide for its amazing artists and generous audiences. Since 1984, almost 4.75 million people have played in the streets and shared a laugh with us at StreetFest. That's a lot of smiles!
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.