Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier
Mar
1
7:30 PM19:30

Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier

On the heels of their new album Two, Canadian roots singer-songwriters, Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier, are coming to Festival Place, March 1, 2019.

Great friends, frequent collaborators, co-writers and touring partners, Dave Gunning and J.P. Cormier have released their long-awaited album, Two. Two showcases Gunning and Cormier as songwriters, interpreters, guitar players, and singers at their peak.

With 11 albums under his belt, and winner of several East Coast Music Awards, Gunning's songwriting skills have been internationally recognized. As a fervent hockey fan, Gunning was thrilled to win the CBC’s hotly-contested Hockey Night In Canada Song Quest in 2014 with “A Game Goin’ On”, a co-write with David Francey.

Cormier has released over a dozen award-winning albums. His impressive body of work has earned him a loyal fan base and multiple award nominations and wins. He continues to dazzle and delight audiences while performing 250 shows a year and has performed at the Grand Ole Opry with artists such as Waylon Jennings, Marty Stuart and Vince Gill.

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Friday 3/1 7:30PM

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SkirtsAfire 2019
Mar
7
to Mar 17

SkirtsAfire 2019

Founded in 2012, SkirtsAfire Festival is a four-day multidisciplinary arts festival that empowers, develops, supports and showcases women artists. In conjunction with International Women’s Day, our festival runs each March at various venues in the heart of Alberta Avenue, an area that is reinventing itself as an Arts and Dining district in Edmonton. Leading up to and during the festival each year, we produce a MainStage play for a ten-day run.

SkirtsAfire Festival values diversity in the women we represent and therefore welcomes women artists of all diverse backgrounds including trans women, self-identifying women, the LGBTQ2 community, all ethnicities, and all abilities.

https://skirtsafire.com/

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Broadway Across Canada Presents Come From Away (Edmonton)
Mar
12
to Mar 17

Broadway Across Canada Presents Come From Away (Edmonton)

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The true story of the small town that welcomed the world.

Broadway’s Come From Away has won Best Musical all across North America!

The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony Award-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”

On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Tuesday 3/12 8:00PM
Wednesday 3/13 8:00PM
Thursday 3/14 8:00PM
Friday 3/15 8:00PM
Saturday 3/16 2:00PM
Saturday 3/16 8:00PM
Sunday 3/17 2:00PM
Sunday 3/17 7:30PM

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Broadway Across Canada Presents Come From Away (Calgary)
Mar
19
to Mar 24

Broadway Across Canada Presents Come From Away (Calgary)

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The true story of the small town that welcomed the world.

Broadway’s Come From Away has won Best Musical all across North America!The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical written by Tony nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by this year’s Tony Award-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!”

On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Tuesday 3/19 8:00PM
Wednesday 3/20 8:00PM
Thursday 3/21 8:00PM
Friday 3/22 8:00PM
Saturday 3/23 2:00PM
Saturday 3/23 8:00PM
Sunday 3/24 2:00PM
Sunday 3/24 7:30PM

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Brian Webb Dance Company Presents Next Generation South Asian Dance
Apr
17
to Apr 18

Brian Webb Dance Company Presents Next Generation South Asian Dance

Next Generation of South Asian Dance 

Over the years the BWDC has built a strong relationship with Edmonton’s rapidly evolving South Asian Dance Community. After presenting the premiere performances of all Usha Gupta’s contemporary Kathak dances, Brian has put together a program of Kathak and Bharatanatyam dances by the Edmonton’s next generation of highly skilled dance artists.

In this mixed program, four pieces will have their world premiere performance.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Wednesday 4/17 8:00PM
Thursday 4/18 8:00PM

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Tim Isberg: 25 Years After
Apr
18
7:30 PM19:30

Tim Isberg: 25 Years After

Tim Isberg is an accomplished singer-songwriter and storyteller re-emerging in the performance scene after a lengthy hiatus from music to serve in the Canadian Army. As a performer, he has entertained audiences in many corners of the world. Tim brings well-crafted songs to the stage, and a unique and endearing array of life experiences he shares in a way that makes each listener feel connected. With Rwanda as backdrop, Tim shares a personal account of his year as a UN Military Observer amid the best and worst humanity had to offer, and the songs it inspired.

Tim's powerful 25 Years After: Songs and Stories of a Canadian Soldier in Rwanda will be a night to remember!

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Thursday 4/18 7:30PM

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Brian Webb Dance Company Presents Wen Wei Dance - Dialogue
Feb
15
to Feb 16

Brian Webb Dance Company Presents Wen Wei Dance - Dialogue

Dialogue is a piece that explores themes of contact, communication, and language – both spoken and unspoken. Underlying our learned ability to speak language, there is a fundamental urge to communicate.

Drawing on Wen Wei Wang’s personal experience as a non-English speaking immigrant to Canada, Dialogue explores both the basic desire to be understood and the loneliness when one does not achieve those rare honest connections with others. Dialogue strives to break down the sophisticated and artificial systems of language and technology to examine the universality of communication and of our collective experience.

“Dialogue is not about diversity, it is diverse.” - Brian Webb

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Friday 2/15 8:00PM
Saturday 2/16 8:00PM

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Festival Players for Kids: The Music Man Kids
Feb
15
to Feb 18

Festival Players for Kids: The Music Man Kids

Festival Place & Festival Players for Kids presents The Music Man Kids

There’s trouble in River City! When smooth-talking con man Harold Hill arrives in a small, tight-knit town in Iowa, he expects to dupe its residents with his elaborate moneymaking scheme: Despite his complete lack of musical literacy, he will convince everyone that he is a brilliant bandleader and recruit all the boys in town to form a band, pocketing the cash for instruments and uniforms. The problem? Some of the town members, especially the stern librarian, Marian Paroo, don’t quite buy Harold’s story. As Harold struggles to keep his scheme afloat, he also finds himself increasingly attached to the townspeople, who have all experienced a positive change since Harold came to town. Complicating matters even more, Harold is also falling head-over-heels for the beautiful Marian.

For 12 years, the Festival Players for Kids have been bringing fun and creative theatre to audiences in the capital region. Performed by a talented cast of local children and guided by a skilled group of industry professionals, The Music Man Kids is sure to be great for kids and kids at heart!

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Friday 2/15 6:30PM
Saturday 2/16 2:00PM
Saturday 2/16 6:30PM
Sunday 2/17 2:00PM
Sunday 2/17 6:30PM
Monday 2/18 2:00PM

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Cirque Du Soleil Presents Crystal
Feb
13
to Feb 17

Cirque Du Soleil Presents Crystal

Cirque du Soleil presents CRYSTAL

Cirque du Soleil is returning to Edmonton with what’s described as its coolest arena show yet – Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL. This incredible production combines synchronized, freestyle, and extreme figure skating with circus arts like trapeze, aerial straps, and hand to hand. See world-class skaters and acrobats perform never-before-seen acrobatics that are sure to amaze!

CRYSTAL will perform at Rogers Place for 8 shows only, from Wednesday, February 13, 2019 to Sunday, February 17, 2019. Performances are suitable for audiences of all ages.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Wednesday 2/13 7:30PM
Thursday 2/14 7:30PM
Friday 2/15 7:30PM
Saturday 2/16 12:30PM
Saturday 2/16 4:00PM
Saturday 2/16 7:30PM
Sunday 2/17 1:30PM
Sunday 2/17 5:00PM

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Silver Skate 2019
Feb
8
to Feb 18

Silver Skate 2019

Silver Skate Festival is a ten day, family-oriented festival running February 8 - 18, 2019 in Edmonton's scenic river valley.

Rooted in Dutch winter traditions, the festival combines sport (especially skating), arts and culture, and recreation. The Silver Skate Festival is the longest running winter festival in Edmonton. Over the years, it has grown in leaps and bounds, from a small skating event to a large-scale, winter extravaganza.

Each year, the festival transforms Hawrelak Park into a winter wonderland with fun for the entire family. Here, you'll discover breathtaking snow sculpture, winter sports, and horse-drawn sleighs carrying families through the park. Sit in a Cree Winter Camp and cook bannock over an open fire. Compete in the winter triathlon or speed skating events. Take in live music and theatrical performances with your friends and loved ones. Our festival activities are as diverse as the people who call our Northern community home.

https://www.silverskatefestival.org/go/

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April Verch: The April Verch Anthology
Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

April Verch: The April Verch Anthology

World-class fiddler April Verch presents a fresh, feisty take on Ottawa Valley song and dance traditions, old-time American and Appalachian styles, and beyond. She’s been fearless leader of The April Verch Band since 2000, a virtuosic trio currently featuring Cody Walters (bass, clawhammer banjo) and guitarist Alex Rubin. Next touring season audiences will hear brand new material (to be recorded in Fall 2018 and released in 2019) and career-spanning highlights from her 11th album The April Verch Anthology. A true triple threat in performance, Verch’s live show is a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds that hones a keen awareness of engaging contemporary listeners.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Saturday 1/26 7:30PM

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Braden Gates
Jan
25
7:30 PM19:30

Braden Gates

Pictures of Us is Gates' fourth studio album and first for Canadian label Borealis Records. Recorded at Riverdale Recorders in Edmonton and produced by Harry Gregg, it features a cast of the city's finest musicians, including Daniel Stadnicki and Keith Rempel. This collection of songs touch on the fragility of everyday life, and at times, are both tragic and humorous by the same stroke of the pen. Gates' songwriting ability and musicality make Pictures of Us an album that promises to remain an important snapshot on the Canadian roots music scene for years to come.

"... Subtle folk sensibilities mixed with an enigmatic storytelling charm, Gates’ authenticity stumbles through his music like your favourite drunk uncle.” — Vue Weekly

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Friday 1/25 7:30PM

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Le Vent du Nord and De Temps Atan in QuebecFest
Jan
25
7:30 PM19:30

Le Vent du Nord and De Temps Atan in QuebecFest

Long joined in both blood and spirit, Le Vent du Nord and De Temps Antan now combine forces in an exciting tribute to Québec’s musical revival.

As charter members of an elite Québecois fraternity — two members of each band have a brother in the other — each group has carved its own distinct path to prominence. Now they combine their considerable talents in an artful, integrated program of original and traditional music celebrating Québec’s vibrant Francophone culture.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Friday 1/25 7:30PM

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Shadow Theatre Presents Miss Teen
Jan
24
to Feb 10

Shadow Theatre Presents Miss Teen

Miss Teen (World Premiere)

By Michele Riml

From the author of Sexy Laundry:

When her awkward daughter inexplicably wins the local Miss Teen Pageant, a struggling single mother seizes the opportunity to improve her family’s difficult circumstances. Determined to help her daughter succeed, she resorts to increasingly desperate measures, even as the glare from the spotlight threatens to expose her eccentric methods and tear the family apart.

Miss Teen is a funny, tender play about class, success and the bonds of family.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Wednesday 1/23 7:30PM (Preview)
Thursday 1/24 7:30PM
Friday 1/25 7:30PM
Saturday 1/26 2:00PM (Pay what you can!)
Saturday 1/26 7:30PM
Tuesday 1/29 7:30PM (Tickets are 2-for-1)
Wednesday 1/30 7:30PM
Thursday 1/31 7:30PM
Friday 1/1 7:30PM
Saturday 1/2 2:00PM
Saturday 1/2 7:30PM
Sunday 1/3 2:00PM
Tuesday 1/5 7:30PM (Tickets are 2-for-1)
Wednesday 1/6 7:30PM
Thursday 1/7 7:30PM
Friday 1/8 7:30PM
Saturday 1/9 2:00PM
Saturday 1/9 7:30PM
Sunday 1/10 2:00PM

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Folk/Rock Legend John York
Jan
19
7:30 PM19:30

Folk/Rock Legend John York

John York was a member of the legendary Byrds during the Dr. Byrds and Mr. Hyde thru the Ballad of Easy Rider era, appearing on those fabulous discs as well as the Live At The Fillmore '69 album. John has continued to mine Byrds material over the years, had a band with ex-Byrd Gene Clark, and has been part of Barry McGuire's "Trippin' The Sixties" show. John's extensive resume also includes membership in the Sir Douglas Quintet, the Mamas and Papas touring band, and recordings as a solo artist.

In concert John York performs tunes by The Byrds, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, and originals and will be joined on the Festival Place stage by alumni of The Front Porch Roots Revue including guitarist Gord Matthews and drummer Thom Moon.

This show was previously titled Front Porch Classic County Featuring John York of the Byrds.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Saturday 1/19 7:30PM

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Northern Light Theatre Presents The Cardiac Shadow
Jan
18
to Feb 2

Northern Light Theatre Presents The Cardiac Shadow

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The Cardiac Shadow (Canadian Premiere)

By Clay McLeod Chapman

Co-production with Good Women Dance Collective

Featuring the women of the Good Women Dance Collective

Based on a true story – Four women are procured from the Ravensbruck concentration camp, hand-selected by SS Second Lieutenant Dr. Sigmund Rascher for a series of experiments specifically designed to measure the human body's endurance to extreme temperatures - tests that would benignly come to be known as the Cold Conference. The voices of these four women have since disappeared. Where does the human spirit go when the body must remain behind, frozen inside an atrocity?

"...We need only remember the four girls who were taken from the Ravensbruck concentration camp and made to lie naked with the frozen and all but dead Jews who survived Dr. Rascher's tank of ice water. One of these women, whose hair and eyes and figure were pleasing to Dr. Rascher, when asked by him why she had volunteered for such a task, replied, "Rather half a year in a brothel than half a year in a concentration camp." - Dr. Elie A. Cohen

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Thursday, 1/17 7:30PM (Preview)
Friday 1/18 7:30PM
Saturday 1/19 7:30PM
Sunday 1/20 2:00PM (Preshow Director’s Circle Event)
Sunday 1/20 7:30PM
Tuesday 1/22 7:30PM (NLT 2 for 1 Ticket at the door) 
Wednesday 1/23 7:30PM (Post Show NLT Guest Speaker Salon)
Thursday 1/24 7:30PM (Post Show Actor Talk Back)
Friday 1/25 7:30PM
Saturday 1/26 7:30PM
Sunday 1/27 2:00PM
Sunday 1/27 7:30PM
Tuesday 1/29 7:30PM (NLT 2 for 1 Ticket at the door) 
Wednesday 1/30 7:30PM
Thursday 1/31 7:30PM
Friday 2/1 7:30PM
Saturday 2/2 7:30PM

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Carol Welsman
Jan
18
7:30 PM19:30

Carol Welsman

Carol Welsman is a Canadian jazz vocalist and pianist. The six-time JUNO Award Nominee turned to her fans on social media to help select the tracks for her evocative album, For You. The result is an intimate affair, spanning songs in multiple languages including Spanish (“Besame Mucho”), French (“Les Feuilles Mortes”) and Italian (“Ti Guardero Nel Cuor”). But the bulk of the material is drawn from the Great American Songbook, and Welsman takes to classics like “Skylark,” “The Shadow of Your Smile,” and “My Funny Valentine” from angles of adoration and invention. Up close and personal with just her and her piano, this is the classic cabaret concert not to be missed!

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Date and Time:

Friday 1/18 7:30PM

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Deep Freeze 2019
Jan
12
to Jan 13

Deep Freeze 2019

Arts on the Ave is proud to present the 12th annual Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival.

Embrace the cold northern climate by enjoying artistic panache and authentic cultural and heritage winter games and fun. The festival will take place between 90th street and 95th street on 118 Avenue (Alberta Avenue).

This year’s theme is Winter Tales. Saturday will be Ukrainian Cultural Day and Sunday will be Francophone Cultural Day – with Indigenous performances all weekend long. Three festival stages will feature special world music performances until 11:00PM.

Do not miss this amazing weekend!

http://www.deepfreezefest.ca

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Festival Place Presents Once Upon A Frost: A New Musical
Jan
11
to Jan 17

Festival Place Presents Once Upon A Frost: A New Musical

Once upon a time, in a place not too different from your own, the most peculiar season came to pass. For you see, on this year when the time arrived for the first frost of winter, none came.

This brand new musical follows the heart warming story of Elly, a shop owner who has a brush with the well-known character Jack Frost. When Jack visits Elly’s shop he loses his power to bring winter. The only option to get it back is to work with Elly to save her shop from permanently closing.

With lovable characters and catchy music, you will be left entranced by the magic of theatre.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Friday 1/11 7:30PM
Saturday 1/12 7:30PM
Sunday 1/13 2:00PM
Sunday 1/13 7:30PM
Monday 1/14 2:00PM
Tuesday 1/15 7:30PM
Wednesday 1/16 7:30PM
Thursday 1/17 7:30PM

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Broadway Across Canada Presents The Illusionists (Calgary)
Jan
8
to Jan 13

Broadway Across Canada Presents The Illusionists (Calgary)

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This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. The IllusionistsLive From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Tuesday 1/8 7:30PM
Wednesday 1/9 7:30PM
Thursday 1/10 7:30PM
Friday 1/11 7:30PM
Saturday 1/12 2:00PM
Saturday 1/12 7:30PM
Sunday 1/13 2:00PM
Sunday 1/13 7:30PM

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Broadway Across Canada Presents The Illusionists (Edmonton)
Jan
1
to Jan 6

Broadway Across Canada Presents The Illusionists (Edmonton)

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This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. The IllusionistsLive From Broadway has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Dates and Times:

Tuesday 1/1 7:30PM
Wednesday 1/2 7:30PM
Thursday 1/3 7:30PM
Friday 1/4 7:30PM
Saturday 1/5 2:00PM
Saturday 1/5 7:30PM
Sunday 1/6 2:00PM
Sunday 1/6 7:30PM

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