Live theatre

Bard on Bower is bowing out it its 2020 season due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, but is hopefully returning in 2021. This scene is from a past production of Romeo and Juliet, starring Zach Running Coyote and Meegan Sweet. (Advocate file photo).

Bard on Bower is cancelling its 2020 season

A recent rise in COVID-19 cases have inflamed public gathering concerns

 

Ecole H.J. School theatre production students are putting on the 1960s musical tribute Peace, Love & Music from March 5 to 14. (Photo contributed)

Sylvan Lake school welcomes inclusive theatre audience

H. J. Cody School hosts relaxed theatre production March 14

Ecole H.J. School theatre production students are putting on the 1960s musical tribute Peace, Love & Music from March 5 to 14. (Photo contributed)
Photo by DAVID DINAN                                ‘Fully Committed’ is Central Alberta Theatre’s next comedy, opening March 13 at Nickle Studios. It stars Red Deer’s own Ash Mercia, who portrays 33 characters in the social satire, three of which are shown here.

One actor tackles 33 zany characters in CAT’s social satire, Fully Committed

Ash Mercia is taking on an actor’s biggest challenge

Photo by DAVID DINAN                                ‘Fully Committed’ is Central Alberta Theatre’s next comedy, opening March 13 at Nickle Studios. It stars Red Deer’s own Ash Mercia, who portrays 33 characters in the social satire, three of which are shown here.
Cornerstone Youth Theatre in Red Deer presents Shrek the Musical, starting March 6 at the New Life Fellowship. (Contributed image).

Shrek the Musical is coming to a Red Deer stage starting on March 6

Cornerstone Youth Theatre brings tale of the grouchy green ogre to life

Cornerstone Youth Theatre in Red Deer presents Shrek the Musical, starting March 6 at the New Life Fellowship. (Contributed image).
Actors rehearse a madcap scene from Central Alberta Theatre’s romance-thriller dinner theatre production of As Long as We Both Shall Live, which opens on Friday at the Black Knight Inn. (Contributed photo/Hot Shoe Studio).

A wedding murder mystery will wrap up CAT’s dinner theatre season

‘As Long As We Both Shall Live’ is described as a super fun, vibrant play

Actors rehearse a madcap scene from Central Alberta Theatre’s romance-thriller dinner theatre production of As Long as We Both Shall Live, which opens on Friday at the Black Knight Inn. (Contributed photo/Hot Shoe Studio).
Ignition Theatre will be staging It’s A Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Drama for the fifth year on Dec. 20 and 21 at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. It’s a fundraiser for the professional theatre company. (Contributed photo).
Ignition Theatre will be staging It’s A Wonderful Life: The Live Radio Drama for the fifth year on Dec. 20 and 21 at Red Deer’s Memorial Centre. It’s a fundraiser for the professional theatre company. (Contributed photo).
Tree House Youth Theatre actors rehearse a scene from Little Women. From left to right is Brooklyn Young (Meg), Mackenzie Hudson (Amy), Sierra Ebessen (Beth), and Trista Mask (Jo). (Contributed photo by Albertus Koett).

Beloved Alcott classic will be performed by Red Deer’s Tree House Youth Theatre

Little Women runs from Dec. 12-21 at the Nickle Studio

Tree House Youth Theatre actors rehearse a scene from Little Women. From left to right is Brooklyn Young (Meg), Mackenzie Hudson (Amy), Sierra Ebessen (Beth), and Trista Mask (Jo). (Contributed photo by Albertus Koett).
The locally written play Swingers — A Love Story, about a couple who meet at a playground, will open Nov. 28 and run to the 30th at Red Deer’s Nickle Studio. (Black Press file photo).

Locally written play, Swingers — A Love Story, runs Nov. 28-30 in Red Deer

Albert Azzara’s original work is presented at the Nickle Studio

The locally written play Swingers — A Love Story, about a couple who meet at a playground, will open Nov. 28 and run to the 30th at Red Deer’s Nickle Studio. (Black Press file photo).
Cynthia Edwards (Lenore) and Michael Sutherland (Ed) rehearse a scene for The Love (Row) Boat, written by Red Deerian Albert Azzara. It runs Nov. 1-16 at the Black Knight Inn Dinner Theatre. (Contributed photo).

CAT’s original season-opener touches on the love lives of central Alberta seniors

The Love (Row) Boat runs Nov. 1-16 at the Black Knight Inn

Cynthia Edwards (Lenore) and Michael Sutherland (Ed) rehearse a scene for The Love (Row) Boat, written by Red Deerian Albert Azzara. It runs Nov. 1-16 at the Black Knight Inn Dinner Theatre. (Contributed photo).
Inspector Lestrade (Trystan Luck) tells Sherlock Holmes (Jason Steele, right) and Dr. Watson (Paul Sutherland) about a murder in a previous instalment of CAT’s ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ series. (Advocate file photo).

Red Deer audiences can’t get enough of Sherlock Holmes — original CAT series ends its sold-out run

Local playwright Albertus Koett launches ‘The Empty House’ at Nickle Studio

Inspector Lestrade (Trystan Luck) tells Sherlock Holmes (Jason Steele, right) and Dr. Watson (Paul Sutherland) about a murder in a previous instalment of CAT’s ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ series. (Advocate file photo).
Central Alberta Theatre presents the one-act play festival CATnips from June 7 -15. (Advocate file photo).
Central Alberta Theatre presents the one-act play festival CATnips from June 7 -15. (Advocate file photo).
A scene from Cornerstone Youth Theatre’s production of the musical Just So, which opens Friday at the New Life Fellowship. (Contributed photo).
A scene from Cornerstone Youth Theatre’s production of the musical Just So, which opens Friday at the New Life Fellowship. (Contributed photo).
Cow Patti Theatre’s artistic director AnnaMarie Lea (Black Press News Services.)

Lacombe’s professional theatre reaches more people, raises more charitable dollars

More than $40,000 was raised for local non-profits during the 2018-19 season

Cow Patti Theatre’s artistic director AnnaMarie Lea (Black Press News Services.)
CAT actors perform a suspenseful scene from Blood Relations, which opens at the Nickle Studio Friday, May 10. (Contributed photo).

CAT tackles the murky Lizzie Borden story when ‘Blood Relations’ opens at Red Deer theatre

Did she or didn’t she? Find out more about the historic who-dunnit at Nickle Studio

CAT actors perform a suspenseful scene from Blood Relations, which opens at the Nickle Studio Friday, May 10. (Contributed photo).