Live theatre

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Bull Skit Comedy’s Freakshow Fundraiser is coming up in Red Deer on July 9

In the words of the late, great David Bowie: Turn and face…

 

Lacombe native Anna Maria Kaufmann (centre) stars as Coco Chanel in ‘It’s COCO!’ a made-in-Red Deer operetta, which has a sold-out run at the Scott Block. The show was created by Cheryl Cooney and Kaufmann. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer-made operetta ‘It’s COCO!’ wows a full-house crowd

The original show about Coco Chanel was created by Cheryl Cooney and Anna Maria Kaufmann

 

Tree House Youth Theatre artistic director Albertus Koett (centre) rehearses the One-Act Play Festival, which runs June 10, 11 and 16-18 at Red Deer’s Nickle Studio, with young company members who have learned all aspects of putting on a show. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer’s Tree House Youth Theatre presents its first in-person One-Act Play Festival

Tickets are still available for performances at Nickle Studio

Tree House Youth Theatre artistic director Albertus Koett (centre) rehearses the One-Act Play Festival, which runs June 10, 11 and 16-18 at Red Deer’s Nickle Studio, with young company members who have learned all aspects of putting on a show. (Contributed photo).
Students at St. Francis of Assisi Middle School held a dress rehearsal on Wednesday for their production of Beauty and the Beast. The play will hit the stage at Red Deer Memorial Centre on April 28, 29 and 30. Tickets are $10 each at the school office, or the box office for evening shows. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Red Deer students prepare for Beauty and the Beast

A St. Francis of Assisi Middle School production

Students at St. Francis of Assisi Middle School held a dress rehearsal on Wednesday for their production of Beauty and the Beast. The play will hit the stage at Red Deer Memorial Centre on April 28, 29 and 30. Tickets are $10 each at the school office, or the box office for evening shows. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)
Red Deer actors are invited to a social get-together on April 19 at CAT Studios to discuss how to ignite more live performances in the city after two mostly dark pandemic years. In this Advocate file photo, two actors perform at a Bull Skit fundraiser. (Contributed photo)

How to re-ignite Red Deer’s cultural scene will be discussed on April 19

After two long, pandemic years, now’s the time to kick-start live entertainment, says Tanya Ryga

Red Deer actors are invited to a social get-together on April 19 at CAT Studios to discuss how to ignite more live performances in the city after two mostly dark pandemic years. In this Advocate file photo, two actors perform at a Bull Skit fundraiser. (Contributed photo)
Leisa Way and her Wayward Wind Band will perform Sweet Dreams, the Music of Patsy Cline, on the Cow Patti Theatre stage in the Lacombe area this month. (Black Press file photo).

Sweet Dreams, Music of Patsy Cline is performed on the Cow Patti stage in Lacombe

The music of Patsy Cline will be brought to life on the…

Leisa Way and her Wayward Wind Band will perform Sweet Dreams, the Music of Patsy Cline, on the Cow Patti Theatre stage in the Lacombe area this month. (Black Press file photo).
Celtic Illusion will bring Irish Dance and magic to Red Deer’s Centrium on April 10. (Contributed image)

Irish dance combines with magic in Celtic Illusion show in Red Deer this week

Celtic Illusion, a new show that mixes Irish dance with illusions, is…

Celtic Illusion will bring Irish Dance and magic to Red Deer’s Centrium on April 10. (Contributed image)
Red Deer actor Ash Mercia takes on about 40 different roles in CAT's one-woman satire about people behaving badly. 'Fully Committed' opens Thursday at Festival Hall. (Contributed image by Matt Levesque)
Red Deer actor Ash Mercia takes on about 40 different roles in CAT's one-woman satire about people behaving badly. 'Fully Committed' opens Thursday at Festival Hall. (Contributed image by Matt Levesque)
Nina Lee Aquino poses in this undated handout photo. Filipino-Canadian theatremaker Nina Lee Aquino has been tapped to bring a bold new vision to the National Arts Centre. Aquino was appointed as the next artistic director of the NAC English Theatre on Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Dahlia Katz Photography

Filipino-Canadian director Nina Lee Aquino to helm NAC English Theatre

Aquino to take reins at NAC English Theatre on Aug. 29

Nina Lee Aquino poses in this undated handout photo. Filipino-Canadian theatremaker Nina Lee Aquino has been tapped to bring a bold new vision to the National Arts Centre. Aquino was appointed as the next artistic director of the NAC English Theatre on Thursday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Dahlia Katz Photography
Irene Sankoff, left, and her husband David Hein, who wrote the book, music and lyrics of Mirvish’s “Come From Away” hold a meet-and-greet as they prepare to open the musical in early 2018, in Toronto on November 30, 2017. The musical “Come From Away” has permanently closed in Toronto due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

‘Come From Away’ musical permanently closes in Toronto amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Latest cancellation in wave of closures in Toronto’s theatre district

Irene Sankoff, left, and her husband David Hein, who wrote the book, music and lyrics of Mirvish’s “Come From Away” hold a meet-and-greet as they prepare to open the musical in early 2018, in Toronto on November 30, 2017. The musical “Come From Away” has permanently closed in Toronto due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Mirvish Productions says the vaccination rule applies to people onstage, backstage and in the audience. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Mirvish Productions says theatregoers require full vaccination for upcoming season

Last month Broadway announced theatregoers will need vaccination

Mirvish Productions says the vaccination rule applies to people onstage, backstage and in the audience. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Stratford Festival’s Festival Theatre is shown in Stratford, Ont., on May 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins

Stratford Festival plans next stages with two outdoor summer venues

Ontario festival productions set for between late June and the end of September

The Stratford Festival’s Festival Theatre is shown in Stratford, Ont., on May 28, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Robins
Donnie Bowes, left, director of Cow Patti Theatre’s upcoming show Lunenburg, is shown with the cast — AnnaMarie Lea, Deb Collins and Jamie Williams. Their masks will come off for performances at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club. (Contributed photo).
Donnie Bowes, left, director of Cow Patti Theatre’s upcoming show Lunenburg, is shown with the cast — AnnaMarie Lea, Deb Collins and Jamie Williams. Their masks will come off for performances at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club. (Contributed photo).
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

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).
Rehearsed readings help bring new plays to life in the Breaking Cover Series at the Red Deer Public Library. (Contributed photo).
Rehearsed readings help bring new plays to life in the Breaking Cover Series at the Red Deer Public Library. (Contributed photo).
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).