Theatre

The cast of the Comeback Cabaret is bringing some silly, upbeat, musical fun to Red Deer audiences from Aug. 25-27 at the Imperial Block in downtown Red Deer. The show is presented by Red Deer Players in partnership with Labelle Productions. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer Players are bringing silly, surreal fun to audiences with the Comeback Cabaret

The musical revue runs Aug. 25-27 at the Imperial Block

 

Lacombe native Anna Maria Kaufmann, left, and Red Der’s Cheryl Cooney have co-written an opera-musical fusion called ‘It’s COCO!’ This week’s run is already a sold out. (Contributed photos)

Red Deer-made original musical ‘It’s COCO!’ has sold-out before it started

The show by Cheryl Cooney and Anna Maria Kaufmann is about Coco Chanel

 

Prime Stock Theatre’s new director Richard Beaune has plans to extend the theatrical season beyond summer Bard on Bower productions and to also expand beyond Shakespeare. (Contributed photo).

New Prime Stock director brings a wealth of theatrical experience to Red Deer

Richard Beaune has worked at the Stratford and Shaw Festivals and right across Canada

 

Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre, which previously produced ‘The Odd Couple,’ as seen in this file photo, will next present Norm Foster’s ‘Jonas and Barry in the Home’ starting in March. (Black Press file photo)
Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre, which previously produced ‘The Odd Couple,’ as seen in this file photo, will next present Norm Foster’s ‘Jonas and Barry in the Home’ starting in March. (Black Press file photo)
Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre is cancelling one of its winter shows because of the quick spread of the Omicron viral variant. (Contributed photo)

Spread of Omicron causes pro-active cancellation of Cow Patti’s next production

Another interrupted production run would be financially ‘intolerable,’ states the company

Lacombe’s Cow Patti Theatre is cancelling one of its winter shows because of the quick spread of the Omicron viral variant. (Contributed photo)
Rosebud Theatre is reprising Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol.” It runs Wednesdays through Sundays until Dec. 23. The province’s Restrictions Exemption Program rules apply. (Contributed photo).

Rosebud Theatre reprises ‘A Christmas Carol’

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol takes the stage once again at Rosebud…

Rosebud Theatre is reprising Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol.” It runs Wednesdays through Sundays until Dec. 23. The province’s Restrictions Exemption Program rules apply. (Contributed photo).
Alan Doyle poses in this undated handout photo. Newfoundland and Labrador's Alan Doyle, a founding member of the band Great Big Sea, makes his musical theatre debut in "Tell Tale Harbour," a comedy about a struggling Atlantic Canadian fishing town that's hooked its hopes on french fries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, David Howells, Confederation Centre of the Arts *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Alan Doyle to star in musical ‘Tell Tale Harbour’ headlining Charlottetown Festival

Alan Doyle to star in musical ‘Tell Tale Harbour’ headlining Charlottetown Festival

Alan Doyle poses in this undated handout photo. Newfoundland and Labrador's Alan Doyle, a founding member of the band Great Big Sea, makes his musical theatre debut in "Tell Tale Harbour," a comedy about a struggling Atlantic Canadian fishing town that's hooked its hopes on french fries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, David Howells, Confederation Centre of the Arts *MANDATORY CREDIT*
“The Hound of the Baskervilles” will be presented Dec. 9-18 in the Nickle Studio in Red Deer by members of Tree House Youth Theatre. (Contributed image).
“The Hound of the Baskervilles” will be presented Dec. 9-18 in the Nickle Studio in Red Deer by members of Tree House Youth Theatre. (Contributed image).
The comedy ‘Sugar Road,’ which intertwines love stories across three generations, opens the latest Cow Patti Theatre season in Lacombe this week. (Actors’ masks come off for performances.) (Contributed photo)
The comedy ‘Sugar Road,’ which intertwines love stories across three generations, opens the latest Cow Patti Theatre season in Lacombe this week. (Actors’ masks come off for performances.) (Contributed photo)
Theatre is making a comeback in central Alberta this fall. Lacombe’s Cow Patti (which staged this past production of The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby), has a new fall and winter season planned — as does Central Alberta Theatre of Red Deer.( Black Press File photo).

Central Alberta theatres are making a comeback

The REP program is allowing theatres to operate during the pandemic

Theatre is making a comeback in central Alberta this fall. Lacombe’s Cow Patti (which staged this past production of The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby), has a new fall and winter season planned — as does Central Alberta Theatre of Red Deer.( Black Press File photo).
Innisfail Town Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s thriller ‘And Then There Were None’ until Oct. 30 at the Ol’ Moose Hall. (Contributed photo).
Innisfail Town Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s thriller ‘And Then There Were None’ until Oct. 30 at the Ol’ Moose Hall. (Contributed photo).
Prime Stock Theatre’s Bard on Bower finished its 2021 season this past weekend, with performances Saturday and Sunday. (Contributed photo)

Bard on Bower equipment stolen before final performances this past weekend

Prime Stock Theatre’s Bard on Bower has concluded its 2021 run, but…

Prime Stock Theatre’s Bard on Bower finished its 2021 season this past weekend, with performances Saturday and Sunday. (Contributed photo)
A Cineplex Odeon Theatre is shown at Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto on December 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim
A Cineplex Odeon Theatre is shown at Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto on December 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Mirvish to reopen Toronto theatre with ‘Blindness’ sound show about a pandemic

Mirvish to reopen Toronto theatre with ‘Blindness’ sound show about a pandemic

Annie will be streaming online with shows from April 23 to May 1. (File photo contributed by Gilles Theriault)

Lindsay Thurber students take ‘Annie’ online

Musical will be streamed online April 23 to May 1

  • Mar 25, 2021
Annie will be streaming online with shows from April 23 to May 1. (File photo contributed by Gilles Theriault)
Carnival Cinemas must remain closed until Alberta moves into Step 3 of its reopening plan. (Advocate file photo.)

Red Deer theatre owner disappointed in Alberta’s reopening delay

Bill Ramji hopes viral cases drop enough for an April reopening

Carnival Cinemas must remain closed until Alberta moves into Step 3 of its reopening plan. (Advocate file photo.)
Alexis Gordon walks through the garden outside the Festival Theater in Stratford, Ontario on Monday November 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Alexis Gordon walks through the garden outside the Festival Theater in Stratford, Ontario on Monday November 2, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

Five playwrights shortlisted for $100K Siminovitch Prize for theatre

Five playwrights shortlisted for $100K Siminovitch Prize for theatre

Members of Regina theatre company Curtain Razors are shown in this undated handout photo. The National Arts Centre is working with theatre companies to bring the performing arts to the public square with a series of large-scale outdoor works staged in 11 communities. Regina theatre Curtain Razors will set a series of site-specific vignettes across the prairie landscape to explore Indigenous-settler relations in “Trespassers Waltz.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Curtain Razors

NAC takes theatre to the great outdoors with pandemic-friendly performances

Large-scale outdoor works to be staged in 11 communities

Members of Regina theatre company Curtain Razors are shown in this undated handout photo. The National Arts Centre is working with theatre companies to bring the performing arts to the public square with a series of large-scale outdoor works staged in 11 communities. Regina theatre Curtain Razors will set a series of site-specific vignettes across the prairie landscape to explore Indigenous-settler relations in “Trespassers Waltz.” THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Curtain Razors
Prime Stock Theatre’s Bard on Bower hopes to return in mid-August when park washrooms will hopefully be reopened and more COVID-19 restrictions lessened. This shows a previous production of Julius Caesar. (Black Press File photo).

Red Deer theatre groups must reimagine, reinvent themselves to survive during a pandemic

Bard on Bower hopes to return to the outdoor stage in mid-August

Prime Stock Theatre’s Bard on Bower hopes to return in mid-August when park washrooms will hopefully be reopened and more COVID-19 restrictions lessened. This shows a previous production of Julius Caesar. (Black Press File photo).