Theatre

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…

 

A Cineplex Odeon Theatre is shown at Yonge and Eglinton in Toronto on December 16, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Cineplex reports $103.7M Q2 loss, says all theatres and venues open as of July 17

Food service revenue climbed to nearly $13.3 million

 

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).
Musical theatre students at Red Deer’s Notre Dame High School present Annie Warbucks this month at the Memorial Centre. (Contributed photo).

A sequel to the musical ‘Annie’ will hit the stage in Red Deer

Notre Dame High School students will perform in ‘Annie Warbucks’

Musical theatre students at Red Deer’s Notre Dame High School present Annie Warbucks this month at the Memorial Centre. (Contributed photo).
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The woman who believed in van Gogh is featured in next Breaking Cover play reading series

After Mourning will be read at noon on Sunday in the Snell Auditorium

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Photo by KIM MORTIMER                                 Heather Lawrence (Kim) and David Heikkinen (Jim), in a scene from ‘Willow Quartet.’ The Central Alberta Theatre production opens Jan. 17 at the Black Knight Inn Dinner Theatre.

Romance and healing are the themes of CAT’s next play, Willow Quartet

It opens Friday, Jan. 17, at the Black Knight Dinner Theatre

Photo by KIM MORTIMER                                 Heather Lawrence (Kim) and David Heikkinen (Jim), in a scene from ‘Willow Quartet.’ The Central Alberta Theatre production opens Jan. 17 at the Black Knight Inn Dinner Theatre.
Golfer Michael (Jayden Baldry, right) focuses on his swing during a rehearsal for CAT’s Whole-in-One comedy, by Paul McLaughlin. (Contributed photo).

CAT aims for Whole-In-One in next dinner theatre comedy

It runs Nov. 29-Dec. 21 at Black Knight Inn

Golfer Michael (Jayden Baldry, right) focuses on his swing during a rehearsal for CAT’s Whole-in-One comedy, by Paul McLaughlin. (Contributed photo).
Breaking Cover is a rehearsed reading series offered though a partnership between Red Deer Players and the Red Deer Public Library. (Contributed photo).

Play reading at Red Deer Legion explores war memories

The play-reading series will be held twice this month, Nov. 10 and 17

Breaking Cover is a rehearsed reading series offered though a partnership between Red Deer Players and the Red Deer Public Library. (Contributed photo).
Cornerstone Youth Theatre presents Frozen, starting on Nov. 15 in Red Deer. (Contributed image).

Red Deer’s Cornerstone Youth Theatre stages Frozen Jr.

It runs Nov. 15-24 at New Life Fellowship

Cornerstone Youth Theatre presents Frozen, starting on Nov. 15 in Red Deer. (Contributed image).
Cast of The Thin Grey Line, from left, Nigel Lane, Blaine Newton, Vanessa McCagg, and Paul Boultbee. The Red Deer-conceived Fringe play will get a local run Sept. 27-30 at the downtown library. (Contributed photo).

Red Deer-conceived Fringe play that pokes fun at aging actors gets a local run

The Thin Grey Line, by Blaine Newton, runs Sept. 27-30 at downtown library

Cast of The Thin Grey Line, from left, Nigel Lane, Blaine Newton, Vanessa McCagg, and Paul Boultbee. The Red Deer-conceived Fringe play will get a local run Sept. 27-30 at the downtown library. (Contributed photo).
Rina Pelletier and Rob Burton rehearse a scene from a previous Central Alberta Theatre production of the Melville Boys. (Advocate file photo.)

CATena 2019! offers a sneak peek at Central Alberta Theatre’s upcoming season

Everyone is invited to free Sept. 28 event at the Memorial Centre

Rina Pelletier and Rob Burton rehearse a scene from a previous Central Alberta Theatre production of the Melville Boys. (Advocate file photo.)
Guest director Ben Blyth (right) instructs actors during a scene from The Tempest, a Prime Stock Theatre production that opens at Bower Ponds on July 31. (Contributed photo).

Bard on Bower’s The Tempest will roll back the clock to Elizabethan times

Bard on Bower’s The Tempest will roll back the clock to Elizabethan times

Guest director Ben Blyth (right) instructs actors during a scene from The Tempest, a Prime Stock Theatre production that opens at Bower Ponds on July 31. (Contributed photo).
Prime Stock Theatre actors are taking Shakespeare on the road with compact Bard in the Box productions being staged at neighbourhood parks around Red Deer. (Contributed photo).

Bite-sized Bard in the Box shows are coming to a Red Deer park near you

Prime Stock Theatre is staging two compact shows at various locations

Prime Stock Theatre actors are taking Shakespeare on the road with compact Bard in the Box productions being staged at neighbourhood parks around Red Deer. (Contributed photo).
Advocate file photo                                A scene from Bard on Bower’s past production of ‘Antony and Cleopatra.’

Red Deer summer gains cultural caché with Bard on Bower’s ‘MacBeth’ and ‘The Tempest’

Prime Stock Theatre also tours smaller shows through various city parks

Advocate file photo                                A scene from Bard on Bower’s past production of ‘Antony and Cleopatra.’