Herald Winter Arts Information: frosty enjoyable and festivities

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From theatre to music to bop, and every little thing in between, we’ve compiled a complete record of marquee productions and reveals on Calgary’s arts calendar. There’s one thing for everybody in our Late Spring Arts Information.


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Theatre Calgary

This yr marks the introduction of Theatre for All, a brand new $39 ticket initiative.

Nov. 30-Dec. 31: A Christmas Carol. A timeless story of redemption, advised as solely Theatre Calgary can inform it: energetic, spectacle, and backed by an enormous solid. A brand new Scrooge and a brand new Tiny Tim lead the solid of Christmas characters.

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Jan. 23-Feb. 11: Meteor Bathe. Steve Martin’s absurd comedy a few chaotic ceremonial dinner amid a once-in-a-lifetime meteor bathe.

Alberta Theatre Initiatives

Feb. 20-Mar. 10: The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon. The W.O. Mitchell play a few roller making a cope with the satan occurs to coincide with the Scotties Match of Hearts in Calgary. Wullie MacCrimmon, a shoemaker within the Thirties, says he’d give something to skip his curling workforce within the MacDonald Brier. So the satan makes him a suggestion. 

Vertigo Theatre

Nov. 18-Dec. 17: Sleuth. The last word recreation of at and mouse considerations a thriller novelist who lures his spouse’s lover to his nation residence and convinces him to stage a theft of her jewellery. It units off a sequence of occasions that leaves audiences attempting to decipher who’s in management.

Jan. 27-Feb. 25: Heist. A world premiere from a Calgary playwright, Heist exhibits there isn’t a honour amongst thieves if you’re planning the right diamond theft.

Downstage Theatre

Feb. 29-Mar. 10: lovely man. Tickets are $30 for this biting satire in regards to the portrayal of ladies in movie and tv. A whirlwind tour of a world the place girls rule society as politicians, hunters, queens and policewomen – all whereas gazing on the semi-nude Lovely Man. 

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The music of boy bands like The Bee Gees will probably be showcased at Stage West. Credit score: HBO PST

Stage West

Nov. 17-Feb. 4, 2024: Step by Step, Evolution of the Best Boy Bands. The present recreates music historical past from the Beatles to The Bee Gees to the New Children on the Block and eventually on to *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys.

StoryBook Theatre

Nov. 24-Dec. 30: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Everyone’s favorite flying automobile involves life on this musical adaptation of the traditional household movie! An eccentric inventor with the assistance of his youngsters restores an outdated race automobile from a scrap heap. They quickly uncover that the automobile has magical powers.

Lunchbox Theatre

Nov. 28-Dec. 17: With Bells On. A light-mannered accountant heads out for his first night time of journey after a nasty divorce and will get caught within the elevator with a 7-foot Glamazon from down the corridor. The unlikely duo need to work collectively to flee, particularly because the Christmas Queen is anticipated on stage.

In a scene from Rosebud Theatre’s All Is Calm, Allied and German troopers lay down their weapons and meet in No Man’s Land throughout a Christmas truce in 1914. jpg

Rosebud Theatre

Nov. 3-Dec. 23: All is Calm. The outstanding true story of the Christmas truce of 1914 –a rare night time of camaraderie, music, and above all peace, advised within the phrases and songs of the boys who lived it.

Pumphouse Theatres

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Nov. 22-25: Frequent Floor Pageant 7. Each night time has one thing new and thrilling.

Dec. 8-6: It’s a Great Life: A Dwell Radio Play. Primarily based on the traditional movie by Frank Capra. An inspirational, heartwarming story about giving and receiving, about life and all of the paths we stroll, about true and lasting love and guardian angels. 

Think about Performing Arts

Coming in March 2024. The Magician’s Nephew, from The Chronicles of Narnia, by C. S. Lewis.

College of Calgary Faculty of Inventive and Performing Arts

Nov. 24-Dec. 2. Shakespeare in Love. Set in Sixteenth-century London, upstart playwright William Shakespeare battles with author’s block and discovers surprising inspiration within the irrepressible pull of a forbidden romance. 


Calgary Philharmonic

Nov. 25: Value + Schumann². The night opens with Florence Value’s spiritually-inflected Andante Moderato, then Clara Wieck Schumann’s Piano Concerto is carried out by Ukrainian pianist Anna Fedorova who makes her Calgary Phil debut, and the night ends with Robert Schumann’s Rhenish Symphony.

Dec. 1-2: Handel’s Messiah. The superb Christmas custom returns. 

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Jan. 1: Salute to Vienna New 12 months’s. Timeless music, dazzling costumes, and breathtaking dancing.

Jan. 13: Starman, David Bowie. An evening with the music of one of many best pop/glam/rock enigmas.

Calgary Opera

Nov. 24-26, Dec. 1-3: Magnificence and the Beast. A timeless story about valuing kindness and character over superficial traits like bodily magnificence and social refinement. Vittorio Giannini composed this one-act opera in 1938, which offers a captivating entry level for kids into the world of opera.

Feb. 3, 4, 7, 9: The Elixir of Love. A gentle and lyrical comedy within the bel canto type. It’s an opera with the tenderest of hearts and the sweetest of melodies, together with Nemorino’s beloved aria ‘Una furtiva lagrima’.

Pageant Corridor

Dec. 1: Katie Tupper. A Saskatoon neo-soul singer.

Alberta Ballet’s manufacturing of The Nutcracker runs Dec. 15-24 in Calgary on the Jubilee Auditorium. Picture by Nigel Goodwin jpg


Alberta Ballet

Dec. 15-24: The Nutcracker. A treasured vacation custom with 120 performers. Klara and her Nutcracker journey throughout an unknown kingdom, battle the darkish magic of the Rat Tsar and dance with the courtiers of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Feb. 15-17: Beijing Dance Theatre in Hamlet. Yuanyuan Wang, one in every of China’s main choreographers shares that there isn’t a singular second when Shakespeare’s well-known speech, To Be or Not To Be, is delivered, however somewhat is a query contemplated all through all the ballet.

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Jeunesse Classique Ballet

Dec. 8-10: The Nutcracker. A purely classical ballet firm for younger and gifted dancers.


Dec.4-31: Household of Jazz dwell stream. Filmed dwell throughout the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Pageant 2023 in Massachusetts, accompanied by the six-piece ensemble led by Rubim de Toledo with vocalist Karimah.

Jan. 18-28: Olio. Partwork of One Yellow Rabbit’s Excessive Efficiency Rodeo. A new efficiency created by firm dancers Catherine Hayward, Sabrina Naz Comanescu and Kaja Irwin; DJD alumnus Deanne Walsh; and DJD inventive director Kimberley Cooper. 

College of Calgary Faculty of Inventive and Performing Arts

Nov. 24-25: TRANSFoRM. A night dance program that includes choreographers Mario Obeid and Zaria Rajha, Rufi Oswaldo, and Roma Thakore.

Jann Arden sings Christmas songs at Arts Commons. Picture by LBMG /jpg


Arts Commons Presents

Nov. 24: The Barra MacNeils, An East Coast Christmas. A musical potpourri of conventional MacNeil favourites gleaned from Christmas ceilidhs, midnight lots, and the festive frolics.

Dec. 19-20: A Jann Arden Christmas. A festive night full of favorite Christmas songs and Jann’s best-loved hits.

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Scotiabank Saddledome

Dec. 1: Jeff Dunham, Nonetheless Not Cancelled tour. Ventriloquist and comic.

Feb. 12: Metropolis and Color with Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night time Sweats.

Bella Live performance Corridor

Nov. 26: Christmas with the Ennis Sisters. Sibling harmonies and endearing humour with a mixture of unique songs, vacation classics, humorous recitations and slightly Irish step-dancing.

Dec. 18: Calgary Jazz Orchestra takes the stage for its season opener.

Dec. 20, 22, 23: The Heebee-jeebees are celebrating three a long time of a cappella concord and humour.

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

Nov. 25: The Debaters Dwell Vacation Tour. Comics go toe to toe in a battle of snickers and logic and the viewers picks the winner. 

Dec. 16: Mariya Stokes. Alberta-born singer is thought for her fast wit and signature retro type. With expressive vocals and gritty metal guitar, Stokes is dedicated to empowering girls and telling their tales.

In 1993, 4 lads from Calgary began a singing group to get dates. Now, numerous songs, tales and exhibits later, the Heebee-jeebees are bringing their comedian a cappella stylings to the Bella Live performance Corridor for a Thirtieth-anniversary occasion. Calgary

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

Nov. 28: Christmas with The Tenors, an operatic pop and traditional group.

Nov. 21-26: Hadestown, Broadway Throughout Canada. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards together with Greatest Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Greatest Musical Theater Album.

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Jan. 16-21: Imply Ladies, Broadway Throughout Canada. The story of a naïve beginner who falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies.

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Nov. 24: Gord Bamford. Canadian nation musician is a 26-time CCMA award-winner.

Nov. 30: Glass Tiger. Grammy-nominated and 5x Juno Award winners.

Dec. 31: Trooper, New 12 months’s Eve gala.


Telus Spark Science Centre

Dec. 15: Best Hits 2023. This Spark After Darkish (18+) occasion will whisk company again to all of the unforgettable moments and unimaginable enjoyable had all year long.


Newzones Gallery of Up to date Artwork

Nov. 30-Jan. 5: Peter Hofer, Charlevoix, 2023. Panorama works from a Canadian up to date artist.

Up to date Calgary

Nov. 30-April 14: Resistance and Respiration. Exploring how up to date disabled artists make respiration extra dynamic and fewer so harmful.

Sculptor Katie Ohe will showcase a few of her early work in an exhibit at Herringer Kiss Gallery. Picture by Azin Ghaffari /Azin Ghaffari/Postmedia

Herringer Kiss Gallery

Nov. 25-Dec. 22: Optical Wonders: Velma Foster & Katie Ohe. Exhibition of the ladies’s early work together with richly colored serigraph prints. Both artists have been on the reducing fringe of optical printmaking within the province. 

Studio Bell, residence of the Nationwide Music Centre

Dec. 14-15: The Andy Kim Christmas. The vacation profit live performance will characteristic a star-studded lineup led by singer Andy Kim.


Nov. 25-Dec. 17: As soon as Upon a Christmas, at Heritage Park.

Dec. 7-31: Glow, At Stampede Park. An indoor vacation expertise with dwell leisure, and a lightweight backyard illuminated by tens of millions of twinkling bulbs.

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