Vicki Trask

Vicki Trask Vicki Trask is a Calgary-based writer and performer who has been a part of the theatre community since 2011. Previously, she wrote for OnStage Blog and is now incredibly excited to share her love of performing arts with BroadwayWorld readers.



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Alberta Theatre Projects Presents DISGRACED, a Hot-Button, Pulitzer Prize-Winning DramaAlberta Theatre Projects Presents DISGRACED, a Hot-Button, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama
Posted: Oct. 4, 2019


BWW Review: THE WEDDING PARTY at Alberta Theatre Projects is an Absolute RiotBWW Review: THE WEDDING PARTY at Alberta Theatre Projects is an Absolute Riot
Posted: Sep. 16, 2019


BWW Review: THERE GOES THE BRIDE at Stage West Theatre RestaurantBWW Review: THERE GOES THE BRIDE at Stage West Theatre Restaurant
Posted: Sep. 15, 2019


Sage Theatre Celebrates Their 20th Year BoldlySage Theatre Celebrates Their 20th Year Boldly
Posted: Oct. 2, 2019


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BWW Interview: Amber Bissonnette Talks About Dancing Her Way Through BILLY ELLIOT at Theatre CalgaryBWW Interview: Amber Bissonnette Talks About Dancing Her Way Through BILLY ELLIOT at Theatre Calgary
Posted: Mar. 29, 2019


BWW: Review: Nothing Accidental About MARY AND MAX's Success at Theatre CalgaryBWW: Review: Nothing Accidental About MARY AND MAX's Success at Theatre Calgary
Posted: Oct. 24, 2018


BWW Review: Theatre Calgary's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Shines a Spotlight on Calgary's TalentBWW Review: Theatre Calgary's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Shines a Spotlight on Calgary's Talent
Posted: Apr. 19, 2019


BWW Review: Oh What a Night at JERSEY BOYS by Stage West TheatreBWW Review: Oh What a Night at JERSEY BOYS by Stage West Theatre
Posted: Nov. 28, 2018


Broadway Across Canada Announces Their 2019/2020 Calgary SeasonBroadway Across Canada Announces Their 2019/2020 Calgary Season
Posted: Jan. 24, 2019


BWW Review: HAMLET: A GHOST STORY Delivers Chills and Thrills at Vertigo TheatreBWW Review: HAMLET: A GHOST STORY Delivers Chills and Thrills at Vertigo Theatre
Posted: Mar. 23, 2019


DIRTY LAUNDRY Celebrates The 20th Year Of Professionally Making Things Up
October 15, 2019

Dirty Laundry Calgary is our city's only completely live, completely improvised soap opera and was founded in 1999 by Johnson-Diamond and Elinor Holt. The company partnered with the well-loved Lunchbox Theatre in 2008 to perform on their Monday evenings, and have been working with them ever since.

Alberta Theatre Projects Presents DISGRACED, a Hot-Button, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Drama
October 4, 2019

Amir Kapoor is a successful Pakistani-American lawyer living on the Upper East side of Manhattan. He has also turned his back on his Muslim heritage. When he and his wife host a dinner party for Amir's rising African-American colleague and her Jewish husband, the evening gives way to a searing debate about race, privilege, politics and identity, taken on from a variety of cultural perspectives.

Sage Theatre Celebrates Their 20th Year Boldly
October 2, 2019

For two decades, Sage Theatre has been exploring deep into characters and stories that look into what it means to be alive today. They have created memorable productions, world premieres and given Calgary theatre artists a chance to challenge themselves on powerful work.

BWW Review: THE WEDDING PARTY at Alberta Theatre Projects is an Absolute Riot
September 16, 2019

Alberta Theatre Projects has opened their 2019/2020 season with a hilarious comedy that reminds us: we don't always have to like our family even if we love them. Written by Kristen Thomson (I, Claudia) and directed by Darcy Evans, The Wedding Party is one not to be missed.

BWW Review: THERE GOES THE BRIDE at Stage West Theatre Restaurant
September 15, 2019


BWW Review: RENT Kicks Off a Season of Love with Broadway Across Canada
September 11, 2019

RENT tells the story of six New York artists struggling to survive at the end of the millennium. With a plot so complicated, it could be an opera (Puccini's La Bohéme), RENT is also a classic and one dear to many theatre-lovers' hearts. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson, this 20th Anniversary tour is a story that speaks to audiences young and old.

A List of Calgary's Upcoming 2019/2020 Season
September 7, 2019

Calgary's thriving theatre season officially got under way this September with the opening of Stage West's a?oeThere Goes The Bridea??. Broadway World has compiled a list of some of the exciting upcoming shows that Calgarians and visitors can look forward to in this 2019/2020 season.

THE WEDDING PARTY Brings Cabaret Seating To Alberta Theatre Projects For The First Time In Over 20 Years
September 9, 2019

Alberta Theatre Projects is excited to open this season with The Wedding Party, written by acclaimed Canadian playwright Kristen Thomson and directed by Alberta Theatre Projects' Executive and Artistic Director Darcy Evans. Running Sept. 11-29, this is a hilarious gender-bending comedy about the joining of two very unlikely families.

BWW Interview: Marc Hall And Stafford Arima Talk THE LOUDER WE GET at Theatre Calgary
August 30, 2019

The Louder We Get (opening on January 28th 2020 at Theatre Calgary's Max Bell Theatre) tells the true story of Marc Hall and the court case that allowed him to take his boyfriend to prom. Premiering for the first time under its new title (previously Prom Queen), the show will be directed by Lonny Price, choreographed by Sean Cheesman, and feature a cast of 40% local artists.

North American Tour Of Queen-Inspired Rock Musical WE WILL ROCK YOU Set To Launch September 3rd
August 4, 2019

With the recent Oscar®-winning film, a?oeBohemian Rhapsody,a?? the music of Queen is more popular than ever. In 2002, many of those hits were compiled into a rock musical experience, WE WILL ROCK YOU, which will be hitting the road once again for a North American tour starting September 3 in Winnipeg, Canada.

VERTIGO THEATRE Presents the World Premiere of THE INVISIBLE: AGE OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE
May 1, 2019

THE INVISIBLE- AGENTS OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE? is their story, a 'spy noir musical' that seeks to answer: just who were these bold women and why would they sacrifice their very lives for a war that refused to accept them or recognize them? Catalyst Theatre, creators of the hit musical NEVERMORE, brings another dazzling world premiere to Vertigo Theatre.

BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Slays at Stage West Theatre Restaurant
May 1, 2019

A man discovers he is eighth in line to become Earl of Highhurst. But his newly discovered family won't even acknowledge his existence so he sets out to murder each one in line to succeed him until he becomes the Earl. The cast works tirelessly to keep the pace of the show while telling this ever-so-slightly exaggerated comedy about love, murder, and ambition. A Gentleman's Guide has raised the bar for Stage West Theatre.

BWW Review: Theatre Calgary's BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL Shines a Spotlight on Calgary's Talent
April 19, 2019

The highly anticipated season-closer of Billy Elliot the Musical has been a long-time coming for Theatre Calgary. With the promise of an all-Calgarian cast and more musical showcasing from emerging artists, there was a lot of excitement leading up to opening night. I left the Max Bell Theatre with the same excitement for all the things to come from this incredible production.

Theatre Calgary Closes 2018-19 With Music, Ballet, and an All Calgary Cast in BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
April 5, 2019

Theatre Calgary is set to close the 2018-19 season with a wonderful story about following your dreams as we present Billy Elliot The Musical, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, and music by Elton John. This Tony Award-winning musical is an inspiring and moving tale about the importance of following your heart.

BWW Review: Artists' Collective Theatre's COCK Left Me Questioning
March 31, 2019

There is a great need in Calgary for Queer stories to be told, for emerging artists to be highlighted, and for local directors and creators to take the stage. Artists' Collective Theatre's production by Mike Bartlett does all of those things.

BWW Interview: Amber Bissonnette Talks About Dancing Her Way Through BILLY ELLIOT at Theatre Calgary
March 29, 2019

In anticipation of opening night of Theatre Calgary's production of Billy Elliot, I sat down with Dance Captain Amber Bissonnette to talk about her career and life as a dancer. 'I got started in dance when I was five. My second cousin's mom owned a dance studio and my mom and my sister had just moved to Edmonton - where I'm from - and she was looking for a way to keep us busy. I started singing and acting when I was about thirteen and it was all downhill from there.'

Black Radish Theatre Presents Inaugural Production WAITING FOR GODOT
March 28, 2019

Black Radish Theatre presents their inaugural production of WAITING FOR GODOT, by Samuel Beckett, April 25-May 12, 2019, at the GRAND's Flanagan Theatre (608 1 Street SW). Performance times are evenings at 7:30pm Tue-Sat, with additional matinees at 2pm on Sat-Sun.

BWW Review: HAMLET: A GHOST STORY Delivers Chills and Thrills at Vertigo Theatre
March 23, 2019


BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY Feels Like Coming Home in Calgary
March 21, 2019

In 2013, Calgary's own Stage West Theatre presented the Pechet Family Musical Award to a brand new show called Come From Away. Six years, two dozen awards, and over 675 Broadway performances later, this Canadian musical has made a pitstop in Calgary on its way around the world. Broadway Across Canada, hosting The First National Tour, is instilling a sense of Canadian pride at the Southern Jubilee Auditorium.

BWW Interview: Home-Grown Success Ahad Raza Mir Opens Up About Playing Hamlet
March 20, 2019

After receiving a BFA from the University of Calgary and working professionally in the local theatre community, Mir made the decision to move to Pakistan (where his family lives and also works in the arts industry) to pursue a career in film and television where he found incredible success. Three years later, he's back with The Shakespeare Company (where he made his start) to take on one of theatre's toughest roles.



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