Forte Musical Theatre Guild Presents BUY ME A DRINK, JOE

The show runs from April 23 - May 5, 2024 at cSPACE Studio Theatre.

By: Apr. 05, 2024
Forte Musical Theatre Guild Presents BUY ME A DRINK, JOE
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After premiering their first show 15 years ago, Forte Musical Theatre Guild is back with a beautiful ode to music, musical theatre and a story about following your true calling in life, despite expectations. Buy Me a Drink, Joe, is a funny and touching tale, that at its core, speaks to living your life with love and authenticity - and music, set in a piano bar complete with a Steinway baby grand piano. The show runs from April 23 - May 5, 2024 at cSPACE Studio Theatre..

“Going over the music from the ten book musicals I've written was fascinating because, whether I was writing about a young foster kid, a story book princess, or an exiled Russian circus performer, it became clear that a lot of the songs were intensely personal and autobiographical,” said Joe Slabe, Forte Musical Theatre Guild's Artistic Director and writer of Buy Me A Drink, Joe. 

“We workshopped the material and turned the songs into an immersive experience featuring four actors and musicians, who take you on a journey through time and space. And now, our set designer has transformed the cSPACE Studio Theatre into a piano bar, so we hope audiences will grab a drink and come along for the ride!”

Since the premiere of their first show, Forte Musical Theatre Guild have produced twenty-nine shows, won twenty-five local, provincial and international awards, and entertained tens of thousands of patrons. Many of those shows were written or co-written by the company's artistic director, Joe Slabe, and this new musical celebrates fifteen years of his songs that tell the story of how a guy from Calgary fell in love with musical theatre.


Forte Musical Theatre Guild is a company on the leading edge of musical theatre in Canada. They are the only professional company west of Toronto dedicated exclusively to new musicals and, with a stable of established and emerging artists, they create engaging and intimate evenings of award-winning entertainment. Forte also creates educational and professional development opportunities for students, writers and young professionals to gain experience in this dynamic art form. 


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