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The latest news on live theatre in Calgary from Broadway shows on tour to regional theatre.

Video: Cast of BEACHES THE MUSICAL on their Personal Connection to the Story
by Joshua Wright - June 11, 2024


Watch as the actresses playing Cee Cee Bloom and Bertie White through the ages in Beaches the Musical at Theatre Calgary talk about their personal connections to the story, and their experience bringing this International Premiere to the stage.

2024 Betty Mitchell Award Nominees Announced - See the Full List Here!
by Blair Ingenthron - June 09, 2024


The nominees for the Betty Awards have been announced. See the full list of nominees here!

Handsome Alice Theatre Announces 2024/2025 Season 
by A.A. Cristi - May 30, 2024


Discover Handsome Alice Theatre's exciting 2024/2025 season lineup, featuring innovative productions and compelling performances. Stay tuned for more details and exclusive interviews.

The Shakespeare Company's 2024/2025 Season To Include TWELFTH NIGHT And More
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2024


The Shakespeare Company reveals its 2024/2025 season lineup as they conclude their 25th season. Discover the exciting new productions and get insights from Artistic Producer Richard Beaune.

Video: Inside Rehearsal For BEACHES the Musical at Theatre Calgary
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2024


An all new rehearsal video has been released from Theatre Calgary's International Premiere of Beaches the Musical. Check out the video here!

Video: Writing Team Iris Rainer Dart & Mike Stoller Talk BEACHES THE MUSICAL at Theatre Calgary
by Blair Ingenthron - May 11, 2024


Mike Stoller and Iris Rainer Dart discuss the creation of Beach the Musical, and the process of bringing it to stage at Theatre Calgary in the video here!

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals For BEACHES At Theatre Calgary
by Joshua Wright - May 07, 2024


Get a first look at rehearsals for Theatre Calgary's upcoming International Premiere of Beaches the Musical. The production will begin previews on May 18th, 2024, celebrate opening night on May 24th, and will run through June 16th in the Arts Commons Max Bell Theatre in Calgary. Tickets for Beaches the Musical are now on sale. 

Second Annual Sound Atlas Music Festival Set For June
by Stephi Wild - May 02, 2024


Latitude 49 and Land's End Ensemble will co-present the second annual contemporary music festival, Sound Atlas Music Festival, from June 27 -  June 29, 2024, at Contemporary Calgary.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Comes to Vertigo Studio Theatre in May
by Stephi Wild - April 30, 2024


The Shakespeare Company and Hit & Myth Productions will come together for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the last show of the company’s season.

Canadian Premiere of MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON - #2B Comes to Vertigo Theatre
by Stephi Wild - April 22, 2024


Vertigo Theatre presents MS. HOLMES AND MS. WATSON by Kate Hamill, May 11 - June 9. Learn more about the show here!

Video: Get A First Look At SELMA BURKE At Theatre Calgary
by Joshua Wright - April 08, 2024


Get a first look at the new trailer for the World premiere of Selma Burke, presented by Theatre Calgary and Alberta Theatre Projects.

Full Cast and Creative Team Set for BEACHES at Theatre Calgary
by Chloe Rabinowitz - April 08, 2024


Theatre Calgary has revealed the creative team and full cast for the upcoming International Premiere of Beaches the Musical. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

Forte Musical Theatre Guild Presents BUY ME A DRINK, JOE
by A.A. Cristi - April 05, 2024


Experience the magic of live theatre as Forte Musical Theatre Guild presents BUY ME A DRINK, JOE.

The Shakespeare Company And StoryBook Theatre To Present SOMETHING ROTTEN! THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 29, 2024


The Shakespeare Company and StoryBook Theatre are inviting audiences to their first-ever co-production, Something Rotten!. Learn more about the production and see how to purchase tickets.

THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG & More Set for Theatre Calgary's 24-25 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 19, 2024


Theatre Calgary has revealed its 2024-25 season of  plays. See the full lineup and learn how to purchase tickets.

Video: The Bard Meets The Beatles! As You Like It | Theatre Calgary
by Joshua Wright - March 05, 2024


Watch as The Bard Meets The Beatles in a Mashed-Up Musical in this all-new first look at the production! As You Like It runs until March 24, 2024 at Theatre Calgary. Shakespeare’s classic comedy of love and mistaken identity is given new life in this high-spirited adaptation featuring the music of The Beatles.

BEETLEJUICE, SIX & More Set for Broadway Across Canada 2024-2025 Season in Calgary
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 05, 2024


Broadway Across Canada has revealed its 2024-2025 Broadway season, featuring seven theatrical productions that will take center stage in Calgary, at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.

BEETLEJUICE, SIX, and More Set For Calgary's 2024-25 Broadway Season
by Stephi Wild - March 05, 2024


The 2024-25 season has been announced for Broadway in Calgary, kicking off this September with Come From Away and continuing with seven shows through 2025. Learn more about the season here!

Vertigo Theatre to Present Canadian Premiere of THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
by Blair Ingenthron - February 28, 2024


Vertigo Theatre will present THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN based on the best-selling book by Paula Hawkins and DreamWorks Film, adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel, March 16 - April 14, 2024. Learn more about the production here!

Video: Learn About The Wresting Featured in Theatre Calgary's AS YOU LIKE IT
by Joshua Wright - February 28, 2024


Did you know that Theatre Calgary's production of As You Like It includes wrestling? Find out what to expect from this exciting new production - on stage  February 27th through March 24 in an all-new video.

Axios Men's Ensemble Presents Ukrainian War Requiem World Premiere This April
by A.A. Cristi - February 26, 2024


Following the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, the Axios Men's Ensemble commissioned composer and two-time Grammy Award nominee, Benedict Sheehan, to compose a Requiem to honour the countless victims who have lost their lives in this tragic war. Check out all the details here!

Ice Cube Adds More Dates to Canadian Tour; Sells Out First Leg
by Michael Major - February 21, 2024


Straight off of the sold-out first leg of the Straight Into Canada tour, Hip Hop icon Ice Cube will embark on part two of the tour, with eleven new dates across Canada. In addition to the new dates, Xzibit, Merkules, Peter Jackson, and DJ Kav have been announced as direct support on select dates. Check out all dates!

StoryBook Theatre to Present A WRINKLE IN TIME This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 07, 2024


StoryBook Theatre is presenting its first production of 2024, A Wrinkle in Time. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets.

Three Theatre Companies to Present Alberta Premiere of Erin Shields' BEAUTIFUL MAN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - February 07, 2024


From the collaboration of Downstage, Handsome Alice Theatre and Verb Theatre, comes the biting satire and Alberta Premiere of Beautiful Man, written by Erin Shields. Learn about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

Dancers' Studio West Unveils New Strategic Plan To Further Support Local Artists, Diversity & Creation Of Dance Works In Alberta 
by A.A. Cristi - February 05, 2024


Dancers' Studio West has shared their new Strategic Plan for 2024-2028 at a special event on Friday February 28, 2024  from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Evolved Movement.


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