It's finally here! Our 2018/19 lineup!
We are excited to bring you a memorable season of live entertainment. Whether you enjoy rock, country, folk, comedy, live theatre or musicals, or want to instill in your children a love for theatre and music, we’ve got a performance for you.
Come to the Bert Church LIVE Theatre and enjoy a night out with your friends and family, right in your own city. Our professional grade sound and lighting systems are fantastic, our beautiful renovated bar, combined with the charm of a small city venue that provides an up close and personal experience and our free parking, will sure make your night amazing!
Raised in a music-loving family in Alberta, country singer/songwriter Aaron Goodvin’s versatility and passion for writing and performing is second to none. Goodvin released his debut album with Warner in the summer of 2017 with two Top 10 singles; he also went gold with his single, Lonely Drum. Goodvin was nominated for the Rising Star Award at the 2017 Canadian Country Music Awards. Whether it’s a small intimate gathering or a crowd of thousands, Goodvin lights up a stage, connects with his audience, and delivers a jaw dropping performance.
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
Unless you’ve seen Terry Bozzio perform, you have no idea what you’re in for. Bozzio has spent the last 30 years performing Solo Drum Music for sold out audiences around the world. A Grammy winner, RockWalk honoree, Modern Drummer Magazine's Hall of Famer and Rolling Stone's Top 5 Drummers of All Time, Bozzio is a storyteller who weaves a hypnotic spell over audiences filled with emotion, variety, intimacy and excitement. His is a unique, intense, dynamic, spiritualistic, melodic, orchestral and atmospheric performer on the largest tuned drum and percussion set in the world! This show is not a bombastic 2-hour drum solo; this is music on drums.
Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
Students and seniors $29
As one of the most nominated and award-winning female vocalists in Canadian country music history, Lisa Brokop’s career includes eight studio albums, more than a dozen Top 40 radio hits and certified gold record sales. Brokop has developed a new concert experience that country music fans will not want to miss! Through hit songs and heartfelt stories, Lisa Brokop: Legendary Ladies of Country celebrates several of the female pioneers in country music who inspired and influenced her own career. This musical tour tips its hat to the talented women of country.
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 - 7 p.m.
Students and seniors $29
The Unsyncables, an entertaining play written by Rebecca Merkley, is the story of three young synchronized swimmers who rise to the top — unless, of course, they’ve forgotten their water wings. The clunky Juniper, Mary and Olga can’t even manage to sync up a high five. With plenty of obstacles in the way, the three set out to win a medal at the annual Insyncathon. Unfortunately, their friendship is put to the test when Mary runs into her old teammate Twyla, who is determined to make waves. The Unsyncables received a Sterling Nomination for Best Fringe Production and enthusiastic media and patron reviews.
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 - 7 p.m.
Delhi 2 Dublin (D2D) is a live-electronic, bhangra, hip-hop, world-pop, hybrid act whose concerts have been likened to '90 minutes of freebasing joy'. Famous for their onstage energy, the four member crew has played over 100 shows a year for the last decade at festivals such as Electric Forest (USA), Woodford Folk (Australia) and Bali Spirit Festival (Indonesia). Connecting roots to future, D2D features a heavy electronic backbone with live traditional Indian instruments (dhol, tabla), fiddle and the stunning Punjabi-English vocals of frontman Sanjay Seran.
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
Be part of the special tribute to the man considered to be the greatest country singer of all time — George Jones. With a career lasting more than 50 years, this music icon recorded more than 150 albums and became the symbol of traditional country music. Jones’ music continues to inspire artists of all genres. Award-winning singer/songwriter Duane Steele and his band will take you on a journey of Jones’ life through stories and songs. The Legend of George Jones is a must-see for Jones fans and country fans alike.
Friday Nov. 2, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
Students and seniors $36
Don’t miss Anne Marie Scheffler in one of her sharpest, funniest and most moving shows MILF Life Crisis. This captivating story answers the question, what happens when you’re newly divorced and have kids? Especially when all you’ve wanted your whole life was to get married and have babies. It took a bit of time to get there, but you got there. But then your perfect life has fallen apart. Now you have your beautiful children and a parenting schedule with the ex. Did you really just land back on the dating market? Do you really need to go through first dates and bad judgement all over again? Do you have to get on Tinder and Plenty of Fish? Are you ever going to love again? A hysterical comedy about MILFs, DILFs and being free every other weekend.
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
Admission $26 - Ages 18+ (adult content)
Jake’s Gift is a surprisingly funny, multi award-winning drama about a Canadian WW2 veteran’s reluctant return to Normandy, France for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day. While roaming the shores of Juno Beach, Jake encounters Isabelle, a precocious 10 year-old from the local village whose inquisitive nature and charm challenge the old soldier to confront some long-ignored ghosts. At its heart, Jake’s Gift is about the legacy of remembrance and personalizes the story behind one soldier’s grave.
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 - 7 p.m.
Students and seniors $24
Bonus: If you purchase tickets to Jake’s Gift and The Wardens together, you will receive get 25% off.
The Wardens’ mountain music is a piece of Canada reflecting the pristine wilderness of the Rocky Mountains. With haunting three-part harmonies, Scott Ward (guitar), Bradley Bischoff (guitar) and Ray Schmidt (bass/mandolin) share stories drawing on 60+ years of fiercely protecting Canada’s most prized landscapes. The Wardens are the real deal; their careers have seen them get dangerously close to grizzly bears (Wheels on The Wildlife Trap), fight devastating forest fires (Backfire) and take part in the historic return of the buffalo to Banff National Park in 2017 (Sleeping Buffalo). They preserve heroic tales from park history (Lantern Heart, Troop Train and TheBallad of Bill Neish) and look to nature and landscape as muse (Across The River).
A rare look into nature and the soul of the Rocky Mountains, The Wardens’ original songs and stories are an essential part of Canada.
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 - 7 p.m.
Bonus: If you purchase tickets to Jake’s Gift and The Wardens together, you will receive get 25% off.
Singer, songwriter and actress Heather Rankin is best known as the youngest member of the multi-platinum selling and multi-award winning musical group: The Rankin Family. Heather Rankin’s Christmas show: Picture Perfect Christmas includes a mixture of songs from her 2017 seasonal album Imagine, as well as favourites she performed with her sisters on their Christmas record over twenty years ago. Picture Perfect Christmas will fill you with the spirit of the season, wrapped up in cozy memories with some rollicking East Coast charm and a thoughtful wish for Christmas future.
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
Students and seniors $35
Enjoy this wonderful show in an intimate setting. Only 70 seats available for this performance!
Tanner James is one of the last great Canadian storytellers who is proud to carry on the oral storytelling tradition. His songs are about the people he meets and places he’s been; they are gut-wrenchingly funny and heartbreakingly confessional. Punk rock taught him how to do-it-yourself, indie rock taught him how to think outside the box, while roots music is where he always knew he would end up. Most of all, James is a songwriter who can move an audience around and make them laugh and cry within minutes.
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 - 7 p.m.
Transport yourself to an East Coast kitchen party with the Derina Harvey Band, a Celtic Rock group who offer music and storytelling with a side of humour. Their rhythmic undertow is layered with guitars, fiddle and topped by Harvey’s powerful voice. You’ll hear Celtic classics and originals in the form of ballads, sing-alongs and up-beat Irish stompers. This high-energy concert has left many an audience out-of-breath and hollering from their seats!
A great fit for all ages!
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 - 7:30 p.m.
Student and seniors $25
Fred Penner is a gentle giant with kind eyes and an undeniable ability to make you feel good about yourself. This December, Penner brings his beloved music to Airdrie with a concert of the Christmas season for the whole family. With a twinkle in his eye and a song in his heart, Penner will share his favourite holiday music with a sure-to-be captivated audience. This singer/songwriter, composer, actor, writer, author, TV host and keynote speaker delivers a simple yet powerful message: “Never underestimate your ability to make a difference in the life of a child.”
Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.
Children and seniors $23
Armed with a sassy-silliness and a g-force of glitter, the Cheesecake Burlesque girls pack a sparkly punch that will make your heart happy and leave you loving the skin you’re in! The group incorporates much of the old satirical and extravaganza elements of the old-style burlesque with their own modern twist. The Cheesecakes are multi award-winners who have dazzled and delighted audiences across North America and Europe sending one message: “Everyone is beautiful and should be proud of their bodies.”
Friday, Jan. 18, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Ages 18+ (adult content)
Spidey has captivated the minds of people around the world with his tours across North America, eight international TV shows and 10+ million online viewers. He was named US Mentalist of the Year in 2017 and has performed for major celebrities. Spidey will perform his much-anticipated mind-reading show that has been a success on NBC, NETFLIX, FOX, Discovery Channel,Entertainment Tonight, and the CW and he promises to bring his popular TV tricks to the BCLT stage. A magical journey that taps into your every emotion, Spidey presents a mind-blowing and hilarious “make believe” performance. He’ll freak you out with his eerie mental demonstrations bordering on the supernatural
Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Children and seniors $35
We know Airdrie loves guitar shows and this amazing show features six virtuoso guitarists from four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, and US). The California Guitar Trio (CGT) and the Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) fuse over 40 years of combined performing experience into one unique six-by-six-string ‘phenomensemble’. In a pleasantly surprising way, CGT's steel stringed-guitars blend naturally with MG3's nylon-stringed guitars, as each trios fret boards chase the others' original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical music.
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 - 8 p.m.
Students and seniors $31
Matthew Good is one of Canada’s preeminent voices in music today. In the 20 years since the release of his debut album he has been prolific in his output. Good’s studio albums have combined for nearly one million albums sold in Canada alone. He released his ninth solo album, Something Like A Storm in the fall of 2017 and has been nominated for over 20 Juno Awards. Good is also widely known for his support of various causes, most notably his dedication to raising awareness regarding mental health issues and human rights.
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 - 7 p.m.
The Will’s Jams Live show is an interactive, multimedia experience integrating video content from the popular TV series airing on CBC Kids with live music by Will and his Backyard Band. This show features sing-along fan favourites and first premiered in China in July 2017 as an engaging way to teach English vocabulary. Will's fun and educational music is about creativity, art and imagination, sports and sportsmanship, and respect for people, animals and the planet.
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 - 11 a.m.
Enjoy another wonderful show in an intimate setting. Only 70 seats available for this performance!
A prairie troubadour, Maddie Storvold is an emerging singer/storyteller from Edmonton, AB. With emotive finger picking, and a honeyed, impassioned voice, her music seeks to tell a story, to challenge us and to touch a fragile part of the human spirit. As a live performer, Storvold has been described as having a "commanding stage presence, a quirky sense of humour, and knack for capturing moments in song." Tough and sweet like gravel in honey, Storvold is harkening in a new era of folk icons.
Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 - 7 p.m.
Formerly one half of gold selling Canadian duo McMaster & James, Luke McMaster cut his teeth on some of the biggest acts of the day, including sharing the stage with Randy Bachman, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and more. McMaster’s first love has always been singing, performing and connecting with his audience. In his latest solo project: ICONS OF SOUL, McMaster has taken the Motown and soul influence that has always imbued his music to a new level. ICONS uniquely marries contemporary song writing with legendary hits. You’ll be treated to brand new music so catchy that you will be snapping and singing along like you’ve known them all your life, along with McMaster’s greatest hits.
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
There’s something compelling and immediately likable about Trevor Panczak and his music. The Alberta-based and award winning country music entertainer writes, interprets and records songs that speak to one’s heart in a way that is simple and soulful with an appeal to a broad array of music fans. In simple terms, Panczak is as real and honest as you can get. His new album, Where I Go to Come Back, is a collection of 13 songs that are a perfectly balanced blend of old-school country storytelling with the feel and textures of modern recording.
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
Under the artistic direction of Ballet Master, Mykola Kanevets, the Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company maintains a strong reputation as a successful and accomplished leader in Ukrainian dance the world over. Rich in intensity, energy and spirit, Cheremosh takes audiences on a colourful and exhilarating journey, thrilling them with intricate choreography, spectacular costumes and dynamic music. Men leap to amazing heights with their breathtaking acrobatics while women spin across the stage with incredible beauty and grace. From beginning to end this two-act dance spectacular with 44 amazing dancers is sure to entertain. Cheremosh is without a doubt a sight to behold.
Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 7 p.m.
Students and seniors $36
ABRA Cadabra has been touring the world for 15 years helping audiences of all ages and cultures celebrate the timeless and uplifting music of ABBA! This high–energy and captivating show keeps the music of ABBA alive. As fans of the music themselves, ABRA Cadabra prefers to not impersonate the original members of ABBA, but instead recreate the amazing music and legacy of the Swedish super group with powerful vocals, musicians, dancers, costumes and plenty of stories about the real ABBA.
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 7 p.m.
Back by popular demand! This will be a foot-stomping, toe-tapping afternoon full of good old-time fiddle music. The Prairie Mountain Fiddlers play for the people and for their love of music. It is all about good old-fashioned fun!
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 2:30 p.m.
This charismatic globetrotting trio are the most successful classical crossover act to emerge from Ireland, singing songs they love and not taking themselves too seriously. For The Celtic Tenors, it’s all about the music, the harmonies and the fun. The Celtic Tenors will perform songs such as Danny Boy, You Raise Me Up, Nessum Dorma and other favourites. With a renowned international reputation and over a million CDs sold worldwide, The Celtic Tenors offer a truly unique performance.
Friday, April 12, 2019 - 7:30 p.m.
The Children's Literature Association named Charlotte’s Web "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years.” Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures the magic of this timeless tale. Nose Creek Players is proud to present Charlotte’s Web, a beautifully crafted story about the power of friendship, empathy and resilience. Bring the entire family to the Bert Church Live Theatre as Joseph Robinette’s enchanting adaptation comes to life! Charlotte’s Web is presented by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
There are no events for the month of July.