Upcoming shows 2017

 

Registration is now open!  

Full Day Summer Drama and Musical Theatre Camps. All Summer long.

Acting Drama Camp Dates 
Aug 14-18

Musical Theatre Camp Dates
Aug 21-25

Registration at Genesis Place or www.airdrie.ca or call the theatre box office 403-948-8824 





Caleb Hart
Sunday, August 20, 2017
2 p.m.
Admission $21 for 2 tickets!
Seniors and children under 12 - $18
Pre-show summer celebration 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

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Come early and celebrate community, music and summer while we enjoy a pre-show block party featuring food trucks, local buskers, and games. This outdoor, family fun event will be followed by the Caleb Hart performance.

Caleb Hart's unique blend of energetic Island Soul music continues to engage audiences across Canada and around the world. His passionate vocal delivery is known for its ability to connect deeply, and at the same time, get people up and moving!


 

Legally Blonde The Musical
Friday, August 25, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 26, 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 26, 7:00 p.m.
Admission $15

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A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde the Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! Legally Blonde is presented by The Collaborative Artists’ Summer Training (CAST) Program. The CAST Program is a unique, six week training experience for young performers (ages 15-24) which offers classes and workshops in singing, dancing and acting, in addition to producing a full musical.

 

GENERATION HOPE AN EVENING WITH JIMMY BELABRE FROM HAITI
Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017  7:30 p.m.
Admission $10

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The award-winning documentary, Generation Hope, features stories of children who grew up in extreme poverty but were able to better their lives by staying in school, thanks to help from Mary’s Meals — a global charity that provides a daily meal in a place of education to over 1.2 million children. Jimmy Belabre was one child who received Mary’s Meals growing up in Cite Soleil, a city the UN once declared as "the most dangerous place on Earth". Jimmy will share his experience growing up in Cite Soleil, how Mary’s Meals helped him to stay in school, as well as perform his own music. All proceeds from ticket sales will go to support the work of Mary’s Meals

  

 The Spark: A Hero Takes Charge
Accidental Humour CO.
Saturday September 23, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20.00

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The Spark: A Hero Takes Charge is Accidental Humour Co.’s new show for 2017. It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s...full blown super heroics on an epic scale. Mild mannered Maddy Martin is a brilliant electrical engineer who’s desperate to prove herself when a freak accident grants her the incredible powers of static electricity. Before long she dons a mask to become, The Spark, and must-race–against-time to stop the return of the evil Dr. Crime before he destroys the city. Maddy must unravel the mystery of her past, a long dead superhero, and gender dynamics in the workplace while earning place as the protector of Metro City. The Spark is a hilarious, unexpected and action-packed thrill ride through a world of superheros, villains, and the ridiculous characters that surround them.

 

 

 

 

 

Story Book Theatre Presents
Pinkalicious the Musical
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 30 - 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 1 - 12p.m.

Admission $15

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This tale is based on the popular book Pinkalicious, written by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann. The story follows Pinkalicious, who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe, a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Gerry Madigan
Saturday, October 7, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Admission $29

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Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Gerry Madigan, is a seasoned professional with an impressive musical pedigree. Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Madigan enjoyed 15 successful years on the road with his country band, The Cotton Mill Boys.

Madigan will perform songs from his new CD, Wild Bird, Fly Free, live on stage with his full 10-piece band. Enjoy an eclectic mix of contemporary music, blended with classic folk, country, and some traditional music and songs from his Irish heritage. The band is absolutely red hot with a funky brass section, keyboards, drums, bass, mandolin, fiddle, electric/acoustic guitar, 5-string banjo, plus a beautiful female vocalist - tight harmonies, outstanding musicianship, sensitive arrangements, and high energy stage performance.

Madigan’s talents as a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, plus his natural Irish wit, makes this a dynamic show not to be missed. Learn more at www.mmimusic.ca

 

Menopause the Musical
Sunday, October 15, 2017
7p.m.
Admission: $63

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The original Off-Broadway musical comedy is set in a department store where four women meet by chance while shopping for a black lace bra. After noticing unmistakable similarities among one another, the all-female cast joke about their woeful hot flashes, mood swings, wrinkles, weight gain, memory loss, too much sex, not enough sex, and more. These women form a sisterhood as they rejoice in celebrating that menopause is no longer the silent passage anymore! Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, Menopause the Musical® was created as a celebration of women who find themselves at any stage of “the change”. This laugh out loud, 90-minute production, gets audiences out of their seats and singing along to brilliant parodies from 25 classic hit songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s.

 

 

Musical Masquerade Halloween Howl with the R.J. Hawkey elementary school Children’s Choir
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
7 p.m.
Admission $19

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The Howl 17 - A Musical Masquerade

Juno award winner Norman Foote and the fully costumed R.J. Hawkey elementary school choir.

Where music, laughter and the creative spirit of Halloween all come together.

Community connections make this concert a true family event where everyone is encouraged to sing along in their costume! An evening where the ghosts, goblins and the gremlins can all celebrate this ghoulish time of year! Foote’s musicality is like no other, mixing clever hooks, witty wordplay and comedy all to great effect. His accolades include SOCAN’s Best Songwriter Award, US Parents' Choice Awards, and National Publications Parenting Awards' Gold Award, and most recently a Juno for his CD Love my new Shirt. Foote has written and recorded songs for Disney Records, Shari Lewis, CBC, Max and Ruby musical and many others.

 

Halloween Howl Costume Design Class
Ages 8 – 12
Date: Sept 20 - Oct 11, 2017 (4 classes)
Time: 6 – 7 p.m.
Cost: $45

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(cost includes 1 ticket to the Musical Masquerade Halloween Howl at BCT on Oct 17, 2017 please contact Bert Church for ticket purchase code)

Design your own Halloween creature from scratch and showcase it at Bert Church Live Theatre’s Musical Masquerade Halloween Howl!. Children will learn how to develop their own Halloween creature, understand the process of creating a backstory, determine where their creature came from, and how they would’ve grown up in their environment.

 


Port Cities
Friday, October 20, 2017
7:30 p.m.
admission $28

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The spellbinding chemistry of the trio—Carleton Stone, Breagh Mackinnon, and Dylan Guthro that makes up Port Cities is built on masterful songwriting, skillfully crafted arrangements, and the powerful electricity between the three voices at its helm. The band is soulful and vibrant — commanding, organic pop melodies buoyed by stunning three-part harmonies. Coupled with their engaging camaraderie onstage and off, Port Cities have become a not-to-be-missed live experience.

Each of the three songwriters brings distinct strengths to Port Cities, creating heart-wrenching songs reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac and Crosby Stills & Nash. The band has collaborated with the likes of Juno award-winning duo Classified and David Myles, Hawksley Workman, Tegan and Sara, Serena Ryder, Howie Beck,Feist, Hayden, and acclaimed singer-songwriter Broken Social Scene alum Jason Collette.

 

Fubuki Daiko - Japanese Drumming
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Admission $22

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Fubuki Daiko’s repertoire includes many original compositions and hard driving percussive pieces alternating with gentle bamboo flute melodies. The core members, Hiroshi Koshiyama, Naomi Guilbert, and Bruce Robertson, each have over 25 years of Taiko (Japanese drumming) experience. After performing at Carnegie Hall with the San Francisco Taiko Dojo, the group relocated to Winnipeg, Manitoba where they expanded into the current ensemble. The group’s leader, Hiroshi Koshiyama, is the only Canadian formally trained in the art of the Japanese Lion Dance by world renowned lion dancer Nosuke Akiyama. He has appeared in Philip Kaufman’s feature film Rising Sun and performed on the film’s soundtrack. Fubuki Daiko’s self-titled CD received a Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Instrumental Recording.

 

Double-Double Duo
Thursday, November 2, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Admission $26

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In a high-class, dynamic, and technologically advanced show, Double-Double Duo uniquely fuses classical showpieces, rock and pop, jazz and world music. Performers Kornel Wolak (clarinet) and Michael Bridge (digital and acoustic accordions), pack their show with blazing virtuosity, humour, and music sensitivity. Canadian Digital Accordion Champion Michael Bridge has performed on three continents, soloed with the Boston Pops, and won the prestigious Calgary Stampede Talent Search. Together, Double-Double Duo’s music is fun and fiery, sweet and seductive, as they push the boundaries of concert music to the next level.

Megan Lane
Friday, November 3, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Admission $25

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Megan Lane is known as one of Canada’s best female guitarists. The riff-rock/blues-inspired hooks that mark her music (most recently Sounding the Animal, produced by Hawksley Workman) lay the groundwork for new expressions of the songs she performs on stage. Lane’s teen years were spent jamming with American blues musicians who toured through her hometown of Saskatoon and over a decade of crisscrossing the continent’s music scene is apparent in her ease of on-stage experimentation with her rock trio’s danceable beats to a few stripped-raw songs, all of which reveal the complex wilderness inside this unforgettable performer.

 

This is That Live
Friday, November 17, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Admission $35

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Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring offer audiences an intimate look behind the studio door of CBC’s award winning satirical radio show, This Is That. With a healthy mix of character interviews and mockumentary stories, this live send up of public radio doesn’t just report the news, it makes it up! Nothing is off limits –politics, business, culture, justice, science – if it’s relevant to Canadians, This Is That finds a way to fabricate a story. If you have ever been curious how two guys provide all the voices for this improvised radio comedy, this is the show for you.

The Paperboys
Saturday, November 18, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Admission $34

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Wrapping up their 20th anniversary year, Canadian musician Tom Landa, is looking back on the legacy of his much-loved folk rock band The Paperboys. For two decades, The Paperboys have been touring the world and lighting up stages with their free-wheeling blend of influences from Celtic and bluegrass, to Mexican son jarocho, brass bands, and Canadian roots. They’ve been called everything from Cajun slamgrass to worldbeat. The group received a Juno award (Canadian Grammy), plus two Juno nominations, released nine albums, and regularly play two-night bills in the Pacific Northwest.

Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant Ever
Saturday, November 25, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Admission $30
Seniors (65+) and children (12 and under) $25

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Creating the best little Newfoundland Christmas pageant ever! is seemingly a dull task for Mrs. O’Brien, who has been put in charge when the original leader, Mrs. Armstrong, hits a moose with her car. It’s always the same old Mary and Joseph with the same old Christmas carols, until the Herdmans show up for the auditions! The Herdman's are "the worst kids in the history of the entire world" who don’t know anything about Christmas, and have only showed up because they heard there were free refreshments. However, what has the potential to be the worst pageant ever turns out to be the best, as everyone discovers the true meaning of Christmas.

George Canyon Christmas Show
Friday, December 1, 2017
7:30 p.m.
Admission $48

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Canada’s country superstar George Canyon brings his sensational vocals and charming humour to the stage with songs and personal stories of his favourite holiday season, Christmas. With favourites such as the theme song from the movie Christmas Miracle, and The Ballad of Wild Bill from the hit holiday Hallmark Television movie One Starry Christmas to a variety of George's popular hits, this show is sure to put you into the Christmas spirit.





 

 

 

 

Sons of Maxwell
Sunday, December 17, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Admission $35

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Sons of Maxwell (S.O.M.) is celebrating the Christmas season in Airdrie with a collection of songs new and old from their instant Christmas CD, S.O.M Favourites and their newest Christmas CD Christmas Super Deluxe. Come on in from the cold and get into the spirit of the season with Sons of Maxwell as they spread holiday cheer! Sons of Maxwell’s energetic performances are highlighted by a great sense of humour, their signature harmonies and original Pop-Folk songs. They have been nominated for five East Coast Music Awards and have won two ECMA’s (one in 2006 with Sunday Morning for Country Album of the year and in 2002 with Among the Living for Roots Traditional Group of the year).

Story Book Theatre presents
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Thursday, December 21, 2017 6:30 p.m.
Friday, December 22, 2017 6:30 p.m.
Saturday December 23, 2017 2PM and 6:30p.m.
Admission $15

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Join us as we create Christmas magic to the world of the Peanuts. This two act musical will feature highlights from the Tony Award Winning musical You're A Good Man Charlie Brown as well as bring the classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas to life. Discover the true meaning of Christmas with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang in this fun-filled musical.




 

Upcoming shows 2018

Lisa Loeb
Monday, January 15, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Admission $35

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With a career that spans two decades, Grammy®-nominated pop icon Lisa Loeb, topped the charts in mid-90s with a run of Billboard hits. Her Stay (I Missed You) from the film Reality Bites, reached #1 in 1994, a year later, Do You Sleep, was counted in the Top 20 and then in 1996, I Do reached #17.

Loeb has continued to record and tour, as well as work in film and TV. Her successful television projects included Dweezil & Lisa a 2004 Food Network series, filmed with her then-partner Dweezil Zappa, and a follow-up show called Number One Single.


Brent Butt
Friday, January 19, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Admission $45

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One of Canada’s bright stars is returning to the Bert Church Theatre stage!

Brent Butt discovered early that being funny was a good way to get
attention. Well known for creating his own TV series
Corner Gas, Butt became an instant hit. Corner Gas received unprecedented ratings and numerous accolades including an International Emmy Award nomination, and was named Funniest Show on TV by TV Guide readers.
Canada’s favourite comedy is now shown in over 26 countries.. In 2013, Butt was honoured with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to community and country.

 

 

 

 

Jeffery Straker
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Show 7:30 pm
Admission: $23

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On his new album, Dirt Road Confessional, Jeffery Straker continues push the boundaries of what it means to be a piano balladeer. With themes both contemplative and joyous, the 12-song collection encapsulates the seasoned Saskatchewan singer/songwriter’s experiences of playing over 200 shows around the world since the release of his previous album, 2015’s North Star Falling. The album launched at #5 on the iTunes charts in May 2017. Straker regularly draws comparisons to Harry Nilsson, Harry Chapin as well as a young Billy Joel or Elton John, but on Dirt Road Confessional his personal storytelling style stands out distinctly as his own.

The Purple Pirate
Magic Pirate Ship
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Show 2 p.m.
Admission $16
Ages 3 – 8
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Create your own Pirate hat before the show: 12:30 p.m.

The Purple Pirate includes storytelling, magic, and lots of audience interaction. Using lighting, sound, and special effects, the Purple Pirate transports the audience onto his magical pirate ship where extraordinary things occur. Pirate mythology and storytelling provide the backdrop to explore the treasures of friendship and sharing. Adventure awaits the audience who get to be part of the pirate crew as the purple pirate steers his ship in the direction of fun and laughter. The Purple Pirate is an adventure for the whole family.

 

 

 

 

 

Colin Mochrie and Deb McGrath
Monday January 29, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Admission $43

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Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?) and Debra McGrath (Little Mosque on

the Prairie) present their acclaimed one-couple show based on their 27 years of marriage, 60 years of performing around the world and one year on Instagram. Combining heart-warming and hilarious stories from their life, improv with the audience and surprise video guests, Colin and Deb will entertain you with their charm, wit and promise of cash prizes.


Silver Screen Scoundrels
Monday, February 5, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Admission $25

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Brandon Isaak and Keith Picot have both individually won a Maple Blues award and together they are the Silver Screen Scoundrels!

The Silver Screen Scoundrels put on an entertaining multimedia show that combines music, silent films and comedy!This show features topnotch songwriting, world class musicianship, and witty antidotes that have thrilled audiences world-wide.


54-40 Unplugged – Songs and Stories
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Admission $ 55.00

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Songs & Stories is an intimate and reimagining of 54-40’s greatest hits performed as you’ve never heard them before. Featuring original arrangements of violin, guitar, banjo, mandolin,this performance gives new context and spirit to classic songs 54-40 fans all know and love. In between songs the band engages with the audience sharing stories from their 30+ years together.

54·40 has an unbelievable catalogue of hit songs included in their live performances, such as Baby Ran, She La, Casual Viewin’, One Gun, Ocean Pearl, Love You All, Music Man, I Go Blind, and more!

 

Hank Williams Live – 1952
Starring Joe Matheson
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Admission $33

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1952 seemed like the beginning of the end for Hank Williams. His marriage ended, his contract with the Grand Ole Opry was terminated, his health was in serious decline, and even his old friend and mentor Fred Rose said he couldn’t put up with Hank’s shenanigans any longer. Then, suddenly, the tide appeared to turn. Hank was riding high again, back in the studio and planning a tour. History, of course, proved Hank to be a little too optimistic for his own good. But what caused the turn around? Where did Hank get this amazing second wind only months before his death?

In this two-hour long, intimate and revealing musical theatre piece, Joe Matheson (the quintessential voice of Hank Williams) pays tribute to the King of Country Music. It's not a true story, but the stories are true. And if it ain’t exactly factual well, as Hank would say, "What Momma don’t know won't hurt'er!"


DuffleBag Theatre Presents Cinderella
Sunday , February 25, 2018
2:00 p.m.
Admission $16

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Since 1992, the DuffleBag Theatre has been celebrated at festivals and schools. Actors retell the original adaptations of select fairytales and Shakespearean classics with humour and twists. Before your eyes, audience members join in on the action. This unpredictable performance is a hilarious experience for all ages where the dream of living a fairy tale really does come true!

 

Rainbow Dance Party - Selfie
Friday, March 2, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Admission $36

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An evening of non-stop surprises and stunning beauty awaits you.

Through virtuosic dancing and the wizardry of motion tracking technology, audiences will be swept into an otherworldly artistic wonderland. The audience becomes a part of the show when they text their own selfie to the stage and see it appear during the performances Selfie delves into the mystery of the “self”.

the high-powered, breath-taking physicality of the RDT dance ensemble, brings passion and humour along with virtuosic dancing, gravity-defying partnering and sheer beauty of execution to the unique choreography that glues together this magnificent new work.

Anastasia, Performed By Canada’s Ballet Jörgen
Thursday, March 8, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Admission $45

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Canada’s Ballet Jörgen brings back the magical tale of the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia for the 100th anniversary of the story and the 10th anniversary of the production. Created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen, Anastasia is set to an original full orchestra score by Russian/Canadian composer Ivan Barbotin. The mystery of what happened to the seventeen year old Grand Duchess has fascinated people for nearly a century, spanning a multitude of books, movies and musicals. Anastasia, the tragic story of an innocent girl and the subject of modern mythology explores the emotions, aspirations, and affections of this lovable yet controversial character as the world transforms around her. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, renowned for its ability to succinctly tell classical stories in an engaging and dramatic fashion; presents this full-length ballet rich with incredibly detailed costumes, versatile sets, and exquisite lighting.

 

 

 

Olate Dogs
Monday, April 2, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Admission $28
Seniors (65+) and children (12 and under) $25

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The Olate Dogs are the winning participants from Season 7 of America's Got Talent..

Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas, the Olate Dogs are a high-energy, fast-paced canine theatrical act filled with amazing dog tricks, human acrobatics and humour.

Richard grew up in South America in a poor family.

The Olate Dogs can also be seen nationwide amazing kids of all ages and sharing their story of the American Dream and dog rescue.

 

Prairie Mountain Fiddlers
Saturday, April 7, 2018
2:30 p.m.
Admission $16

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Back by popular demand! This will be a foot-stomping, toe-tapping afternoon full of good old-time fiddle music. This group plays for the people and for their love of the music. It is just good old fashioned fun!

 

 

John McDermott
Sunday, April 29, 2018
2p.m.
Admission $35

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John McDermott is an international recording star and household name – known as much for his successful musical career as for his commitment to veterans' causes. In concert, McDermott never fails to enchant audiences with his beautiful voice and tasteful remembrance tributes. Though time and travel have introduced McDermott to a wealth of new material and experiences, he manages to incorporate that diversity into his performances while retaining the beguiling sense of humour that audiences have endeared from the beginning.

 

 

Infinitus
Thursday, May 17, 2018
7:30 p.m.
Admission: $24

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Infinitus is a critically acclaimed beatboxing string trio known for their unique sound and upbeat performance style. With a repertoire featuring classical standards and original jazz/hip-hop arrangements and compositions, Infinitus is quickly becoming one of North America’s premiere chamber groups.




Nose Creek Players presents: James and the Giant Peach
Thursday, May 24 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 25, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 26, 2:30 p.m.Admission $12

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Nose Creek Players is proud to present Roald Dahl’s endearing tale James and the Giant Peach. Roald Dahl tells the story of a lonesome orphan boy who finally finds a place to grow; a place of friendship and hope. Bring the entire family to Bert Church Live Theatre as Nose Creek Players bring to the stage David Wood's enchanting adaptation that is brimming with magic! James and the Giant Peach (Wood) is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

 

 

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