This summer if you want a great show, a fantastic meal, and a night out that will leave you feeling optimistic and happy in these strange and uncertain times head on down to Stage West Calgary and catch Red Rock Diner. Director and choreographer David Connolly has assembled an energetic, youthful, fun, and talented cast for this tribute to the early music of rock ‘n’ roll.
“We’ve received submissions from every province in Canada and from Canadians from around the world. We’ve received scripts from China, Tasmania, Australia, Ireland, many states throughout the U.S., and so on, and I think that Canadians are catching on to the idea that this is their festival.”
Michael Halfin, Artistic & Executive Director NNPF
“Telling and hearing stories keeps us in the emotional and intellectual company of one another. I think deep down, people desire to know they can rely on other people, and stories and theatre can offer that by creating a like-minded culture.”
Dale Sheldrake, Director Valentines’ Day
I’m very excited to announce that my play, Valentine’s Day, is one of twenty-four plays being produced from Wednesday, July 25th to Sunday, July 29th at the 2018 NewMarket National 10 Minute Play Festival. The NNPF is a festival dedicated to Canadian plays and the diverse voices of this country and takes place forty minutes north of Toronto in Newmarket Ontario. [Read more…]
We’re only a few weeks away from the Uncensored, Unexpected, and Unforgettable Calgary Fringe and I’ve just finished making my list of want-to-see theatre which I’ve highlighted below. This year’s festival runs from Friday, August 3rd to Saturday, August 11th, mostly in Inglewood. I say mostly because three of the shows are at Lunchbox Theatre and you’ll need to allow some travel time if you’re going between Lunchbox and Inglewood.
If you’re a frequent fringer then plan on buying a Superpass. Superpasses offer substantial savings and come in packages of five, ten, or twenty. It’s a great way to see lots of shows or get a group of friends together and share the cost. You can buy individual tickets, superpasses and check out the complete fringe schedule at the Calgary Fringe Website. [Read more…]