Theatre Calgary’s ‘Noises Off’ hoping to turn on the laughs in season opener

Theatre Calgary is opening its 2019-20 season with Noises Off, an established British comedy it is hoping will have theatregoers laughing from start to finish. A play about a play, Noises Off takes the audience through three different stages of…

Calgary theatre’s final curtain call could come soon due to change in provincial funding

August 22 2019 8:22pm Lunchbox Theatre said it’s in trouble after the Alberta Foundation for the Arts adjusted its grant installments. Now, the Calgary arts venue is hoping to get the funding they need some other way. Lisa MacGregor reports.…

Thought-provoking performances liven up Calgary’s old Central Library

April 25 2019 6:28pm If you’re trying to figure out some new appliance or device, you might search online for some tips. But as Gil Tucker shows us, struggling on his own is all part of the fun for one…

Thought-provoking performance art ‘shaking up’ Calgary’s old Central Library

It’s been empty for months but now life is coming back to Calgary’s old Central Library. Overshadowed since the city’s dazzling new Central Library opened in November 2018, the old branch is now the setting for a performance incubator event…

Calgary costumer helps actors look the part: ‘I just jumped into it’

It’s a big week for members of a new Calgary theatre company — and for the costumer who’s helping mount the debut production. Black Radish Theatre is staging Samuel Beckett’s classic play Waiting for Godot. “It’s an absurdist existential piece…

Iranian performers in Calgary create show with local theatre company: ‘An amazing experience!’

April 23 2019 6:14pm They may be from countries and cultures that sometimes clash, but now they’re finding common ground in Calgary. Here’s Gil Tucker with performers from different backgrounds working together to create connections. ‘ }); } else {…

Iranian performers collaborate with Calgary theatre group to create new show

They may be from cultures and countries that sometimes clash, but Canadian and Iranian performers are finding common ground in Calgary. Members of the Zendegi Theater Company have travelled from Tehran to create a new show with members of Calgary’s…

Survival of Calgary teen theatre company threatened: ‘Don’t leave kids in the dark!’

It’s a theatre company that’s been providing opportunities for young performers for 27 years, but now Calgary Young People’s Theatre is facing an uncertain future. It’s because a big change is coming at the West Village Theatre, which CYPT has…

Wild west showman reunited with replica cannon

A Calgary man who does wild west improvisation has been reunited with a cannon that was custom made for his group Guns of the Golden West. The cannon was stolen in July 2018. Bob Wilson thought it was gone forever. “My…

New Canadians hit the Calgary ice in curling comedy

It’s a wide range of characters taking to the mock-ice surface for a rehearsal at Alberta Theatre Projects in downtown Calgary. The set depicts a small town curling rink for ATP’s production of “The New Canadian Curling Club”. The comedy…