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Hey Ladies!
Hey Ladies! is Edmonton’s premier comedy, info-tainment, musical, game, talk show spectacular that’s suitable for ALL sexes!


The 11 O'Clock Number
The 11 O’Clock Number! presents 90 minutes of improvised comedy entertainment that unveils scenes, songs, and production numbers completely off the cuff to create a brand new musical based on audience suggestions.


Die Nasty: <br>The Live Improvised Soap Opera
Die-Nasty The Live Improvised Soap Opera Returns for Season 26! Monday October 17, 2016!

This years theme is "A Renaissance of Machiavellian Intrigue" In the Reborn Varscona Theatre!

Venice, c. 1400. The Gabourgias and the Spinellis are but two of many douchal families spoiling, plotting, and conniving for power, money, golden baubles, ships, silks, spices... AND LOVE. All under the watchful eye of the most powerful sovereign on the face of the known world: The Douche of Venice.


Bust
Several months after the Fort McMurray Fire, a controversial call at a Peewee hockey game propels two couples into dangerous territory. A darkly funny comedy about two families, whose lives are intrinsically tied to Alberta’s bipolar economic order.


Reflections
Citie Ballet presents Reflections at the Timms Centre for the Arts, 87 Ave and 112 Street, from Feburary 24 - 26, 2017.


Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra
The Yardbird Suite Jazz Orchestra is the big band in residence at Edmonton's Yardbird Suite. The YSJO is dedicated to supporting the creative and professional music development of its members and the awareness of big band jazz music through performance.


In Good Company
We look back at our 15 year performance history, bringing out some choir and audience favourites from the vault and polishing up some brand new items. This program will feature the great variety of genres and styles we love to sing. With special guests Ante Meridiem, and a guest rhythm section that will get toes tapping.


OSCARNIGHT 2017
EDMONTON’S GREATEST OSCAR PARTY RETURNS!

OSCARNIGHT 2017 (fomerly Osctravaganza), is a night of high fashion, great food and fabulous swag. OSCARNIGHT is a fundraiser for Shadow Theatre and the ACME Theatre Company.


ERS Main Series 3: Caroline Stinson, cello<br>
Sarah Ho, piano
The Edmonton Recital Society presents Main Series 3: Caroline Stinson, cello and Sarah Ho, piano, Sunday February 26 at 7:30pm at Muttart Hall, 10050 MacDonald Drive.


Stupid F#@king Bird
You’ve never seen Chekhov like this. Aaron Posner’s bold and cheeky update of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull thrusts us into a country house where unrequited desire is drowned in equal parts alcohol and sarcasm. In true Chekhovian fashion, actresses, playwrights, doctors, and novelists bare their souls as they search desperately for the truth of love and art.


The Mommy Monologues
SkirtsAfire herArts Festival is proud to present the world premiere of The Mommy Monologues, a show about motherhood in all its joy, judgement, fear, risk and love. The Mommy Monologues breaks the stereotype of our idea of mothers, surprising us with 10 women, and all the men and children between them, each in life changing circumstances; a window into the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary situations, not so different from our own.


Judicael Perroy, Guitar
The Edmonton Classical Guitar Society presents French guitarist Judicael Perroy, “A masterly performance, perfectly idiomatic, deeply and profoundly expressive, technically impeccable…” - American Record Guide


Mascall Dance<br>The Outliner
Brian Webb Dance Company presents Mascall Dance, March 3 & 4, 2017 at 8pm at the Timms Centre for the Arts, 87 Ave & 112 St. We introduce one of Canada's most imaginative dance makers, one who has proven herself over and over again to be a true explorer, always digging into new turf. Jennifer Mascall is a revolutionary who is fascinated between one form and another.


P.J. Perry & Strings Play<br> "Charlie Parker with Strings"
March will mark the 60th anniversary of the opening of the first Yardbird Suite in Edmonton. As Canada’s longest running all-volunteer jazz venue, the Edmonton Jazz Society is celebrating this auspicious event with five weekends of special music starting on March 3, 2017.


Dust to Dust
i Coristi Chamber Choir presents Dust to Dust on March 4 at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Ave

Rob Curtis, Conductor
Kimberley McMann, Assistant Conductor
Ariane Lowrey, Resident Accompanist

Themes of Ash Wednesday echo through this concert of Lenten reflection: music of creation and of death, featuring John Rutter’s beloved "Requiem".

Of particular note is the world-premiere performance of "A Better Time Shall Come" by Christine Donkin - commissioned by i Coristi Chamber Choir.

Repertoire:
John Rutter, Requiem
Michael McGlynn, Jerusalem
Michael McGlynn, One Last Song
Mariano Garau, Parce Domine
Gwyneth Walker, I Thank You God
Christine Donkin, A Better Time Shall Come


Contemporary Combo Concert
The Contemporary Combos draw from MacEwan Music’s best second, third and fourth year students. Join these dynamic musicians as they bring their talent and drive to a wide range of popular and jazz music.


Old Man Leudecke with Opener Ken Stead
Northern Lights Folk Club presents Old Man Leudecke with Opener Ken Stead on March 4.


MacEwan Music Concert Series: A Capella Ensemble/Jazz Combo
Come listen to our Pitch Perfect A Capella Ensemble as well as our outstanding Jazz Combo on March 5, 2017 at 2:00pm at the John L. Haar Theatre, 10045 155 St.


Edmonton Youth Orchestra<br>
March 5 Concert
The Edmonton Youth Orchestra performs on Sunday, March 5 at 2pm at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music.


Sing Strength<br>The Hands of Women
Presented in celebration of International Women’s Day; inventive music composed by – at the hands of – three strong women. Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus is honoured to be performing with Kathy Da Silva, and award-winning singer/songwriter Lizzy Hoyt (their own compositions; arranged by Brett Ludwig).


Kleine Orgelmesse
Warm up your Sunday afternoon with a concert of classical music performed by A Joyful Noise – thursday choir. The highlight of the concert will be Joseph Haydn’s “Kleine Orgelmesse”. This centerpiece of this charming work is a sublime version of the Benedictus text sung by Edmonton soprano Isabel Davis.


The Believers
In the midst of a terrible storm a couple offers refuge to the family next door. As exhaustion and irritation give way to the relaxing flow of alcohol, secrets and beliefs are revealed, and then challenged, when something unthinkable happens. Something unbelievable. As each person’s version of the event begins to fall apart and become clouded by suspicion, they turn on each other in a battle to understand the truth.


Soliciting Temptation
Shadow Theatre presents Soliciting Temptation from March 8 to 29, 2017 at the Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Ave.


Blood of Our Soil
Blood of Our Soil is a multi-disciplinary performance experience, integrating live Ukrainian folk music, a fusion of Ukrainian and contemporary dance, and an innovative projection design painting a landscape of beauty and terror. It is the story of Anna, a Ukrainian-Canadian woman who has always admired her grandmother, but knows very little about her past.


Blues Double Bill:  Joël Fafard  & Michael Jerome Browne
New Moon Folk Club presents Blues Double Bill: Joël Fafard & Michael Jerome Browne on March 10 at St Basil's Cultural Centre, 10819 71 Ave.


Prazak Quartet
The Edmonton Chamber Music Society presents the Prazak Quartet, distinguished for musical virtuosity that is rooted in a distinct Czech tradition. The concert will take place on March 10, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 St NW.


Urinetown - The Musical
Theatre at CUE presents Urinetown - The Musical from March 10 to March 19, Trish and Al Huehn Theatre, 7128 Ada Blvd


Tommy Banks Presents Piano City
March will mark the 60th anniversary of the opening of the first Yardbird Suite in Edmonton. As Canada’s longest running all-volunteer jazz venue, the Edmonton Jazz Society is celebrating this auspicious event with five weekends of special music starting on March 3, 2017.


Guitar Band Concert
Listen to some of MacEwan University's best guitar players in a unique showcase of their talents. Guitar is the star instrument in this unique ensemble of multiple guitars, bass and drums.


European Brass & Voices
Mill Creek Colliery Band presents "European Brass & Voices", with guest: Ukrainian Male Chorus of Edmonton.


Jazz Zenith Saxophone Summit
March will mark the 60th anniversary of the opening of the first Yardbird Suite in Edmonton. As Canada’s longest running all-volunteer jazz venue, the Edmonton Jazz Society is celebrating this auspicious event with five weekends of special music starting on March 3, 2017.


Songwriters' Concert
This showcase for the singer/songwriter is an exciting platform for new music.

Under the direction of Robert Walsh, this concert highlights our talented composers and performers, and is always an exciting platform for new music.


Jory Nash & James Gordon
Northern Lights Folk Club presents Jory Nash & James Gordon on March 18.


MacEwan Music Concert Series: Percussion Ensemble Concert
The beat goes on! This dynamic group features a virtual cornucopia of musical instruments that are struck or scraped on March 19, 2017 at 2:00pm at the John L. Haar Theatre, 10045 155 St


ERS Main Series 4: John Tessier, Tenor
The Edmonton Recital Society presents John Tessier, tenor, on Sunday March 19, 2017 at 7:30pm at Muttart Hall, 10050 MacDonald Drive.


Into the Woods
MacEwan University Theatre performs Into the Woods from March 22 to April 3.


60th Anniversary Weekend
March will mark the 60th anniversary of the opening of the first Yardbird Suite in Edmonton. As Canada’s longest running all-volunteer jazz venue, the Edmonton Jazz Society is celebrating this auspicious event with five weekends of special music starting on March 3, 2017.


Western Canada Fashion Week 2017
Western Canada Fashion Week is the longest running fashion week in Alberta, and now the second-largest in Canada. Their primary mission is to create a community, not only of designers, but a community that unites all those who are involved in the fashion and beauty industries, including media and production staff.


Leeroy Stagger
New Moon Folk Club presents Leeroy Stagger on March 24 at St Basil's Community Centre, 10819 71 Ave.


Panache Pt Deux: The Triumph of the Ponce
Ponce de Ponce de Panache returns as Supreme Leader of La Cité.Along with him are his outrageous cabinet ministers, a team of astonishingly strong, athletic and amazing contemporary circus artists.


MacEwan Music Series: Showcase Band Concert
The Showcase Bands, among MacEwan Music’s high profile ensembles, perform March 25 at 7:30 pm at the John L. Haar Theatre, 10045 155 St


Duo Flutes
Alberta Baroque Music Society presents Duo Flutes at the Robertson Wesley United Church (10209 123 St) on March 26, 2017.


With a Voice of Triumph

Peter N' Chris and the Kind of OK Corral
Three time Canadian Comedy award-winning troupe Peter N’ Chris deliver big laughs in this off-the-wall comedy. Look for this popular sketch comedy troupe on Just for Laughs and on the Canadian Fringe Theatre circuit.


Littlebirds Weekend
March will mark the 60th anniversary of the opening of the first Yardbird Suite in Edmonton. As Canada’s longest running all-volunteer jazz venue, the Edmonton Jazz Society is celebrating this auspicious event with five weekends of special music starting on March 3, 2017.


New Orford Quartet with Cho-Liang Lin and Orion Weiss
On April 1, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 St the Edmonton Chamber Music Society presents a dream team of leading musicians from Canada’s major orchestras, the New Orford String Quartet will transport listeners to the romantic and atmospheric Impressionist Era with works by the most prominent French composers of the time.
They are joined by legendary Taiwanese-American violinist Cho-Liang Lin and sensational American pianist Orion Weiss.


Pharis & Jason Romero
Northern Lights Folk Club presents Pharis and Jason Romero on April 1.


Composition Concert (Year 3)
Join MacEwan University's talented third year composers for an afternoon of new music. Come hear our Composition Majors as they showcase their original music written for a wide variety of instrumental combinations and styles.




Axis Theatre Company:<br>Hamelin: A New Fable
Enjoy a comedic, heart-tugging musical retelling of one of the world’s most endearing tales, The Pied Piper of Hamelin. For more than 40 years, touring across North America and the world, AXIS Theatre Company has amused, inspired, and entertained audiences of all ages.


MacEwan Music Series: Big Band Concert
Experience the energy and the sound of MacEwan Music's renowned Big Band April 3, 2017 at 7:30pm in the John L. Haar Theatre, 10045 155 St.


Queen Milli of Galt
Walterdale Theatre performs Gary Kirkham's Queen Milli of Galt from April 5 to 15.


9 Parts of Desire
The Maggie Tree presents 9 Parts of Desire from April 6 to 15, 2017


Thibaut Garcia, Guitar
The Edmonton Classical Guitar Society presents Thibaut Garcia, a graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.


Oh Canada!<br> A Sesquicenennial Spring Celebration
Greenwood Singers celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary and the arrival of spring with Oh Canada! A Sesquicentennial Spring Celebration. The program will feature the music of Canadian composers, Healey Willan (“An Apostrophe to the Heavenly Hosts”), Ronald Hannah (“Song of Weeds”) and Stephen Chatman (An Elizabethan Spring) and arrangements of Canadian folk songs by Canadian composers, Keith Bissell, Harry Somers, and Donald Patriquin. The concert will include three madrigals for the coming of spring by the Elizabethan composer, Thomas Weelkes, and will close with selections from the iconic Canadian musical, Anne of Green Gables.


Story Theatre: Anansi's Gift of Stories
ANANSI is a favorite character in stories from Africa and Jamaica. He is sometimes a tiny spider and sometimes a skinny old man, but he is always involved in fun and adventures. In this adventure, all stories on earth have been taken by the sky god, and Anansi vows to return them for everyone to enjoy. Poor weak Anansi must complete three almost impossible tasks in order to free the stories.



Bella Voce Concordia Women's Choir presents A Wartime Talent Show, Dessert Concert on April 8.



Concordia Concert Choir presents Heritage: Concordia Concert Choir Home Concert on April 9.


Spring Spectacular
The Edmonton Jazz Festival Society is set to host its annual benefit event, Spring Spectacular, an evening of unforgettable jazz featuring Juno Award winning singer Emilie-Claire Barlow and the Edmonton Jazz Orchestra.



Kokopelli Choir presents Rajaton at the Winspear Centre on April 12 at 7:30pm.


Bring It On
The high stakes world of competitive high school cheerleading, Bring It On: The Musical inspired by the movie of the same name tells the story of Campbell, cheer captain and most popular girl at Truman High School. School redistricting forces Campbell to transfer to Jackson High School. Knocked off her throne as teen queen, Campbell tries to make sense of her new “outsider” status. With a national title on the line, Campbell must convince Danielle, Jackson’s “it-girl” and leader of hip-hop dance troupe The Crew, to start a cheerleading squad and help bring on some sweet revenge.


Irma Voth
Irma and her sister Aggie live a reserved life on a Mennonite colony in Chihuahua, Mexico under the dutiful watch of their father. When a famous Mexican filmmaker and his crew arrives to shoot a movie within the colony, the artists involved inspire Irma to seek out new ideas and bravely blaze a trail for her and her sister. Faced with an unsupportive community, the girls are driven to discover how to live life on their own terms



More information coming soon!


Boundaries
Citie Ballet Presents Boundaries April 21 - 23, 2017 at the Timms Centre for the Arts, 87 Ave and 112 Street.


Scott Cook and the Second Chances
Scott Cook believes a song can change your life and your life can change the world. Enjoy an intimate evening of roots, blues, soul, and country songs and storytelling from three-time Juno award-winning songwriter.


Maria Dunn Trio
Maria Dunn returns to Northern Lights Folk Club for a concert to celebrate with two of the fine musicians who helped make her new recording: producer/violinist Shannon Johnson and multi-instrumentalist Jeremiah McDade.


Art
Art
Shadow Theatre presents Art from April 26 to May 14, 2017 at the Varscona Theatre, 10329 83 Avenue.


Karina Gauvin, Soprano with Les Boreades de Montreal
The Edmonton Chamber Music Society is proud to present Canadian star soprano Karina Gauvin performing with musicians from Les Boréades baroque orchestra. The concert takes place on April 27, 2017 at 7:30pm at the Convocation Hall, Old Arts Building on the U of A Campus.


Rouge-Gorge<br>The Dress Writer
Brian Webb Dance Company presents Rouge Gorge on April 28 and 29, 2017 at 8pm. Robin Poitras, a true Prairie dance maverick, collaborates with Governor General Award Winner, Rober Racine! They are brought together by the poetry of celebrated Regina architect, Clifford Wiens. Note: This show has been rescheduled from its original December dates. Original tickets will be honoured at the door.


ERS Main Series 5: XIA Quartet
The Edmonton Recital Society presents Main Series 5: XIA Quartet on Sunday April 30, 2017 at 2pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, 10037 84 Avenue.


Handel's Water Music
Alberta Baroque Music Society presents Handel's Water Music at the Robertson Wesley United Church (10209 123 St) on April 30.



Jubiloso! Bells of Concordia present Jubiloso! Bells of Concordia on April 30.


Sweeney Todd: <br>The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sweeney Todd has become a bloody, worldwide success since being awarded eight Tony's, (including Best Musical), for its Broadway premiere. Stephen Sondheim's and Hugh Wheeler's (A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures) tasty, thrilling, theatrical treat has simultaneously shocked, awed and delighted audiences across the world.



Shumayela, Kikimasu, and Tamariki take you on a journey to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday!



Mill Creek Colliery Band presents Last Night of the Proms, May 6, 2017 at 7:30pm at All Saints' Anglican Cathedral, 10035 103 St



Vacilando and Òran, Kokopelli’s adult ensembles, explore voices that often go unheard in our community. This program will feature works by women composers and composers of colour.


Edmonton Youth Orchestra<br>
May 7 Concert
The Edmonton Youth Orchestra performs their Gala Concert on Sunday, May 7 at 2pm at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music.



Chronos Vocal Ensemble presetns Alleluia! May 7 at 7:30 pm at All Saints’ Cathedral, 10035 103 St

Sacred a cappella music by Canadian, American and European composers. Featuring magnificent Alleluia settings by J.S. Bach, Randall Thompson, Eric Whitacre and more.




Vocal Alchemy<br>
15th Anniversary Gala
Our 15th Anniversary celebration will be a musical feast for the ears as we take our annual orchestral-work concert up a notch with a performance at the spectacular Winspear Centre. Music of Mozart for large choir, orchestra, and soloists will be paired with a variety of a cappella and accompanied selections, including the premiere of a newly commissioned work by Canadian composer Mark Sirett. We’ll be joined by our friends from Chronos Vocal Ensemble. Don’t miss this exciting milestone!


Sing Justice<br>
The Message of Movies
Featuring Carl Orff’s “O Fortuna” (with two pianos & five percussionists), stirring music from “Schindler’s List”, “The Mission”, “Henry V”, and more.


From Cradle to Stage:<br>
An Evening of New Work
Walterdale Theatre performs From Cradle to Stage: An Evening of New Work from May 15 to 20



It’s a choir crawl! Back by popular demand, this concert takes you on a freeform journey between little-known Edmonton church venues along our city’s historic Church Street (96 St), ending up with a massed choir in the park.


Heaven & Earth
i Coristi Chamber Choir and Da Camera Singers team up to present a two-concert experience. On May 27 i Coristi will sing songs of Paradise, and on May 28 Da Camera will sing songs of nature and the earth, plus a joint performance at both concerts. Subscriptions include a ticket the May 27 concert, and a free ticket to the May 28 concert. Single tickets to Da Camera's May 28 concert can be purchased through the choir.



Concordia Community Chorus presents Canada on May 28.


Pro Coro Canada Concert: Childhood Memories
Part of the Edmonton International Choral Festival. An exploration of childhood as experienced in diverse cultures around the world and here at home. Featured composers include Veljo Tormis and Ugis Praulinš alongside Canadians Michal Novotny and Allan Gilliland.


Halifax Camerata Singers Concert:<br>
The Voices of Our Past
The Edmonton International Choral Festival presents the Halifax Camerata Singers Concert: The Voices of Our Past on Friday June 2 at 8pm at All Saints' Anglican Cathedral, 10035 103 St NW.


Voces Nordicae: Earth Call
The Edmonton International Choral Festival presents Voces Nordicae: Earth Call on Saturday June 3 at 8pm at All Saints' Anglican Cathedral, 10035 103 St NW.

Earth Call brings to light the United Nation’s global development goals through newly written music, film and images. The performance, which includes vocal improvisation and choreography, features photography by Kristina Junzell.

Tickets are $30 for Adults and $25 for Students and Seniors 65+, plus applicable fees.


Gala Concert: Edmonton International Choral Festival Choir
Edmonton International Choral Festival presents Gala Concert: Edmonton International Choral Festival Choir


ERS Main Series 1: Music Among Friends<br>Rescheduled Date
The Edmonton Recital Society presents Music Among Friends (originally scheduled for September 18, 2016 but postponed due to illness) on June 4, 2017 at 7:30pm at Muttart Hall, 10050 MacDonald Drive.


Rodgers and Hammerstein's<br>Carousel
Foote in the Door Productions is proud to present Carousel, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic and award winning musical adaptation of Ferenc Molnar’s play, Liliom. Voted best musical of the 20th century by Time Magazine, this timeless classic features gorgeous music including ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ and ‘If I Loved You’.


Follies
Walterdale Theatre performs Follies from July 5 to 15






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