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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.

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

University of Alberta Drama Grad
Drama grad is a unique grad that is personalized to the students graduating. This is a great time to celebrate with friends, professors and colleagues.

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.

Keith Price Double Quartet
Keith Price is a Winnipeg-based guitarist and composer. Beginning on his grandfather's old guitar, Price was first influenced by pop music, punk rock, and heavy metal before discovering jazz at age fifteen. Price began his formal studies at The Conservatory of Amsterdam and upon returning to Winnipeg, turned down a scholarship from The New School in New York City and instead, opted to study with local jazz guitar guru Larry Roy as part of Steve Kirby's newly-established jazz program at the University of Manitoba. Price is now enjoying an inspiring period of musical growth while studying with internationally recognized pianist and composer Michael Cain.

Over the Edge with 4 Play
Our fantastically fun fundraiser returns! 4 playwrights, 4 directors, 4 designers and 4 actors converge on the ATB Arts Barns for 12 hours of frantic creation. In half a day, 4 plays are written, designed rehearsed and performed. Mature content.

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

Once Upon A Star tells the musical story of a young boy named Joey and his trip through the solar system with his new friend Vega the star. Joey and Vega visit each planet and together discover some of their properties and how different they are from each other. They also find out what it means to be a good friend.

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. Handel’s Water Music is a collection of orchestral movements composed at King George I's request for a concert on the River Thames. Also on the program are works by Boyce, Avison and J.C. Bach

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.

Anton Schwartz Quintet
Jazz's greatest improvisers create music that carries an emotional wallop. It's a lesson that tenor saxophonist Anton Schwartz learned well. His latest album “Flash Mob” spent eight weeks in jazz radio's Top 10 and earned a four-star review in Down Beat magazine, reinforcing his reputation as a passionate but poised improviser and smart purveyor of captivating melodies.

A Canadian Roadtrip
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

Voices from the Edge
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.

John Stetch's Vulneraville Quartet
The NYC-based quartet Vulneraville is Stetch’s favorite project yet, and is his most energetic and playful vehicle for his original compositions.

Edmonton Youth Orchestra<br>
May 7 Concert
The Edmonton Youth Orchestra presents EYO's 65th Anniversary & 40th Anniversary year for Michael Massey on Sunday, May 7 at 2pm at the Francis Winspear Centre for Music.

Best of Broadway Revue: The Golden Age
Grindstone Theatre returns with its 2nd Annual "Best of Broadway" Revue cabaret fundraiser. Watch some of your favourite musical hits from the Great White Way brought to life by performers of The 11 O'Clock Number!: Edmonton's Improvised Musical. See classic numbers from the catalogue of Rogers & Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim and more!

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!

The Lynne Singers<br> Spring Concert
The Lynne Singers Spring Concert! A celebration of some of the great genres of pop music including Rock & Roll, Big Band Swing, Musical Theatre, Gospel and Country.

Dancing in the aisles is encouraged!

Jon Mayer/PJ Perry Quartet
Jon Mayer is an excellent modern mainstream pianist who earlier in his career worked with Kenny Dorham, Jackie McLean, the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra and Sarah Vaughan.
P.J. Perry is considered by many critics and fans alike to be Canada's greatest alto saxophonist who has shared the stage with countless jazz greats including Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Michel Legrand, and of course, Tommy Banks.

Particularly Presto!
For their annual Spring concert, Excentrica is pleased to present Particularly Presto!, an eclectic program of sacred and secular choral music from Baroque to Folk.

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

Fernanda Cunha
Fernanda Cunha is a Brazilian jazz singer from Rio de Janeiro. For this visit to Edmonton, she will be accompanied by Toronto guitarist Reg Schwager and pianist Chris Andrew and bassist Rubim de Toledo, both from Edmonton!

Audrey Ochoa Trio
Audrey Ochoa is one of Edmonton's most prolific trombone players, playing jazz, rock, pop, Latin, punk, ska and whatever other genre will have her.

Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra<br>Ft. Donald Ray Johnson & John Gray
Paying homage to one of the greatest musicians of all time, the Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra is a nine piece ensemble performing the hits made famous by the Soul legend.
The Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra's tight sound, danceable rhythms and extensive repertoire are a celebration of the genius, Ray Charles.

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.

Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh Duo
The Edmonton Jazz Society presents Peter Brotzmann/Heather Leigh Duo on May 28th. This is genuinely compelling music. It reveals the duo's uncanny intuition and ability to communicate with one another and an audience. It is also a welcome addition to their respective individual catalogs.

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.

Ellen Doty<br> With special guest Eli Bennett
"...[I]t feels like an immediate, handmade, warm-hearted statement, one that uses the personal touch to reveal all sides of a performer who seems ready for her true Canadian coming out, with a voice that honeycoats every word it sings in her easy, sweet'n'sunny crossover jazz-pop”. - Mike Bell, Calgary Herald, Gold Album Review

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’.

Drea Lee Dance Company<br>Showcase 2017
DLDC Showcase 2017 is our year end show that features a variety of dance styles and choreography by Drea Lee, DLDC members, and guest performers from the Edmonton area.

Walterdale Theatre performs Follies from July 5 to 15

More information coming soon!

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