Opening & closing this week
- The 20th-anniversary production of Darrin Hagen’s Tornado Magnet, runs at the Roxy on Gateway November 10 – 27 (previews are on November 8 – 9).
- How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying runs at Campus St. Jean November 11 – 19.
- Check out my preview of the show with director Adam Kuss and actor Frank Keller.
- Mama Mia! runs at the Jube November 11 – 13.
- Toy Guns Dance Theatre is holding a fundraiser that sounds like a blast on November 12 – The Ultimate Dance Battle! Proceeds support Toy Guns Dance Theatre and a dancer or dance group of your choice. Find out more from Toy Guns.
- Linda Wood Edwards’ show Never Let the Crew See You Cry – based on her mother who worked as a Flight Line Mechanic during World War II – runs at Campus St. Jean November 12 and 13. Tickets are at Tix on the Square.
- Congratulations to Ellen Chorley, who is the new festival director of NextFest! I’m so excited to see what Ellen does with the festival. 🙂
- Million Dollar Quartet at the Citadel has been held over, with additional performances through to November 19.
- Walterdale Theatre is looking for an Artistic Director for the 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 seasons – apply by December 5!
- Check out what Rapid Fire Theatre’s got on in November!
- The hiring of Vancouver’s Touchstone Theatre’s new artistic director has thrust conversations about equity (and hiring practices) in theatre back into the spotlight.
- What It Is Podcast dropped Episode 118, featuring the Good Women Dance Collective.
- Alright, so this isn’t exactly directly related to our theatre scene, but I wanted to share this awesome write-up on local Edmonton media experiment Taproot. Taproot is the brain child of Karen Unland and Mack Male, and aims to support meaningful local journalism through a community of members who contribute to the stories that Taproot publishes.
Less local media
- I really enjoyed this article about the particular dilemma theatre writers sometimes find themselves in when it comes to hanging out with theatre folks.