Welcome to the last Edmonton downstage of the year! It’s hard to believe we’re here already. It’s been another wonderful year in Edmonton theatre, and as usual, I’m honoured to have been a part of it. With the holiday season coming up, I’m going to take a break from Edmonton downstage, but if you want to keep up with me, connect with me on Twitter or Instagram.
- Lady Windermere’s Fan is on Walterdale Theatre’s stage until December 17.
- Seminar by Theresa Rebeck is produced by Ginger & Rosemary Theatre at the PCL Studio Theatre December 14 – 18.
- Robin Hood: A Pantomime in the British Tradition plays at the Capitol Theatre December 14 – 31.
- Edmonton Actor’s Theatre’s production of Burning Bluebeard by Jay Torrence returns to The Roxy On Gateway December 15 – 24.
- Blarney Productions is remounting David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries as part of Yule Ave festival on 118 avenue. Admission to the show is free or by donation. The show runs December 15, 17, 18 at 8:00 p.m. and December 16 at 9:30 p.m. at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts.
- The Best Little Newfoundland Christmas Pageant….Ever! runs at the Varscona Theatre December 16 – 23.
- Festival Players are presenting Anne Of Green Gables: The Musical at Festival Place December 16 – 30.
- Alberta Opera and Concrete Theatre are looking for another arts organization to share their office space.
- There are only a few more days left in Grindstone Theatre’s IndieGoGo campaign raising funds for the new Grindstone Comedy Theatre on Whyte Avenue.
- Want more info? Check out my interview with Grindstone Theatre’s Vicky Berg.
Want to get creative over the next month or six weeks? Here are several opportunities to submit your work to:
- Want to try your hand at directing? Walterdale Theatre has also got a call out for script submissions for next year’s season. Deadline is January 15.
- Submissions to the Stage Struck! One Act Festival are open until January 30.
- The Citadel’s Playwright’s Forum is taking submissions now until January 17.
Things to see and do
- Mel Priestley writes about the Citadel Theatre’s A Christmas Carol and shares some thoughts on local arts coverage.
- If you haven’t seen it yet, definitely check out Mack Male’s Guide to Winter 2016/2017 Festivals in Edmonton.
- Trying to plan your New Year’s Eve celebrations already? Linda Hoang has a guide of what to check out.