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This year’s Beyond the Stage Series features four outstanding presentations – all of which are innovative, contemporary, genre-defying collisions of different art forms (music, theatre, and dance). The productions are created and performed by some of the most exciting musicians, choreographers and theatre-makers from across North America. This series includes the internationally acclaimed, award-winning dance/theatre hybrid Betroffenheit; Hadestown creator Anaïs Mitchell in concert; Freedom Singer, a documentary theatre exploration of the history of Underground Railroad through hip hop and soul music; and Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, a humorously dark and totally unique concert/theatre mash-up starring Canadian singer-songwriter Ben Caplan. We hope you’ll join us for all four of these unique, thought-provoking, music-filled evenings!

Buy a four-show BTS Series Package for only $150+GST/fees and SAVE 20%

Purchase NOW for the Best Seats! Ordering is easy. Just call 780.425.1820!

Series Ticket Packages are now on sale. Single tickets go on sale August 1.

All BTS Series shows are recommended for ages 14+

Beyond the Stage 2017/18 brochure:

Anaïs Mitchell in Concert


Photo credit: Anaïs Mitchell. Photo by Jay Sansone.

October 20-21, 2017

8:00 PM

in The Club

The queen of modern folk music, Anaïs Mitchell, will treat us to some of her favourite songs with some of her favourite people.

Freedom Singer


Photo credit: L-R: Noah Walker, Khari Wendell McClelland, Tanika Charles. Photo by Dahlia Katz.

October 25-29, 2017

8:00 PM

in The Club

Juno-nominated singer/songwriter Khari Wendall McClelland, using contemporary styles of music such as hip hop, funk, and soul, retraces the steps of his great-great-great grandmother, Kizzy, as she flees slavery.



Photo credit: Company of Betroffenheit. Photo by Michael Slobodian.

March 30 to April 1, 2018

Friday and Saturday: 8:00 PM

Sunday matinee: 2:00 PM

in Shoctor Theatre

This fusion of dance and theatre is an unflinchingly honesty examination of what happens to the individual in the wake of a trauma.

*Winner of the Olivier award for Best New Dance Production*


Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story


Photo credit: Ben Caplan. Photo by Stoo Metz.

May 9-13, 2018

8:00 PM

in The Club

This theatrical-musical hybrid, inspired by the real-life story of two Romanian Jews, examines the refugee immigration experience of a century ago – a humorously dark folktale combined with a high energy concert.

BTS Series subscriptions on sale NOW!

Single tickets on sale August 1

To purchase 2017/18 BTS packages, call the Box Office at: 780.425.1820.  

The Citadel Theatre is a not-for-profit organization that relies on the generous support of donors, sponsors, and foundation and government funders.





A Workshop Presentation

January 21-22, 2018

in The Club

There will be a workshop presentation of Wonderstruck: Live! at the Citadel Theatre January 21-22, 2018. Admission is by donation but a seat must be booked through the Box Office at 780.425.1820.


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