Created by RICHARD MALTBY, JR.
Conceived by WILLIAM MEADE
Adapted from the Broadway Production by RICHARD MALTBY, JR. and JASON EDWARDS
More than two dozen of Johnny Cash's songs are featured in this performance-packed musical.
“…a memorable portrait of one of country music’s most fascinating performers.” – BROADWAY WORLD
July 20 – August 11, 2019
Book by MARSHA NORMAN
Music and lyrics by BRENDA RUSSELL, ALLEE WILLIS, and STEPHEN BRAY
Based on the novel by ALICE WALKER
This Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical is an epic tale spanning 40 years in the life of Celie, an African-American woman struggling against poverty, abuse, and prejudice in the South of the 1930s.
"Exquisite! A joyous celebration of storytelling." – NEW YORK TIMES
September 21 – October 13, 2019
By TOBY MARLOW and LUCY MOSS
The Canadian première of the original hit West End production
Presented by arrangement with Kenny Wax, Global Musicals, George Stiles, Kevin McCollum & Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Divorced * Beheaded * Live in Concert!
From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take to the mic to tell their tales, remixing 500 years of historical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of 21st century girl power.
“…the most uplifting new British musical I have ever had the privilege to watch.” – EVENING STANDARD
November 2 – 24, 2019
A play about relationships that explores the space where bodies – abled and disabled – meet each other; a brilliant PhD student with cerebral palsy and his new caregiver, and a woman who has suffered a devastating accident and her ex-husband.
Winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
“…provides a piercing look at the obstacles faced by disabled people and, more importantly, the human condition in general.” – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
January 11 – February 2, 2020
By WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Adapted and Directed by DARYL CLORAN
Conceived by DARYL CLORAN and Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival
Shakespeare’s wonderful romantic comedy, set in Vancouver in the 1960s, complete with professional wrestling and 25 songs by The Beatles!
“Like it? I loved it. This one’s a hit.” – GEORGIA STRAIGHT
February 15 – March 15, 2020
Adapted by BELINDA CORNISH from the novel by TODD BABIAK
The play is a smart and funny adaptation of Todd Babiak’s much beloved, very Edmonton story, which will leave you questioning how well you truly know your neighbours.
“Todd Babiak is my new favourite social satirist. He’s observant, cynical and unrelenting . . .” – TORONTO STAR
March 14 – April 5, 2020
By HENRY LEWIS, JONATHAN SAYER & HENRY SHIELDS
A co-production with Arts Club Theatre Company
The North American première of the worldwide hit Mischief Theatre Production
Presented by arrangement with Mischief Worldwide
This production was originally presented in the West End by Kenny Wax & Stage Presence
The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society tries to mount a production of JM Barrie’s fantastic tale Peter Pan but anything that can go wrong, well, does. You’ve never seen anything like this brilliant display of sheer comedic mayhem before.
“The perfect show for those who feel the world has gone bonkers.” – THE TELEGRAPH
April 11 – May 3, 2020
Five contenders. Five rounds. Your vote. Only one will survive.
Fight Night is an interactive production that examines how and why we make judgements about others, while asking whether the current political system really represents our choices.
“…a lively satiric exercise in democracy.” – GLOBE AND MAIL
October 17 – 27, 2019
By DUNCAN MACMILLAN with JONNY DONAHOE
This solo show, starring JOHN ULLYATT, shares the story of a child who keeps his mother’s chronic depression at bay by creating a list for her of everything that makes life worth living. This touching, funny and intimate performance chronicles life’s small joys even as it reveals the lengths to which we will go for those we love.
“…offers sentimentality without shame…pretty much guaranteed to keep your eyes brimming.” – NEW YORK TIMES
February 1 – 23, 2020
Set in the aftermath of the wildfire that nearly destroyed Fort McMurray in the summer of 2016, After the Fire is a dark comedy centered around two couples whose lives have been deeply affected by this ‘natural’ disaster.
“It’s shocking and amusing in equal measure.” – GLOBE AND MAIL
April 18 – May 10, 2020
A new adaptation by DAVID VAN BELLE
Based on the novella by CHARLES DICKENS
Celebrating our 20th Anniversary of this Edmonton Holiday Tradition with a brand new adaptation! Delight anew in the beloved story of a miserly and miserable old man who is invited to change his ways by the Ghosts of Christmas.
November 30 – December 23, 2019