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Crime Does Not Pay makes a musical out of comics

By Gurman Sahota, February 28 2017 — How do you take violent comics and the tragic life of their creator and turn it into a musical? David Rhymer and Kris Demeanor’s play, Crime Does Not Pay, will bring that story to the Calgary stage. Co-produced by Downstage Theatre and Forté Musical Theatre, the show follows…

Gracie brings polygamy and doubt to Calgary stage

By Gurman Sahota, February 28 2017 — Beginning with an eight-year-old living in the interior of British Columbia as a part of a polygamous sect, Gracie is the struggle between the desire to belong to a community and growing doubt. The piece is a collaboration between the Belfry Theatre in Victoria and Calgary’s Alberta Theatre…

The Exquisite Hour explores an unlikely friendship

By Gurman Sahota, February 14 2017 — What would you do if an encyclopedia salesperson wound up in your backyard one warm summer night? Set in 1962, The Exquisite Hour explores what Zachary Teale does when he meets encyclopedia salesperson Helen Darimont in his backyard. Written by Edmonton playwright Stewart Lemoine, Lunchbox Theatre will present…

BalletBoyz dance into Calgary for Life. show

By Fernando Moreno, February 7 2017 — Founded by Michael Nunn and William Trevitt in 1999 in London, England, BalletBoyz are bringing an unusual on-the-road twist to ballet. They will present their show Life. in Calgary from Feb. 16–18 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Trevitt says the name of the group has interesting origins….

Lego building competition showcases kid in us all

By Nikayla Goddard, January 24 2017 — Spark your inner youth at the 11th Annual Silver Springs Community Association Lego Competition on Jan. 28. The competition will welcome Lego enthusiasts of all ages to unlock their inner child. Last year’s competition drew around 150 registrants and 500 spectators from across Calgary, garnering entries from 30…

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