• Swan Lake/Ballet Jorgen

Brit’s Picks Mar. 9 – 16

Grace Embodied        Thursday

TCU Place

Toronto’s Ballet Jörgen is taking on one of the classics to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The company will present Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake this week as part of a national tour. The story of love and sacrifice centers around Odette a young princess who is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. Ballet Jörgen has put its own twist on the production by setting it in the Louisbourg Fortress in Nova Scotia. Through this interpretation, the company hopes to celebrate Canada and open up a discussion about our national identity. Tickets are $27 – $99.

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Double Vision          Fri. & Sat.

The Refinery

Comedy and sleight of hand combine into an entertaining evening of magic. Mitchell and Michael Hrycan are identical twins hailing from Saskatoon but have toured North America entertaining crowds for 25 years. They get the crowd up and involved it their shows and the magicians have teased online that they’ll be debuting brand new tricks at this show. Tickets are $25.

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SSO Careless Whisper / saskatoonsymphony.org

The symphony is taking a trip down memory lane this weekend with a tribute to the 80’s. (saskatoonsymphony.org)

Acid Wash Flashback         Saturday

TCU Place

The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra is flashing back to one of the flashiest eras, the 1980’s. Careless Whisper celebrates the popped collars, the teased bangs and of course, the music by artists like George Michael, Prince and Billy Idol. This is the perfect entry show if you’re new to the symphony because you can sing right along with the guest vocalists from Jeans ‘n Classics. Guest conductor Melanie Leonard joins the SSO for this show. Tickets are between $53 – $73.

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Iskotew/ GTNT

GTNT’s Circle of Voices is out with show full of girl power. (Twitter)

Dukin’ It Out          Fri. – Mar. 17

Studio 914

It’s a lesson in how to fight like a girl as Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre’s Circle of Voices program presents Iskotew. The show was written by Jennifer Dawn Bishop, a graduate of the COV program. The story follows a young Indigenous woman who dreams of winning it big as a mixed martial arts fighter. She’s invited to an MMA tournament in Montreal but has to overcome obstacles in her personal life to get there. Tickets are $13 – $15.

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Beautiful Balladier    Sunday

Broadway Theatre

Prince Edward Island singer songwriter Rose Cousins is out on the road in support of her new album Natural Conclusion. Cousins had been on a bit of a hiatus from music, pulling back in  2013, she needed a break from the constant touring. Cousins came back from that break with a new balance and a new roster of songs. This will be a beautiful laid back show. Tickets are $33.

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