Cutting Edge Theatre Now – May 12
It’s an evening of murder mystery where improv acting is key and the audience can help catch a killer. Shear Madness is one of the longest running non musical plays in history and its capping off the 2016/2017 season at Persephone Theatre. The show is set in a beauty parlour and the landlady, who lives upstairs is killed. The audience gets in on the action to help figure out who’s responsible. Actors improvise much of the dialogue and it’s based on current events. It’s sure to be a fun and unpredictable night out. Tickets are $18 – $22.
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Master of Sketch Friday
He’s one of the top sketch comics this country has produced. Kevin Mcdonald is remembered fondly here in Canada for his work on Kids In The Hall but he’s continued his career with roles on That 70s Show, Lilo & Stitch, Arrested Development and has a brand new web series called Papillon. McDonald has stayed true to his comedic roots with his current show which combines stand-up comedy, storytelling and a special improv comedy performance with our own Saskatoon Soaps. Tickets, at $27, are sure to be a hot commodity.
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Dance Your Pants Off Sat. & Sun
1. This Saturday (April 29) marks International Dance Day. To celebrate, many local groups are getting in on the action. First up is the Boyan Ukrainian Dance Association which is holding a 50th Anniversary celebration at TCU Place. The party is a semi formal event that will feature all the Boyan dancers as well as guest artists like the Pavlychenko Folklorique Ensemble and the Lasktiwka Ukrainian Orthodox Folk Choir and Orchestra. After the professional dancers perform, there will be a dance so everyone can get in on the action. Tickets are $12 – $29.
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2. Also on Saturday (April 29) Free Flow Dance Theatre Co. will be celebrating with dances from all over the world. This family friendly event will feature genres like Flamenco, West Coast Swing, Salsa and First Nations Hoop Dancing. The best part is this show is completely free. It’s all happening at the Free Flow Dance Centre.
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3. On Sunday (April 30) bring the whole family down to Amigos Cantina for a dance party. Dr. J and DJ Fudge will keep the tunes pumping as you and the little ones get your groove on. From 1:00p.m. to 4:00p.m., there will be face painting, a dance contest and plenty of prizes. Tickets are only $5
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Rockers Return Sunday
O’Brians Event Centre
There’s no doubt nostalgia is all the rage on the concert scene these days as beloved bands swing back around to play their hits for us “middle-agers”. I’m not ashamed to say I had The Middle by Jimmy Eat World on high rotation in my CD collection. The band from Mesa, Arizona is back out on the road with a new album called Integrity Blues. This is an all ages show and tickets are $35.
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