It’s a world full of flying monkeys, fairies and unusual friends and you can take the whole family along on the journey. The Wizard of Oz live touring show is hitting the stage at TCU Place this weekend. Join Dorothy and her little dog Toto as they travel down the yellow brick road to find a way home. This stage production celebrates the original 1939 film and has amazing choreography, music and special effects. It’s one for the whole family. Tickets are $53 – $74.
You still have a few chances to take the family out to the theatre for a few laughs and a delicious meal. Dancing Sky Theatre returns to the stage for Farmer Joe and the Money Trees. This is a show that combines the magic of music, satire and puppetry to tell the story of Jack and his long-suffering mother the Widow Spriggins. Jack is trying to help his mother save the family farm and also outwit the town slickster Monty St. Orange. These shows have become a holiday favourite out at Dancing Sky and to celebrate the theatre’s 20th anniversary, they’ve brought back many of the original cast from its 2004 production. Tickets are available for the meal and show at $56.50 or just the show at $30.
Looking for a dose of cool in your weekend, look no further than the rock and roll antics of Saskatoon’s One Bad Son. This is a band that blends grinding guitars with a hard driving beat that has crowds whipped into a frenzy. The band has been hard at work in the past year on a new album and its single Raging Bull hit #1 on the Canadian Rock charts this Spring and it’s latest song Scream For Me promises to have the same trajectory. League of Wolves and Whale and the Wolf are opening the show. Tickets for this all ages show are $30.
Enjoy the more traditional side of the season with Handel’s Messiah. (Facebook)
Handel on the Holidays Fri. & Sat.
Knox United Church
The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra continues its Christmas tradition with a double bill performance of Handel’s Messiah this weekend. On Friday night you can sit back and enjoy the performance by the SSO and vocalists including Chelsea Mahan and Spencer McKnight. Tickets for this show are $44 – $50. You can let Friday nights professional performance inspire you on Saturday afternoon for the Handel’s Messiah Singalong. This is your chance to join a choir of more than 400 voices and the symphony players to create this beautiful music together. Tickets for that show are $37 – $44.
Finally the answer for all us old folks who can’t stay up late to catch those live music shows. Beats & Brunch is a new event being held at The District (formerly The Ivy) in Saskatoon. This is an all ages event that runs from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. this Sunday. The idea is simple, you come for the meal and stay for the amazing talent of bands like Skaravan, Dopamine and Mob Barley. There will be $2 mimosas to fuel your afternoon as well as glimpses of fashion by Alchemy Collective. There’s no cover charge for this event.