Dancing Sky Theatre is capping off its 20th season with a play commissioned just for them. Blow Wind is a production that fuses the powerhouse talents of playwright Daniel Macdonald and singer/songwriter Eileen Laverty. The story follows Kathleen, the matriarch of a farm family who’s developed early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Her children are left to decide how they care for her and what happen to the family farm. The music is beautiful and there’s something that everyone can identify with within this story. Tickets are $30 for the show and $56 if you want to come for the meal before the performance.
Acrobatics, feats of strength, dance and theatrics; all things you’d expect in a Cirque Du Soleil performance but what happens when you take the show to the ice? Crystal is the first time the company has tackled a show on ice and it combines gymnasts with world-class skaters. The show has been all over North America and it’s stopping in Saskatoon for a week. Tickets are $40 – $100.
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Powerful Preschoolers Sunday
Saskatoon German Cultural Centre
Who says big kids have all the fun? Get your little superheroes out to a party just for the preschool set this weekend. The German Cultural Centre has a party planned for kids of all ages. There will be tattoos and comics, a bouncy castle and plenty of snacks to keep them entertained all afternoon. Costumes are encouraged and admission is $2 – $5.
Full disclosure: I sing with this group and it’s amazing! There’s nothing that beats a glee club atmosphere with 200 voices singing in harmony. This show will have something for everyone. There’s pop songs and spirituals, a cappella and full band accompaniment. Led by BJ Harris this is a choir performance of people from all different walks of life who simply love making music together. Tickets are $17.50.
There’s something simply magical about small, intimate concerts by professional musicians that lift the spirits and push the boundaries of what you listen to. The Ritornello Chamber Music Festival has been doing just that in Saskatoon for 10 years now. In celebration of the anniversary the team behind the festival has lined up some heavy hitters. Violinist Mark Fewer will open the festival. He’s done everything from play in Stevie Wonder’s band to composing music for T.V. shows like American Horror Story. On Saturday night gypsy jazz guitarist Duane Andrews will hit the stage. This show will also feature works from the Indigenous Poets’ Society. On Sunday, the festival wraps with a show full of local and headliner performers as they present a piece composed especially for the event. Tickets are $20 – $80 including weekend pass options.