Beautifully Diverse Now – July 31
Saskatoon’s Community Parks
It’s a wonderful community building exercise, disguised as a theatre performance. Music, magic, puppetry and more all take the stage at this year’s Theatre in the Park. Queen Seraphina & The Land of Vertebraat is an original tale written by deaf author Adam Pottle and adapted by the Sum Theatre ensemble. It’s a story about a place where everyone is disabled. A land of golden ramps and quiet spaces that is ruled by kindness alone until a mysterious stranger arrives. This is a beautiful night out in the park and a chance for the whole family to see a show together. The best part, it’s absolutely free. Come early so your kids can get in on the craft (Spoiler alert: they get called up during the show to use it!).
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Comedic Homecoming Friday – Aug. 5
Station Arts Centre – Rosthern
It’s a tale of the new kid in town, in a country that’s not your own and how you adjust. There’s a lot of struggle for new immigrants to Canada but as Prairie Nurse proves, there’s also a lot of laughs. This is a story based on true events of two Filipina nurses who immigrated to Arborfield in the late 1960s. There’s romance, mistaken identity and of course plenty of miscommunications all with hilarious results. The Station Arts Centre is about 40mins North of Saskatoon and it’s really worth the drive. Tickets are $16 – $33.
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Season of Shakespeare Now – Aug. 19
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan site
There’s magic going on at the base of the University Bridge. Where the nights are full of Shakespeare’s great works and audiences are surprised by unexpected interpretations of the Bard’s work. The Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival burst onto the stage with two productions this week and a third on the way. Hamlet, arguably the greatest tragedy is a tale of revenge, power, madness and destruction. This cast features local actor and Stratford alum Skye Brandon in the title role. To lighten things up festival actor, turned director Greg Ochitwa is putting his own spin on the Merry Wives of Windsor. This is a comedy about two hopeless and hapless suitors and they vie for the love of a woman. This production is set in modern day. In a week this festival will be turned upside down by the debut of a third production Titus A. puppet revenge. This is the bloodiest tale to ever hit the festival stage and it will be told entirely through puppets. Dismemberment, disembowlment and even a meat grinder. There’s a violence warning on this performance, you must be 16 years old and up. Tickets for the shows are $10 -$40.
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Sassy & Classy Saturday
Capitol Music Club
Get ready to rock this town inside out! Saskatoon’s Rockabilly favourites the Classy Chassys are paying tribute to one of their favourites. Earlier this year, members of the band saw the Stray Cats live and were inspired to play their favourite songs back here at home. Catch the band on stage with acts like Smokekiller and brand new band The Velvet Threads. Tickets are $12 – $15.
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