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Brit’s Picks Nov. 22 – 29

Brit’s Picks Nov. 22 – 29
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Claiming His Throne      Thurs. – Dec. 1

Emrys Jones Studio Theatre

University of Saskatchewan

Skye Brandon is probably THE guy in Saskatoon who loves the Bard’s work above all others. He’s dedicated his career to bringing some of Shakespeare’s lesser known plays to the stage. His lates, Henry V. Brandon’s a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan theatre department and has returned over the last few years to pursue a master’s degree through the drama, history and English. As part of his master’s thesis, Brandon will take on the title role of Henry V. Brandon will be acting alongside many of his students in this show about the newly crowned king as he prepares for war to secure his throne. Tickets are $17 – $22.

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King of the Road           Friday

Broadway Cafe

A wonderful evening of wine, food and music await you at the Broadway Cafe as the restaurant brings in the Dan Julien Quintet for a performance. This is an intimate show with only 60 tickets sold. The band specializes in jazz standards and swing tunes so if you’re a Sinatra fan this evening is for you. Tickets are $15.

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Merry Christmas Stephen Leacock / SSO
The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and Saskatoon Opera are teaming up for a holiday show. (SSO)

Message of Peace          Fri. & Sat.

Quance Theatre

The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra and Saskatoon Opera are joining forces for Merry Christmas Stephen Leacock, a show that spreads the message of Christmas through music. The story “Merry Christmas” is the celebrated satirist’s response to the horrors of World War I. Leacock is visited by two spirits and it leads to Leacock himself wanting to spread a message of peace. The SSO Chamber Ensemble will be joined by vocalists Chelsea Mahan, Michael Harris and Janaka Welihinda. Tickets are $25.

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Christmas Trees / Festival of Trees
Deck the Halls and trim up the tree, the Festival of Trees is back. (Facebook)

Decorations Galore          Nov. 23 – Dec. 1

Western Development Museum

Gather the family and get down to the Western Development Museum to get into the holiday spirit. The Festival of Trees is a 33-year tradition in our city and it’s a great place to get some inspiration for decorating your own home. There will be plenty of special events including Brunch with Santa, a Father/Daughter Gala and a Peter Pan Pajama Party. There will be face painting and visits from many of the city’s mascots to entertain the kids. Tickets are $5 – $10 and a family can get in for $27.

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Party Band         Nov. 29

Broadway Theatre

Celebrated Canadian folk-rock band Captain Tractor has been around since the early 90’s and it’s celebrating 25 years with a best-of album called 25 Years On. They are best known for  their classic renditions of songs like The Last Saskatchewan Pirate, Drunken Sailor and The Log Driver’s Waltz. This is sure to be a great evening of singing and bobbing along to all your favourites. Tickets are $28.

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Alone @ Home / GTNT
The crazy Kohkoms are back for another Rez Christmas story. (GTNT)

Twist on Tradition           Dec. 4 – 8

Broadway Theater

The Kohkoms are back for Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre’s latest instalment of the Rez Christmas series, Alone @ Home. Sihkos, Clare and Zula are back on stage this time with a tale that looks a little bit like the classic holiday film Home Alone. After Clare and Zula leave for the city to get supplies for a feast, Sihkos is left home alone to defend against a pair of robbers. This show is full of all the family fun audiences have come to expect from GTNT’s annual holiday show. Tickets are $20 – $25.

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Britainy Zapshalla With more than 15 years as an arts reporter at CBC Radio-Canada under her belt, Britainy Zapshalla considers herself not only an expert but also a die hard fan of Saskatchewan’s entertainment scene. She’s a regular contributor to CTV Morning Live in Saskatoon and loves to help people plan their weekends with Brit’s Picks.

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