Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Now – Aug. 18
The bard is back on the riverbank in down town Saskatoon. This is the final season before construction begins on a new, permanent stage. In true festival form, the well known works have a twist. Director Anita Smith has sent As You Like It down the rabbit hole with an Alice in Wonderland fantasy take. The story follows Rosalind who escapes the persecution of her aunt and finds a whole bunch of crazy characters and true love along the way.
Joshua Beaudry directs Comedy of Errors and for this tale, he’s taken the cast down to the Deep South to a Florida trailer park. This farce is the story of two sets of identical twins who are separated at birth and end up in the same town as their siblings without knowing it. Mistaken identity, slapstick comedy and bible thumpin’, gun totin’ good ole’ boys. Tickets are $10 – $40.
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Blow Wind Fri. – July 28
Station Arts Centre – Rosthern
It’s a struggle of struggle, memory and the unbreakable bonds of family. The Station Arts Centre’s summer production is Daniel Macdonald’s Blow Wind. It’s the story of Kathleen, the family matriarch who’s dementia is worsening and her children come home to the family farm to help her. Her children have to come to terms with the disease that is taking their mother away and decide what to do with the farm. This is an emotional show that will touch and entertain you with its story and live music. Tickets are $15 – $30.
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Sweeney Todd June 30 – July 7
Remai Arts Centre
Not sure is meat pies are on your menu or not but the Saskatoon Summer Players certainly hope so. The company is presenting Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street for its summer blockbuster. This is the story of Sweeney Todd a exiled barber who’s looking for vengeance against the judge that framed him and took advantage of his wife. As part of his murderous plan the barber sends the bodies of his victims downstairs to Mrs. Lovett who uses them in her meat-pie shop. This dark Sondheim musical is also filled with comedy leaving the audience unsettled but entertained. Tickets are $34 – $43.
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Theatre in the Park Now – 25
Saskatoon Community Parks
Another summer tradition is back in our city. Sum Theatre brings us the seventh season of Theatre in the Park this time, with a look at our role in saving the planet. The Young Ones is an original story by playwright Yvette Nolan. The play is set in the future, the sun is too hot, the land is ravaged by drought and a girl known as The Young One sets out on a quest to save the planet. This show has all the magic, giant puppetry, music and audience participation that families have come to expect. The best part, this performance is free and with 24 to choose from, the show is sure to make a stop in your neighbourhood.
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Kiefer Sutherland Band Saturday
It’s the hot ticket in town this weekend as the star of stage and screen Kiefer Sutherland is in town with his band for a show. He may hail from south of the border but most people around here know that Sutherland as the grandson of Saskatchewan premier Tommy Douglas. Sutherland’s music is pure Americana with elements of country and rock fused together. Tickets sold out early for this show but check social media, there’s always someone looking to resell. The original price was $51.
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Bryan Adams Wednesday
Canada has a handful of music icons known around the world and I think it’s safe to say Bryan Adams is one of them. This man’s career has spanned the decades and he’s still going strong putting out new music and out on the road touring. Adams will rock out with hits like Summer of 69 and Run To You as well as new tunes from his latest release Shine A Light. Tickets are still available for this show and run $27 – $100+.
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