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Brit’s Picks Sept. 19 – 26

Brit’s Picks Sept. 19 – 26
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Margaret Atwood’s tale The Penelopiad comes to life this weekend at the BackStage stage. (Ferre Play Theatre)

Penelopiad                  Now – Sept. 22

Backstage Stage @ Persephone Theatre

You still have a few chances to see true girl power on the stage. Ferre Play Theatre’s staging of Margaret Atwood’s The Penelopiad has been getting great buzz in the city not just for the production but for the women behind it. Ferre Play is a brand-new company comprised of 13 powerhouse women staging 13 performances of The Penelopiad. The story focuses on Penelope, wife of Odysseus as she shares the stories of the Odyssey, her life and death as a legend of Greek mythology. Yvette Nolan directs this cast in a piece by one of Canada’s most beloved feminist authors. Tickets are being sold on a pay-what-you-can format $10 – $50.

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Heidi Munro & Soul Sensation           Friday

The Bassment

If you’re looking for a groovy night out with friends, local R&B songstress Heidi Munro has just the ticket. Heidi Munro & Soul Sensation is a big band that puts on a Vegas style review show full of Motown and disco hits. Tickets are $24 – $29.

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SSO Opening Night        Saturday

TCU Place

A magical night at the symphony as the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra opens its 89th season with big names like Brahms and Devorak. Canadian cello phenom Stéphane Tétreault will take the stage to play Devorak’s Concerto in B minor. This is a welcome return to the stage after his debut last year. Also on the program is a work by Saskatchewan composer Laura Pettigrew. Tickets are $39 – $73.

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Glory: A Hockey Play that Swings 

Sept 25 – Oct. 9

Persephone Theatre

One part hockey show, one part cabaret. Persephone Theatre is bringing A Western Canada Theatre’s production of Glory to the the stage to open the season. It’s based on the true story of the Preston Rivulettes a women’s hockey team in 1933. Set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, these women must overcome prejudice and personal challenges to come out on top. Tickets are $30 – $56.

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COMING UP…

Is it a harmless plant or an alien from another planet? Little Shop of Horrors will have you singing along Sept. 26th – 29th. (Ppl r Ppl Productions)

Little Shop Of Horrors      Sept. 26th – 29th

Broadway Theatre

Maybe it’s the soundtrack of catchy tunes or maybe it’s the crazy antics of that blood thirsty plant; either way Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s Little Shop of Horrors is one of those musicals that has delighted audiences all over the world. It’s the tale of social outcast and flower shop employee Seymour as he pines for a better life and a little romance with co-worker Audrey. Suddenly that all seems possible with the arrival of a mysterious plant to the shop. Ppl r Ppl has become known for exciting and dynamic performances of crowd pleasing shows and this one is sure to sell out. Tickets are $30 – $35.

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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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