Will a strange plant and a little doo-wop music save Seymour (Kieran Johnson) from his lonely existence? (Ricardo Alvarado)
Little Shop of Horrors Thurs. – Sun.
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.
*Video courtesy of Saskatoon Star Phoenix (Nuit Blanche 2018)
Nuit Blanche 2019 Friday
Downtown & Broadway District
The streets will come alive Saturday night for the sixth annual Nuit Blanche festival. This is the one night a year where artists of all different genres put their work on display in unusual locations. Walk the Line by Laura Hale is a mixed media presentation of sound, movement and textiles happening in the alley behind Bon Temps Café. The Saskatoon Indigenous Poets Society will be presenting True North, a collaborative performance at the River Landing Amphitheatre. KSAMB Dance Company will be roving through downtown, River Landing and on Broadway with an interactive performance of dance and light called TRUST ME? HERE, NOW. This is an event that will disrupt what you think art and performance can be and it’s a wonderful free night out.
Heike Fink displays her needle felt works at Nuit Blanche 2018. (Kyla Hambly)
Nuit Blanche Eve Friday
Interactive and digital art displays will take over the campus in advance of Saturday’s festival. For more information on both Friday and Saturday night’s events, follow this link.
Gordon Reeve’s sculpture The Coming Spring is just one of the public art pieces featured on Dr. Jen Budney’s art walk this Sunday. (photo provided)
Public Art Walking Tour Sunday
Have you ever walked downtown in our city, passed a sculpture and wondered about its significance? Why is it there? Who is it for? As part of Culture Days (Friday – Sunday), Saskatoon curator Dr. Jen Budney will lead an afternoon tour through the downtown’s public art pieces. You will hear about the changes in public art over the years and how the City’s approach to public art is changing. This is a free event and the public is invited to meet in front of the Bessborough at 1:30p.m.
For more information follow this link to the City of Saskatoon’s public art page.
For a full schedule of Culture Days events this weekend in Saskatoon and area, click here.
Elton John Tues. & Wed.
Hot on the heels of the biopic Rocketman, Sir Elton John is saying goodbye to touring life with one more trip around the world. His Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour has 300 stops and two shows next week in Saskatoon. This man is a living legend and it’s a great chance to hear all your favourite songs live. Tickets are $85 – $300+ and there are still plenty available for this double bill of shows.
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.