It’s a look at the experience Indigenous people face when they enter the healthcare system. Hospitals, Broken Pianos is a new work of theatre by Jennifer Dawn Bishop for the Circle of Voices program at Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre. The story follows 9 different people as they become involved in system and deal with discrimination. Bishop based the play on her own family’s experience as well as stories heard from others. Tickets are $13 – $15.
It’s a celebration of motherhood and the strength of women and it’s also the North American premiere. The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra will bring Rebecca Dale’s Materna Requiem to the stage next Saturday. Dale is one of the world’s most exciting young female composers and has created music for classical artists, film and television. The piece is a tribute to her late mother and she is coming to Saskatoon from London for the show. The performance features the debut of two young Saskatoon vocalists Emma Gillingham (15) and Kennedy Siba (17) alongside crowd favourites Spencer McKnight and Chelsea Mahan. Tickets are $32 – $72.
It’s an evening of songs and stories that celebrates legendary jazz singer Nat King Cole. This is a new musical play. Nat the Cat is a story of how Nat King Cole triumphed over racism in his fight to perform. This show comes from the mind of master storyteller Tim Tamashiro as he weaves story and music with the help of a live jazz band. Tickets are $32 – $42.
There’s no better way to kick off Juno Week in Saskatoon than with a performance by hometown rockers The Sheepdogs. The show will feature collaborations by some of this country’s biggest names including The Hunter Brothers, Jim Cuddy, Amanda Rheaume and Barney Bentall. Four days of music in every corner of this city will follow. Tickets are $35.