*this video was from a previous performance of The Hockey Sweater (2015 Sum Theatre)
Theatre on the Rink
Thurs. – Sun. 4:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
École Victoria School Rink
Hockey and theatre fans unite, the folks at La Troupe du Jour and Sum Theatre have a show just for you. This bilingual performance is the classic Canadian story of Roch Carrier’s The Hockey Sweater. It’s the tale of a young Montreal Canadiens fan whose mother accidentally orders him a Toronto Maple Leafs sweater and he has to face the taunts from his peers. This show will be performed every hour on the hour 4:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. right on the rink. This is a great time to see a classic Canadian tale and enjoy the great outdoors. The performances are free but you need to book a free spot online and be there 15 minutes before showtime. Tickets are going quickly and if you can’t get there don’t worry, the show will be live streamed for one performance only Friday 4:00p.m. on YouTube.
CFCR is a constant source of local talent and to mark the start of a new year it’s broadcasting the 2021 Cultural Showcase. This broadcast will feature performances by Dakota Shepherd who blends traditional First Nations grass dancing with hip-hop, Andean music artists Koricancha and Alma Flamenca, just to name a few. There’s no charge to watch this show but CFCR survives on donations and public support so give if you can.
It’s fiery, passionate and it’s just the thing you’ll need to warm you up this winter. The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra is headed to Argentina for an exciting feature performance. Guest conductor Janna Sailor is coming home to Saskatchewan to lead the orchestra in this celebration of the rhythms of South America. This show will feature critically acclaimed bandoneonist Jonathan Goldman as he performs Piazzolla’s Five Tango Sensations; dreaming, loving, anxiety, despair and fear. This show is perfect for that sexy date night. Tickets for the live stream are $15.
A new year and fresh new performances are waiting for you at Sum Theatre’s The Last Sunday. This is a live digital performance that happens at The Broadway Theatre in Saskatoon but also connects with locations in Regina, Prince Albert, Swift Current and The Battlefords. The show is “theatre of the now” each month artists respond to events in the world through an original play, music, rant and a “hot seat” interview with experts in their particular field. This month’s featured artists include rapper Eekwol, Peace Akintade with a new rant, a new play by Adreanna Boucher and the Scott Napper in the hot seat. The show is free and online live streaming this month.
For an evening full of thoughtful entertainment, click here.
Aboriginal Storytelling Month
Feb. 1 – 28
The winter is an incredibly important time for Indigenous people to share their stories. Traditionally, oral storytelling is the way Canada’s First Nations shared knowledge, made connections and nurtured relationships. That tradition continues here in Saskatchewan with the celebration of Aboriginal Storytelling Month. The Library Services for Saskatchewan Aboriginal Peoples is helping local libraries with events right across the province. The storytelling events will happen primarily online this year because of the pandemic but that also opens up more access for everyone via the web. Also featured is a new YouTube series kohkom which follows three Indigenous grandmothers as they learn theatre skills and share stories and plenty of laughs.
Follow this link for a full schedule of events across the province.