Persephone Theatre in Saskatoon is opening its stage up once a month to showcase local talent. This is a chance to give the artists a little exposure and to provide us a little live music, poetry, theatre and storytelling in the comfort of our homes. Tonight’s lineup includes Ellen Froese, Peace Akintade, Amanda Trapp, The Sketchy Bandits and many more.
For more details and to watch the show, follow this link.
Bach in Brandenburg
Saturday – 7:30p.m.
He was one of the most influential composers of the baroque period and this weekend you can hear some of Bach’s most well-known music live. The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra presents Bach in Brandenburg this weekend. It’s a celebration of the 300th Anniversary of the Brandenburg Concertos, pieces that are considered some of Bach’s best work. If you can’t get enough of Bach, why not check out the online class the SSO is offering April 30. It’s a great way to get to know more about the man and his music.
Tickets for the live stream are $20, click here for all the details.
Now – Sunday
You still have a few more chances to check out Saskatoon actor Krystle Pederson reprising her role in Tomson Highway’s The (Post)Mistress. Thanks to technology, you can see her beautiful performance. This is the story of a small-town postmistress Marie-Louise Painchaud as she sifts through stories and letters of life and love from all around the world. This performance is part of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. Tickets are $20. Your ticket will give you access to the show through its entire run.
They’re bringing back a sold-out show for a good cause. It’s the classic case of whodunit as you and the cast of Sparrow Theatre Company unravel this virtual murder mystery. This is the latest upstart on the Saskatoon indie theatre scene and the company has come up with a pretty cool concept. This virtual event mimics murder mystery parties in the virtual realm as actors tell the story of a disgruntled cast trying to save a failing theatre company when one of them becomes the victim. You can get in on the fun for only $10 – $20. 50% of the proceeds are going to Prairie Harm Reduction.
COVID – 19 vaccines are on the table for Sum Theatre’s The Last Sunday. This is an artistic response to the months headlines and events through an original play, music, a rant and a hot seat interview. Artists on stage this month include Sylvie Walker and Elizabeth Tkachuk, Connor Brousseau, Jenna Berenbaum and Ricardo Alvarado. The show is free and presented live on YouTube.
It’s been a tough year for many in our local theatre community now it’s time for a celebration of the talent that those behind the scenes. The SK Theatre Design Festival was created to celebrate those who make live theatre come alive with light, sound, props, sets and costumes. Plans have had to shift a bit given the current COVID-19 regulations and the events will be held exclusively online. You can check out the Design challenges like “Quicksand”, “Killer Dress” costume challenges and the “Magic Knife” design challenges on the website. You can see some of the magic these theatre artists have created by stopping by Brainsport and Persephone Theatre’s windows where the entries will be on display. All entries will be posted on the SK Theatre Design Festival website. There will also be designer talks and online workshops so you can learn a bit about what it takes to create theatre magic.
To get a look behind the scenes and learn a few tricks, click here.