It’s a comedy gift to audiences this holiday season. The Fiancée is the story of Lucy who’s doing what she can to boost the morale of the men in her town who are being sent overseas to fight in the Second World War. She promises she’ll marry them when they return but, they all arrive home safe on the same day ready for the wedding. Tickets are $48 – $62.
You might be skeptical that a comedy could deal with colonization and reconciliation but in the hands of playwright Drew Hayden Taylor, you’re in for a hilarious time. Sir John A is being presented by students in the University of Saskatchewan Department of Drama. It tells the story of an Anishinaabe man, Bobby Rabbit, who convinces his friend to help him dig up Sir John A. Macdonald’s bones and hold them for ransom. Years before, a medicine pouch was taken from Bobby’s grandfather when he was in residential school. The pouch wound up in a British Museum and Bobby wants it back. The former Prime Minister even makes an appearance to share his own opinions. Tickets are $17 – $22
The panto is back just in time for the holidays. The annual holiday tradition at Dancing Sky Theatre has created a new adventure, Jack and the End of the World, from scratch by the cast and crew. This is not traditional theatre, it’s a blend of improv, music, puppetry and tons of comedy. The team has been creating these pantos for 17 years now and they know what it takes to create a show the whole family can enjoy. Join Jack, Widow Spriggins, Fred, Ed and Monty as they face the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. Tickets are $20 – $35, there are evening and matinee performances available and you can add on a meal before the show for $30.
You still have a few days left to be inspired by the incredible wreaths, trees and centrepieces at the annual Festival of Trees. There are more than 90 displays created by volunteer designers. You and the family can meet the Disney princesses, take in story time and even have brunch with Santa on Saturday. All the proceeds go to the Saskatoon City Hospital Foundation. Admission is $6 – $13 ($29 for a family pass).
Tickets are going fast for this family live concert to film experience. The Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra will perform the soundtrack to Disney’s The Muppet Christmas Carol. This is the classic Charles Dickens story with a Kermit twist. All your favourite muppets will be there and if you’ve never taken the family to a symphony show, this is the one to kick off a love of live classical music. Tickets are $64 – $87.
Here’s the link for a fun night out with the family.
Dec. 1 – 30
The annual celebration of holiday lights is back and this year, Glow Saskatoon’s theme is Santa’s Sleigh Adventure. Wander through the sparkling maze and look for Santa’s lost reindeer, stop for a selfie and enjoy a bite and a festive drink. You can also pick up a few handmade gifts at the Merry Makers Market. Tickets are $34.
There’s nothing like the joyful sound of a choir and there’s a glee club close to my heart having its annual Winter Concert. Led by director BJ Harris, Joy of Vox is a group of more than 150 vocal enthusiasts that sing a blend of traditional tunes and pop favourites. Tickets are $25.