It’s so cool to watch a locally born piece of theatre evolve and grow over time, from the page to the stage if you will. The Gay Card by Logan Martin-Arcand premiered at the Saskatoon Fringe Festival in 2016 and went on to become the first-ever play from Saskatoon to perform in the New York City FRIGID Festival in 2019 winning several awards. Now SexualSpaceWalk Theatre is bringing this award-winning performance back to the Saskatoon stage to close out the Live Five Independent Theatre season. The Gay Card follows a group of men as they deal with the queer dating scene in small-town Saskatchewan. This performance deals with issues of consent, isolation, love and hookup culture. Tickets are $25 – $30.
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Discovering the Amatis
The fourth and final performance of the University of Saskatchewan’s celebration of the Amati string instruments is this weekend. These historic string instruments were created by the Amati family in the 1600s and are treasured artifacts among music fans. This weekend’s performance will feature five artists with ties to our province including Dr. Véronique Mathieu will be joined by Grammy-nominated pianist Robert Koenig. They will perform Schubert’s “Trout” quintet. Tickets for this afternoon performance are $10.
If you’re looking for a good time, one of the coolest female comedians is coming to our city for the night. Whitney Cummings is a comedian, actress, writer and podcaster who shot to fame in the early 2000s for her stand-up and then went on to record several comedy specials on HBO and Netflix. Her hit podcast Good For You is a riot as Whitney talks to her friends, fellow comedians and experts in a variety of fields like neuroscience, veterinary medicine and magic. This is a brash, ballsy woman whose observations about people will have you laughing out loud. $60 – $70 will get you in the door.
Saskatoon’s Fireside Singers and the SSO will delight you with all the Broadway hits. (Facebook)
Music of the Night
Apr. 25 &26
Saskatoon Fireside Singers and the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra are joining forces for a blockbuster celebration of musical theatre. You’ll hear hits from productions like Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Mama Mia! and more. There will be an 80 voice choir along with many soloists and the full orchestra. Tickets are $53.
A brand new rock musical by award winning playwright Kelley Jo Burke. The Curst is a musical that takes its inspiration from Library Voices who were once dubbed “The unluckiest band in Canada” after a string of misfortunes like a flood destroying their instruments, a theft of their replacements and an attack which left their singer in a coma. All while they were about to hit it big. This play is a fictional tale of The Curst a band struggling against all odds to stick together on the road. This is a full out rock show featuring the music of Library voices along with lights, video projections, a smoke machine and all the music played live by the actors. You don’t want to miss it. Tickets are $20 – $35 and you can add on brunch or supper for selected performances.
She was a musical genius, gone way too soon but the magic of Amy Winehouse’s music continues thanks to the talents of Saskatchewan’s own Heidi Munro. This pair of performances will feature an all-star band including Sheldon Corbett, Dave Anderson and Scott Patrick bringing you hit after hit. Tickets to these performances have already sold out but Heidi is doing a draw for two tickets on Facebook bright and early Monday morning. Keep an eye out on social media because people’s plans change and you might just be in luck to grab tickets they are $35 – $45.