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With more than 15 years as an arts reporter at CBC Radio-Canada under her belt, Britainy Zapshalla considers herself not only an expert but also a die hard fan of Saskatchewan’s entertainment scene. She’s a regular contributor to CTV Morning Live in Saskatoon and loves to help people plan their weekends with Brit’s Picks.

Brit’s Picks July 12 – 19

Bloody Battle    Thurs. – Aug. 19 Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Site Dismemberment, disembowlment and a meat grinder, oh my! For the first time in its history, puppets are taking the stage to tell the Bard’s most bloody tale Titus Andronicus has been adapted by Stumped Productions. The group are also the founders of the […]

Brit’s Picks July 5 – 12

Beautifully Diverse       Now – July 31 Saskatoon’s Community Parks It’s a wonderful community building exercise, disguised as a theatre performance. Music, magic, puppetry and more all take the stage at this year’s Theatre in the Park. Queen Seraphina & The Land of Vertebraat is an original tale written by deaf author Adam Pottle […]

Play welcomes newcomers with a little comedy

Miscommunication, mispronunciations and misunderstandings are the name of the game when it comes to the summer offering from Rosthern’s Station Arts Centre. Prairie Nurse is a charming tale of newcomers and small town life. The story is loosely based on true life experience of playwright Marie Beath Badian’s mother. She was one of two Filipina […]

Sum Theatre’s creating unity by celebrating differences

“Where’s your crutch, your wheelchair, your unusual limb?”…  All questions that hit the audience right away at Sum Theatre’s 2018 instalment of Theatre in the Park. In season six, this family friendly theatre company presents Queen Seraphina & The Land of Vertebraat. It’s an epic tale about a time and place where everyone was disabled. A […]

Brit’s Jazz Fest Picks June 28 – July 1

After an exciting week of shows in every corner of Saskatoon’s downtown, you still have a few days left to get your groove on. Here are my picks for the final weekend at the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. Groovy Comeback         Thursday The Bassment It’s been a while since Juno-winning Kellylee Evans has […]

Brit’s Picks June 21 – 28

Jazzy Gems      Friday – July 1 Various Venues You just can’t deny that one of the biggest events of the year in Saskatoon kicks off this weekend. The SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival is back for 10 action packed days of music all over the spectrum. From traditional jazz to psychedelic punk and everything […]

Brit’s Jazz Fest Picks June 22 – 26

The stages will be set for nearly two weeks of performances in every corner of Saskatoon’s downtown. From the free stage to the ticketed performances, there’s something for everyone at the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival. Here are my picks. You can click on this link to create your own schedule of must sees. Flaming Fantastic  […]

Brit’s Picks June 14 – 21

Beaming With Pride  Now – June 24 Various Venues From parties in the club to family fun and of course, the big parade; you can do it all at the 2018 Saskatoon Pride Festival. Highlights include Friday’s Live In Colour Art & Fashion Show at the Hilton Garden Inn, the first ever Two-Spirit Powwow at […]

Peters puts his stamp on Saskatoon Opera’s La Bohéme

You may know him as an actor, a director or even a clown but regardless of how you know Saskatoon’s Charlie Peters, you will be impressed by his latest incarnation. Peters is making his directorial debut on Saskatoon Opera’s main stage in a modern retelling of Puccini’s classic La Bohéme. “The sets, the music, the […]

Brit’s Picks June 7 – 14

Tribute to the King         Thursday Broadway Theatre He was a hunk of burning love and has fans worldwide but sadly, Elvis Presley died before many of could see him live. Elvis’ music and his career are front and centre in a tribute act that’s been taking North America by storm. A Tribute […]