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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 Jan. 23 – 30

Winterruption Now – Jan. 26 Various Venues Winterruption is a five-day entertainment buffet designed to help shake off the winter blues. This year’s lineup includes comedians Ali Hassan and Steve Paterson, the interactive singing group Choir! Choir! Choir!, hometown soul singer Elsa Gebremichael who now performs as Wild Black and a presentation of Burnt Thicket […]

SSO set to make a splash with The Little Mermaid

*video courtesy DisneyMusicVEVO It was all my little girl could talk about for the four months leading up to Halloween, she was going to be Ariel. Her fascination with Disney’s The Little Mermaid began about a year ago when I dug up some of the Disney classics I loved as a kid and we watched […]

Brit’s Picks Jan. 16 – 23

The Wolves       Now – Jan.19 The Refinery A story about growing up and learning who you are both on and off the pitch is hitting the Live Five stage to kick off the New Year. The Wolves follows an all-female soccer team as they train for the upcoming season and deal with issues in their […]

Brit’s Picks Jan. 9 – 16

The Wolves Tonight – Jan. 19 The Refinery A story about growing up and learning who you are both on and off the pitch is hitting the Live Five stage to kick off the New Year. The Wolves follows an all-female soccer team as they train for the upcoming season and deal with issues in […]

Brit’s Picks Dec. 19 – 26

Frosty The Snow Person         Friday – Dec. 23 The Refinery Embrace the wintry weather with the magical puppets of Wide Open Children’s Theatre. This is an original story written by James O’Shea about Frosty, a bookish snow person who’s sent on a mission to find the heart of winter. Along the way, Frosty must summon […]

Brit’s Picks Dec. 12 – 19

Luff Actually: A Rez Christmas Story             Now – Dec. 15 Broadway Theatre The crazy Kohkoms of Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre’s Rez Christmas series are back this time, in Luff Actually. This is a much-loved series, written by Curtis Peeteetuce. Luff Actually has Clare, Zula and Sihkos planning a private holiday party and they don’t want […]

SSO blends tradition & vocal stars in Handel’s Messiah

Danika Lorén is no stranger to pieces of music that challenge and push her to be better. The soprano, originally from Colonsay, has just come off a year that saw her play lead in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of La Bohéme and was part of the first professional live broadcast of opera in Toronto. […]

Brit’s Picks Dec. 5 – 12

The Fourth Wiseman             Friday – Dec. 22 Dancing Sky Theatre Meacham We all know the tale of the three wisemen off following the star but, what if there was another wiseman who got lost along the way. Dancing Sky Theatre is back with its holiday show, The Fourth Wiseman. This performance is a collective creation. […]

GTNT’s Rez Christmas series inspiring Indigenous youth

Actor Aaron Marie Nepoose will never forget the first time she saw a Rez Christmas story live on stage.  ”It was a really funny story that showed so much joy and hope in our communities. It inspired me to become an actor.” “The Kohkoms were in Vegas and it was a really funny story that […]

Elly Thorn joins the SSO for music, magic and memories

When the offer came in to perform with the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, Elly Thorn couldn’t believe it. “It’s very dreamy because I’ve wanted to sing with the symphony in my home town for years,” says Thorn. “My first thought was, ‘Wow! I better learn how to sing properly.’ I’ve done all kinds of shows but […]