There will be plenty of music, drama and comedy starting this fall as Red Deer College staff and students gear up to launch the new season of entertainment.
RDC’s School of Creative Arts season is set to begin in September with nearly 50 performances and exhibitions scheduled through to June.
Theatre highlights include Almost, Maine by John Cariani. One cold, clear Friday night in the middle of winter, while the northern lights hover in the sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in the strangest ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. Love is lost, found, and confounded. And life for the people of Almost, Maine will never be the same.
Almost, Maine runs Oct. 15th-17th and 20th-24th in Studio A at the Red Deer College Arts Centre, with curtain at 7:30 p.m. Weekend matinees are set for Oct. 17th and 24th at 1 p.m.
Shrek the Musical runs Nov. 26th-28th and Dec. 2nd-5th with curtain at 7 p.m. on the Arts Centre mainstage. Matinees are set for Nov. 28th and Dec. 5th at 1 p.m.
Looking into the New Year, Shakespeare’s The Tempest runs on the mainstage Feb. 4th-6th and 10th-13th with curtain at 7:30 p.m. Matinees runs Feb. 6th and 13th at 1 p.m.
Animal Farm by George Orwell and adapted by Peter Hall with lyrics by Adrian Mitchell and music by Richard Peaslee is based on Orwell’s revolutionary masterpiece.
Hall’s adaptation envisions an ideal society where the animals can live without human oppression. The production runs April 13th-16th in Studio A with curtain at 7:30 p.m. There is a matinee on April 16th at 1 p.m.
Musically, highlights include Lisa Yui in a piano recital on Sept. 25th on the mainstage with performance time at 7:30 p.m.
Night at the Museum runs Oct. 29th on the mainstage, featuring the Symphonic Winds, Calgary pianist Peter Jancewicz is featured in a recital on Nov. 29th in Studio A at 7:30 p.m. and Jingle Jazz I is set for Nov. 30th in Studio A as well. Jingle Jazz II runs Dec. 1st in Studio A, and Sounds of the Season runs Dec. 11th on the mainstage at 7:30 p.m. and features the RDC Chamber Choir and the Symphonic Winds.
The Piano: It’s For The Birds runs Feb. 21st on the mainstage at 7:30 p.m. and That’s Entertainment is set for March 19th on the mainstage as well.
Visit www.rdc.ab.ca/showtime to view complete details. Purchase tickets online at www.bkticketcentre.ca or by calling 403-755-6626.