Theatre to See in Calgary

Vicki Trask

  • OnStage Canada Columnist

Back at the end of February I posted about all the community theatre shows that were available in Calgary, Alberta from March to April 2016. Calgary is always producing more exciting and engaging theatre so of course I’m here to give you a rundown of the shows to look forward to between May and June 2016.  

First off, we have Urban Stories presenting I Ain’t So Tough at the Motel Theatre from May 3rd to 14th. Directed by Helen Young, this show tells the story of Jesse, facing her past in the form of a soldier she danced with 50 years ago. Admittedly I don’t know much about this show so I look forward to a new experience.

Next up is Inherit the Wind presented by Simply Theatre from May 20th to 28th at the Pumphouse Theatre. I am perpetually amazed at the quality this company produces so I’m very excited to see what director Dale Hirlehey has in store for us.

This one is a shameless plug on my part. From May 20th to June 4th Storybook Theatre will be presenting Disney’s The Little Mermaid at the Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre. Tickets are scarce for this fairytale classic but it’s shaping up to be a hit (and I’m not just saying that because I’m a part of the cast). 

And then we have Scorpio Theatre presenting Love Song at the Pumphouse Theatre from May 27th to June 4th. This show involves a small group of actors presenting a dark comedy about the power of love in all its forms. Yet another show I’m not familiar with but will stay on the lookout.

Next up is Heathers the Musical by Cappuccino Musical Theatre from June 4th to 18th at Vertigo Theatre. This is a show near and dear to my heart (if you’re not familiar with the story, think Mean Girls with murder) so I will be keeping a close eye on director Carl Bishop and the incredible cast of actors preparing this “Beautiful” show.

Finally, South Pacific, presented by Front Row Centre Players will be playing at the Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre from June 10th to 25th. This classic musical promises to be a nonstop ride for Beddington’s last show of the season.

All of these companies will have websites with ticket and location information so be sure to check them out.

Photo: Urban Stories