Roots: Back to the Beginning - New West Theatre invites you to help celebrate our roots by bringing a cabaret/variety/vaudeville style show back to the theatre that was part of our inception, The Empress Theatre in Fort Macleod.
A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself.
Ages 6-10 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 15 to July 19
Campers will find, build, make, and invent their own puppet – find its voice and character and show it off! Kids will learn many new things in this half-day camp and have fun too. They will be able to take their puppet home and keep it forever.
Performance will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. $65
Ages 10-17 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 22 to July 26
Triple Threat campers will explore a variety of disciplines and work on scenes that will appear in the performance at the end of the week. If you are interested in being in our community musicals, this one is not to be missed!
Performance will be Friday at 4:00 p.m. $125
Ages 6-10 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Monday, July 29 to August 2
Bring your favourite storybook to camp and together we will put a scene from it on the stage. The acting out of dialogue helps participants improve their vocabulary, comprehension and retention in a safe, fun and collaborative setting.
Performance will be Friday at 1:00 p.m. $50
Ages 10-17 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, August 12 to August 16
Campers will be introduced into the world of Shakespeare, while also learning the dynamics of acting. Campers will be presented with a choice of condensed Shakespearean plays and put a modern twist on their chosen play!
Performance will be Friday at 4:00 p.m. $125
Ages 10-17 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday, August 19 to August 23
Campers will spend their days learning the exciting ins and outs of performing and create short vignettes that will appear in our variety show on Friday evening. Campers will explore a variety of styles throughout the week.
Performance will be Friday at 7:00 pm. $125
Steve Pineo’s Elvis Show featuring the Heebee-Jeebees pays homage to Presley -The King’s career, with its ground-breaking and history-changing music. Steve Pineo is not an impersonator. There is no one dressed in a cheezy pant suit with fake sideburns and oversized, rhinestoned sunglasses. Pineo plays Elvis’s best music from the Sun Studios to Las Vegas with his crack band laying down the groove and the Heebee Jeebees doing note-perfect back-up vocals.
Small Glories is the musical union between folk/roots artists Cara Luft and JD Edwards and they are creating a big international buzz. Their abilities as both strong lead and harmony singers combined with their songwriting prowess and musical chops all contribute to the uniqueness of this partnership. This is country, blues, R & B with a healthy dose of good 'ol rock and roll, old-time, Americana and original tunes. You have never seen a duo like this.
If ever there was a one-woman blues powerhouse her name would be Suzi Vinnick. When this Saskatoon native takes the stage, she takes it from footlights to rafters and owns it. With 10 wins and 22 Canadian Maple Blues Nominations along with 3 Juno nominations, she can belt out a blues or croon a ballad with equal deftness. Her guitar work is effortlessly commanding and supremely tasteful. But it is mostly her powerful presence that leaves a lasting impression. This lady is a force of nature with a six-string guitar.
Five exciting writers reading from their works, discussing their writing, and participating in panel discussions. And not just any old writers here. We're talking medal winners, Banff Mountain Book Festival Grand Prize winners, CBC Canada Reads finalists, Alberta Literary Award finalists, and Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Award winners!
The Huron Carole is a seasonal music tradition spanning 3 decades touring from coast to coast to coast. Expect an evening of contemporary and signature Christmas music along with stories creatively crafted by Tom Jackson and his ensemble of musicians.
Colleen Brown and her band have been winning over audiences nationwide with her groove-filled and melodically mature pop-influenced songs that have enjoyed high rotation on both CBC 2 and CKUA Radio Network. She is a musical chameleon who is at home behind both her piano and guitar. Joni Mitchell remains one of Brown’s biggest influences but Brown is not attempting to impersonate Mitchell. This is not a tribute act. Brown is simply one of few artists who can interpret Mitchell’s vast body of work with such intensity and confidence.
Edmonton singer-songwriter Stewart MacDougall, along drummer Thom Moon and fiddle player/vocalist Myran Szott - all part of Tyson’s band - is imminently qualified to spearhead a musical tribute to a foothills music legend. The piano player and vocalist is a driving force behind The Gift: A Tribute to Ian Tyson coming to the Empress Theatre February 06, 2020.