Break a leg: the curtain is opening on the 22/23 theatre season and there’s something for everyone

The Calgary Guide

By Calgary Citizen Staff | September 20, 2022 |3:00 am

There is no shortage of arts and theatre options in Calgary.

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If you’re anything like us, you love theatre season! Calgary is home to so many great theatre and performance organizations, and it might sound cliche, but there’s something for everyone.  Whether it’s dance, comedy, drama, or thought-provoking masterpieces you seek, you will likely find it in this list we’ve compiled. We want to help you plan your theatre experiences, so we’ve put together a list of our 10 favourite organizations with a look at what’s playing over the 22/23 season.

 

Alberta Ballet Alberta Ballet has a selection of classic and edgy performances this year with a little bit of everything. 

The Handmaid’s Tale

Sept. 14 to 17, 2022 

 

Away We Go 

Oct. 27 to 29, 2022 

 

The Nutcracker 

Dec. 16 to 24, 2022 

 

Love Rocks

Feb. 16 to 18, 2023 

 

Giselle 

March 16 to 25, 2023 

 

Botero

May 11 to 13, 2023

 

Alberta Theatre Projects Located in the Martha Cohen Theatre at Arts Commons, ATP is always loaded with a diverse lineup that caters to all interests.  

 

Cowgirl Up 

Oct. 18 to 30, 2022  

 

The Jungle Book

Nov. 29 to Dec. 31, 2022 

 

The F Word

Feb. 9 to 19, 2023 

 

Bombay Black

March 7 to 19, 2023 

 

Teenage Dick

April 18 to 30, 2023 

 

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrating its 67th anniversary this year, the Calgary Philharmonic is one of Canada’s most celebrated live music ensembles. 

 

Beethoven’s Ode to Joy

Sept. 10 

 

Karen Gomyo: Violin Virtuoso

Sept. 16 to 17, 2022 

 

Tribute to The Beatles: Classical Mystery Tour

Sept. 23 to 24, 2022 

 

I Rise

Oct. 1, 2022 

 

Disney in Concert: Frozen

Oct. 7 to 9, 2022 

 

Rhapsody in Blue Eyes: Sinatra and Beyond

Oct. 14 to 15, 2022 

 

Tom McCaslin performs John Williams

Nov. 5, 2022 

 

Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

Nov. 11 to 12, 2022 

 

Tynomi Banks: Queen of the Orchestra

Nov. 18, 2022 

 

Stravinsky’s Firebird

Nov. 26, 2022 

 

Downstage Theatre Downstage’s mission is to produce theatre that creates meaningful conversation around current issues while encouraging societal awareness. 

 

Gender? I hardly Know Them 

Oct. 12 to 16, 2022 

 

The F Word

Feb. 9 to 19, 2023 

 

Stage It Festival 

May. 11 to 14, 2023 

 

Jubilations Always one of our favourites, Jubilations has been putting its own spin on pop culture for 20 years with engaging entertainment and live vocals over a three-course dinner served by the play’s characters. 

 

Heartbreak Hotel

Aug. 13 to Oct. 15, 2022 

 

The Office: A Pop Rock Parody

Oct. 22, 2022 to Jan. 14, 2023.

 

Mamma Mio

Jan. 21 to March 25, 2023

 

Wedding Singer: 1999

April 1 to June 3, 2023

 

Old Time Rock ‘n Roll

June 10 to Aug.12, 2023.

 

Lunchbox Theatre It’s a quick and easy way to get your theatre fix on the go with one-act plays during the lunch hour. It’s been around since 1975! 

 

Home for the Holidays

Nov. 29 to Dec. 18, 2022

 

Raising Stanley/Life with Tulia 

Feb. 2 to 19, 2023

 

Countries Shaped Like Stars

March 21 to April 8, 2023

 

Cottagers and Indians 

May 9 to 27, 2023

 

Stage One Festival of New Canadian Work

June 2023

 

One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre One Yellow Rabbit creates original theatrical works and is known for hosting the popular High Performance Rodeo, which is Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, and a must-see! 

 

Diane Flacks in Guilt

Oct. 5 to 8, 2022 

 

High Performance Rodeo (HPR) 

Jan. 16 to Feb. 5, 2023

 

Stage West Another favourite of ours (you can’t go wrong with theatre AND food!) Stage West pairs buffet-style dinners with entertaining musical performances. 

 

Driving Miss Daisy 

Sept. 9 to Nov. 13, 2022 

 

One Hit Wonders 

Nov. 18 to Feb. 5, 2023

 

Elvis has left the Building 

Feb. 10 to April 16, 2023 

 

9 to 5 The Musical 

April 21 to June 25, 2023 

 

You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown 

June 30 to Sept. 3, 2023

 

Theatre Calgary One of Calgary’s biggest theatre companies, you can’t go wrong with any of its productions, but those looking for A Christmas Carol will have to wait until 2023. 

 

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

Sept. 13 to Oct. 2, 2022

 

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oct. 25 to Nov. 19, 2022

 

Little Women

Dec. 7 to 31, 2022

 

Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer

Jan. 31 to Feb. 19, 2023

 

Forgiveness

March 7 to April 1, 2023

 

Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville

April 18 to May 13, 2023

 

Vertigo Theatre Known for mystery and intrigue, Vertigo Theatre is located at the base of the Calgary Tower, and this year couldn’t be more exciting. Stephen King? Agatha Christie? Sign us up! 

 

Misery, based on the novel by Stephen King 

Sept. 10 to Oct. 15, 2022 

 

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express 

Nov. 12 to Dec. 2, 2022 

 

The Extractionist 

Jan. 28 to Feb. 17, 2023 

 

Gaslight 

March 18 to April 7, 2023 

 

Catalyst Theatre’s Nevermore, The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allen Poe 

May 6 to 26, 2023 

 

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