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Red Deer Players with St. Joseph and Notre Dame theatre groups present “Mixed Nuts – An Evening of Song and Schtick”

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From the Red Deer Players

Yes!! This is a one night only performance!

We are now in the final throes of rehearsals!

Artistic Director Lori Lane, Musical Director Louise Bruns and Choreographer, Debbie Thompson (who, incidentally were the original artistic team from the last community theatre musical, “Jesus Christ, Superstar” in 2000) are reunited to bring you this collage of comedy sketches and Broadway musical favourites to launch the Carole Forhan Theatre Arts Scholarship.

Our core team of 11 wonderfully talented actors will be joined with the exuberance and enthusiasm of 2 groups of High School students, as they perform excerpts from the respective St Joe’s and Notre Dame musical presentations – Godspell and Do You Wanna Dance!

As a reminder, “Mixed Nuts – An Evening of Song and Schtick” will take place on March 23, at 7:30 pm. The venue is Studio A at Red Deer College. The entrance to Studio A is on the west side of the College Arts Centre, with parking available north of the Arts Centre

Tickets are sold through Red Deer College at rdc.ab.ca/tickets

Ticket price – $30 + $6 service fees + $0.30 GST – $36.30 total charges. (Please be aware there is a $5 transaction fee for tickets picked up at the theatre)

A 50/50 draw and an auction for a donated painting will be held to help RDP defray costs of production. Additionally, a scholarship donation box will be present, and any donations $25 and over are eligible for a tax receipt. (Red Deer Players is a not-for-profit, registered charitable society.) A bar and concession area will be run by Red Deer College.

This show officially launches the Carole Forhan Theatre Arts Scholarship. For more information on the scholarship, as well as the stellar cast we have, please visit our website at reddeerplayers.com, or our Facebook page.

Please contact producer Sherry Scheunert at 403-597-2036 for event information.

Tickets available here!

 

7:30 PM Sat. March 23
Studio A, RDC Arts Centre
🎭Join Red Deer Players for a rousing evening of 🎶Song & Schtick😂 … an array of crazy comedy sketches & show tunes from 10 different Broadway Musicals.  🎶Presented in VARIETY SHOW STYLE featuring over 40 talented performers🎭
This event will officially launch the 🌻CAROLE FORHAN🌻 Theatre Arts Scholarship.
6:30 PM Box Office, Bar & Concession Opens
7:00 PM Theatre Doors Open
7:30 PM Curtain
🎭Two Acts with an Intermission
🎭Silent Auction & 50/50 Draw
TICKETS ONLINE:  www.rdc.ab.ca/tickets
🎭For More Information Contact:
Sherry Scheunert🎭
“Mixed Nuts” Producer
Ph/Text:  403-597-2036
Red Deer Players Society

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Time to consider RDSO Season Tickets

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From the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra

The RDSO Reveals Upcoming Season
The 2019-2020 Season has a lot in store for central Alberta. The Main Series will deliver seven concerts with programming ranging from Pachelbel, to Lapalme, to music from Broadway.


We The North | October 5, 2019 | RDC Arts Centre
Come hear music from Russia, Finland and Norway. Though conceived in icy cold climates, don’t be fooled – this music is still full of warmth. The first concert of the season will feature the newly appointed principal cellist of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Arnold Choi, in the highly demanding and exciting Sinfonia Concertante by Prokofiev.
Featuring Arnold Choi, Cello
PROKOFIEV: Sinfonia Concertante
SIBELIUS: Finlandia
GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suite


Czech Out These Bohemians | November 2, 2019 | RDC Arts Centre
Let Czech-born Edmontonian Zuzana Simurdova delight you in the very entertaining piano concertino by Bohuslav Martinů. And because there is no such thing as having too much Dvořák in life, this program will further visit the Bohemian countryside with his celebrated Serenade for Strings.
Featuring Zuzana Simurdova, Piano
MARTINŮ: Nonet
MARTINŮ: Piano Concerto
DVOŘÁK: Serenade for Strings


Stringing The Holidays Together | December 7, 2019 | RDC Arts Centre
A concert for strings only, featuring the Rosedale Valley Strings Youth Orchestra playing alongside the RDSO’s string sections. This concert will feature a variety of Christmas favourites and a surprise or two.
Featuring Rosedale Valley Strings | Conductor Naomi Delafield

On Broadway | January 25, 2020 | RDC Arts Centre
The musical stage will come alive! This exciting pops concert will feature music ranging from old chestnuts to newly minted classics. From Cole Porter to Elton John, and Rogers & Hammerstein to Andrew Lloyd Webber, there will be something for everyone.
Selections From:
Rogers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Music; Cole Porter: Kiss me Kate; Claude Schönberg: Les Misérables; Elton John: The Lion King; Frederick Loewe: My Fair Lady; Stephen Sondheim: “A Little Night Music”; Pasek and Paul: The Greatest Showman ; Stephen Schwartz: Wicked; Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story ; Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera


Canada On Canvas | February 22, 2020 | RDC Arts Centre
An all-Canadian tribute to the visual arts. Among works by Somers (on Picasso) and Korndorf (on Maud Lewis), there will be an exciting new premiere. Our very own Claude Lapalme is composing an important new work to celebrate and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Group of Seven.
Featuring the Premiere of the “Group of Seven Suite” by Claude Lapalme

Water Music | April 18, 2020 | Gaetz Memorial United Church
Presented by the RDSO, Rosa Barroca returns with a full complement of winds to present audience favorites from the baroque period, such as the Pachelbel Canon and the Suites from Handel’s Water Music.
Presenting Rosa Barocca
PACHELBEL: Canon and Gigue
ALBIONI GIAZIOTTO: Albinoni
HANDEL: Water Music


Finale Friday | FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 | RDC Arts Centre

Corey Hamm’s triumphant return to the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra. He will wow us with an energetic performance of Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Also on the program will be RDSO’s concerto competition winner from Red Deer’s 2019 Festival of the Performing Arts, Kathryn Fakeley. This incredible young cellist will be performing a movement of the Kabalevsky cello concerto. The evening will end with the 1812 Overture by
Tchaikovsky. It will be a sound spectacular!
Featuring Corey Hamm, Piano & 2019 Red Deer Festival of Performing Arts Winner Kathryn Fakeley, Cello
BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No. 2
KABALEVSKY: Cello Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture


For information regarding Season Memberships and a downloadable 2019-2020 Season booklet visit https://www.rdso.ca/

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Five More Things I Didn’t Know About Symphony Music (with particular attention to the upcoming Season Finale for the RDSO)

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By Jock Mackenzie

  1. Highlighted in a concerto of three movements will be cellist Cameron Crozman. The multiple award winning Crozman will be playing the big concerto for cello and orchestra. It’s Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor and is one of the two most performed cello concertos in the world.
  2. The second concerto, by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, will be one movement featuring violin. Lacombe’s own, Harbour Lehockey, in recognition of being a 2018 winner of the Red Deer Festival of the Performing Arts, has been chosen to perform this piece.
  3.  The third major part of the Season Finale is by a Canadian composer, Jocelyn Morlock of Vancouver, and is titled “Oiseaux bleus et sauvages” (Why All the Bluebirds?)
  4. Other interesting facts: A concerto is a classical music composition that highlights a solo instrument against the background of a full orchestra.Ingrid Crozman, Cameron’s mother, used to play in the RDSO and will be attending the June 8 performance. 
    Antonín Leopold Dvořák (1841- 1904) was a Czech composer, one of the first to achieve worldwide recognition.
  5. As a newbie to the world of symphony music, I don’t know when to clap. If there’s a pause, I’m tempted to applaud. I’ve learned otherwise. Here’s what the internet told me – A movement is a self-contained part of a musical composition or musical form. While individual or selected movements from a composition are sometimes performed separately, a performance of the complete work requires all the movements to be performed in succession.  Symphony Director, Claude Lepalme, tells me, “If you’re moved, applaud.” I’m good with that.

Todayville Top 5 features the freelance writings of Jock Mackenzie.

Jock is an original Red Deerian!  Educated at Lindsay Thurber and Red Deer College (with a stint at the U of A), he became an educator himself, spending 31 years with the Red Deer Public school system.

It’s safe to say Jock knows Red Deer about as well as anyone (OK.. maybe not Michael Dawe).   As a confirmed life-long learner, Jock never tires of getting to know his surroundings even better.  That’s where the Todayville Top 5 comes in.  In each feature, Jock shares a few ingredients that go into the mix that makes this delicacy called Red Deer the place we want to call home.  As a well organized person who knows you’re busy, he’s choosing just 5 juicy tidbits to share each time.

If you’d like to be featured by Jock Mackenzie on the Todayville Top 5, just contact us at info@todayville.com.

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