Theatre Calgary is a premier theatre company in Calgary, performing numerous shows every season. Primarily an adult theatre, there are some shows, such as A Christmas Carol, and anything that is advertised specifically as ‘for the whole family,’ that kids would enjoy. You would be the best judge of whether your child is interested and able to enjoy the production, but the sales staff are happy to advise you if you desire.
In the summer, Theatre Calgary performs Shakespeare by the Bow, a fun, outdoor theatre experience that is relaxed enough for kids.
Here is what’s coming up for the 2021/22 season.
Boom YZ: October 19 – November 7, 2021
The world premiere of Rick Miller’s electrifying BOOM YZ brings to life the people and music that have shaped our last quarter-century. In this all-new show, Miller plays more than a hundred characters from Generations Y and Z, including his own daughter, to reflect on the aspirations and anxieties of young people today, and brings his multi-generational BOOM series to a compelling close. There is no better way to return to our theatre than with the visual wonder and spectacle of music, personal stories and multimedia that Miller ignites on stage. We are thrilled to welcome Rick back!
A Christmas Carol: November 30 – December 24, 2021
In 2020, we reimagined our beloved holiday classic as a filmed production, so that an annual Calgary tradition could not be missed. Through intimate multicharacter performances by a cast of three (including Stephen Hair), we once again took our audiences on the remarkable and inspiring journey of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.
For our 2021–22 season, Theatre Calgary will perform this three-person cast production live on our stage. Patrons will also have the opportunity, if preferred, to choose Stafford Arima’s extended director’s cut of the online filmed version of A Christmas Carol, which they can watch from the comfort of their home.
Steel Magnolias: March 8 – April 3, 2022
All the ladies who are “anybody” come to gossip and have their hair done by Truvy in her Chinquapin, Louisiana salon. Sharing their stories, laughs and tears, Steel Magnolias is the much-loved hit play featuring six amazing women who draw upon their strength and love to meet the challenges of life. Part comedy of manners, part heartfelt tearjerker, and featuring non-stop banter and wisecracks, this play about friendship, community, and the power of the human spirit is what we all need right now.
Million Dollar Quartet: April 26 – May 22, 2022
Four rock n’ roll legends are brought together in Memphis, Tennessee at Sun Record Studios for an impromptu jam session. Prepare for a blast from the past! It’s December 4, 1956, you are in the recording studio with Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. You see them play together for the first and only time. These nostalgic rock n’ roll classics will have you wanting to jump out of your seat to dance. What a way to close out our season!
Where: Max Bell Theatre at Arts Commons
Address: 205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB