2014/15 Professional Series
Soulful, drawn-from-life tales.
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Combining the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man, Marc Cohn has solidified his place as one of this generation’s most compelling singer-songwriters. Best known for his Grammy-winning hit Walking in Memphis, Cohn’s reputation as a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, is highly regarded.
Ending a nearly ten-year absence from the studio, Marc Cohn released Join the Parade, one of his most critically-acclaimed records. His latest album, Listening Booth: 1970 ultimately brought Cohn back to where he began – writing songs that speak so eloquently about the transformative, healing power of music.
Life set to music.
Friday, February 6, 2015
Carpenter turned songwriter David Francey sings the stories of real people and real places. As one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers, David’s openhearted lyricism and honesty has earned the musician multiple Juno Awards and top honours in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.
The troubadour’s keen eye for the heart of the matter packs an emotional punch in his beautifully crafted and superbly played music. His tenth album, So Say We All, unlocks the magic hidden in the ordinary in its brilliantly minimalistic, instantly classic collection of songs – songs that capture the dark times and shining moments of our lives.
A powerful step forward.
Friday, Feb 13 & Saturday, Feb 14, 2015
Bringing class and craft to his pop-rock stylings, this singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s candour of lyrics and virtuosity is ever astonishing.
Accomplished, poignant balladeer Royal Wood returns to the Arden stage on Valentine’s Day weekend with The Burning Bright, a product of multiple worlds that is his strongest album to date. Capturing his truest musical voice yet, it chronicles an extraordinary year of travel, turmoil and personal discovery.
Bearing emotional weight that comes from an overdue search through one’s past and future, Royal sings of his journey in a smooth and heartfelt manner, revealing a deeper, more introspective side than we’ve ever heard before.
Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents
Stella, Queen of the Snow
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Arrive early for a FREE pre-show visual arts activity beginning at 1 PM and stay for post-show juice and treats!
Canada’s acclaimed puppet theatre for young audiences celebrates the antics of an endearing brother and sister, while broadening the appreciation of Marie-Louise Gay’s literary classic for children. Snowballs, snow angels, and mysterious white stuff fuel Sam and Stella’s wondrous and delightful adventure into the wide world of winter.
With Opening Guest Jamie Hutchinson
Laughter is just around the corner.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Tickets are now on sale!
Off the heels of the recent release of Corner Gas: The Movie, comedian, actor, writer and director Brent Butt returns to St. Albert for one laugh out loud night of hilarity.
Not your typical overnight sensation, Brent Butt’s popularity has grown from years of hard work, honing his comedic chops on multiple tours, festivals and TV special appearances. His signature brand of humour quickly gave him the reputation of an “everyman” comedian and led to the phenomenon that is Corner Gas.
Since his days in the prairie town of Dog River, Brent has starred in the television show Hiccups, released his first feature film entitled No Clue, and has resumed his stand-up comedy touring. There is little doubt the future holds many untold achievements for one of Canada’s brightest stars.
John McEuen &
John Carter Cash
Will the Circle Be Unbroken:
A Tribute to the Carter Family
How an iconic record came to life.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
When the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band recorded their flagship 1972 release Will the Circle Be Unbroken with an elite group of bluegrass and country music legends – "Mother" Maybelle Carter, Doc Watson, Merle Travis and Earl Scruggs – they never anticipated the extraordinary success and cross-generational appeal it would have.
The collection of Carter Family music is recognized as a classic American album, and John McEuen is eager to share the stories and memories that sprouted during its creation.
Joining forces with John Carter Cash and family, the group transports audiences back to that magical period in time through a multimedia show that features historic personal photographs, enthusiastic narrative and a treasure trove of songs.
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre