Whether you enjoy comedy, dancing, drumming, fiddling, hypnotism, musicals or theatre; classical, country, children’s or folk music, a season of music, laughter, excitement and fun is on its way to Fort McMurray in the form of the Syncrude Arts Alive Series. “The diversity of and caliber of performers we have attracted has been amazing,” says Alan Roberts, Director, of the Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre. “All of these performances are made possible through the generous support of Syncrude and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and the Government of Canada.”
Here’s what’s on tap:
Oh, Canada, We Sing For Thee!
Sept. 16, 2017. All Ages
Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary with Canadian Songbird Leisa Way. Sing along to Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, and many more.
Menopause The Musical
Oct. 11, 2017. Mature
Inspired by a hot flash and a bottle of wine, audiences will get out of their seats to sing along with brilliant parodies of classic hit songs.
Oct. 19, 2017. All Ages
For over 20 years, Fubuki Daiko, a Japanese Taiko drumming group, has thrilled audiences with their musicianship, humour, and sheer physical stamina. Precision choreography and spontaneous full body movement create a spectacle that is part martial arts athleticism, part dance, and all rhythm.
Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys
Nov. 3, 2017. All Ages
An ace fiddle player nicknamed “crazy legs”, Gordie MacKeeman just loves to perform. Combine that with the stellar musicianship of His Rhythm Boys, and you have an unstoppable roots music force.
Chase Padgett – The Nashville Hurricane
Nov. 8, 2017. Mature
Fresh of the heels of his smash hit ‘6 Guitars,’ Chase Padgett becomes a manager, a mother, a mentor, and guitar prodigy. Stories and songs unfold into hilarious rants on love and music and blazing guitar work.
The Ennis Sisters Christmas
Dec. 11, 2017. All Ages
Back by popular demand! The world renowned, celebrated Newfoundland songbirds are bringing their buttery harmonies to the stage, and voices as powerful as the Atlantic.
Jan. 14, 2018. Mature
As host of CBC Radio One’s wildly successful “The Debaters”, Patterson has become a household name. He is a triple threat as a stand-up comedian, a successful radio and TV host and a published humour writer.
Jan. 19, 2018. Mature
Amazing magic tricks, crazy stunts, crowd interaction, and comedy from start to finish, Barker tours his show across the country selling out theatres and entertaining corporate events.
March 8, 2018. All Ages
Rainbow Dance Theatre’s newest production “Selfie” is an evening of non-stop surprises when dance and technology collide onstage. Audiences will be swept into an artistic wonderland as the popular social media phenomenon is explored.
DuffleBag Theatre: Robin Hood and Cendrillon
March 10, 2018. All Ages (Two shows, one is bilingual).
Robin Hood: By stealing from the rich and giving back to the poor, Robin keeps the spirit of justice alive. With all the humour and fun you come to expect, DuffleBag hits the mark with this on-target tale!
Cendrillon: Enjoy this bilingual presentation of the classical story of Cinderella
The Arrogant Worms
March 15, 2018. All Ages
The Arrogant Worms songs were written to make fun of a big dumb world. Luckily, the world is still dumb and they have plenty to sing about. The shows are fast, furious and family friendly. The wit is quick, the satire is biting and the musicianship is second to none.
April 5, 2018. All Ages
Sweat flies and floorboards tremble – Union Duke is a Toronto folk quintet with an explosive live show. Bridging soulful indie rock with bluegrass and country, the group belts out soaring harmonies.