Productions

Dennis Garnhum, Artistic Director /
Shari Wattling, Interim Artistic Director

2016/2017
Hamlet (Shakespeare by the Bow)
'da Kink in my Hair
BOOM
A Christmas Carol
Songs of Resilience
The Audience
Skylight (tc Up Close)
A Thousand Splendid Suns (World Premiere)
Crazy For You


Dennis Garnhum, Artistic Director

2015/2016
The Tempest (Shakespeare by the Bow)
The Shoplifters (Canadian Premiere)
The Crucible
A Christmas Carol
evalyn parry's SPIN
The Little Prince – The Musical (World Premiere)
Bad Jews
The Light in the Piazza

2014/2015
The Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare by the Bow)
One Man, Two Guvnors (Canadian Premiere)
Liberation Days (World Premiere)
A Christmas Carol
Chelsea Hotel
The Philadelphia Story
King Lear
Dear Johnny Deere

2013/2014
Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare in the Park)
Kim's Convenience
The Great Gatsby
A Christmas Carol
BOOM!  (World Premiere)
Major Barbara
The Mountaintop  (Canadian Premiere)
Disney's and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins

2012/2013
A Midsummer Nights Dream (Shakespeare in the Park)
Next To Normal
Pride and Prejudice  (World Premiere)
A Christmas Carol
Metamorphosis
The Kite Runner  (Canadian Premiere)
God of Carnage
Anne of Green Gables - The Musical

2011/2012
Tosca Cafe  (Canadian Premiere)
To Kill a Mockingbird
A Christmas Carol
TheatreFront's Ubuntu: The Cape Town Project
Enron  (Canadian Premiere)
Shirley Valentine
Cats

2010/2011
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Lost – A Memoir  (World Premiere)
A Christmas Carol
Soulpepper Theatre's Billy Bishop Goes To War
The Drowsy Chaperone
Much Ado About Nothing
Mom's The Word: For Crying Out Loud!

2009/2010
Jake and the Kid  (World Premiere)
7 Stories
A Christmas Carol
Electric Company Theatre and Virtual Stage's production of No Exit
Beyond Eden  (World Premiere)
Betrayal
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

2008/2009
A Raisin in the Sun
Skydive
A Christmas Carol
Catalyst Theatre's production of Frankenstein
Doubt, A Parable
An Ideal Husband
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

2007/2008
Timothy Findley's The Wars  (World Premiere)
Vigil
A Christmas Carol
Our Town
Enchanted April
Disney's Beauty and the Beast

2006/2007
Of Mice and Men
Glorious!
A Christmas Carol
The Retreat From Moscow
The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Overcoat

2005/2006
The Miracle Worker
Wingfield's Inferno
A Christmas Carol
Saint Joan
Trying
Guys & Dolls


Ian Prinsloo, Artistic Director

2004/2005
Of the Fields, Lately
Sherlock Holmes
A Christmas Carol
Macbeth
West Side Story
Humble Boy

2003/2004
Hay Fever
The Diary of Anne Frank
A Christmas Carol
Fire
Crimes of the Heart
Counsellor-At-Law

2002/2003
A Streetcar Named Desire
Dracula
A Christmas Carol
Evita
The Philadelphia Story
Copenhagen

2001/2002
Cabaret
Romeo and Juliet
A Christmas Carol
True West
Death of a Salesman
Wingfield on Ice

2000/2001
Rough Crossing
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
A Christmas Carol
Camelot
Dangerous Corner
The Sisters Rosensweig

1999/2000
Wingfield Unbound
The Glass Menagerie
A Christmas Carol
Gaslight
A Fitting Confusion
Holiday
Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill

1998/1999
Private Lives
All My Sons
A Christmas Carol
The Fox
Candida
The Fantasticks

1997/1998
The Cocktail Hour
An Inspector Calls
A Christmas Carol
A Delicate Balance
Memoir
Song and Dance


James Brewer, Acting Artistic Director

1996/1997
Tons of Money
A Christmas Carol
Stephen and Mister Wilde
Piaf
The Heiress


Brian Rintoul, Artistic Director

1995/1996
Waiting for the Parade
The Importance of Being Earnest
A Christmas Carol
Cyrano de Bergerac
Atlantis
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: A Love Story
Little Shop of Horrors

1994/1995
Forever Plaid
Charley's Aunt
A Christmas Carol
Transit of Venus
Waiting for Godot
If We Are Women
Into the Woods
Summer Season:
Forever Plaid

1993/1994
Dancing at Lughnasa
Tru
A Christmas Carol
Henceforward
Hamlet
Wrong for Each Other
Anne of Green Gables - The Musical

1992/1993
Much Ado About Nothing
The Kite
A Christmas Carol
La Bete
Arsenic and Old Lace
Wingfield's Folly
Evita

1991/1992
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The Sum of Us
Wingfield's Progress
A Christmas Carol
Les Liasons Dangereuses
The Motor Trade
Fences
Gypsy


Martin Kinch, Artistic Director

1990/1991
Tartuffe
Amigo's Blue Guitar
A Christmas Carol
Letters from Wingfield Farm
My Children, My Africa
The Woman in Black
Amadeus

1989/1990
Blithe Spirit
Toronto, Mississippi
A Christmas Carol
Driving Miss Daisy
Bordertown Cafe
Summer and Smoke

1988/1989
Broadway Bound
Terra Nova
The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon
The Glass Menagerie
The Innocents
Fire

1987/1988
Pal Joey
Summer
Walsh
You Never Can Tell
Making Brownies Like We Used To
The Real Thing
Beauty and the Beast

1986/1987
Mainstage:
Brighton Beach Memoirs
The Play's the Thing
Salt-Water Moon
And When I Wake
Golden Girls
Second Stage:
The Normal Heart
Souvenirs
True West

1985/1986
Mainstage:
Twelfth Night*
K2
Alice On Stage
Uncle Vanya
Criminals in Love
Country Hearts
Special Project:
Intimate Admiration
*Twelfth Night was the first production in the Calgary Centre for the Performing Arts. Premiered on Friday, September 20, 1985.


Sharon Pollock, Artistic Director

1984/1985
Mainstage:
A Streetcar Named Desire
A Christmas Carol
Cold Storage
Whodunnit
Quartermaine's Terms
Filthy Rich
Second Stage:
Cloud 9
Forever Yours Marie-Lou


Rick McNair, Artistic Director

1983/1984
What the Butler Saw
A Christmas Carol
Old Times
I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It On The Road
Doc
The Dining Room

1982/1983
Mass Appeal
A Moon for the Misbegotten
Rexy!
Whiskey Six
Let's Get A Divorce
Talley's Folly
Emlyn Williams as Charles Dickens

1981/1982
Mainstage:
Mrs. Warren's Profession
Blood Relations
The Sea Horse
For Those in Peril on the Sea
Farther West
On Golden Pond
The Elephant Man

Midnight Series:
Cold Comfort
President Wilson in Paris
The Immigrant
Bullshot Crummond

1980/1981
Mainstage:
Jitters
Betrayal
Automatic Pilot
The Tempest
Happy End
The Kite
Maggie and Pierre

Midnight Series:
Solange/The Beard
Joggers
Unseen
Years of Sorrow, Years of Shame
Yanks 3 - Detroit 0, Top of the Seventh

1979/1980
Mainstage:
Eight to the Bar
Of Mice and Men
Thark
The Words of My Roaring
Mirandolina
Birds
Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon

Midnight Series:
Sexual Perversity in Chicago
White Whore and the Bit Player
Rainbow
Rock and more
Blitzkrieg
Perfect Relationships
Out at Sea
The Man with the Flower In His Mouth
Spider Rabbit

1978/1979
Mainstage:
Same Time Next Year
The Mary Shelley Play
Mandragola
One Night Stand
Under Milkwood
The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon

Second Stage:
Midtown Acres
Antigone
Paper Wheat
The Miners Forty Niners


Harold G. Baldridge, Artistic Director

1977/1978
Mainstage:
That Championship Season
Sleuth
The Condemned of Altona
The Playboy of the Western World
Streamers
The Importance of Being Earnest

Second Stage:
Hosanna
Boiler Room Suite
Travesties

1976/1977
The Sunshine Boys
The Glass Menagerie
Time and Time Again
Hedda Gabler
Festival
Equus
A Thousand Clowns

1975/1976
Tonight at Calgary Theatre Hall
My Fat Friend
Back to Beulah
Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (alternating nights)
Chemin de Fer
Absurd Person Singular

1974/1975
6 RMS Riv VU
The Rivals
Threepenny Opera
A Flea in Her Ear
Who Killed Santa Claus?
Sudden Death Overtime
Relatively Speaking

1973/1974
How the Other Half Loves
Walsh
Oh, What A Lovely War
Jacques Brel (Revival)
The Fantasticks
Play It Again, Sam
The Seagull
Prisoner of Second Avenue

1972/1973
Butterflies Are Free
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds
Jacques Brel
Wait Until Dark
The Devil's Disciple
Leaving Home
Bus Stop


Clark Rogers, Artistic Director

1971/1972
Plaza Suite
The Rainmaker
The Guardsman
The Hostage
Romeo and Juliet
The House on Chestnut Street
Arms and the Man


Christopher Newton, Artistic Director

1970/1971
The Entertainer
The Birthday Party
Dracula
Trip
The Taming of the Shrew
The Father
The Knack

1969/1970
Star Spangled Girl
Loot
Great Expectations
You Two Stay Here, The Rest of You Come with Me
The Importance of Being Earnest
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Bell, Book and Candle

1968/1969
The Odd Couple
The Alchemist
Gaslight
Irma La Douce
Private Lives
The Three Desks
Black Comedy & White Liars

July 1, 1968
MAC 14 becomes Theatre Calgary. First play - The Odd Couple. Christopher Newton becomes the first Artistic Director.

1967/1968
Wild Rose
Luv
The Glass Menagerie
Charley's Aunt
Dial "M" For Murder
The Killing of Sister George
Barefoot in the Park

MAC and Workshop 14 (MAC 14)
1966/1967
Under the Yum Yum Tree
The Firebugs
The Caretaker
Major Barbara
Breath of Spring
The Miracle Worker
You Can't Take It With You
A Streetcar Named Desire

1966
MAC merged with Workshop
14 to become MAC 14. Under the direction of Kenneth Dyba they staged plays in an old tractor warehouse that was later turned into the QR Centre.

1965/1966
A Thousand Clowns
The Feiffer Revue
Cat On a Hot Tin Roof
Present Laughter
A View From the Bridge
The Private Ear and Public Eye
Of Mice and Men
Mary, Mary
The Knack
The Hostage

Musicians and Actors Club (MAC)
1964/1965
Light Up the Sky
A Taste of Honey
Two For the Seesaw
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm so Sad
The American Dream
The Sandbox
In White America
Luther

1963
Musicians and Actors Club (MAC) is formed by three Calgary businessmen (Donald Boyes, Eddie Wong, Harry Pinchin). MAC would perform in an old movie house turned into a live theatre. MAC specialized in short plays and excerpts from musicals.

1940s
Dr. Betty Mitchell, a drama teacher at Western Canada High School, inspired her students so much they formed Workshop 14 (named after the high school's drama room #14). The group became one of the nation's finest amateur theatres.