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Your vote will help Theatre Calgary choose a show for the 2022-2023 season. Cast your vote from a selection of six shows!

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THE NOMINEES FOR CALGARY'S CHOICE ARE:

Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville


Find your parrot shirt and grab your flip flops to get in the mood for this story of a part-time bartender/singer in a rundown hotel in the tropics who loses his heart to a serious, work-focused tourist. This musical comedy features the popular Jimmy Buffett classics, including Cheeseburger in Paradise, Margaritaville, It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere, Fins, Volcano, and many more. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl, Raising Hope) and Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley (Survivor’s Remorse, Shameless), this hilarious, heartwarming musical is not to be missed!

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The Rez Sisters

The Rez Sisters is a powerful tale of tenacity, trauma, friendship, and witty banter featuring seven Indigenous women living on a Reserve on Manitoulin Island. Bonded by a desire to experience more in life, and accompanied by their spirit guide Nanabush, they set out on a quest to attend "the Biggest Bingo in the World" in Toronto. Along the way, truths are shared, realities are faced, and relationships continue to shift and change. This award-winning play by playwright Tomson Highway won the 1986-87 Dora Mavor Award for Outstanding New Play, the Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award in 1987, and was nominated for the Governor General's Award for English-language drama in 1988.

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Into the Woods

An Academy award winning Disney film adaptation and Tony Award winning play, Into the Woods is a popular musical from the legendary Stephen Sondheim.  Blending several plots from the Brothers Grimm fairy tales about dreams and quests, the story begins with a childless couple, a baker and his wife, and their encounter with a witch who has placed a curse on them. The story incorporates characters from classic tales such as Little Red Riding Hood, Jack & the Beanstalk, Rapunzel, and Cinderella, among others.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Christopher Boone, a 15-year old boy, becomes a suspect in the death of his neighbour’s dog. While being described as an extremely gifted mathematician for his age, Christopher is considered by those around him as an outsider with behavioural difficulties. The story follows his journey as he investigates the incident of the dog’s death. This is a tale of perspective and acceptance, as Christopher seeks to uncover the truth while facing his reputation as an outsider with a lack of trust for strangers. This critically acclaimed play based on the best-selling novel won four major awards, including the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play.

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Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Set in 1920s Chicago and chronicling the 20th century African American experience, this transformative show highlights issues of race, art, and the exploitation of Black recording artists. A routine recording session becomes strained when tensions arise between the owners of the recording studio and a blues band featuring trailblazing “Mother of the Blues” singer Ma Rainey. Battling for control over her music, Ma initiates a standoff in the rehearsal room that builds up to a searing climax of painful truths and buried emotions. The play's title comes from Ma Rainey's song of the same name, which refers to the Black Bottom dance. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom made its Broadway debut at the Cort Theatre in 1984, winning a New York Drama Critics' Circle award and garnering a Tony Award nomination for Best Play. A movie based on the play hit the screens in 2020 and was nominated for five Academy Awards.

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Red Velvet

After Edmund Keen, the greatest actor of his generation, collapses on stage while portraying Othello, a young black American actor is brought in to take over his role - a first for the role in London’s West End. With public riots in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how the cast, critics and audience react to this groundbreaking development taking place in the theatre becomes paramount to the story. Set in the mid-1800s, Chakrabarti's play creates imagined experiences based on the little-known, but true story of Ira Aldridge, an African American actor who built an incredible reputation on the stages of Europe in the 19th century. Red Velvet received its world premiere at the Tricycle Theatre in London in 2012 and transferred to St Ann's Warehouse in New York City in 2014.

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Voting

You can now vote for your favourite show through our partners at Global News Calgary!

Voting runs until 11:55pm MT on Sunday, February 6th. 

You can vote once per person per day.

The winning show will be announced in March. Stay tuned for more details on the announcement!

 

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