Anticipation!

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

In preparation for the last show of our 2013 season, I spent some time looking at The Steel Wheels website–getting text for our program. Before last summer, I hadn’t heard of The Steel Wheels. Doug, Marilyn and I got together to find an act to round off our season. We checked out the schedules at some of the Edmonton-based theatres and presenting organizations and saw The Steel Wheels were part of the Full Moon Folk Club’s season. We were happy to...

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A Standing Ovation for Jake’s Gift

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Longtime Chautauqua supporters have identified Jake’s Gift as one of the best performances they have ever seen at The Red Brick. Writer/actor Julia Mackey takes the audience on a journey along the beaches of Normandy as Jake, a Canadian WWII Veteran, reluctantly returns to the site of D-Day for the first time–on the 60th Anniversary of the invasion. Although it is a one-woman show, the performance has a conversational feel as Julia portrays three different...

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10 More To Go!

Posted by on Dec 9, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Chautauqua 2013 Season Tickets are selling well. People recognize the value of our package: 5 high-quality shows (with reserved seating) for $125. Selling season ticket packages means that Chautauqua volunteers don’t have to scramble or shift into high-pressure-sales mode when performance dates approach. Our goal is to sell out every show. This ensures the artists have a good audience, which inspires their performance, and helps Chautauqua stay solvent, which...

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What are your summer music plans?

What are your summer music plans?

Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in Blog | 2 comments

There are a lot of great summer music festivals in Alberta–and across Canada. Maybe you took in The Northcountry Fair at the end of June. Maybe you’re planning to go to Pembina River Nights at Rangeton Park this weekend or Wild Mountain Music Festival at Entrance Ranch next weekend or the Edmonton Folk Festival at the beginning of August. Take a minute or two and share your summer music plans. Is there a festival you attend every year? Why is it your...

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A Trip To The Tempest

Posted by on Jul 8, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Last Thursday afternoon, Doug, Helen, Jane, Tracy, and I saw The Tempest at Hawrelak Park. On our way into Edmonton, we stopped at Urban Forest Design Studio just west of Wildwood. They were having a summer exhibition and sale, and their shelves were full of beautiful pieces. (The sale ended July 8, but they are open year round.) http://www.urbanforestdesign.com/ After a picnic in the park, we made our way to the Heritage Amphitheatre. Tickets for the evening’s...

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