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January 2018

Mini Monday

January 29 @ 10:00 am - April 30 @ 2:00 pm
Manitoba Children’s Museum, 45 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Mini Mondays are very special days at the Children’s Museum! Join us on Mondays for a fun-filled morning and afternoon of creative and stimulating programming exclusively designed for toddlers. We provide tailored crafts to help develop fine motor skills, activities that aid in dramatic play, and a special story time in our Time Squared gallery. Each month, we will explore a different theme in our weekly programming that helps our youngest visitors learn and grow through hands-on fun!

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March 2018

Creating a Culture of Philanthropy in Nonprofit Arts Organizations

March 15 @ 5:30 pm - April 26 @ 8:30 pm
United Way of Winnipeg, 580 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$345

“A culture of philanthropy refers to an organization’s attitude toward philanthropy, fund development, and the effort to create a community of donor inclusion which can have a lasting effect on the organization and the community well beyond financial growth.” A. B. Ferguson, ‘Creating a Culture of Philanthropy in Nonprofit Arts Organizations’. In an environment of rising competition for available resources, the art and science of philanthropy will be an increasingly important area to strengthen by the staff and volunteers of…

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April 2018

My Creative Journey by Connie Gretsinger

April 3 - May 12
Portage & District Arts Centre, 11 2 St NE
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1R8 Canada
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Free

Our Boardroom Gallery features the artworks of local artist, Connie Gretsinger. ‘My Creative Journey’ features artworks created in watercolour, pencil and ink. Through her artistic journey, Connie realizes that art brings quality to life and in the creation of her artwork she strives to capture something of herself. She feels it is important to create something that will leave a lasting impact on those who enjoy her artwork. This exhibition is on display until May 12. When you plan your…

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Delights of the Soul: A Raft in the Storm

April 3 - May 12
Portage & District Arts Centre, 11 2 St NE
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1R8 Canada
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FREE

The Portage & District Arts Centre will be displaying Delights of the Soul: A Raft in the Storm exhibition by Five Winnipeg Artists from April 3 to May 12, 2018. Opening reception and artist talk: Sunday, April 15, at 1pm to 4pm Delights of the Soul: A Raft in the Storm, features five Winnipeg artists who work in acrylic and mixed media: Jordan Miller, Jola Liebzeit, Sari Habiluk, John Izzard and Dan Hawksworth. Each artist brings his or her unique artistic…

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“Spring Cleaning”- 4 week workshop for film & television performers with Nancy Sorel

April 8 - April 29
CMU, 500 Shafestbury Blvd
Winnipeg, MB Canada
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This four week workshop is for those who have previously taken a workshop with us or for the more experienced actor, who wants to delve deeper into themselves and their work. For those performers who want to fully explore The Work as a living, breathing extension of themselves while they recognize both the sacred and the ridiculousness of our craft. Expanding upon the basic tools of relaxation/meditation/ visioning and incarnating the scared into our work, and blending them with audition…

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Heisenberg

April 12 @ 7:30 pm - April 28 @ 5:30 pm
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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$22 - $41

By Simon Stephens Directed by Steven Schipper TOM HENDRY WAREHOUSE From their first meeting, something’s a bit off. But maybe that’s what makes them click. A 75-year-old British butcher and a 40-something American? Definitely not a match on paper. As chemistry turns to romance, Georgie asks Alex for a favour that puts her motives into question. Was their original meeting a chance encounter after all? As Alex ponders his next move, the question remains: if you’re getting what you want, does…

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Manitoba Rural and Northern Juried Art Show

April 19 - May 20

The Manitoba Rural and Northern Juried Art Show is an annual exhibition that highlights the creative accomplishments of rural artists across Manitoba. The exhibit introduces Winnipeg audiences to the artistic work generated by visual artists from beyond the perimeter (Eastman, Westman, Central, Parkland, Northern and Interlake Regions). A diverse range of media (painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics and textiles) is exhibited. Artists are invited to participate after being selected as winners in their regions’ juried art show. The Manitoba Rural and Northern Art…

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Manitoba Arts Council grant info sessions

April 19 - June 21

We’ll be hosting a series of sessions throughout the province to provide a general overview of our new program and processes. Get the latest details on our new online application system, changes to grant opportunities and important dates. Participate in our information sessions where the people behind the changes will share everything you need to know about your future grant opportunities. Find a session near you and sign up today! Additional sessions coming soon. Flin Flon - April 19, 2018…

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Music Explorers Spring Session

April 21 @ 9:30 am - June 9 @ 10:30 pm
Manitoba Conservatory of Music & Arts, 515 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 3E9 Canada
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$240

If you are trying to help your child find their instrument, this is the class for them! Music Explorers opens the door to music to your child by introducing them to a variety of instruments with hands-on exploration and instruction. In addition to learning in a group setting, students will have individual lessons on 3 specific instruments  throughout the 8 week program. This will create a solid foundation for a joy of music that will last a lifetime. Instruments will be provided by the Conservatory.   Spring…

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37th ANNUAL CENTRAL REGION JURIED ART EXHIBIT

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holland Community, 136 Broadway St
Holland, Manitoba R0G 0X0 Canada
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The Tiger Hills Arts Association is hosting the 37th Annual Central Region Juried Art Exhibit (CRJAE). Artist Reception & Public Opening is Thursday, April 26, 2018 at the Holland Community Hall, 136 Broadway Street, Holland, MB. 6:00 to 7:00pm - Participating Artists Only 7:00pm to 8:30pm - Open to the Public The CRJAE is open to artists & artisans of all levels ages 15 or older who are residents of the Central Region. Work must be an original concept and…

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Morning after grace

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - May 19 @ 5:30 pm
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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$27 - $80

By Carey Crim Directed by Krista Jackson JOHN HIRSCH MAINSTAGE After hooking up at a funeral, Abigail and Angus wake up with a new lease on life. Being successful, bright and “of a certain age” doesn’t guarantee you’re ready to take a leap of faith but they’re both tired of faking it. So together with their friend Ollie, Abigail and Angus bravely shed past disappointments in order to find joy again. From the writer of the powerful drama 23.5 Hours comes this hilarious…

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Would you even remember? by Michael Joyal

April 27 - May 8
Cre8ery Gallery and Studio, 125 Adelaide Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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Opening reception: Friday, April 27th, 7-10pm Additional Hours: April 28th to May 8 Tuesday to Friday, 12-6pm Saturday 12-5pm Michael’s work focuses on reinterpreting characters from mythology and fairy tales. Self-taught as a watercolour painter, Michael explores roles of feminine power, turning victim into victor. Worlds of wonder and mystery evoke feelings of strength, anger, melancholy and joy. Villains are vanquished, and creatures are empowered in large, vibrant watercolour landscapes. Gathering tales from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson and stories…

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Art Saves Lives 2018 Fundraiser Celebration: Art Auction and Concert

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Millennium Centre, 389 Main St.
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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$40

Beautiful affordable art donated by Artbeat Alumni and Winnipeg Artists Swing Jazz Manouche and Old World Music by The Bart House Band and Friends Fancy hors d'oeuvres and cash bar Takes place at the lovely Millennium Centre, 389 Main Street, an Exchange District Heritage Site. For more info, visit http://artbeatstudio.ca/art-saves-lives-2018-fundraiser-celebration/.

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RED RIVER SONG

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - April 29 @ 5:00 pm
La Paroisse du Precieux-Sang, 200 Kenny St
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2E4 Canada
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$15 - $30

Conductor/Curator: Mel Braun Imagine the squeal and squeak of wooden wheels turning on wooden axles. Louis Riel’s Manitoba was filled with the sound of Red River carts, fiddles and voices. Join Camerata Nova and violinist/fiddler Claudine St-Arnauld in a celebration of poetry, music and wood-on-wood technology of the 1870s featuring the songs of Métis bard Pierre Falcon with tales of the buffalo hunt and the Battle of Seven Oaks. Camerata Nova has also commissioned a new work by Manitoba Métis composer…

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May 2018

The Half Moon Market MayHem

May 5 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Kings Head Pub, 120 King Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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25 gorgeous artisans and a bartender in the heart of the Exchange. Think outside the craft box with this diverse display of artisans. Winnipeg is one creative city! Kings Head Pub, 2nd Floor - 120 King Street May 5, 2018  11am - 6pm Free admission as always

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Hold Fast To Dreams

May 5 @ 7:30 pm
Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, 525 Wardlaw Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3L 0L9 Canada
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$15.00

Rainbow Harmony Project Choir celebrates their 19th year with our annual spring Concert at Crescent Fort Rouge. Come an enjoy an eclectic mix of choral music with Winnipeg's LGBTTQ2* Choir and our guests.

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Books & Brunch

May 6 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Gates, 6945 Roblin Blvd
Winnipeg, MB R4H 1A2
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$70

Tickets are now on sale for the 13th Annual Books & Brunch, a fundraiser by the Friends of the Winnipeg Public Library in support of library projects. A fabulous Gates Brunch is followed by “Books I Have Known and Loved” with guest speakers Gordon Goldsborough and Laurie Mustard. MC is Charlene Diehl. The event includes the always fabulous B&B Silent Auction. Sunday, May 6th, 10:30am at The Gates on Roblin. Buy tickets ($70 with $25 tax receipt) at Best of…

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Broadway & Beyond

May 6 @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd + Google Map
$19 - $39

with Special Guest Award-winning Pianist Mike Janzen Although he is busy as a pianist/singer/composer in Toronto, Mike Janzen is making time to return to his home province for this collaboration. Mike has performed in several international jazz festivals, with orchestras throughout North America (using his arrangements), and with the likes of Phil Dwyer, Terry Clarke, Andrew Downing and Steve Bell. His song, There’s No Escaping Spring won Best Jazz / Blues song of the year at the 2011 Gospel Music Association Awards. This…

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Sarasvati Productions presents the world premiere of New Beginnings

May 22 - May 26
$15.00

Dates May 22, 24, 27 at 7pm May 23 at 1:30pm May 25 at 9pm May 26 at 4pm For tickets and information, visit www.sarasvati.ca or call 204-586-2236. Sarasvàti is excited to bring to the stage our latest community collaboration New Beginnings. Witness the coming together of a diverse range of artists, community members, recent newcomers and established immigrants. Through the use of dance, music, visual art and storytelling we explore the themes of displacement and resettlement. Our amazing group…

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Legal Issues in Human Resource Management

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 pm
United Way of Winnipeg, 580 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$50

Charities struggle with many of the same operational and human resource challenges facing any other business, but they also operate in a highly regulated environment. Once registered as charities, not only must they comply with the financial and reporting requirements set out in the Income Tax Act (Canada) and in relevant provincial legislation, but they also must satisfy the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) on an on-going basis that their activities/programs continue to be charitable. In addition, most charities depend on…

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TRIBUTE

May 24 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue
Winnipeg, R3B 0N3 Canada
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A Message from Tribute Gala Honourary Chair: “The world is a much better place thanks to people like Albert and Samira El Tassi. Children are safer, immigrants are supported, families are hopeful, and businesses are encouraged. The support of their global community, through not only financial contributions but generous donations of their time to non-profit organizations, is truly inspiring,” says Dave Angus. “I am proud to Chair the Tribute 2018 Honourary Committee celebrating the El Tassis and their spirit of community…

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July 2018

Summer Day Camp

July 2 - August 31
Manitoba Children’s Museum, 45 Forks Market Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
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$175

The Children’s Museum offers fun-filled day camps that get kids’ minds and bodies moving during spring and summer breaks. Our Day Camps are a great, safe place for kids to spend their holidays. Museum campers will create, discover, learn, and meet new friends as they explore exciting themes related to our galleries and special travelling exhibitions. Grouped with others of a similar age, campers will enjoy stimulating, age-appropriate activities all day long. With indoor and outdoor activities, games, crafts, time in…

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Hockey: The Stories Behind Our Passion

July 6, 2018 - January 13, 2019

The puck drops on Hockey: The Stories Behind Our Passion at the Manitoba Museum on July 6, 2018. This exhibition, developed by the Canadian Museum of History and where it premiered, March 10 to October 9, 2017, details the evolution of the sport through historic highlight reels, interactive components and one-of-a-kind artifacts. Visitors will find themselves in the places where Canadians live and breathe hockey: from dressing room to press-box, rink to corporate boardroom, players’ bench to backyard game. They…

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

July 10 @ 8:00 pm - July 22 @ 10:30 pm
Rainbow Stage, 2021 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 2B9 Canada
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$55 - $65

Book by ERIK JACKSON and BEN H. WINTERS Music by NEIL SEDAKA Lyrics by NEIL SEDAKA, HOWARD GREENFIELD, and PHILIP CODY Orchestrations/Vocal Arrangements by Tom Kitt Conceived by Marsh Hanson and Gordon Greenberg Creative Consultation by Neil Sedaka   The Musical That Will Have You Singing In Your Seat. Set at a Catskills resort in 1960, this is the sweetly comic story of Lois and Marge, two friends from Brooklyn in search of good times and romance over one wild…

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August 2018

Beauty And The Beast

August 14 @ 8:00 pm - August 30 @ 10:30 pm
Rainbow Stage, 2021 Main Street
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 2B9 Canada
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$39 - $65

Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton   "Be Our Guest!” The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairy tale. Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, an international sensation that has played to over 35 million people worldwide in 13 countries. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the…

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October 2018

‘Sense and Sensibility’ at RMTC

October 18 - November 10
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Jane Austen’s romantic novel comes to dazzling life in this spirited adaptation by local playwright Ellen Peterson. Brimming with wit, warmth and wisdom, Sense and Sensibility follows the plight of the downwardly mobile Dashwood sisters. As the family teeters on the edge of financial ruin, Elinor struggles to guide her family down a sensible path while Marianne plunges headlong into love. But in their desperate battle to find both affection and independence, the sisters must negotiate a truce between their…

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November 2018

‘Vietgone’ at RMTC

November 1 - November 17
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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In this stylish mash-up, Qui Nguyen uses everything from hip hop to kung fu to tell the story of his parents’ escape to America after the fall of Saigon. Quang is a badass pilot who saved lives during the war, but was forced to leave his family behind. Sexy and strong, Tong is excited to write her own story but finds America isn’t exactly as advertised. Nguyen smashes stereotypes as he shares the pain and triumph of two warriors forced…

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‘It’s a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play’ at RMTC

November 22 - December 15
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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After a lifetime of putting off his own plans to help others achieve their dreams, George Bailey becomes rooted in Bedford Falls. One Christmas evening, frustrated and on the brink of ruin, he contemplates the unthinkable. It’s up to a good-natured angel named Clarence to show George how his small life has made a big impact. With this fresh take on a classic story, our Mainstage is transformed into a live recording studio during the golden age of radio. Join…

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January 2019

‘Matilda the Musical’ at RMTC

January 10, 2019 - February 2, 2019
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Matilda’s parents don’t understand her. At all. Her school life is no picnic under the iron rule of the frightful Miss Trunchbull. Armed with a vivid imagination and razor-sharp intellect, this delightfully defiant little girl resolves to change her destiny. Winner of more than 85 international awards, including 16 for Best Musical, Roald Dahl’s cheeky salute to the power of the underdog has won over seven million people of all ages. Featuring irresistible music, whip-smart lyrics and the wild genius…

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‘A Doll’s House’ at RMTC

January 31, 2019 - February 16, 2019
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Henrik Ibsen’s realist masterpiece resonates more than a century after the debut of Nora Helmer, whose bourgeois illusions are shattered by the realization that she’s merely a doll in her own home. Nora is so hopelessly devoted to her husband Torvald that she will do anything to save his life. When the blackmailer threatens to reveal all, Nora must decide how far she’ll go to protect her family. A story of great love, deceit and discovery, A Doll’s House broke…

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February 2019

‘887’ at RMTC

February 8, 2019 - February 10, 2019
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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A Canadian theatre legend gets personal. Robert Lepage explores individual and collective memory in a visually stunning, evocative and unforgettable new show. An internationally celebrated artist known for breaking boundaries, Lepage’s mastery transcends genre with credits in theatre, film, ballet and opera. In high demand as a creative visionary, Lepage has designed productions for Cirque du Soleil and directed two tours for musician Peter Gabriel. After premiering at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, 887 wowed audiences on a worldwide…

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‘A Doll’s House – Part 2’ at RMTC

February 21, 2019 - March 16, 2019
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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The door slam heard around the world still echoes when a liberated Nora returns home after 15 years. In his daring sequel to Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece, Lucas Hnath takes a modern approach to continue a shocking conversation. Faced with unexpected trouble, Nora is forced to ask for her ex-husband’s help, but it becomes clear that her salvation must come at his expense. As the threat of disgrace looms once again, they both must decide what they are willing to sacrifice…

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‘Made in Italy’ at RMTC

February 28, 2019 - March 16, 2019
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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It’s the 1970s and Francesco is the only kid in his Jasper school with a three-piece suit and a lunchbox full of cured meats and aged cheeses. Torn between his father’s deep Italian roots and the desire to adapt to his new country, Francesco Mantini fights his way to a new identity, with John Travolta as his model. Will the family bond survive Francesco’s rise to fame as Frank Martin? In this funny and charming one-man play, the journey from…

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March 2019

Kidoons in association with Theatre Calgary and the 20K Collective presents ‘BOOM X’

March 21, 2019 - April 13, 2019
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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After making an impact with the multimedia hit BOOM, the inimitable Rick Miller is back with BOOM X. Playing more than 100 characters, Rick takes us from Woodstock in 1969 to 1995 when the Internet was starting to dominate our lives. Some famous BOOM characters make appearances. (Spoiler alert: Lennon gets shot, Reagan gets elected.) Showcasing cutting-edge projections and Rick’s virtuoso impressions of politicians, musicians and activists, BOOM X navigates the baby boom’s tangled legacy. Hold onto your seat as…

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April 2019

‘John’ at RMTC

April 4, 2019 - April 20, 2019
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Jenny and Elias are taking their crumbling relationship on a tour of Civil War sites, in the hope that a few days in a Gettysburg bed and breakfast will bring them together again. Their quirky hostess is a collector of countless fondly displayed objects, each representing some ghost or memory. The old dear’s treasures may soothe or haunt, depending on one’s state, and the player piano can take on an alarming life of its own at 2:00 in the morning.…

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‘The Cottage’ at RMTC

April 25, 2019 - May 18, 2019
Royal MTC, 174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0P8 Canada
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Randall is a free-thinking, commitment-averse dreamer who might be cheating on her banker boyfriend with the local handyman. Middle-aged Bennet longs for his teenage years, and it shows. Matty won a bit of money, quit his job and has been riding the freedom highway ever since. One thing these siblings have in common is their love for the family cottage. Their ailing mother has given them the weekend to decide what to do with the cottage after she’s gone, and…

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