UPCOMING SHOWS

 

PREVIOUS SHOWS

In Flanders Fields

October 19 - November 9, 2019

Monday through Saturday at 12:00 PM

Thursdays and Fridays at 6:00 PM

A co-production with Lunchbox Theatre

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Forte is excited to be partnering with Lunchbox Theatre on this inspiring Canadian story. "In Flanders Fields" was Lunchbox's inaugural Remembrance play in 2010, when it received a Betty Mitchell Award nomination for Outstanding Production of a Musical. Based on the extraordinary life of Lt.-Col John McCrae, In Flanders Fields sweeps from rural Ontario to the mud of the French trenches, revealing the brotherhood, love, and true humanity of one of Canada’s most famous poets.

Directed by Valmai Goggin and Joe Slabe

Musical direction by Joe Slabe

Naughty... But Nice: Six in the City!

Directed by JP Thibodeau

Musical direction by Joe Slabe

December 5-22, 2019

Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM

Weekend matinees at 3:00 PM

Lunchbox Theatre

Recommended For Ages: 15 & Up

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It's Six Sensational years in the City for Naughty... but Nice, everyone's favourite holiday musical for grown-ups! Join us this year for our latest version of the show Louis B. Hobson called: “the naughtiest, sassiest, most daring, most energetic and most entertaining...adult holiday musical."

 

All your favourite songs like Bailey's for Breakfast” and “Pimp My Tree” will be back with a couple of new ones to keep things fresh and sassy.

 

Winner of three Calgary Critics’ Awards and the Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, come celebrate Six in the City with us this holiday season!

Every Tuesday is Pay-what-you can! (Or $15 in advance)

All other shows $30 except Friday and Saturday nights for $35

($5 discount for Students and Seniors)

Brave Girl

By Emily Dallas

Directed by Valmai Goggin

Musical direction by Joe Slabe

October 22 - November 10, 2018

Monday through Saturday at 12:00 PM

Thursdays and Fridays at 6:00 PM

A co-production with Lunchbox Theatre

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In 2002, Sam and Amy lose their father to the war in Afghanistan. Determined to follow his legacy and do their father proud, the sisters enlist, and support each other through the joys and hardships of military training. As the two girls advance, their individual journeys take a very different course. Will their friendship survive? At what cost?
 

Taking its inspiration from the life of Sandra Perron, Canada’s first female infantry officer, this beautiful new Remembrance musical examines the life of women in power and the sacrifices that must be made.

Naughty... But Nice: The Big V!

Directed by JP Thibodeau

Musical direction by Joe Slabe

December 11-22, 2018

Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM

Weekend matinees at 3:00 PM

Lunchbox Theatre

Recommended For Ages: 15 & Up

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Five Fabulous Years of saucy holiday tunes calls for a Roman numeral, so Forte is proud to present Naughty… but Nice: The Big V! Come join us for everyone's favourite sweet but risqué holiday celebration. A hit parade of favourites from the past and a smattering of new tunes will remind you why, every year, Naughty... but Nice is on your must-see list.

 

Winner of three Calgary Critics’ Awards and the Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, we look forward to celebrating our Vth Anniversary with you this holiday season! 

Ticket Prices: Tuesdays Pay-what-you-can or $15 in advance

Wednesday, December 12th preview $20

Thursday, December 13th opening and Friday and Saturday nights $35

All other performances $30 (Students and Seniors $5 off except Tuesdays)

Crossing Swords

By Joe Slabe

Directed by Valerie Ann Pearson

April 19-May 4, 2019

Tuesday through Saturday at 7:00 PM

Weekend matinees at 2:00 PM

Presented in Partnership with StoryBook Theatre

Recommended For Ages: 12 & Up.

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When the boys from St. Mark’s join the girls from St. Anne’s to present “Cyrano de Bergerac”, three friends get more of an education than they bargained for. Love blossoms, jealousies flare, and secrets are revealed that may end their youthful innocence forever as life imitates art in this funny and poignant coming of age story. Winner of five awards for excellence at the New York Musical Festival, “Crossing Swords” is a backstage musical that shows that, sometimes, being yourself is the most heroic act of all.

Tickets

Adults $29 + GST

Children $24 + GST 

Naughty... but Nice! 

December 5 - 17, 2017

Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM

Weekend matinees at 3:00 PM

Lunchbox Theatre

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Four Actors, Four Great Years: Naughty... but Nice is back for some Four Play! Come join us for everyone's favourite sweet but saucy celebration of the holiday season. We promise to bring back some of your favourite tunes from past productions but Forte is sure to surprise you with new music that will remind you why, every year, Naughty... but Nice is on your must-see list! 

Every Tuesday is pay-what-you-can at the door! (or $15 in advance)

Preview Wednesday the 6th only $20/($15 for students and seniors),

Thursday the 7th (official opening followed by reception) $35/30

All other shows $30/25 except Wednesday the 13th $25/20 and Friday and Saturday evenings $35/30.

Directed by JP Thibodeau

Musical direction by Joe Slabe

Touch Me: Songs For a Dis(connected) Age

Directed by JP Thibodeau

Musical direction by Joe Slabe

September 26 - October 7, 2017

Big Secret Theatre

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Equal parts hilarious and heart wrenching, this modern musical revue impresses with its soaring vocals and refreshingly true depictions of our most private technological transgressions. Winner of three Calgary Critics’ Awards, Touch Me is bound to get you thinking about the connections in your life.

Recommended for audiences 14+

Crime Does Not Pay

March 2 - 11, 2017

Engineered Air Theatre,

Art Commons

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Recognized internationally for work that is incisive, heart wrenching, and darkly funny, Calgarians David Rhymer and Kris Demeanor have spun a true story into a brand new musical. Bob arrives in the big city in the late 1940s with a sketchbook full of comics about how the little guy always gets pushed into the dirt by corporations and politicians. But when Bob falls for the wrong girl inspiration strikes! BAM!

Recommended for audiences 16+

Created by  David Rhymer & Kris  Demeanor

Directed by Simon Mallett

A co-production with Downstage with the generous support of Hit and Myth Productions 

October 24 - November 12, 2016

Lunchbox Theatre

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Forte partners with Lunchbox Theatre to bring you Lest We Forget, which carries on the Lunchbox tradition of remembering the veterans and military personnel who fought so valiantly for the freedoms we enjoy. Conceived and created by JP Thibodeau and Joe Slabe, this show will journey from WWI to the present day, using music and song to look at the lives of soldiers, their families, and how war affects each of us. Featuring original songs from a multitude of Canadian composers, Lest We Forget will be a musical ride through time that honours all that makes us proud to be Canadian.

Lest We Forget

Created by Joe Slabe & JP Thibodeau

Directed by Calgary Critics’ Award winner JP Thibodeau

Musical direction by three-time Betty Mitchell Award winner Joe Slabe

Crossing Swords

Written by Joe Slabe*

Directed by Igor Goldin*

Musical Direction by Micah Young*

April 20- May 1, 2016

Hamilton Stage Theatre,

Rahway

Forte’s first stab at producing internationally saw “Crossing Swords" play the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival where it won the Awards for Excellence in Writing (Book), Direction, Musical Direction, Individual Performance and the Theatre for the American Musical Prize!

Cast: Linda Balgord as Miss Daignault, Steve Hauck* as Sir, Lyle Colby Mackston as Jeremy, Ali Gordon as Nicky, Marrick Smith as David

* NYMF Award Winners

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