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Fifteen years ago, Forte Musical Theatre produced its very first musical revue and, since that time, we’ve produced twenty-six shows, won twenty-five local, provincial and international awards, and entertained tens of thousands of patrons. Many of those shows were written or co-written by our artistic director, Joe Slabe, and this new musical celebrates fifteen years of his songs and tell the story of how a guy with big dreams fell in love with musical theatre.


"Joe Slabe's songs are beautifully written and his book will have you laughing at one moment, crying another and fully satisfied by the end" -


"Joe Slabe is Calgary's own Stephen Sondheim."

Louis B. Hobson, The Calgary Herald

 Buy Me a Drink, Joe

Book, Music and Lyrics by Joe Slabe
April 23 - May 5, 2024


Directed by Valerie Ann Pearson

Musical Direction by Joe Slabe

Choreographed by Jocelyn Hoover Liever

Cast: Stephen Ingram, Jason Lemmon,

Allison Lynch and Joe Slabe

Set and Light Design by Cassie Holmes

Sound Design by Tara Kiely

Graphic Design by Jennifer Merio

Stage Management by Frances MacDonald

Production Management by Lauren Acheson

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