Calgary has a vibrant theatre scene, which has produced some truly incredible performances that have moved audiences everywhere! This February, see two wonderful and inspiring shows that were conceived and created in Calgary but have an appeal that reaches far and wide.
A powerful piece of musical theatre that is destined for Broadway but written in Calgary, The Louder We Get is a funny, heartwarming and provocative show based on the novel by Kent Staines. It centres around a teenage boy who must navigate around his Catholic school’s administration in order to earn the right to take his boyfriend to the prom. This is the biggest production yet in Calgary and is filled with upbeat songs, hilarious moments and heartfelt lessons about finding support in the unlikeliest of places. Most of all it is about discovering what it means to be yourself in a world that won’t accept you. The Louder We Get has all the elements to be a global cult phenomenon – catch this future Broadway-bound show when it begins its run at the Max Bell Theatre on January 22 and continues throughout February!
Roch Carrier’s storybook The Hockey Sweater is a Canadian classic. The story begins with a young Quebecois boy who mistakenly receives a Toronto Maple Leaf’s jersey rather than the Montreal Canadiens sweater he had ordered from the Eaton’s catalogue. The boy is persecuted and barred from playing hockey when he shows up wearing the sweater of the enemy team. This story captures the ups and downs of childhood in Canada, the nation’s enduring passion for the sport of hockey and the underlying theme that a jersey doesn’t necessarily define who you are. Abigail Richardson-Schulte has adapted this timeless tale into a musical, with enchanting orchestral arrangements, costumes and choreography that will be showcased at the Jack Singer Hall here in Calgary on February 2!
When you visit Calgary for inspirational and powerful theatrical experiences, you’ll need supremely comfortable accommodations to provide you with that special home away from home experience. Take part in all the special cultural events in the city and book a room at the Best Western Premier Freeport Inn & Suites. We offer affordable luxurious accommodations with premium bedding, 42-inch flatscreen TV, and free high-speed Wi-Fi. In addition, you’ll be impressed with hotel amenities such as an onsite lounge, state-of-the-art fitness facility, an aquatic centre with an indoor pool, hot tub and a waterslide for the kids.