The Bert Church LIVE Theatre (BCT) is excited to present a wide array of entertainment choices for the citizens of Airdrie. The 2016-17 season brings three separate series to the stage: family, professional and a new theatre offering, along with a special presentation by East Coast rockers The Trews on Monday, Nov. 21.
BCT surveyed patrons and the feedback resulted in the addition of the new theatre series along with the presentation of more well-known musical acts while still maintaining “something for everyone.”
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings kick off the season on Oct. 2 with their Juno-Award-winning alternative country sound. The inaugural theatre series show Accidental Humour: Cowboy, A Cowboy Story takes to the stage Oct. 7.
The theatre has a few offerings to make the holidays festive, with Canadian icon Fred Penner and the Airdrie Children’s Choir performing Nov. 26, and The Celtic Tenors set for Dec. 8.
A few returning artists will have completely new shows this season. The incredibly talented Chase Padgett presents Nashville Hurricane, which combines some phenomenal acting mixed with unforgettable guitar playing, and International Guitar Night will be back with a new set of guitar luminaries that are guaranteed to dazzle.
Country star George Canyon plays on Feb. 10, and popular DuffleBag Theatre’s rendition of Peter Pan takes place March 5. The ever-popular Prairie Mountain Fiddlers return on April 1.
Canadian powerhouse The Leahys will showcase their East Coast singing and dancing in the last show of the professional series on March 9. The theatre series closes out on April 8 with Peter N’ Chris: The Mystery of the Hungry Heart Hotel.
The Nose Creek Players will wrap up the season and the family series with their presentation of the story of the beloved East Coast red-haired girl, Anne of Green Gables.
Performing Arts for Kids
In addition to fabulous entertainment, Bert Church Theatre (BCT) also offers the very popular P.A.C.K. (Performing Arts Classes for Kids).
Due to the overwhelming demand, this program will be offered in three sessions this season. Students will take to the BCT stage beginning Sept. 8. Two classes (juniors: age 7-10; seniors: age 11-16) are scheduled to run Sept. 8 to Nov. 7; Nov. 14 to Jan. 30; and Feb 6 to April 10.
Depending on the child’s age, the class will run for two hours on either a Monday or Tuesday evening and culminate in a public performance at its conclusion.
P.A.C.K. registration and payment are available online at thebertchurchtheatre.com