As the curtains rise on the 2023-2024 season at Bert Church LIVE Theatre, the stage is set for an unforgettable series of music, laughter and powerful storytelling. Beverly Stadelmann, performing arts co-ordinator with Bert Church Theatre, says there are more than 10 shows planned from September 2023 to May 2024.
“We want to ensure that every community member feels welcomed to our theater and one way to do this is to program the types of shows they want to see,” says Stadelmann who is personally looking forward to Middle Raged. “This year’s season is a mixture of a variety of elements that will excite and inspire the thriving arts community here.”
Here is a look at what is planned this season!
NICE HORSE | SEPT. 23
Saddle up for a wild ride with Nice Horse! This all-female group is a force to be reckoned with in the Canadian country music scene, exuding talent, entertainment and untamed energy.
MIDDLE RAGED | OCT. 14
Get ready for laughter galore with Middle Raged! This sketch show delves into the chaotic phase of life when time seems to slip away. Join couples laughing through the madness of childrearing, empty nests, aging parents and financial stress. Featuring the comedic brilliance of Geri Hall and Gary Pearson, this show promises endless fun and relatable humor.
GEORGE CANYON & AARON PRITCHETT
CHRISTMAS SHOW | NOV. 25
Canadian country legends and multiple CCMA Award winners George Canyon and Aaron Pritchett kick off the holiday season in this sold-out performance featuring their favourite holiday tunes and chart-topping hits.
BUMBLES’ BIG CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE |
DEC. 20 – 24
Embark on a thrilling holiday escapade with Bumbles’ Big Christmas Adventure by Ingrid Hansen Smythe! Santa and his merry team of elves, along with unexpected guests like the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy, promise an unforgettable journey. Get ready for a gripping and heartwarming experience that will make this Christmas one to remember!
JEREMY AND JAZZY SING-ALONG | JAN. 20
Join singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher as he brings his CBC animated show to life in Jeremy and Jazzy Sing-along! Inspired by his Juno-nominated Children’s Album of the Year, Say Hello, families will delight in catchy tunes and heartwarming stories. With his trademark earnest stage banter, Fisher brings characters and songs to life, creating unforgettable sing-along anthems.
THE MCDADES | JAN. 21
Experience the electrifying fusion of Celtic roots, jazz improvisation and infectious global rhythms with The McDades. Juno award winners, their cutting-edge music breaks tradition, setting the stage ablaze with fiery performances.
CHRIS FUNK THE WONDERIST | MARCH 10
Prepare to have your sense of wonder redefined by Chris Funk the Wonderist. This mesmerizing magic show combines live music and multimedia elements for an unforgettable experience. Engaging and visceral, Chris Funk’s performance will leave you talking and pondering for years, as he leaves audiences scratching their heads in awe.
TWIN FLAMES | APRIL 11
Immerse yourself in an unforgettable experience with Twin Flames! This exceptional duo weaves together music, comedy and thought-provoking tales into a captivating show. With a mesmerizing fusion of Indigenous Spirit flutes, traditional drums, western instruments and harmonies, their unique sound will leave you enchanted and inspired.
PRAIRIE MOUNTAIN FIDDLERS | APRIL 13
Get ready to tap your toes and stomp your feet as the Prairie Mountain Fiddlers return by popular demand! Brace yourself for an afternoon of heartwarming old-time fiddle music, played with pure passion and joy. Join in the good old-fashioned fun as these talented musicians share their love for music with the audience.
AMY BISHOP | MAY 3
Discover the mesmerizing talent of Canadian singer-songwriter Amy Bishop. With a natural flair for storytelling through song, she captivates audiences with sincerity and unwavering passion. Prepare to be moved by her undeniable musical prowess, as Bishop weaves her narratives into an unforgettable and soul-stirring experience.
ROBIN HOOD | MAY 24
Step into the enchanting world of Sherwood Forest with Nose Creek Players’ captivating production, Robin Hood. Join the legendary outlaw and his band of merry characters as they embark on thrilling sword fights, exhilarating archery contests and spellbinding entertainment fit for all ages.
Tickets are on sale now at bclt.ca