Calgary Cares: Rosebud Theatre provides free entertainment for those at home

April 8, 2020
Global News, Calgary
Rosebud Theatre brings in thousands of people to the small hamlet of Rosebud Alberta, but the local theatre company had to shut its doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the theatre group is ensuring the show will still go on — just online.
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February 25, 2020

From the Farm; an Interview with Director Doug Beattie

I had the privileged to engage in conversation with Wingfield director Doug Beattie. Here's our interchange.
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January 31, 2020

From the Heart of Morris...January 2020

As the January sun cuts a striking contrast against the blue shadows on the snowy hills and valley, some of you may be wondering what is pulsating in the hearts and minds of Rosebud Theatre makers these days. I posed some questions of Artistic Director Morris Ertman recently, and here are his responses.
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December 27, 2019

Standing Ovation for 2019 Theatre

Louis B. Hobson
Louis Hobson reviews his favourite shows of 2019 - including Rosebud Theatre's production of Bright Star. Three shows also feature Rosebud School of the Arts alumni, Zach Running Coyote, Anna Dalgleish and Aaron Krogman.
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November 16, 2019

Learning from the Audience

Aaron Krogman
Actor and instructor Aaron Krogman discusses being on stage and learning from the audience.
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November 15, 2019

Only in Rosebud

We warmly welcome you to experience the unique dining, attractions, festivals, shopping, theatre and charming stays that await you Only In Rosebud this winter. Here’s your guide...
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November 7, 2019

Rosebud’s A Christmas Story is a laugh-a-minute

Laureen F. Guenther
That laughter is even better than the sweet loving message of A Christmas Story. It’s silly. It’s zany. It’s ridiculous.
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November 6, 2019

Rosebud Theatre's A Christmas Story captures the feel of the classic holiday film

Louis B. Hobson
A play where Santa Claus, Red Ryder, frontier desperadoes, jungle explorers and unruly dogs make appearances, where young love blossoms and dreams do come true.
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November 5, 2019

Rosebud's A Christmas Story heartwarming and funny

Jackie Irwin | Hanna Herald
An excellent show for the family to enjoy, with a great meal to add the cherry on the top.
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November 4, 2019

Rosebud’s “A Christmas Story” is Festive and Fun

The Chestermere Anchor
Rosebud has chosen the delightful tale of, A Christmas Story, as their festive holiday feature for this year.
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November 4, 2019

Rosebud Theatre gives seasonal classic A Christmas Story a delightfully entertaining staging well worth the road trip

Caroline Russell-King | The YYScene
A delightfully entertaining play for this time of year.
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October 17, 2019

A Christmas Story

“A Christmas Story”, is at the Rosebud Opera House from November 1 – December 22, 2019. Suitable for ages 6 to 106 – this family friendly classic is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!
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October 14, 2019

Announcing our 2020 Season!

Rosebud Theatre
Discover the excitement in store for you at Rosebud Theatre over the next year!
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November 1, 2018

Our 2019 Season! Live Life!

Announcing the 2019 Rosebud Theatre season.
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November 1, 2017

Announcing our 35th Anniversary Season

Introducing our 35th Anniversary Season with a party of plays that will tickle your funny-bone, cause you to sing at the top of your lungs, celebrate your great big life, and intrigue, inspire and bless you!
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October 17, 2017

Guest Artist “Snapshot” - Jordan Cutbill

Jordan Cutbill last appeared on Rosebud's mainstage in ‘Miracle on 34th Street’, but audiences may also remember him from ‘Last Train to Nibroc’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.
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September 26, 2017

Quick Take - Morris talks The Christians

Morris Ertman
You can read this interview in a minute! Take a minute to check out why The Christians will make the most of your time.
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September 11, 2017

The Christians: Not what you might be thinking

At a tight 80 minutes with not a word wasted, The Christians is an emotional and intellectual ride through politics, faith, and dissension in a contemporary charismatic mega-church.
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August 21, 2017

Spitfire Super Quiz

The actors in The Spitfire Grill have had a grand time playing together this summer, so we asked a few insider questions (and edited out the spoilers). Read how their responses stack up, and see who's possibly gotten a little too close for comfort...
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July 31, 2017

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Travis Friesen

Travis Friesen is a resident Rosebuddy finally returning to the mainstage after graduating from Rosebud School of the Arts in 2008. Travis is a member of The Wheatland Band and the proprietor of Kith & Kin Artisan Wares who has made his home in Rosebud for the past 13 years.
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June 28, 2017

Company "Snapshot" - Alixandra Cowman

We're ecstatic to have Alix return to Rosebud this summer! She received her FRSA with Rosebud School of the Arts in 2014 and has been seen on our stage in ‘Wildwood Fire’, ‘Chickens’, and ‘Cotton Patch Gospel’.
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June 21, 2017

The Music Man: Bill Hamm

Bill has been Rosebud School of the Arts’ and Rosebud Theatre’s Music Director since 1989. He conducts choirs, teaches voice and speech classes, and has directed the music for many shows. Bill and his wife Renita have four children and two grandchildren. Bill enjoys running, mountain biking, hockey, and home renovations.
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June 12, 2017

The Spitfire Grill: Movie to Musical

In 1995, an unassuming independent film took the Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival. The Spitfire Grill was written and directed by Lee David Zlotoff (creator of MacGyver!)
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May 31, 2017

Sound Scaping with Luke Ertman

Luke Ertman has been composing, recording, and performing music for over 10 years. He has composed for television, live ensembles, and over 50 theatre productions across Western Canada.
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May 24, 2017

Engaged to an Audience

This week we're talking with resident company member Heather Pattengale.
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May 11, 2017

Resident Company "Snapshot" - Norma Roth

A member of our resident acting company as well as a professional theatre designer, Norma is a graduate of Rosebud School of the Arts (FRSA) and the University of Alberta (BFA).
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May 4, 2017

The Case for Stillness

Morris Ertman's talk from Staff & Student Chapel - Rosebud School of the Arts - April 25, 2017
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April 27, 2017

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Daniel Fong

Daniel Fong makes his Rosebud Theatre debut playing various roles in this season’s ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’. Daniel is a graduate of Grant MacEwan University Theatre Arts Program.
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April 19, 2017

Founding Father: LaVerne Erickson

This week we talk with local phenomenon and founder, LaVerne Erickson.
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April 13, 2017

Reviews for Skin are In!

The Skin of Our Teeth has opened on our 2017 MainStage and here's what critics and audience members have to say about this incomparable show!
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April 5, 2017

Behind the Seams: Costume Designer Robyn Ayles

Robyn Ayles is a theatre designer and educator currently teaching at Ambrose University and Red Deer College. She is a member of IATSE 212, Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology, and Associated Designers of Canada.
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March 28, 2017

Resident Company "Snapshot" - Jeany Van Meltebeke

Jeany is thrilled to be back on the deck at Rosebud Theatre. Jeany enjoys teaching and living in Rosebud with her family.
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March 21, 2017

Wilder "Words to Live By"

'Skin of Our Teeth' is a wild blend of prehistoric, Biblical, and mid-century American dynamics. A show you have to see to believe, the crazy adventure follows a 5,000 year old family as they navigate apocalyptic and every-day disasters.
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February 14, 2017

Introducing Frank Nickel - Executive Director!

It's official! Frank Nickel has been appointed Executive Director for Rosebud Centre of the Arts. Born and raised in British Columbia, Frank received a B.F.A. in Theatre from Simon Fraser University. He comes to Rosebud after spending the past 10 + years working at Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre, most recently as General Manager.
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January 17, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Mark Lewandowski

Managing Director for Rosebud Theatre, Mark Lewandowski has been an integral part of the Rosebud community for close to 30 years. In addition to his “day job”, he acts as an instructor and production advisor for student final projects. He also keeps busy with acting, directing, and music ensembles.
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December 15, 2016

Rosebud's Young Company: Hannah Andersen & Kaia Wilson

This week we’re talking with actresses Hannah Andersen and Kaia Wilson, currently making their debuts on the Rosebud stage alternating the role of Susan Walker in 'Miracle on 34th Street.' Hannah is in Grade 3 and in her spare time you can find her horseback riding, playing with her animals, or spending time with her family. Kaia is 8 years old, born and raised in Rosebud, and has always had a strong love of theatre. She was first inspired to act when she saw Rosebud’s 2013 production of ‘Chickens’.‍
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December 8, 2016

Director's Chair - Paul Muir talks 'Miracle on 34th Street'

Paul Muir returns to our Mainstage, reprising his directing role after last year’s ‘Mass Appeal'.
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November 30, 2016

Constructing Characters: Costume Design with Victoria Krawchuk

Victoria Krawchuk is a Calgary based designer returning to Rosebud Theatre after her stunning set and costume design for 2013's 'Our Town'. Currently she's responsible for the irrepressible and energetic costume design of 'Miracle on 34th Street'.
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November 24, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Peter Church

Although this is Peter Church’s first time on the Rosebud stage, he’s no stranger to the area. He can often be seen performing next door in Drumheller’s Canadian Badlands Passion Play. An actor, playwright, and theatre instructor, Peter spent 8 years as an ensemble member with The Classical Theatre Project.
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November 17, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Tim Dixon

Audiences may remember Tim Dixon from Rosebud Theatre’s ‘Our Town’ (2013), but his relationship with Artistic Director Morris Ertman goes back to Vineyard Theatre’s production of ‘Damien’ in 1983.
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November 9, 2016

Resident Company "Snapshot" - Cassia Schmidt

Cassia Schmidt is a graduate of Rosebud School of the Arts (Acting - 2011) and currently serves as Education Assistant and Recruitment Officer.
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November 3, 2016

From 1947 to Now: Rosebud's 'Miracle on 34th Street'

Opening next week on our Opera House stage is Miracle on 34th Street, a holiday classic adapted from the 1947 film. Based on an original story by Valentine Davies, the film was written and directed by George Seaton and starred Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, and an 8 year old Natalie Wood.
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October 28, 2016

Season Teasin' - Talkin' Shop with Morris Ertman

This week we chat with Artistic Director Morris Ertman about the upcoming Season Announcement, getting a look into his selection process for next year's shows at Rosebud Theatre.
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October 25, 2016

Conversations with Cooper

Andrew Cooper is a guest artist currently onstage in 'An Inspector Calls' as Gerald Croft, an aristocratic entrepreneur and future son-in-law to the well-off Birling family. When Andrew is not perfecting his upper-crust accent or busy working as an actor/theatre creator, he can be found beekeeping, booksmithing, or would-be-pottering.
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October 4, 2016

Setting the Stage II: Continuing conversations with Carolyn Rapanos

This week we continue our talks on the behind-the-scenes process with Carolyn Rapanos, Set Designer for ‘An Inspector Calls’. Carolyn is best known in Rosebud for her design work on ‘The Sunset Limited’ and ‘Mass Appeal’.
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September 21, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Troy O'Donnell

‘An Inspector Calls’ marks Troy's third appearance at Rosebud Theatre, previously appearing as Mr. Van Daan in ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ and Father Christmas / Giant Rumblebuffin in ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’.
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September 16, 2016

Director's Chair - Karl Sine on 'An Inspector Calls'

Karl Sine is an Actor, Director, and Certified Fight Director with the Academy of Fight Directors Canada. Karl has been awarded three Betty Mitchell Awards for his work as a Fight Director, as well as the recent Outstanding Actor award for his role in 'The Crucible'.
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August 31, 2016

J.B. Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls'

Written in the winter of 1944-45 (near the end of World War II), drawing-room thriller An Inspector Calls, by English dramatist J.B. Priestley, is picturesquely set in an upper-middle-class home just before the advent of World War I.
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August 25, 2016

Sound Bites with Paul Zacharias

Paul Zacharias is a producer, singer, songwriter, engineer and the Sound Designer and Composer for this summer's 'The Sunset Limited'. He is one half of the folk duo 'Me & the Mrs.', currently on a Western Canada tour, and the head of doG House Studios.
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August 22, 2016

The Theatre and Spiritual Offence

Morris Ertman
On our stage right now is Tent Meeting, a play that celebrates how music can release the Spirit while simultaneously offering characters antagonistic to a church’s well meaning, but often off-putting invitations to relationship. On the surface, it’s a church oriented play. After all, it’s called Tent Meeting. We’ve had a wide range of responses, through, which means it isn’t so easily categorized. It's an opportunity for discussion. So as a starting place, we’d like to share where we’re coming from, particularly with this piece.
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August 17, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Blair Young

‘Tent Meeting’ is Blair Young's first show in Rosebud, and he “couldn’t be happier!”
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August 9, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Declan O'Reilly

Declan makes his Rosebud Theatre debut in this summer’s ‘Tent Meeting’. Declan is a graduate of the University of Alberta BFA Acting program and a founding member of Edmonton’s Free Will Players Shakespeare company.
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July 28, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Seana-Lee Wood

A red-hot performer with a wide-ranging musical and writing career, Seana-Lee Wood has appeared on stages across Canada, including Mirvish Productions' 'Sound of Music', Hal Prince's 'Show Boat', and Andrew Lloyd Weber's 'Phantom of the Opera'.
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July 21, 2016

Setting the Stage... In Process with Designer Carolyn Rapanos

This week we go behind-the-scenes with Carolyn Rapanos, Set & Costume designer of 'The Sunset Limited'. Set in a modern-day New York tenement, 'The Sunset Limited' is Cormac McCarthy's intense exploration of the aftermath of an attempted suicide.
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July 14, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Carl Kennedy

This summer, guest artist Carl Kennedy makes his Rosebud Theatre debut in 'The Sunset Limited'. Best known for his work in the Vancouver theatre scene, Carl earned Best Actor nominations (Jessie Richardson Awards) for his performances as Lucius Jenkins in 'Jesus Hopped the A Train' and John in 'The Whipping Man'.
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July 6, 2016

Cormac McCarthy's 'The Sunset Limited'

In The Sunset Limited, two men from opposite sides of the tracks face off as an unwelcome Saviour with his unrepentant Redeemed. Confined to an apartment, they contend over life and death, art and science, and faith vs. cynicism. What's the point of life when your hope has been exhausted?
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June 30, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Jonathan Bruce

Jonathan Bruce is happy to be back in Rosebud reprising the role of Sam in 'Tent Meeting'. Graduating with a BFA in Theatre from the University of Mississippi, JB moved to Canada in 1987 and has spent the last 30 years working in theatre, film, and television.
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June 16, 2016

Tent Meeting: A Brief History

'Tent Meeting' returns to Rosebud Theatre for the third time, a play with as rich a history as the music it celebrates. Repeatedly nominated for notable awards in major theatre centres, ‘Tent Meeting’ has travelled across Canada and been produced across North America. Here’s a brief history of the events that shaped this remarkable show.
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June 8, 2016

Director's Chair - David Snider on 'Valley Song'

We took some time with Valley Song director David Snider, (who most recently appeared on the Rosebud stage as the Magnificent Toad in 'Wind in the Willows') to talk about his experience.
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June 3, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - David LeReaney

David LeReaney’s career as a professional actor spans 37 years and over 300 stage and media productions. He recently appeared in King Kirby at Sage Theatre, Of Mice and Men for Spirit Fire Theatre, played Nanki Poo in Calgary Opera’s The Mikado, and directed Hess for the BraggArts Society.
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May 27, 2016

Calgary Critics Nominate Rosebud!

Following a successful season, Rosebud is happy to congratulate all the nominees and proud of the success of all Rosebuddies.
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May 12, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Judith Buchan

Judith Buchan is delighted to be back in Rosebud, previously appearing on our stage as Miss Helen in The Road to Mecca, Marilla in Anne of Green Gables, and The Stage Manager in Our Town.
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April 16, 2016

The Legacy of the Land - Thoughts on 'Outside Mullingar'

Morris Ertman
Morris Ertman reflects on Outside Mullingar.
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April 4, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - John Innes

A National Theatre School graduate with an MA in Cross-Cultural Spirituality from Regis College, John has over 45 years as a working actor—including 12 seasons with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
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March 26, 2016

Setting the Stage. . . In Process with Designer Dale Marushy

Dale Marushy
Set Designer Dale Marushy shared his creative process on his design for Outside Mullingar - a modern day romantic comedy set in rural Ireland.
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March 18, 2016

John Patrick Shanley on Outside Mullingar

Outside Mullingar is a relational comedy about love, death, home and hope: fulfillment of promises and the places we find reconciliation.
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March 11, 2016

An Actor's Diary: Outside Mullingar

Heather Pattengale is preparing for her role in our upcoming Outside Mullingar, by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, John Patrick Shanley.
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July 29, 2015

Remembering Robin Phillips

Morris Ertman
Morris Ertman reflects on the life of former head of the Stratford Festival and mentor Robin Phillips.
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January 15, 2015

Underneath the Lintel... in Vancouver!

Rosebud Theatre's 2013 production of Underneath the Lintel has travelled (much like its protagonist) to another city!
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January 12, 2015

Reflecting On Narnia

Cassia Schramm
An email written by Cassia Schramm and shared with the company of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. We think it's worth sharing with more people.
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December 20, 2014

Introducing Guest Artist Julia Campisi

We're proud to say that our audiences have been continually blown away by the creative and beautiful costumes worn by the Narnian creatures in our production of The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe. This can all be attributed to the boundless imagination of one woman: Julia Campisi, costume designer extraordinaire!‍
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December 19, 2014

Introducing Guest Artist Andrew Legg

It's always a pleasure having this renaissance man back in our little valley. He's currently playing the jovial and kind Mr. Beaver in The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe. Introducing the talented, knowledgable, friendly and hilarious, Andrew Legg!
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December 18, 2014

Introducing Guest Artist Cassia Schramm

We're delighted to welcome this young lady back to the fold. Actor, Musician and Rosebud School of the Arts graduate, Cassia Schramm, is currently playing the courageous and hopeful Lucy in our production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
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December 16, 2014

Introducing Guest Artist Laura Gillespie

Rosebud School of the Arts graduate, Laura Gillespie, is back on the Opera House Stage and we couldn't be happier to have her here! She is currently playing the ferocious, battle-ready and trumpeting centaur in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
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December 10, 2014

Introducing Guest Artist Glenda Warkentin

We are delighted to welcome Glenda Warkentin back to the Opera House Stage. Glenda first came to Rosebud as a student at Rosebud School of the Arts. We love watching her dominate the stage each show as The White Witch in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
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December 9, 2014

Introducing Guest Artist Troy O'Donnell

We are delighted to welcome Troy O'Donnell back to Rosebud for his second show on the Opera House Stage. He first joined us as Mr. Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank this past spring and now he's tearing up the stage as Father Christmas and Giant Rumblebuffin in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
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December 3, 2014

Introducing Guest Artist Neil Kuefler

It has been a true pleasure having Neil Kuefler join our ranks on the Opera House Stage. A recent graduate of the BFA Acting Program at the University of Alberta, Neil keeps quite busy creating theatre with a number of companies in Edmonton.
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November 26, 2014

Introducing Guest Artist Michael Dobbin

I am a free lance director and actor, based in Vancouver, working internationally, and travelling.
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January 13, 2014

Engineers and Storytellers

Morris Ertman
What if we were meant to live in community in a way in which all of the gifts we were given could be expressed in one way or another? what if the community celebrated those particular gifts with appreciation and awe because we actually had eyes to see the miracle of them?
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October 3, 2013

Tim Dixon talks about Our Town

Tim Dixon
“This play is called Our Town.” These words open Thornton Wilder’s play, currently running at the Rosebud Theatre Opera House. I’m a guest artist in the production, and I’ve been mulling over my experience of the play and the town. Here are some of my thoughts, muddled as they may be.
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August 25, 2013

Our Town and Hope

Morris Ertman
We’ve just finished the first week of rehearsals for Our Town by Thornton Wilder. It’s a play I’ve wanted to produce for 35 years now. What is it about this play that takes hold of me? Why does it matter?
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December 25, 2012

A Christmas Pilgrimage

Morris Ertman
Merry Christmas from artistic director Morris Ertman.
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December 6, 2012

"Rosebud Winter Nights", Christmas In Alberta

Morris Ertman
Morris Ertman's address at the 2012 Christmas in Alberta gala.
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October 18, 2012

2012 Donor Appreciation Speech

Amy Burks
This past weekend in Rosebud we held our annual Donor Appreciation Gala. Here is what Rosebud School of the Arts Mentorship Acting student, Amy Burks, had to share with everyone that night.
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October 2, 2012

2012 RSA Rosas Address

Morris Ertman
Morris Ertman speaks to the 2012 Rosebud School of the Arts graduating class.
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May 10, 2012

Anne of Green Gables: A Personal Tribute

Cassia Schramm
Rosebud Theatre is a place where performers bring the pathos of everyday life to our stories on stage. Cassia Schramm plays the beloved Anne of Green Gables on our stage this summer. Her performance will be fuelled not only by her personal love of the story, but by an understanding of the significance of Anne in the life of a dear friend of the family.
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March 7, 2012

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Jeany Van Meltebeke
Rosebud Theatre company member, Jeany Van Meltebeke, who plays the hilarious and headstrong Esther in Rosebud's upcoming production, $38,000 For a Friendly Face, shares her thoughts about the show.
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February 16, 2012

Kristin Shepherd on $38,000 For A Friendly Face

I’ve been in conversations with Kristin Shepherd about her play, $38,000 For A Friendly Face. The playwright says the following about why she wrote the play. I thought it was worth sharing. It resonates very much with why we produce the kinds of plays we do here in Rosebud.‍
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December 7, 2011

What if?

Morris Ertman
Monday night we partnered with Heritage Park in a Christmas celebration fundraiser called Christmas in Alberta through the generosity of Dick and Lois Haskayne. I've been encouraged to share what I shared that evening by way of story/conversation.
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November 11, 2011

Gifts and Glories and Remembrance

Morris Ertman
Today is Remembrance Day, and something about that song, this day, and a John Steinbech quote all come together in the words “glory” and “glorious”.
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October 30, 2011

Twirling and Gliding in Time - The Gifts of the Magi opens Friday!!!

The Gifts of the Magi is rehearsing on stage now, and we open in just a few days. This is juggling time.
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October 23, 2011

A Moment of Glory

Queen Milli of Galt closed last night. And as with most closings, there was a nagging wish in everyone to hold on to the magic just a little longer.
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September 12, 2011

Queen Milli of Galt shimmering on stage

Morris Ertman
Queen Milli of Galt opened on the weekend, and the response to the show is wonderful. There is no greater joy than sitting in the back row on opening night, watching actor and audience respond to the story and to one another.
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September 4, 2011

Queen Milli of Galt - What a script!

We’re on stage and a week away from opening Gary Kirkham’s Queen Milli of Galt. What a script!
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July 13, 2011

"Gives Me Hope"

"I've just discovered the Rosebud Theatre, wow what an amazing place and the story!!!! wow gives me hope that we are on the right track and just need to keep forging ahead...thank you" - Barbara Tanner -
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June 29, 2011

The Right Apple

Nathan Schmidt
Nathan Schmidt waxed on about the importance of the right apple in rehearsals for The Diary of Adam and Eve the other day. So, I asked him to write it down for the blog. Some decisions are very important.
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June 23, 2011

Hope is on the way!

- Paul Zacharias, Composer/Sound Designer -
Here's a post from Paul Zacharias, the composer/Sound Designer for Jake and the Kid: Prairie Seasons and The Diary of Adam and Eve. He's a soulful human being - a big part of Rosebud's company and someone to be shared.
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June 22, 2011

Summer in Rosebud, and we're having a ball! The Diary of Adam and Eve

Morris Ertman
Rehearsals are underway for The Diary of Adam and Eve, adapted from Mark Twain’s short story. We’re having a great time remounting this student final project as a full-fledged Rosebud Theatre Show.
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June 3, 2011

Homegrown Story Shines

Louis B Hobson
Rosebud and W.O. Mitchell prove once again to be made for each other.
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May 31, 2011

What audience members are saying about Jake and the Kid: Prairie Seasons

“Brilliant! We laughed, I cried... all good!”
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May 28, 2011

W.O. Mitchell gathers us all together for a great evening!

Jake and the Kid: Prairie Seasons opened last night to a standing ovation brought on by a lot of laughter and a story that touched people in that sweet spot that brings a tear or two.
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February 25, 2020

From the Farm; an Interview with Director Doug Beattie

I had the privileged to engage in conversation with Wingfield director Doug Beattie. Here's our interchange.
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January 31, 2020

From the Heart of Morris...January 2020

As the January sun cuts a striking contrast against the blue shadows on the snowy hills and valley, some of you may be wondering what is pulsating in the hearts and minds of Rosebud Theatre makers these days. I posed some questions of Artistic Director Morris Ertman recently, and here are his responses.
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November 16, 2019

Learning from the Audience

Aaron Krogman
Actor and instructor Aaron Krogman discusses being on stage and learning from the audience.
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October 17, 2017

Guest Artist “Snapshot” - Jordan Cutbill

Jordan Cutbill last appeared on Rosebud's mainstage in ‘Miracle on 34th Street’, but audiences may also remember him from ‘Last Train to Nibroc’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.
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September 26, 2017

Quick Take - Morris talks The Christians

Morris Ertman
You can read this interview in a minute! Take a minute to check out why The Christians will make the most of your time.
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September 11, 2017

The Christians: Not what you might be thinking

At a tight 80 minutes with not a word wasted, The Christians is an emotional and intellectual ride through politics, faith, and dissension in a contemporary charismatic mega-church.
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August 21, 2017

Spitfire Super Quiz

The actors in The Spitfire Grill have had a grand time playing together this summer, so we asked a few insider questions (and edited out the spoilers). Read how their responses stack up, and see who's possibly gotten a little too close for comfort...
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July 31, 2017

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Travis Friesen

Travis Friesen is a resident Rosebuddy finally returning to the mainstage after graduating from Rosebud School of the Arts in 2008. Travis is a member of The Wheatland Band and the proprietor of Kith & Kin Artisan Wares who has made his home in Rosebud for the past 13 years.
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June 28, 2017

Company "Snapshot" - Alixandra Cowman

We're ecstatic to have Alix return to Rosebud this summer! She received her FRSA with Rosebud School of the Arts in 2014 and has been seen on our stage in ‘Wildwood Fire’, ‘Chickens’, and ‘Cotton Patch Gospel’.
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June 21, 2017

The Music Man: Bill Hamm

Bill has been Rosebud School of the Arts’ and Rosebud Theatre’s Music Director since 1989. He conducts choirs, teaches voice and speech classes, and has directed the music for many shows. Bill and his wife Renita have four children and two grandchildren. Bill enjoys running, mountain biking, hockey, and home renovations.
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June 12, 2017

The Spitfire Grill: Movie to Musical

In 1995, an unassuming independent film took the Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival. The Spitfire Grill was written and directed by Lee David Zlotoff (creator of MacGyver!)
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May 31, 2017

Sound Scaping with Luke Ertman

Luke Ertman has been composing, recording, and performing music for over 10 years. He has composed for television, live ensembles, and over 50 theatre productions across Western Canada.
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May 24, 2017

Engaged to an Audience

This week we're talking with resident company member Heather Pattengale.
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May 11, 2017

Resident Company "Snapshot" - Norma Roth

A member of our resident acting company as well as a professional theatre designer, Norma is a graduate of Rosebud School of the Arts (FRSA) and the University of Alberta (BFA).
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May 4, 2017

The Case for Stillness

Morris Ertman's talk from Staff & Student Chapel - Rosebud School of the Arts - April 25, 2017
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April 27, 2017

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Daniel Fong

Daniel Fong makes his Rosebud Theatre debut playing various roles in this season’s ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’. Daniel is a graduate of Grant MacEwan University Theatre Arts Program.
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April 19, 2017

Founding Father: LaVerne Erickson

This week we talk with local phenomenon and founder, LaVerne Erickson.
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April 5, 2017

Behind the Seams: Costume Designer Robyn Ayles

Robyn Ayles is a theatre designer and educator currently teaching at Ambrose University and Red Deer College. She is a member of IATSE 212, Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology, and Associated Designers of Canada.
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March 28, 2017

Resident Company "Snapshot" - Jeany Van Meltebeke

Jeany is thrilled to be back on the deck at Rosebud Theatre. Jeany enjoys teaching and living in Rosebud with her family.
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March 21, 2017

Wilder "Words to Live By"

'Skin of Our Teeth' is a wild blend of prehistoric, Biblical, and mid-century American dynamics. A show you have to see to believe, the crazy adventure follows a 5,000 year old family as they navigate apocalyptic and every-day disasters.
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January 17, 2017

Staff Spotlight: Mark Lewandowski

Managing Director for Rosebud Theatre, Mark Lewandowski has been an integral part of the Rosebud community for close to 30 years. In addition to his “day job”, he acts as an instructor and production advisor for student final projects. He also keeps busy with acting, directing, and music ensembles.
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December 15, 2016

Rosebud's Young Company: Hannah Andersen & Kaia Wilson

This week we’re talking with actresses Hannah Andersen and Kaia Wilson, currently making their debuts on the Rosebud stage alternating the role of Susan Walker in 'Miracle on 34th Street.' Hannah is in Grade 3 and in her spare time you can find her horseback riding, playing with her animals, or spending time with her family. Kaia is 8 years old, born and raised in Rosebud, and has always had a strong love of theatre. She was first inspired to act when she saw Rosebud’s 2013 production of ‘Chickens’.‍
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December 8, 2016

Director's Chair - Paul Muir talks 'Miracle on 34th Street'

Paul Muir returns to our Mainstage, reprising his directing role after last year’s ‘Mass Appeal'.
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November 30, 2016

Constructing Characters: Costume Design with Victoria Krawchuk

Victoria Krawchuk is a Calgary based designer returning to Rosebud Theatre after her stunning set and costume design for 2013's 'Our Town'. Currently she's responsible for the irrepressible and energetic costume design of 'Miracle on 34th Street'.
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November 24, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Peter Church

Although this is Peter Church’s first time on the Rosebud stage, he’s no stranger to the area. He can often be seen performing next door in Drumheller’s Canadian Badlands Passion Play. An actor, playwright, and theatre instructor, Peter spent 8 years as an ensemble member with The Classical Theatre Project.
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November 17, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Tim Dixon

Audiences may remember Tim Dixon from Rosebud Theatre’s ‘Our Town’ (2013), but his relationship with Artistic Director Morris Ertman goes back to Vineyard Theatre’s production of ‘Damien’ in 1983.
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November 9, 2016

Resident Company "Snapshot" - Cassia Schmidt

Cassia Schmidt is a graduate of Rosebud School of the Arts (Acting - 2011) and currently serves as Education Assistant and Recruitment Officer.
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October 28, 2016

Season Teasin' - Talkin' Shop with Morris Ertman

This week we chat with Artistic Director Morris Ertman about the upcoming Season Announcement, getting a look into his selection process for next year's shows at Rosebud Theatre.
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October 25, 2016

Conversations with Cooper

Andrew Cooper is a guest artist currently onstage in 'An Inspector Calls' as Gerald Croft, an aristocratic entrepreneur and future son-in-law to the well-off Birling family. When Andrew is not perfecting his upper-crust accent or busy working as an actor/theatre creator, he can be found beekeeping, booksmithing, or would-be-pottering.
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October 4, 2016

Setting the Stage II: Continuing conversations with Carolyn Rapanos

This week we continue our talks on the behind-the-scenes process with Carolyn Rapanos, Set Designer for ‘An Inspector Calls’. Carolyn is best known in Rosebud for her design work on ‘The Sunset Limited’ and ‘Mass Appeal’.
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September 21, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Troy O'Donnell

‘An Inspector Calls’ marks Troy's third appearance at Rosebud Theatre, previously appearing as Mr. Van Daan in ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ and Father Christmas / Giant Rumblebuffin in ‘The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe’.
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September 16, 2016

Director's Chair - Karl Sine on 'An Inspector Calls'

Karl Sine is an Actor, Director, and Certified Fight Director with the Academy of Fight Directors Canada. Karl has been awarded three Betty Mitchell Awards for his work as a Fight Director, as well as the recent Outstanding Actor award for his role in 'The Crucible'.
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August 31, 2016

J.B. Priestley's 'An Inspector Calls'

Written in the winter of 1944-45 (near the end of World War II), drawing-room thriller An Inspector Calls, by English dramatist J.B. Priestley, is picturesquely set in an upper-middle-class home just before the advent of World War I.
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August 25, 2016

Sound Bites with Paul Zacharias

Paul Zacharias is a producer, singer, songwriter, engineer and the Sound Designer and Composer for this summer's 'The Sunset Limited'. He is one half of the folk duo 'Me & the Mrs.', currently on a Western Canada tour, and the head of doG House Studios.
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August 22, 2016

The Theatre and Spiritual Offence

Morris Ertman
On our stage right now is Tent Meeting, a play that celebrates how music can release the Spirit while simultaneously offering characters antagonistic to a church’s well meaning, but often off-putting invitations to relationship. On the surface, it’s a church oriented play. After all, it’s called Tent Meeting. We’ve had a wide range of responses, through, which means it isn’t so easily categorized. It's an opportunity for discussion. So as a starting place, we’d like to share where we’re coming from, particularly with this piece.
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August 17, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Blair Young

‘Tent Meeting’ is Blair Young's first show in Rosebud, and he “couldn’t be happier!”
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August 9, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Declan O'Reilly

Declan makes his Rosebud Theatre debut in this summer’s ‘Tent Meeting’. Declan is a graduate of the University of Alberta BFA Acting program and a founding member of Edmonton’s Free Will Players Shakespeare company.
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July 28, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Seana-Lee Wood

A red-hot performer with a wide-ranging musical and writing career, Seana-Lee Wood has appeared on stages across Canada, including Mirvish Productions' 'Sound of Music', Hal Prince's 'Show Boat', and Andrew Lloyd Weber's 'Phantom of the Opera'.
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July 21, 2016

Setting the Stage... In Process with Designer Carolyn Rapanos

This week we go behind-the-scenes with Carolyn Rapanos, Set & Costume designer of 'The Sunset Limited'. Set in a modern-day New York tenement, 'The Sunset Limited' is Cormac McCarthy's intense exploration of the aftermath of an attempted suicide.
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July 14, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Carl Kennedy

This summer, guest artist Carl Kennedy makes his Rosebud Theatre debut in 'The Sunset Limited'. Best known for his work in the Vancouver theatre scene, Carl earned Best Actor nominations (Jessie Richardson Awards) for his performances as Lucius Jenkins in 'Jesus Hopped the A Train' and John in 'The Whipping Man'.
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July 6, 2016

Cormac McCarthy's 'The Sunset Limited'

In The Sunset Limited, two men from opposite sides of the tracks face off as an unwelcome Saviour with his unrepentant Redeemed. Confined to an apartment, they contend over life and death, art and science, and faith vs. cynicism. What's the point of life when your hope has been exhausted?
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June 30, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Jonathan Bruce

Jonathan Bruce is happy to be back in Rosebud reprising the role of Sam in 'Tent Meeting'. Graduating with a BFA in Theatre from the University of Mississippi, JB moved to Canada in 1987 and has spent the last 30 years working in theatre, film, and television.
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June 16, 2016

Tent Meeting: A Brief History

'Tent Meeting' returns to Rosebud Theatre for the third time, a play with as rich a history as the music it celebrates. Repeatedly nominated for notable awards in major theatre centres, ‘Tent Meeting’ has travelled across Canada and been produced across North America. Here’s a brief history of the events that shaped this remarkable show.
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June 8, 2016

Director's Chair - David Snider on 'Valley Song'

We took some time with Valley Song director David Snider, (who most recently appeared on the Rosebud stage as the Magnificent Toad in 'Wind in the Willows') to talk about his experience.
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June 3, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - David LeReaney

David LeReaney’s career as a professional actor spans 37 years and over 300 stage and media productions. He recently appeared in King Kirby at Sage Theatre, Of Mice and Men for Spirit Fire Theatre, played Nanki Poo in Calgary Opera’s The Mikado, and directed Hess for the BraggArts Society.
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May 12, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - Judith Buchan

Judith Buchan is delighted to be back in Rosebud, previously appearing on our stage as Miss Helen in The Road to Mecca, Marilla in Anne of Green Gables, and The Stage Manager in Our Town.
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April 16, 2016

The Legacy of the Land - Thoughts on 'Outside Mullingar'

Morris Ertman
Morris Ertman reflects on Outside Mullingar.
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April 4, 2016

Guest Artist "Snapshot" - John Innes

A National Theatre School graduate with an MA in Cross-Cultural Spirituality from Regis College, John has over 45 years as a working actor—including 12 seasons with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
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March 26, 2016

Setting the Stage. . . In Process with Designer Dale Marushy

Dale Marushy
Set Designer Dale Marushy shared his creative process on his design for Outside Mullingar - a modern day romantic comedy set in rural Ireland.
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March 18, 2016

John Patrick Shanley on Outside Mullingar

Outside Mullingar is a relational comedy about love, death, home and hope: fulfillment of promises and the places we find reconciliation.
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March 11, 2016

An Actor's Diary: Outside Mullingar

Heather Pattengale is preparing for her role in our upcoming Outside Mullingar, by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, John Patrick Shanley.
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July 29, 2015

Remembering Robin Phillips

Morris Ertman
Morris Ertman reflects on the life of former head of the Stratford Festival and mentor Robin Phillips.
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January 15, 2015

Underneath the Lintel... in Vancouver!

Rosebud Theatre's 2013 production of Underneath the Lintel has travelled (much like its protagonist) to another city!
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January 12, 2015

Reflecting On Narnia

Cassia Schramm
An email written by Cassia Schramm and shared with the company of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. We think it's worth sharing with more people.
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December 20, 2014

Introducing Guest Artist Julia Campisi

We're proud to say that our audiences have been continually blown away by the creative and beautiful costumes worn by the Narnian creatures in our production of The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe. This can all be attributed to the boundless imagination of one woman: Julia Campisi, costume designer extraordinaire!‍
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December 19, 2014

Introducing Guest Artist Andrew Legg

It's always a pleasure having this renaissance man back in our little valley. He's currently playing the jovial and kind Mr. Beaver in The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe. Introducing the talented, knowledgable, friendly and hilarious, Andrew Legg!
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December 18, 2014

Introducing Guest Artist Cassia Schramm

We're delighted to welcome this young lady back to the fold. Actor, Musician and Rosebud School of the Arts graduate, Cassia Schramm, is currently playing the courageous and hopeful Lucy in our production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
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December 16, 2014

Introducing Guest Artist Laura Gillespie

Rosebud School of the Arts graduate, Laura Gillespie, is back on the Opera House Stage and we couldn't be happier to have her here! She is currently playing the ferocious, battle-ready and trumpeting centaur in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
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December 10, 2014

Introducing Guest Artist Glenda Warkentin

We are delighted to welcome Glenda Warkentin back to the Opera House Stage. Glenda first came to Rosebud as a student at Rosebud School of the Arts. We love watching her dominate the stage each show as The White Witch in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
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December 9, 2014

Introducing Guest Artist Troy O'Donnell

We are delighted to welcome Troy O'Donnell back to Rosebud for his second show on the Opera House Stage. He first joined us as Mr. Van Daan in The Diary of Anne Frank this past spring and now he's tearing up the stage as Father Christmas and Giant Rumblebuffin in The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
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December 3, 2014

Introducing Guest Artist Neil Kuefler

It has been a true pleasure having Neil Kuefler join our ranks on the Opera House Stage. A recent graduate of the BFA Acting Program at the University of Alberta, Neil keeps quite busy creating theatre with a number of companies in Edmonton.
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November 26, 2014

Introducing Guest Artist Michael Dobbin

I am a free lance director and actor, based in Vancouver, working internationally, and travelling.
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January 13, 2014

Engineers and Storytellers

Morris Ertman
What if we were meant to live in community in a way in which all of the gifts we were given could be expressed in one way or another? what if the community celebrated those particular gifts with appreciation and awe because we actually had eyes to see the miracle of them?
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October 3, 2013

Tim Dixon talks about Our Town

Tim Dixon
“This play is called Our Town.” These words open Thornton Wilder’s play, currently running at the Rosebud Theatre Opera House. I’m a guest artist in the production, and I’ve been mulling over my experience of the play and the town. Here are some of my thoughts, muddled as they may be.
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August 25, 2013

Our Town and Hope

Morris Ertman
We’ve just finished the first week of rehearsals for Our Town by Thornton Wilder. It’s a play I’ve wanted to produce for 35 years now. What is it about this play that takes hold of me? Why does it matter?
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December 25, 2012

A Christmas Pilgrimage

Morris Ertman
Merry Christmas from artistic director Morris Ertman.
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December 6, 2012

"Rosebud Winter Nights", Christmas In Alberta

Morris Ertman
Morris Ertman's address at the 2012 Christmas in Alberta gala.
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October 18, 2012

2012 Donor Appreciation Speech

Amy Burks
This past weekend in Rosebud we held our annual Donor Appreciation Gala. Here is what Rosebud School of the Arts Mentorship Acting student, Amy Burks, had to share with everyone that night.
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October 2, 2012

2012 RSA Rosas Address

Morris Ertman
Morris Ertman speaks to the 2012 Rosebud School of the Arts graduating class.
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May 10, 2012

Anne of Green Gables: A Personal Tribute

Cassia Schramm
Rosebud Theatre is a place where performers bring the pathos of everyday life to our stories on stage. Cassia Schramm plays the beloved Anne of Green Gables on our stage this summer. Her performance will be fuelled not only by her personal love of the story, but by an understanding of the significance of Anne in the life of a dear friend of the family.
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March 7, 2012

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Jeany Van Meltebeke
Rosebud Theatre company member, Jeany Van Meltebeke, who plays the hilarious and headstrong Esther in Rosebud's upcoming production, $38,000 For a Friendly Face, shares her thoughts about the show.
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February 16, 2012

Kristin Shepherd on $38,000 For A Friendly Face

I’ve been in conversations with Kristin Shepherd about her play, $38,000 For A Friendly Face. The playwright says the following about why she wrote the play. I thought it was worth sharing. It resonates very much with why we produce the kinds of plays we do here in Rosebud.‍
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December 7, 2011

What if?

Morris Ertman
Monday night we partnered with Heritage Park in a Christmas celebration fundraiser called Christmas in Alberta through the generosity of Dick and Lois Haskayne. I've been encouraged to share what I shared that evening by way of story/conversation.
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November 11, 2011

Gifts and Glories and Remembrance

Morris Ertman
Today is Remembrance Day, and something about that song, this day, and a John Steinbech quote all come together in the words “glory” and “glorious”.
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October 30, 2011

Twirling and Gliding in Time - The Gifts of the Magi opens Friday!!!

The Gifts of the Magi is rehearsing on stage now, and we open in just a few days. This is juggling time.
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October 23, 2011

A Moment of Glory

Queen Milli of Galt closed last night. And as with most closings, there was a nagging wish in everyone to hold on to the magic just a little longer.
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September 12, 2011

Queen Milli of Galt shimmering on stage

Morris Ertman
Queen Milli of Galt opened on the weekend, and the response to the show is wonderful. There is no greater joy than sitting in the back row on opening night, watching actor and audience respond to the story and to one another.
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September 4, 2011

Queen Milli of Galt - What a script!

We’re on stage and a week away from opening Gary Kirkham’s Queen Milli of Galt. What a script!
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July 13, 2011

"Gives Me Hope"

"I've just discovered the Rosebud Theatre, wow what an amazing place and the story!!!! wow gives me hope that we are on the right track and just need to keep forging ahead...thank you" - Barbara Tanner -
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June 29, 2011

The Right Apple

Nathan Schmidt
Nathan Schmidt waxed on about the importance of the right apple in rehearsals for The Diary of Adam and Eve the other day. So, I asked him to write it down for the blog. Some decisions are very important.
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June 23, 2011

Hope is on the way!

- Paul Zacharias, Composer/Sound Designer -
Here's a post from Paul Zacharias, the composer/Sound Designer for Jake and the Kid: Prairie Seasons and The Diary of Adam and Eve. He's a soulful human being - a big part of Rosebud's company and someone to be shared.
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June 22, 2011

Summer in Rosebud, and we're having a ball! The Diary of Adam and Eve

Morris Ertman
Rehearsals are underway for The Diary of Adam and Eve, adapted from Mark Twain’s short story. We’re having a great time remounting this student final project as a full-fledged Rosebud Theatre Show.
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May 28, 2011

W.O. Mitchell gathers us all together for a great evening!

Jake and the Kid: Prairie Seasons opened last night to a standing ovation brought on by a lot of laughter and a story that touched people in that sweet spot that brings a tear or two.
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May 22, 2011

Old men arguing over running water, twirling weathervanes, and sputtering rain machines - Jake and the Kid is coming!

Well, Jake and the Kid: Prairie Seasons is alive on the stage. I'm always amazed at how much it takes to get a show ready for the stage.
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May 11, 2011

Brad Graham, Jake and the Kid Stage Manager shares...

Brad Graham
Everyone involved in making a play is a storyteller and observer of life. Here's something from Brad Graham - an observation of inspiration.
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May 9, 2011

Jake and the Kid: Prairie Seasons rehearsals underway!

Karl Sine
This is one of the many reason I love theatre. The final product always becomes so much more then the sum of its parts.
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May 3, 2011

The Theatre - What a life! A Bright Particular Jake and the Kid

I do love the theatre! What a life!
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April 23, 2011

A Bright Particular Love

Morris Ertman
In A Bright Particular Star, there’s a conversation that happens between Lilia MacDonald and her father. It’s a beautiful scene between a father and his daughter, an intimate exchange between two people who share a passion for a Father God whose presence they crave.
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April 7, 2011

Artist and Action

Morris Ertman
One of the central tensions in A Bright Particular Star is the notion of doing something that matters versus doing something just for the beauty of it. I was stewing about this on the long ride home from Rosebud this week.
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March 26, 2011

Because We Believe

Morris Ertman
A Bright Particular Star has opened, and it has opened very fine indeed.
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April 8, 2020

Calgary Cares: Rosebud Theatre provides free entertainment for those at home

Global News, Calgary
Rosebud Theatre brings in thousands of people to the small hamlet of Rosebud Alberta, but the local theatre company had to shut its doors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the theatre group is ensuring the show will still go on — just online.
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December 27, 2019

Standing Ovation for 2019 Theatre

Louis B. Hobson
Louis Hobson reviews his favourite shows of 2019 - including Rosebud Theatre's production of Bright Star. Three shows also feature Rosebud School of the Arts alumni, Zach Running Coyote, Anna Dalgleish and Aaron Krogman.
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November 15, 2019

Only in Rosebud

We warmly welcome you to experience the unique dining, attractions, festivals, shopping, theatre and charming stays that await you Only In Rosebud this winter. Here’s your guide...
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November 7, 2019

Rosebud’s A Christmas Story is a laugh-a-minute

Laureen F. Guenther
That laughter is even better than the sweet loving message of A Christmas Story. It’s silly. It’s zany. It’s ridiculous.
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November 6, 2019

Rosebud Theatre's A Christmas Story captures the feel of the classic holiday film

Louis B. Hobson
A play where Santa Claus, Red Ryder, frontier desperadoes, jungle explorers and unruly dogs make appearances, where young love blossoms and dreams do come true.
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November 5, 2019

Rosebud's A Christmas Story heartwarming and funny

Jackie Irwin | Hanna Herald
An excellent show for the family to enjoy, with a great meal to add the cherry on the top.
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November 4, 2019

Rosebud’s “A Christmas Story” is Festive and Fun

The Chestermere Anchor
Rosebud has chosen the delightful tale of, A Christmas Story, as their festive holiday feature for this year.
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November 4, 2019

Rosebud Theatre gives seasonal classic A Christmas Story a delightfully entertaining staging well worth the road trip

Caroline Russell-King | The YYScene
A delightfully entertaining play for this time of year.
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October 14, 2019

Announcing our 2020 Season!

Rosebud Theatre
Discover the excitement in store for you at Rosebud Theatre over the next year!
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November 1, 2018

Our 2019 Season! Live Life!

Announcing the 2019 Rosebud Theatre season.
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November 1, 2017

Announcing our 35th Anniversary Season

Introducing our 35th Anniversary Season with a party of plays that will tickle your funny-bone, cause you to sing at the top of your lungs, celebrate your great big life, and intrigue, inspire and bless you!
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April 13, 2017

Reviews for Skin are In!

The Skin of Our Teeth has opened on our 2017 MainStage and here's what critics and audience members have to say about this incomparable show!
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February 14, 2017

Introducing Frank Nickel - Executive Director!

It's official! Frank Nickel has been appointed Executive Director for Rosebud Centre of the Arts. Born and raised in British Columbia, Frank received a B.F.A. in Theatre from Simon Fraser University. He comes to Rosebud after spending the past 10 + years working at Vancouver’s Pacific Theatre, most recently as General Manager.
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November 3, 2016

From 1947 to Now: Rosebud's 'Miracle on 34th Street'

Opening next week on our Opera House stage is Miracle on 34th Street, a holiday classic adapted from the 1947 film. Based on an original story by Valentine Davies, the film was written and directed by George Seaton and starred Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, and an 8 year old Natalie Wood.
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May 27, 2016

Calgary Critics Nominate Rosebud!

Following a successful season, Rosebud is happy to congratulate all the nominees and proud of the success of all Rosebuddies.
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June 3, 2011

Homegrown Story Shines

Louis B Hobson
Rosebud and W.O. Mitchell prove once again to be made for each other.
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May 31, 2011

What audience members are saying about Jake and the Kid: Prairie Seasons

“Brilliant! We laughed, I cried... all good!”
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October 17, 2019

A Christmas Story

“A Christmas Story”, is at the Rosebud Opera House from November 1 – December 22, 2019. Suitable for ages 6 to 106 – this family friendly classic is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit!
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