Rosebud Presents…

Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me, but Banjos Saved My Life by Keith Alessi

Blessed by Banjos

March 20 - 23

Opera House

6 performances

After a sold-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this autobiographical story returns to Rosebud by popular demand. A cancer diagnosis interrupts the life of a self-made businessman, who abandons his successful career to learn to play his long-time closeted banjos. This is Keith Alessi’s true story of an unlikely miracle that changes his life forever.

Matinee performances Wednesday - Saturday at 1:30pm.

Evening performances Friday & Saturday at 8pm.

SPRING

Chariots of Fire by Mike Bartlett

The Iconic Olympic Race

April 5 - May 25

Opera House

100 years after the epic race at the 1924 Paris Olympics, witness actors run full-out on Rosebud’s Opera House Stage in this energetic rendition of the 1981 Academy Award-winning film. Music from Gilbert & Sullivan and an original score combine to tell the story of Harold Abrahams, the son of a Lithuanian immigrant Jew, running to overcome prejudice against his people and Eric Liddell, the son of Scottish missionaries, running for the glory of God!

April

Matinee performances Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday at 1:30pm.

Evening performances Friday & Saturday at 8pm.

May

Matinee performances Wednesday - Saturday at 1:30pm.

Evening performances Friday & Saturday at 8pm.

Rosebud School of the Arts’ Artists-in-Training Present…

The Voice of the Prairie by John Olive

Love on the Run

April 12 – 27

Studio Stage

After being discovered by a traveling radio jock, Davey Quinn conjures memories of his long-ago love, Frankie the Blind Girl, and their misadventures as young fugitives. A company of storytellers bring to life more than 20 characters in a nostalgic journey of young love on the run.

Performances are Thursday - Saturday at 4:30pm.

Rosebud Presents…

Dream by Terry Bachynski

A True Orphan’s Tale

May 8 - 11

Studio Stage

4 performances

Terry Bachynski tells the true story of his parents in this concert performance of a brand-new musical. His father was an orphaned immigrant street urchin who dreamed of a life of family and community. Fortunes change for the better when he is placed in the foster home of a kind, elderly farm woman. With her guidance he finds acceptance, faith and a feisty small-town girl who would become his wife.

A concert performance of a new musical developed with the help of Rosebud Theatre in front of an audience for the first time!

Afternoon performances on the Studio Stage at 4:45pm*.

* If you plan to see Chariots of Fire and Dream in the same day, it is recommended that you see a matinee performance of Chariots of Fire. If you choose to see Dream and then attend the evening performance of Chariots of Fire, please know that you will have limited time to eat at the buffet (approximately 45 mins).

SUMMER

Little Women: The Broadway Musical

Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, book by Allan Knee, lyrics by Mindi Dickstein and music by Jason Howland.

Unbreakable Sisterly Bonds

June 7 - August 31

Opera House

Louisa May Alcott’s timeless, captivating story of the March family is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache and hope. Jo March weaves the story of her and her sisters, Meg, Beth and Amy, and their adventures growing up in the wake of America’s Civil War – a delightful story about family bonds filled with laughter, spirit and mischief.

Matinee performances Wednesday - Saturday at 1:30pm.

Evening performances Friday & Saturday at 8pm.

SUMMER – Studio Stage

The Fever by Wallace Shawn

A Travelogue of Change

July 5 - August 31

Studio Stage

Penned by acclaimed actor Wallace Shawn of The Princess Bride, My Dinner with Andre and Clueless fame, The Fever tells the story of a well-travelled urban socialite. One night in a run-down hotel, having left the comforts of 5-star resorts, she is struck by a feverish vision about the struggle of the developing world around her. She envisions a new life filled with grace and compassion for those less fortunate than her.

Performances are Wednesday - Saturday at 4:30pm.

FALL

For The Pleasure of Seeing Her Again by Michel Tremblay

Kooky & Affectionate Memories of Mom

September 13 - October 26

Opera House

She loves opera! She loves drama! She’s a little nutty and a whole lot loveable! Delight in Michel Tremblay’s ode to his eccentric mother, a woman dreaming of a life larger than the one she has. The enduring love between mother and son inspired a career as one of Canada’s most celebrated writers.

September

Matinee performances Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday at 1:30pm.

Evening performances Friday & Saturday at 8pm.

October

Matinee performances Wednesday - Saturday at 1:30pm.

Evening performances Friday & Saturday at 8pm.

FALL

Christmas on the Air

Written and compiled by Lucia Frangione

Holiday Radio Antics

November 8 - December 22

Opera House

A 1940s family-run radio station is moments from going live with their annual Christmas Eve broadcast full of familiar holiday carols and yuletide stories. In the booth, young love sparks between Kitty, the weather reporter, and Danny, the sound effects operator, but Kitty has a secret that could put her job in jeopardy. All of this unfolds under the watchful eyes of Danny’s parents, owners of the radio station, and a live studio audience, resulting in a chaotic and hilarious “on-air” Christmas.

Matinee performances Wednesday - Saturday at 1:30pm.

Evening performances Friday & Saturday at 8pm.

Rosebud School of the Arts’ Artists-in-Training Present…

RSA Christmas Show TBA

November 29 – December 21

Studio Stage

A spirited and youthful Christmas performance hand-picked for Rosebud School of the Arts’ Artists-In-Training and our Rosebud audience.

Performances are Thursday - Saturday at 4:30pm.