| Posted: Saturday, Mar 23, 2013 06:00 am
Shakespeare spoofs live on
It’s been several years since Shadow Theatre hosted The Bard’s Best Bits. But it comes back roaring with frivolity on Sunday, March 24.
If you enjoy a variety show of straight-up monologues, scenes, songs, soliloquies and sonnets with Edmonton’s finest, check out the troops at Varscona Theatre.
More than 25 thespians and singers including St. Albert’s own Jenny McKillop, Matt Alden and Jenna Dykes unplug their genie’s bottle of surprises.
Hosted by playwright David Belke and director John Hudson, the evening includes a satire on the Bard using a spellchecker for one of his most famous soliloquies.
Byron Martin of Grindstone Theatre storms in with his improv troupe and stalwarts such as Coralie Cairns, John Sproule, Glenn Nelson, Troy O’Donnell, Tom Edwards and Matt Busby add their two cents – or maybe 20 or 30.
Linda Grass somehow concocts a meeting between Sherlock and the morose prince of Denmark while Jocelyn Ahlf and Kendra Connor belt out salutes to the Bard.
The Bard’s Best Bits runs for one night only at the Varscona, 10329 – 83 Ave. Tickets range from $20 to $25. Call 780-420-1757 or online at www.tixonthesquare.ca.
Rocker Tyler Dianocky tries hand at the blues
Tupelo Honey guitarist Tyler Dianocky has relished the national spotlight. But the St. Albert native keeps a firm grip on his roots.
In a step away from his rocker career, Dianocky will join the Mark Ammar’s Barsnbands Open Stage this coming Tuesday.
“Tyler’s career skyrocketed with Tupelo Honey. His musical adventures put him on stages across North America with a very long respected list of top bands,” co-host Mark Ammar says.
“As founder of the band, Tyler also dabbled with acoustic shows and has a long list of young artists he has worked with.”
In fact, Dianokcy is not a stranger to jams. As a teenager he learned to play in garage bands jamming with buddies.
Seeing the open stage as a casual get-together, Dianocky describes it as, “just a bunch of friends rockin’ out and everyone is welcome to come and jam.”
The jam at LB’s Pub starts at 9 a.m. No cover.
TALES presents World Storytelling Day
The art of oral storytelling is still with us. World Storytelling Day is celebrated annually at the spring equinox, a time of rejuvenation.
The Alberta League Encouraging Storytelling invites everyone to hear tales of fortune and fate on Sunday, March 24 at the Art Gallery of Alberta.
Come check out Chinese folklore in The Dragon’s Pearl and relish the South African folktale Thuli’s New Mattress.
Laura O’Conner, a long-time TALES member tells an Iraqi folktale, Lazy Akmed while another TALES member, Bethany Ellis takes a spin at performing the bilingual tale Les Trois Oranges.
Tickets are $8 to $12. Call 780-420-1757 or purchase online at www.tixonthesquare.ca.