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KOREA IN CANADA – From left to right Dale Yim

A last minute but highly anticipated addition to the Arden Theatre’s professional series is Adam Cohen, the son of music, poet and songwriter Leonard Cohen.

The younger Cohen who is carving out a niche in the music industry and is on his We Go Home Tour, will stop in St. Albert on Wednesday, Nov. 12.

The 11-track We Go Home album is a distant call to his roots and family. He created a particularly intimate and powerful CD by recording in the houses where he was raised in both Montreal and Hydra, Greece.

Tickets are now on sale for $38 plus facility fee. Call 780-459-1542 or online at ticketmaster.ca.

Citadel opens their season with a touring production that follows the dreams and challenges of a loving but fractured Korean-Canadian family who operate a corner convenience story.

Written by playwright Ins Choi, Kim’s Convenience is rich with timely insights, charming characters and stories about people you many recognize.

Choi, who was unable to find an acting job, wrote Kim’s as way to create work opportunities for Asian actors. However, this tale of immigration, tradition and community with its universal appeal has latched on to the broader Canadian theatre audience.

Directed by Weyni Mangesha, Kim’s Convenience stars Chantelle Han, Paul Sun-Hyung, Jane Luk, Andre Sills and Dale Yim.

The show runs until Saturday, Oct. 11. Tickets start at $30. Call 780-425-1820 or online at citadeltheatre.com.

Just as the Citadel revs up its big red machine, the smaller more intimate Teatro La Quindicina brings its summer season to a close with Happy Toes.

One of playwright-director Stewart Lemoine’s elegant comedies, Happy Toes premiered at the Edmonton International Fringe Festival in 2008.

It is a mystery-comedy with a pair of recreational runners, an affable bank teller, a secret cache of letters, a possible affair, a chamber concert, and an outpouring of bottled up emotion.

This remount brings together a quintet of Teatro’s veteran actors. Julien Arnold, Jeff Haslam, Ron Pederson and Davina Stewart return in roles they created and are joined by Cathy Derkach.

Tickets range from $16 to $30. Tuesday performances are pay-what-you-can and Oct. 3 is a 2-for 1 night. Call 780-433-3399 or online at tix-on-the-square.

Pro Coro Canada joins forces with Richard Eaton Singers for a free public concert on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 2:30 p.m. at the Winspear Centre.

Under the Sun is a special collaboration that mixes powerful and unique a cappella numbers with a big choir sound.

The 100 plus Richard Eaton Singers share the stage for Jody Talbot’s Path of Miracles, an ode to Albert Culture Days.

Although this is a free concert, the Winspear box office is requesting you reserve seats due to its popularity. Call 780-428-1414.

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