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COMING BACK – Children's entertainer Will Stroet returns to St. Albert for an Oct. 2 performance.

Singer-songwriter Will Stroet once again returns to the Arden Theatre as part of Noisy Theatre. But this time the high-energy Backyard Band joins him on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

Using pop and rock-driven melodies, Stroet also provides a strong educational component in his lively bilingual songs.

The award-winning entertainer tackles topics ranging from riding a bicycle and good sportsmanship to caring for animals and the environment. Never ham-handed, his messages are always imaginative, simple and direct.

The British Columbia singer’s successful children’s shows and albums have translated into national success as he is featured on Will’s Jams, a kids’ CBC television program.

The concert starts at 11 a.m. Tickets are $13. Call 780-459-1542 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.

Alberta Ballet opens the 47th season with the company premiere of Madame Butterfly at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Oct. 4 and 5.

As the story unfolds, it takes you on a ravishing journey through love, betrayal and undying fidelity inhabited by two of the opera world’s greatest star-crossed lovers.

Australian Stanton Welch’s dramatic adaptation of Madame Butterfly has earned worldwide acclaim. The company will use stunning sets, costumes and props borrowed from the Houston Ballet, where Welch is artistic director.

Madame Butterfly is the Alberta debut of Welch’s renowned work. In July he arrived in the province to train dancers for their character roles.

Tickets start at $29 and are available at 780-428-6839 or online at www.ticket.albertaballet.com.

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