Chatter is in a twitter about Dufflebag Theatre, Big City Sound and Blood of Our Soil


Dufflebag Theatre mounts Cinderella

Since 1992 Dufflebag Theatre has travelled the planet presenting their original adaptations of fairy tales and classic stories.

Dufflebag returns to Morinville Community Cultural Centre on Friday, March 2 for a one-night performance of Cinderella. All the familiar characters consisting of the lovely Cinderella, a flitting fairy godmother, an ugly stepmother, a dedicated messenger, and of course, the handsome prince.

Showtime is 7 p.m. The cultural centre is at 9502 – 100 Ave in Morinville.  Individual tickets are $12, and a four-pack is $40. Call 780-939-7839 or visit

Big City Sound

The five-piece Big City Sound is gearing up for a full-throttle night of rockin’ funk at LB’s Pub and Grill on Saturday, March 3. From ABBA to ZZ Top, the band covers a repertoire of classic dance numbers.

Big City Sound plays at 9 p.m. at 23 Akins Dr. No cover charge.

Blood of Our Soil

Lianna Makuch’s Blood of Our Soil is a politically charged production that depicts the struggles and hostilities of Ukraine against the atrocities of Stalin and the horrors of Hitler to the disturbing parallels of Putin’s regime.

Blood of Our Soil unifies dramatic story telling, live Ukrainian folk music as well as a fusion of traditional and contemporary dance. Adding a realistic touch is a projection design that paints a landscape filled with beauty and terror.

In the play, Hania, a Canadian woman reflects on fond memories of summers spent with her beloved Baba. In a chance discovery, she gains fresh insights into her Baba’s struggles during the Second World War. Hania travels to her ancestral home, but is unprepared for the conflict’s full impact.

Blood of Our Soil features Lianna Makuch, Oscar Derkx, Julia Guy, Maxwell Lebeuf, Tanya Pacholok and Larissa Pohoreski.

The production runs March 1 to 9 at Westbury Theatre at ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84 Ave. Tickets are $17 to $22. Call 780-409-1910 or at


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Anna Borowiecki

Anna Borowiecki joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2000. She reports on local people and events in the arts, entertainment and food industry. She also writes general news and features.