Morinville Community Cultural Centre continues its new lineup of fresh entertainment for the second half of the season. Now through to April, patrons can expect a lively mix of concerts, music, dance, theatre and children’s shows.
Derina Harvey Band
Saturday, Jan. 16
Kicking off 2016 is the fearless Derina Harvey Band. Led by Harvey, this five-piece Celtic rock group livens it up with their twist on traditional tunes skillfully blended with original signature jigs and reels.
Harvey’s powerful vocals are carried by an infectious rhythmic undertow layered with rock guitar and flaming fiddle motifs.
These transplanted East Coasters have brought their lively sense of fun and dynamic energy to western stages leaving out-of-breath dance audiences hollering for more.
The evening starts with a traditional East Coast dinner catered by Kelley’s Café and Bakery.
Saturday, Jan. 23
Calgary’s Quest Theatre for children resurrects Snow Angel, a story told in full mask using movement and music. In a community where neighbours are disrespectful and uncaring, Angela tries to find a place to belong.
When she becomes friendly with the Old Man next door, her brother Ethan, in defiance makes a big mistake. Snow Angel is a gentle story that confirms the benefit of how kind acts have a positive effect on all of us.
Splash ‘N Boots
Saturday, Feb. 20
Splash ‘N Boots may have started as a class project at Queen’s University. But today the musical duo Nick Adams (Splash) and Taes Leavitt (Boots) are Juno Award nominees with a nationally televised children’s program.
When not performing in front of cameras, they are on non-stop cross-country tours singing songs from any one of their dozen CDs. And little munchkins love their high-energy, zippy tunes.
The Jungle Book
Missoula Children’s Theatre
Saturday, Feb. 27
Once again Missoula Children’s Theatre rolls into town bringing with it a touch of Africa. The Jungle Book, inspired by a collection of Rudyard Kipling’s stories, has become a favourite classic of all ages.
The theatre company drives into town for a week bringing with it directors, costumes and sets. Young local actors are auditioned for various roles and within a week, a show is mounted.
It is community theatre in its purist form.
Rainbow Dance Theatre
Thursday, March 10
Rainbow Dance Theatre is a 21st century dance company that uses electro-luminescent (EL) wire, fire optic fabric, black light and other special effects to create a world of wonder.
Their touring show iLUMiDANCE opens on a darkened stage with only a black light illuminating puppets and dancers. Viewers feel they are immersed in an undersea world where creatures appear to float, swim and dance through dark water.
As the dance progresses, mysterious land animals, a sorceress and humanoids dance vigorously through the space to the beat of high-voltage West African dance rhythms.
Saturday, March 19
There are hundreds of Elvis impersonators garbed in wigs and jumpsuits eager to entertain crowds around the world.
Steve Pineo likes to honour the King of Rock ‘n Roll by playing his music with top-tier recording artists.
Pineo has an Elvis movie medley planned along with hits from the 60s and 70s.
The Calgary based singer-songwriter has had songs covered by Paul Brandt and Prairie Oyster to name a few.
For reservations call the Morinville Community Cultural Centre at 780-939-7888.