On Nov. 1, Dora Award Winning actress and writer Melody Johnson brings her one-person play, Miss Caledonia, to the E. A. Rawlinson Centre.
This is a critically acclaimed play which has been described as the girl version of Wingfield Farm. The story is about Melody Johnson’s mother, Peggy Ann Douglas, who in an attempt to escape the drudgery of her life on an Ontario farm in the 1950s, entered as many pageants as possible with the hope that, like starlet Debbie Reynolds, she’d end up in Hollywood.
Melody performs with Allison Porter who provides a fiddle accompaniment. Melody brilliantly plays a wide variety of different characters as she weaves her delightful heartwarming and comical story.
This play debuted at Summerworks Performance Festival, was part of Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre’s 2012 season and is now on tour.
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On Oct. 31 at 7 PM, Rocklands Entertainment brings Oh What a Night to the Olive and John Diefenbaker Theatre. Direct from Las Vegas, this is a musical tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
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On Sunday, Oct. 27 the community is invited to attend the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the E. A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts and the vibrant Arts Community in Prince Albert. This event is sponsored by SaskTel and hosted by the Prince Albert Arts Board. The event begins at 1 p.m.
Have you ever been curious where the artists hang out prior to a concert? What is a green room? What do the dressing rooms look like? How do the sets for the Broadway North Musicals come down from above?
All of these questions and many more will be answered during the backstage tours of the theatre and the Mann Art Gallery.
More than 30 arts groups and guilds and individual artists from a variety of disciplines will be presiding at table displays. These displays will introduce the public to the various art groups.
Some of the artists will be selling artwork. There will be children’s activities and clowns. Rich Miller, Java Time and a saxophone quartet from the Prince Albert City Band will perform in the lobby. At 3 p.m. in the theatre the spotlight will be shining on rising stars from the area including Kyle Morris, Shania Cabilao, Relan Meeks, Allison Rae Strong, Samantha Burnouf and Tristen Durocher.
A special audiovisual montage looking back over the first 10 years of and an announcement of an exciting new Arts Board initiative will round out the day.
Admission is free.
Come and help us celebrate our wonderful community facility.
See you in the theatre.