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A plethora of plays and Remembrance Day this week

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This is another unbelievable week for plays.

Hatrix Theatre’s production of the Toxic Avenger the Musical  continues Nov. 9-11 at McNally Community Centre. Photo by Richard Amery

 Hatrix Theatre’s Production of The Toxic Avenger The Musical concludes it’s run at McNally Community Centre Thursdays, Nov. 9-11 at 8 p.m. each night. Don’t miss this hilarious and entertaining production with an ecological theme about a  nebbish named Melvin Furd  the Third who turns into the toxic superhero after standing up to a corrupt mayor who has  her goons toss him into a vat of toxic waste. He falls in love with blind librarian  Sarah and ghoulish hilarity ensues.


The musical score composed by Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan. Tickets are $30.


 Playgoers of Lethbridge winds up their 100th anniversary season with  a Hans Christian Anderson inspired pantomime The Snow Queen. It runs  Nov. 7-12 at the Sterndale Bennett Theatre.


‘The Snow Queen’  is a family friendly  play that runs at the Sterndale Bennett Theatre, Nov. 7-12 at 6:30 p.m. each night. There will be a sign language interpreter for the Nov. 9 show.Tickets  are $27.25 adults, $16.50 child and $21.75 for students from the Yates Theatre Box Office.

 There are also matinees at 1 p.m.  Nov 11 and 12.


Next door at the Yates Theatre, Lethbridge theatre mainstay Fran Rude, who won the Joan Waterfield. Memorial Award for lifetime achievement tin the arts this year says farewell with her last production of  the musical The Secret Garden, Nov. 10-12.

 It is a “Heartwarming tale of hope, family and the  transformative power  of Nature” inspired by  Frances  Hodgson Burnett’s beloved novel. The LSCO fundraising show runs at 7:30 p.m. each night and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12.


On Monday, Nov. 6 The University of Lethbridge opened their production Yisstsiiyi, an Indigenous-led, created and directed show by ULethbridge alum Marshall Vielle (BFA - Dramatic Arts ’17) and others from the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society.

 The show is a theatrical collection of  stories and  reflections about this land and its history. Tickets are $18 regular, $13 seniors and alumni and $12 students.

 There will be an ASL  performances on Nov. 7 and  a described audio performance, Nov. 9.

 The show runs at 7:30 p.m. in University theatre, Nov. 6-10.

For comedy,  Jared Wolf Child and  Cole Howg host pro-amateur night at Good Times on Wednesday, Nov. 8.

Playgoers of Lethbridge’s production of the Snow Queen is this week. Photo by Richard Amery


Impromptu Drunk Queer prov returns to Good Times on Thursday, Nov. 9 and Alex Carr returns to the Good Times stage on Friday and Saturday.


In addition to plays, this week  is all about local music.

 There is an open mic at the Owl Acoustic Lounge tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 7.  Mandy Fox hosts an open mic at the Slice on Wednesday, Nov. 8.  . Undefined host Honkers Pub’s open mic on Friday.

Taylor Ackerman”s Global Acid Reset  makes a long awaited return to the stage at the Slice on Friday, , Nov. 10 with the Dark Wrangler. Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

 The Eric Braun band return to the Owl Acoustic lounge to play   the blues for you, Nov. 11.

 The Slice features local country band the Lani Folkard band and Corduroy Brown

 Breanne Urban and Train Wreck return to  Casino Lethbridge for the weekend..

 Down the road, At HBS Bowl, there is a sweet tribute to Billy Joel.

“ Songs of Billy Joel And Friends” is Saturday, Nov. 11  at 7:30 p.m. at  HB’s Lounge Bowl. Tickets are $29- $34.

Honkers Pub is closed for Remembrance Day, Nov. 11.


It is important to remember our veterans all year round, but make a point of  doing that on Nov. 11.

As usual there will be will be two local Remembrance Day services. There will be one outside at the Cenotaph with a scheduled flyover of a 1952 Harvard Mark IV flown by Geoffrey Brayne. There will also be an indoor service at the Lethbridge & District Exhibition Agrifood Hub. For both events the public is asked to be there by 10:40 a.m. 

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 November 2023 12:38 )  
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