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Review: Stage West's Legends of Rock 'N' Roll offers familiar faces and favourite songs

Life is funny, almost surreal sometimes.

Some 30-plus years ago, I regularly haunted a popular Winnipeg nightspot, The Town and Country Club. Offering big-name artists, they frequently took advantage as well of the popularity of a new trend of impersonators, mostly Elvis acts. 747 more words

Local Arts

Theatre: Legends of Rock N Roll live on at Stage West

For his role in Stage West’s summer show Legends of Rock N Roll, Gaelan Beatty is prepared to get rough and dirty.

Beatty plays Neil Diamond to Matthew Lawrence’s Elvis Presley, Al Braatz’s Buddy Holly and Luke Marty’s Tom Jones. 749 more words

Theatre

Stage West looks ahead to 2015-16 season

For its 2015/2016 season, Stage West is offering a mix of nostalgia, cheeky humour, murderous mayhem and some good old rock and roll.

From Sept. 9 through Nov. 664 more words

Theatre

Parker: Pechet fulfils dream with opening of Play Estate Winery

Jason Pechet, whose family has been in the hotel and entertainment industry for many years, has long wanted to open his own winery.

This month, the CEO of the Stagewest Hospitality brand will achieve that goal when he and business partner Mohamed Awad open Play Estate Winery in Penticton, B.C. 598 more words

Local Business

Talented cast elevates Young Frankenstein at Stage West

It’s a challenge to avoid comparing Mel Brooks’ musical version of his Young Frankenstein comedy classic to the original movie. Much of the comedic punchlines and sight gags inhabit both pieces of work, but the musical’s timing suffers somewhat in the conversion from screen to stage. 835 more words

Calgary

5 family-friendly things to do this weekend in Calgary

First off, here’s a freebie: Sunday is Mother’s Day. I’ll hit return while you make brunch reservations.

Okay, here we go.

Bring the Baby Art Tour… 501 more words

Swerve

Stage West's Young Frankenstein a wildly comical reunion

In Stage West’s production of the Mel Brooks musical Young Frankenstein that runs at the dinner theatre until June 26, Ontario actor Kevin Dennis plays the sexually repressed science nerd Friedrich Frankenstein. 508 more words

Theatre