"'Calgary' is part of our theatre's name and we wanted to give the city a chance to vote from a selection of works that offers something for everyone. This is an opportunity for Calgary to interact with us in a new way"
Theatre Calgary is allowing its audience to choose a production that will be performed in the 2022-23 season, which also comes with a chance to win prizes.
Calgary's Choices will allow audiences to vote for one of six productions between Jan. 24 to Feb. 6, including:
- Jimmy Buffet's Escape From Margaritaville, music and lyrics by Jimmy Buffet, book by Greg Garcia & Mike O'Malley;
- The Rez Sisters by Tomson Highway;
- Into the Woods, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine, originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick;
- The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,based on the novel by Mark Haddon, adapted by Simon Stephens;
- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, by August Wilson;, and;
- Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti.
Everyone who votes will also be entered to win a grand prize Ultimate Staycation Weekend For Two, valued at $1,500 and presented by the Hyatt Regency Calgary and Theatre Calgary.
Read a background profile on the plays here
The winning choice will be unveiled in March and the remainder of the lineup will be announced later this spring.