WE WILL ROCK YOU is a quirky, eccentric and heartfelt story of outsiders. It is also a creative cautionary tale for the cyberage. With the Oscar-winning film, Bohemian Rhapsody, the music of Queen is more popular than ever. WE WILL ROCK YOU follows two revolutionaries, Galileo and Scaramouche, on a quest to save rock n’ roll in a post-apocalyptic world where there are no musical instruments and rock n’ roll has died. Galileo and Scaramouche will join a small group of societal outcasts, the Bohemians, as they fight to take back the iPlanet from the all-powerful Globalsoft, led by the Killer Queen. They will fight for freedom, individuality and the rebirth of rock n roll. Since 2002 over 16 million theater goers in 19 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production which is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn). Elton fashioned this futuristic story around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs including: We Are the Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust and, of course, We Will Rock You. WE WILL ROCK YOU reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances and earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history. With Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor as music supervisors and “a band without parallel in the theater” behind the cast, the audience can expect WE WILL ROCK YOU to rock as fiercely as the best of Queen’s concerts.
"Simon is a truly gifted comedian." - Robin Williams With numerous national radio and television credits including: HBO, JUST FOR LAUGHS, CBC, COMEDY NETWORK, TBS, CTV, SIRIUS as well as festivals in Canada and internationally Simon King is not to be missed.
On Broadway | January 25, 2020 | RDC Arts Centre The musical stage will come alive! This exciting pops concert will feature music ranging from old chestnuts to newly minted classics. From Cole Porter to Elton John, and Rogers & Hammerstein to Andrew Lloyd Webber, there will be something for everyone. Selections From: Rogers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Music; Cole Porter: Kiss me Kate; Claude Schönberg: Les Misérables; Elton John: The Lion King; Frederick Loewe: My Fair Lady; Stephen Sondheim: “A Little Night Music”; Pasek and Paul: The Greatest Showman ; Stephen Schwartz: Wicked; Leonard Bernstein: West Side Story ; Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera
Red Deer & Surrounding area, Pound It Hip Hop Dance Association, partnered with Pound It Hip Hop Studio and the Kraze 101.3 are bringing you the Evolution of Hip Hop Gala! Where? The Harvest Center, Westerner Park Red Deer When? February 8 2020 Doors open at 5pm What? A Gala like you have never seen before, including live entertainment, dinner, photo booth, silent auctions & memories to last! Why? Fundraising to support families in YOUR community! The talented dancers at Pound It Hip Hop studio are coming together to bring you a full night of entertainment ranging in Hip Hop styles back to the 70's. Rico Martinez (studio owner) is dedicated to training students and teaching the true foundation of hip hop: peace, love and unity. Rico has been bringing in the original creators and pioneers of hip hop from around the world to provide workshops and educate his students on its history and culture. He is an excellent teacher and a positive role model to all of his students. Teaching life skills, respect and acceptance, and creating a family culture that shows unwavering is what makes Rico and Pound It Hip Hop Studio so special. Pound It has many talented dancers who are gaining impressive success in provincial and national competitions- winning 1st place in battles, qualifying for the Olympics in Japan and having the only Canadian qualifier in a competition in New York, to name a few. By coming to the Evolution of Hip Hop Gala you are supporting our kids in our community and making these great opportunities possible for them. The kids are 5- 18 years old and are working really hard every week to put this special performance together for you to see how Hip Hop has evolved through the generations. This show is a musical theater format and will keep you entertained from start to finish. To take a further step and in turn give back to our local businesses, we are introducing the Dance Your Own Business dance battle where several local businesses will come together and dance off showcasing their hottest moves and compete for the championship title. We can promise one thing, it will be a night to remember! All funds go directly to the families of Pound It Hip Hop Dancers Association to support students who cannot afford classes, help to pay for professional dancers to train students at our studio and aid in paying for very exciting educational opportunities.
Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” an action-packed, music-filled production. The heroic pups from the top-rated animated preschool series PAW Patrol, produced by Spin Master Entertainment, embark on a pirate-themed adventure to uncover hidden treasure during the hit live stage show, playing at Westerner Park Centrium, February 11-12. In PAW Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure,” Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape for a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay. When Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW Patrol to the rescue! Chase, Marshall, Rubble, Skye, Rocky and Zuma save Cap'n Turbot and discover a secret pirate treasure map that leads them on an epic adventure. Things get ruff when Mayor Humdinger wants to find the treasure first for Foggy Bottom. The pups need all paws on deck for this pirate adventure, including help from the newest pup who’s all ears…Tracker! Using their heroic rescue skills, problem solving and teamwork, the pups set sail to save the day. No job is too big, no pirate pup is too small! The performance is interactive and fun for the whole family, encouraging audiences to learn pirate catchphrases, dance the pirate boogie and help the pups follow the treasure map and solve picture puzzles during their mission! Tickets for these performances go on pre-sale on July 30 and on general sale on August 9. For more information on tickets, visit: https://www.pawpatrollive.com/Canada.
Canada On Canvas | February 22, 2020 | RDC Arts Centre An all-Canadian tribute to the visual arts. Among works by Somers (on Picasso) and Korndorf (on Maud Lewis), there will be an exciting new premiere. Our very own Claude Lapalme is composing an important new work to celebrate and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Group of Seven. Featuring the Premiere of the "Group of Seven Suite" by Claude Lapalme
The Irish Cultural Society of Central Alberta is proud to present Sharon Shannon and band, from Ireland touring Canada. Sharon Shannon is one of the best known Irish traditional musicians in the world. She has played in the White House for Bill Clinton in 1991, recorded with Bono from U2, and toured with Willie Nelson. Special performances by Red Deer Irish Dance Association.
Water Music | April 18, 2020 | Gaetz Memorial United Church Presented by the RDSO, Rosa Barroca returns with a full complement of winds to present audience favorites from the baroque period, such as the Pachelbel Canon and the Suites from Handel’s Water Music. Presenting Rosa Barocca PACHELBEL: Canon and Gigue ALBIONI GIAZIOTTO: Albinoni HANDEL: Water Music
Finale Friday | FRIDAY, June 5, 2020 | RDC Arts Centre Witness Corey Hamm’s triumphant return to the Red Deer Symphony Orchestra. He will wow us with an energetic performance of Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Also on the program will be RDSO's concerto competition winner from Red Deer's 2019 Festival of the Performing Arts, Kathryn Fakeley. This incredible young cellist will be performing a movement of the Kabalevsky cello concerto. The evening will end with the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky. It will be a sound spectacular! Featuring Corey Hamm, Piano & 2019 Red Deer Festival of Performing Arts Winner Kathryn Fakeley, Cello BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No. 2 KABALEVSKY: Cello Concerto TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture