Aisenstats in plays together, stay together

St. Albert

The family that’s in plays together stays together — just ask the Aisenstat family. When the curtain rises on the St. Albert Children’s Theatre production of A Christmas Story on Thursday, Nov. 27, four members of the Aisenstat family will be on the stage. Jillian, 11, plays the lead role of Ralphie while Max, 17, plays her father. As part of the ensemble, their sister Laura, 15, … [Read more...]

SACT shoots for stars with Christmas Story

St. Albert

The St. Albert Children’s Theatre is triple-dog-daring audiences not to love their upcoming production. The SACT’s musical version the beloved holiday movie A Christmas Story — complete with the tongue stuck to a flagpole, the pink bunny suit, the leg lamp and the Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle — takes the stage at the Arden Theatre starting Thursday, Nov. … [Read more...]

Mahé gets national nomination

St. Albert

First, Alex Mahé woke up some good songs; now he’s waking up to a chance at a national music award. The St. Albert-based children’s entertainer has been nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award in the category of Children’s Album of the Year for his latest CD, Reveillons les bonnes chansons!, which was released back in April. Mahé said it’s quite an honour to be nominated, … [Read more...]

Award-winning author schedules stop at St. Albert Public Library

St. Albert

On the heels of another successful St. Albert Readers’ Festival, the St. Albert Public Library is welcoming another renowned Canadian author to our city. The library announced this week that Governor General’s Literacy Award for Fiction finalist Michael Crummey will pay a visit to Forsyth Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m to read from and talk about his latest novel, … [Read more...]

Theatre troupe Looking for good start to its new season

The St. Albert Theatre Troupe is Looking to get their new season off to a roaring start. The dinner theatre troupe kicks off its fourth season with the romantic comedy Looking, written by Canadian playwright Norm Foster, which opens tonight (Thursday) at the Kinsmen Banquet Centre on Riel Drive. Longtime troupe member Kate Elliott is back in the director’s chair for the season opener, and … [Read more...]

Guilded invitation

St. Albert

On Thursday, Nov. 6, the Art Gallery of St. Albert opens its annual Guilded exhibition, featuring works from 25 different artists representing the various guilds that call the studios at St. Albert Place home. “It’s always amazing to see what the guilds are up to,” said acting AGSA director Jennie Willson-McGrath. Here are four of the artists participating in the show, telling in … [Read more...]

Unity in Diversity message still rings true

St. Albert

Twenty-one years after it was first put on, the message behind the Unity in Diversity concert rings as true as ever. The concert, put on by the St. Albert Baha’i Community, returns to the stage at the Arden Theatre on Saturday evening to bring us together in appreciation of music, dance and cultures from around the world. Organizer Renie Zeitz said that theme only gets more poignant … [Read more...]

Crush your craving at Country Craft Fair

St. Albert

This year’s Country Craft Fair has something to satisfy just about every craving. The annual craft fair, put on by the St. Albert Place Visual Arts Council (SAPVAC), takes over the foyer of St. Albert Place once again on Nov. 15 and 16, with vendors running the gamut of handmade goods. “We have everything from chocolate perogies to chocolate fudge to hand-painted chocolate lab … [Read more...]

One Man Star Wars a real tour de ‘Force’

St. Albert

The Force is strong in Charles Ross — it has to be to keep all those characters straight in his head. Ross, who performed his One Man Lord of the Rings show in St. Albert in January 2013, returns to the Arden Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 13, to perform his other acclaimed one-man show, One Man Star Wars. After so many years performing it, though, Ross said he can keep things pretty … [Read more...]

Brass band kicks off 10th season

St. Albert

As it kicks off its 10th season, the Mission Hill Brass Band is tooting its own horn. The St. Albert-based band, which was founded in 2005, takes the stage on Sunday at 3 p.m. at the St. Albert United Church (20 Green Grove Dr.) for its season-opening concert, entitled Autumn Brass. Looking back on the band’s history, musical director Daniel Skepple said they’ve overcome a lot of … [Read more...]