For Immediate Release / August 4, 2022
The Arden Theatre Unveils 2022-23 Season
Welcome back! The Arden Theatre is pleased to announce another entertaining season showcasing performances from around the world that bring an eclectic mix of film, theatre, comedy, and music for audiences of all ages to its stage.
Tickets for the season go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 15 at tickets.stalbert.ca.
Canadian icons, The Crash Test Dummies kick off the new season on September 16, setting the stage for the high calibre of performances yet to come. Scottish supergroup Skerryvore returns in September after wowing sold out crowds on their last two visits while multi-talented, multi-award winner Serena Ryder makes her Arden Theatre debut for two electrifying nights in October.
In November, we welcome African group Black Umfolosi and Terri Clark kicks off the Christmas season in a big way this December! The new year features family programming with Beppie and larger-than-life puppets in A Dinosaur Tale.
Irish favourites Lúnasa, Grammy Award-winner Alex Cuba, Bluegrass darlings, The Slocan Ramblers and a night of Blues featuring Suzie Vinnick, Lloyd Spiegel and Charlie A’Court round out this season of fantastic performances.
For more information on the 2022-2023 Arden season see details below and visit ardentheatre.com.
The Arden Theatre 2022-2023 Full Season Lineup
Crash Test Dummies
- Friday, September 16, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Pop/Rock • $49
It's been 30 years since The Crash Test Dummies recorded their debut album, The Ghosts That Haunt Me. To celebrate this anniversary, original members Brad Roberts, Ellen Reid, Dan Roberts, and Mitch Dorge will embark on an extensive North American and European tour that includes hits and fan favourites from the band’s vast catalogue.
"We had no idea that fans would be so enthusiastic, and we are all a little gob-smacked that we can still play sold-out shows to our fans and, awesomely enough, their kids." says original member Ellen Reid.
- Wednesday, September 28, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Celtic • $44
Returning to The Arden Theatre after two previous sold-out performances, Skerryvore’s eight-members skillfully create a unique fusion of Celtic, folk, Americana, and rock. Their hard-hitting sound is uniquely their own and has won them legions of fans around the world. Skerryvore has been on a meteoric journey, playing to massive crowds and has been twice-named ‘Live Act of the Year’ in their home country of Scotland.
- Saturday, October 1, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Pop/Rock • $50
Whitehorse is the prolific partnership of Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet. Uninhibited by expectation, boldly adventurous and categorically talented, Whitehorse’s signature sound is always guitar-heavy, harmony-plentiful, and lyrically deft.
With an expansive run of records that freely and thrillingly dip into psychedelic country, pop noir, squalling blues rock and celestial folk, Whitehorse have pushed their musical identity into new realms and sounds for over a decade. Whitehorse does a lot of things and does them well.
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
- Tuesday, October 4, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Film • $24 Adult; $20 Student
An eyes-wide open experience, The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour breaks all the barriers of what’s possible when determination and athleticism meet. Without leaving your seat, watch as fearless athletes tackle uncharted territory in some of the world’s most remote and picturesque destinations
Serena Ryder – The Art of Falling Apart
- Friday, October 7 & Saturday, October 8, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Pop/Rock • $62
Vocal powerhouse Serena Ryder is a platinum-selling artist adored by fans, peers and critics alike, in part due to her raw and earnest songwriting, and beautifully electric live performances. She has won seven prestigious JUNO Awards, including the 2022 Adult Contemporary Album of the Year for her recent record, The Art of Falling Apart.
With The Art of Falling Apart, Serena invites listeners to join her mental wellness journey and helps us understand the importance of sitting with the uncomfortable moments and the wisdom in their messages. Over a driving pop sound bursting with irresistible rhythms, pulsing bass lines, and the full range of her powerful and expressive voice, she pulls listeners through her own winding, transformational journey, detailing despair, toxic relationships, and breakdowns alongside hope, joy, and big, big love.
David Myles Trio
- Thursday, October 19, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Folk/Pop • $35
Somewhere on the spectrum between James Taylor and Justin Timberlake, David Myles has truly forged his own musical path. Following his creative instincts and proving himself a deft hand and keen student, Myles has embraced modern and vintage pop, folk, and soul music to craft immaculate pop melodies and timeless rock ‘n’ roll shakers. Throughout his career, Myles has earned multiple awards and has toured extensively across Canada and internationally. His musicianship and unforgettable stories have made him a favourite with fans everywhere and have earned him a reputation as a great showman.
An Evening with Mary Walsh
- Wednesday, October 25, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Comedy/Theatre • $46
Cultural icon, comedian, social activist, and multi-Gemini Award winner Mary Walsh will perform a collection of her best comedic bits and profile some of her most popular characters from Dancing With Rage, CODCO, and the highly acclaimed series, This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Settle in for a tour-de-force evening of comedy.
The Bros. Landreth
- Thursday, October 27, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Rock/Roots/Blues • $39
Born-to-collaborate, brothers Joey and Dave Landreth play from the heart, singing songs about hard truths and new beginnings. The JUNO Award-winning band's blend of North American roots music and harmony-heavy soul has won them critical acclaim, legions of fans, and heaps of praise including some from their musical idol Bonnie Raitt who said, "I haven't liked a band as much as The Bros. Landreth in a long time. To hear this kind of funky, southern style rock played with such originality and soul will knock you out."
- Saturday, October 29, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Indigenous/Traditional/Dance • $36
Northern Cree, also known as the Northern Cree Singers, is a powwow and Round Dance drum and singing group, based in Maskwacis, Alberta. Formed in 1982 by the Wood brothers; Steve, Randy, Charlie and Earl Wood of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation, all members originate from the Treaty 6 and are members of the Cree Nation. This multi-Grammy Award nominated group has also been featured at numerous international folk music festivals, sharing the beauty and vitality of their Indigenous culture.
Axis Theatre’s production of Th’owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish
- Sunday, October 30, 2022 • 2 p.m.
- Genre: Theatre/Family • $20 Adult; Child/Senior $18
- All Ages
Immerse yourself in the legend of the basket ogress, Th’owxiya, an old hungry spirit that inhabits in a feast dish full of bountiful delicious foods. This Kwantlen First Nation tale follows a sly Mouse who is caught stealing cheese from this feast dish. To appease Th’owxiya, Mouse embarks on a journey to find two children for the ogress to eat, or else!
Come enjoy the traditional Coast Salish and Sto:lo music, masks, and imagery while learning how Raven, Bear, and Sasquatch trick a hungry spirit to save Mouse and their family.
Barney Bentall & The Cariboo Express
- Saturday, November 5, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Country/Roots • $42
Helmed by Barney Bentall, The Cariboo Express has become a favourite annual touring event in Western Canada. Building on an Old West-inspired variety show, a typical Cariboo concert features a regular cast of some of Canada’s finest roots and country musicians each taking turns in the spotlight, collaborating, and warming the hearts of audiences with every stop they make. To date, The Cariboo Express has contributed over $2 million dollars to worthwhile Canadian causes.
The Ennis Sisters
- Sunday, November 6, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Celtic/Folk • $36
Flavoured by Celtic and traditional Newfoundland influences, Maureen, Karen, and Teresa Ennis are known for their captivating sibling harmonies and their powerful, often humourous storytelling. Their music offers a broad mix of original songs as well as uniquely interpreted, beloved classics.
Marking 25 years as a recording trio, The Ennis Sisters have so much to celebrate including their newest studio album, On We Go, aptly named for this trio’s mantra; move onward.
- Saturday, November 12, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Global/Acapella • $37
Black Umfolosi formed in 1982 and took their name from a river in South Africa, from where their ancestors can be traced. Like the zig-zagging river, Black Umfolosi are ever moving and flow effortlessly from their gentle rhythms and trademark harmonies to the signature stomping movements of their traditional Gumboot Dances. Since their humble beginnings they have grown from strength to strength and are known world-wide for their brilliantly choreographed live shows, intricate rhythmic clicking and clapping, and unrivaled beauty and enthusiasm that perfectly showcase the styles of South African music and dance.
Anchors Up! with Fortunate Ones, The Once and Old Man Luedecke
- Thursday, November 17, 2022 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Folk/Pop/Celtic • $41
The ‘Anchor’s Up Tour’ will feature individual sets of music from three of Atlantic Canada’s most celebrated folk acts as they bring their songs and stories across the country.
Fortunate Ones is a JUNO Award-nominated contemporary folk duo from Newfoundland. With lush harmonies rising out of warm acoustic sounds, their latest album, That Was You and Me (2022), finds the duo reflecting on life, loss, and hard times, and ultimately choosing love.
Old Man Luedecke is the recording and performing name of two-time JUNO award winning songwriter Chris Luedecke. Luedecke is well known for his inspired banjo driven stompers, touching guitar ballads and wry storytelling.
The Once deliver thoughtful and playful songs soaked with the poetic charm and sunny sadness. Well known for haunting interpretations of traditional music, their sound has blossomed to represent their up springing inner artistry while their roots dig ever deeper into their idolized island of Newfoundland.
Terri Clark, It’s Christmas…Cheers!
- Tuesday, December 6, 2022 (Tickets on sale September 16) • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Country/Holiday • $60
From humble beginnings in Medicine Hat all the way to Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, Terri Clark has made her mark in country music. The multi-platinum artist, three-time JUNO Award Winner, and recent inductee to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Terri Clark is also a prolific singer-songwriter, known for giving concertgoers her all on stage. Clark’s timeless hits will be combined with your favourite seasonal classics in a special night of country music.
- Saturday, January 14, 2023 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Jazz/Pop • $28
- *Location: The City Arts Space (#105 - 125 Carleton Drive)
Ellen Doty combines her deep love of jazz with the influences of the great songwriters of our time. Her soulful music incorporates everything from pop and jazz to soul, folk, and indie music: a sound that is uniquely hers. A true storyteller, Ellen possesses a warmth and honesty that sets her apart from her peers.
Gordie Tentrees Trio
- Tuesday, January 17, 2023 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Folk/Roots • $28
Gordie Tentrees is known for his powerful and personal songwriting that often reflects his own life. In his most recent release, Mean Old World, Tentrees explores his journey from foster child to five-time Golden Glove boxer, to schoolteacher and youth worker, and now to a foster parent himself. His ability to hold an audience, weave melody, and tell authentic stories has gained him the respect of his peers, critics, and fans alike.
- Wednesday, January 25, 2023 • 10:30 a.m.
- Genre: Music/Family • $ - Pay What You Can
- All Ages
- *Location: The City Arts Space (#105 - 125 Carleton Drive)
Beppie hit the children’s music scene in 2017 and in this short time has released four albums, received both a JUNO and a WCMA nomination, and has won the hearts of many little fans. Her multi-genre family music is modern, fun, innovative, and pushes the boundaries of children’s music to appeal to all ages. At a typical Beppie concert, expect to dance and sing-along to the music, enjoy story-time, and have the very best time.
Aaron Goodvin with special guest Hailey Benedict
- Sunday, January 29, 2023 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Country • $49
St Albert-bred, Nashville-based country music artist Aaron Goodvin has had quite the career trajectory. He has topped the charts, had several top 10s, received multiple CCMA and JUNO Awards, and has been named CCMAs Songwriter of the Year. In addition to being an electrifying live performer, Aaron Goodvin’s music resonates with fans worldwide.
Opening for Aaron Goodvin is St. Albert’s own Hailey Benedict. A rising talent in the Canadian Country music industry, this dynamic, singer is also a prolific songwriter, captivating audiences with her heartfelt original music.
A Dinosaur Tale
- Thursday, February 9, 2023 • 4 and 7 p.m.
- Genre: Theatre/Puppetry/Family • $30
- All Ages
A mysterious time-warping wormhole has brought the dinosaurs back into our world and it’s up to Lisa and Declan, a pair of intrepid eight graders, to send the creatures home before the school field trip is over. In the tradition of E.T. and Jurassic World, comes The Dinosaur Tale, a live-action fantasy adventure for the whole family.
- Friday, February 17, 2023 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Celtic • $42
Lúnasa is considered one of the finest, if not the finest, Celtic instrumental bands in the world. With their inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves, internationally-renowned group Lúnasa have steered Irish acoustic music into the forefront of surprising new territory. The Emerald Isle quintet has forged a sound that moves beyond the long-established boundaries of traditional music because of their finely-honed musicianship and innovative spirit.
- Friday, February 24, 2023 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Latin/Pop/Rock • $38
In English or Spanish, Alex Cuba’s songs are compelling exchanges that effortlessly groove through soul, funk, jazz and pop styles. A forward-thinking, indie-minded artist, Alex’s unique amalgam of styles has amassed a steadily growing following among critics and fans and has garnered him over 20 awards and nominations, including four Latin Grammys, two JUNO Awards and three Grammy nominations.
JP Cormier & Dave Gunning
- Friday, March 10, 2023 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Folk • $36
Dave Gunning and JP Cormier’s paths first crossed over twenty years ago when Gunning needed a last-minute replacement for his concert. He was blown away by Cormier’s musicianship and they instantly had great chemistry. From there the pair kept collaborating whenever they could, often appearing on each others’ projects. After all these years, they finally decided to write and record their first album together, Two. Songwriters, guitar players, and singers at the top of their game delivering an uncompromising record that showcases the individual and combined talents. Two is as real as it gets.
The Slocan Ramblers
- Friday, March 24, 2023 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Bluegrass • $36
- *Location: The City Arts Space (#105 - 125 Carleton Drive)
Rooted in tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocan Ramblers have become a leading light of today’s acoustic music scene. With a reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and an uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan, they are on the top of their game. Say ‘hello’ to your new favourite band.
Suzie Vinnick, Lloyd Spiegel and Charlie A’Court
- Saturday, April 8, 2023 • 7:30 p.m.
- Genre: Blues • $39
Join multi-award-winning artists, Canadians Suzie Vinnick and Charlie A’Court, and Australian Lloyd Spiegel, for a dynamic roots and blues kitchen-party style evening filled with songs, stories and laughs. As solo artists these three easily take command of festival and theatre stages to showcase their prolific songwriting, storytelling, and performing talents. As a trio, their talents are only further enhanced.
TICKETS & INFORMATION:
Tickets on sale Monday, August 15 at 10 a.m. online at tickets.stalbert.ca or by visiting The Arden Theatre Box (5 St. Anne Street) or by phone at 780-459-1542.
The Arden Theatre would like to thank our generous sponsors and supporters:
Presented by: City of St. Albert
Government and Foundation Supporters: The Government of Canada, Alberta Foundation for the Arts
Media Sponsors: CKUA Radio Network, St. Albert Gazette, St. Albert Today, Stingray, and Pattison Outdoor
Suppliers: DoubleTree by Hilton, Homes2 Suites, Heavenly Grounds Coffee, and Lacombe Park Spirits
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