Jun
28
7:30 PM19:30

Audio Description - A Dinner Party

A Raucus New Comedy Enjoying It’s World Premiere

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When Boo, Darling, Baby and Sweetie are unable to agree on a common definition of Love, their otherwise normal dinner party spirals into an absurd chaos of marriage proposals, identity crises, heartbreak, culinary emergency and polite cannibalism. Part absurdist meta-theatre, part heart-breaking cringe comedy, A Dinner Party asks how we know our individual Selfs and understand our Love for one another in the fragmented social landscape of the 21st Century.

LOCATION: Vertigo Studio Theatre

RUNNING TIME: 100 Minutes

Recommended ages 16+, A Dinner Party contains nudity and moments of absurdist violence.

TICKETS: A Dinner Party is offering Good Host audiences Pay What You Can tickets. When you arrive at the performance a Good Host team member will be there to greet you and you can decide what ticket price you’d like to pay.

If you’re planning on coming we’d love to know, you can e-mail col@insideouttheatre.com

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Jun
23
2:00 PM14:00

Relaxed Performance - A Dinner Party

A Raucus New Comedy Enjoying It’s World Premiere

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When Boo, Darling, Baby and Sweetie are unable to agree on a common definition of Love, their otherwise normal dinner party spirals into an absurd chaos of marriage proposals, identity crises, heartbreak, culinary emergency and polite cannibalism. Part absurdist meta-theatre, part heart-breaking cringe comedy, A Dinner Party asks how we know our individual Selfs and understand our Love for one another in the fragmented social landscape of the 21st Century.

LOCATION: Vertigo Studio Theatre

RUNNING TIME: 100 Minutes

Recommended ages 16+, A Dinner Party contains nudity and moments of absurdist violence.

TICKETS: A Dinner Party is offering Good Host audiences Pay What You Can tickets. When you arrive at the performance a Good Host team member will be there to greet you and you can decide what ticket price you’d like to pay.

If you’re planning on coming we’d love to know, you can e-mail col@insideouttheatre.com

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Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Audio Description - Mind Palace

MoMo Movement presents The Mind Palace

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Momo Movement presents The Mind Palace, a co-created contemporary performance exploring the imaginations of our ensemble members. This fantastical show will take you on a journey through the landscapes, emotions and visions of each individual. Prepare for the unexpected.

Featuring set design and and costume pieces by artists from the Indefinite Arts Centre, music by Eric Smith.

Momo Movement is shaping how disability is felt, perceived, understood, experienced, hailed and resounded through performance. By working individually with each performer, Momo is innovating one size fits one training and developing unique ensemble creation methods that are highly collaborative and participatory with the aim of discovering and presenting new disability arts aesthetics in movement performance.

LOCATION: Decidedly Jazz Danceworks - 111 12th Ave SE

TICKETS: MoMo Movement has $5.00 tickets available to Good Host audience members.

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Jun
15
1:30 PM13:30

Relaxed Performance - Where Words Once Were

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Storybook Theatre presents Where Words Once Were

Young Orhan lives in a world where words are both very precious and very dangerous. Only 1,000 of them can exist: new ones are forbidden, and anything newly invented takes the place of an existing word, which is then illegal to say. Those who disobey the rules are punished in the strongest way possible. They lose their right to speak and to be spoken of; they become only "…"--a condition that causes them to slowly fade away. When Orhan accidentally takes a pen (a mighty weapon indeed!) from school, he sets in motion an adventure to reclaim lost words.

LOCATION: Vertigo Studio Theatre, 115 9th Ave SE

RUNNING TIME: 60 Minute One Act Play

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 8+

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Jun
8
1:30 PM13:30

Dementia Friendly Screening - Driving Miss Daisy

The Third ACTion Film festival presents Driving Miss Daisy

We’re excited for the Good Host’s first Dementia Friendly Film Screening!

Daisy Werthan, an elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta, is determined to maintain her independence. However, when she crashes her car, her son, Boolie, arranges for her to have a chauffeur, an African-American driver named Hoke Colburn. Daisy and Hoke's relationship gets off to a rocky start, but they gradually form a close friendship over the years, one that transcends racial prejudices and social conventions.

THIRD ACTion Film Festival's focus is to celebrate ageing and the accomplishments of older adults to help speed along an age-positive culture shift and empower everyone to envision their best third act.

LOCATION: The Glenbow - 130 9th Ave SE

RUNNING TIME: 100 minutes

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Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Relaxed Performance - Sister Act

Storybook Theatre presents Sister Act

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When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.  Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to REJOICE!

LOCATION: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre: 375 Bermuda Dr NW

RUNNING TIME: 2 Act Musical, approx. 120 minutes

RECOMMENDED AGES 8+

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May
25
2:30 PM14:30

Relaxed Performance - Hamlet Frequency

The Shakespeare Company presents Hamlet Frequency

Inspired by the work of William Shakespeare

Directed and Choreographed by Denise Clarke

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Hamlet has never ceased pacing his way through time towards our 21st Century imagination and we follow him still, one step after another to the inexorable end and all that blood. Meet Hamlet and the rest of the family; mysterious, and mystified, murderous and murdered, still wandering the halls of the theatres that play them. The beautifulyoungartists take the stage and bring all the bodies back to life in The Hamlet Frequency. The grand ghosts of Elsinore stagger to their feet on an electromagnetic wave, ready to start all over again only this time they will grieve, plot and rage through the music of their minds in this reimagining of Shakespeare’s story, choreographed and staged by Denise Clarke with the beautifulyoungartists.

LOCATION: The Studio at Vertigo Theatre At the base of the Calgary Tower 115 – 9 Avenue SE

RUNNING TIME: 1 Hour

TICKETS: Click the button below for tickets, Good Host attendees can select the Student/Senior tickets to receive $15 tickets!

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May
25
1:15 PM13:15

Audio Description & Touch Tour - The invisible Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare

Vertigo Theatre presents The Invisible Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare

A musical thriller by Edmonton’s Catalyst Theatre

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Europe, 1939. Adolf Hitler's armies are conquering nation after nation, and in the face of the Nazi threat, Canadian millionaire William Stephenson convinces Churchill and Roosevelt to combine forces in a joint covert effort. Stephenson assembles an elite team of spies, including the unlikeliest of agents: six irrepressible young women. THE INVISIBLE- AGENTS OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE  is their story, a "spy noir musical" that seeks to answer: just who were these bold women and why would they sacrifice their very lives for a war that refused to accept them or recognize them? Catalyst Theatre, creators of the hit musical NEVERMORE, brings another dazzling world premiere to Vertigo Theatre.

TOUCH TOUR: Touch Tour begins at 1:15pm, Performance begins at 2:00pm

LOCATION: Vertigo Playhouse, 115 9th Ave SE (At the base of the Calgary Tower)

TICKETS: Vertigo Theatre has generously offered Good Host audience members complimentary tickets!

To reserve your free ticket and audio description headset e-mail col@insideouttheatre.com or call 403-282-4801

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May
12
2:00 PM14:00

Relaxed Performance - Billy Elliot

Theatre Calgary presents Billy Elliot

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This Tony Award-winning musical is an inspiring and moving tale about the importance of following your heart.Set in working-class England, young Billy dreams of trading in his boxing gloves for ballet slippers, but his widowed father cannot understand his passion. A celebration of Calgary’s local talent, this rendition of Billy Elliot The Musical will be choreographed by former Alberta Ballet principal dancer Yukichi Hattori, helmed by Artistic Director Stafford Arima, and will feature the best and brightest of Calgary’s professional theatre and dance community.

RUNNING TIME - 2 hours

LOCATION - The Max Bell Theatre in Arts Commons - 220 9th Ave SE


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May
8
7:30 PM19:30

Audio Description & Touch Tour - Love Letters to Emily Carr

Handsome Alice presents Love Letters To Emily Carr

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A Love Letter to Emily C, explores the life and times of Canadian icon and artist Emily Carr. Humorous and moving, this play is an interdisciplinary marvel like nothing you’ve ever experienced. 

Fall in love with the making of extraordinary art! Experience all the exhilaration an creative brilliance of Emily Carr as she playfully interacts with her monkey Woo. A quirky dialogue between an artist and the creature she adored – it is a fusion of theatre, poetry, visual art and music.

LOCATION: Big Secret Theatre in Arts Commons 225 8th Ave SE

Ticket Info coming soon, e-mail col@insideouttheatre.com to reserve your seat now

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May
8
7:30 PM19:30
ASL

ASL Interpretation - Billy Elliot

Theatre Calgary presents Billy Elliot

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This Tony Award-winning musical is an inspiring and moving tale about the importance of following your heart.Set in working-class England, young Billy dreams of trading in his boxing gloves for ballet slippers, but his widowed father cannot understand his passion. A celebration of Calgary’s local talent, this rendition of Billy Elliot The Musical will be choreographed by former Alberta Ballet principal dancer Yukichi Hattori, helmed by Artistic Director Stafford Arima, and will feature the best and brightest of Calgary’s professional theatre and dance community.

RUNNING TIME - 2 hours

LOCATION - The Max Bell Theatre in Arts Commons - 220 9th Ave SE

TICKETS: Theatre Calgary has generously offered Good Host audiences a $35 ticket price. Click the link below, and at checkout enter BALLET in the promo code box.

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May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Relaxed Performance - Return To Treasure Island

Storybook Theatre presents Return To Treasure Island

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It's the story of two brothers who discover their family legacy as they are transported to a mysterious island full of pirates, castaways and singing insects! Will they get home? Will they discover the secret of the hidden treasure? Will their day be full of adventure and slow-mo battle scenes?  You’ll need to come in Spring of 2019 to find out!

RUNNING TIME: Approx. 60 minutes

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES: 6 & Up

LOCATION: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Dr NW

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Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Relaxed Performance - Crossing Swords

Storybook Theatre presents Crossing Swords, a musical by Joe Slabe

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When the boys from St. Mark’s join the girls from St. Anne’s to present “Cyrano de Bergerac”, three friends get more of an education than they bargained for. Love blossoms, jealousies flare, and secrets are revealed that may end their youthful innocence forever as life imitates art in this funny and poignant coming of age story. Winner of five awards for excellence at the New York Musical Festival, “Crossing Swords” is a backstage musical that shows that, sometimes, being yourself is the most heroic act of all.

RUNNING TIME: 2 Hours

RECOMMENDED FOR AGES 12+

LOCATION: Vertigo Theatre Studio, at the base of the Calgary Tower - #161 115 9th Ave SE

TICKETS: Click the button below for tickets

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Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Relaxed Performance - The Giver

Storybook Theatre presents The Giver

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Twelve year old Jonas lives in a perfect world, free of poverty, crime, war, and strife. When the Elders of the Community choose him to be the Receiver of Memory, Jonas starts a journey to uncover the truth of this place he has always called home. The more he learns, the more he realizes the Community has systematically given up much of what gives life its meaning: color, music, truth, and love. At the end of the story, Jonas faces a decision that will define him and, ultimately, set a course toward hope.

RUNNING TIME: 2 hours

LOCATION: Beddington Theatre Centre - 375 Bermuda Dr NW

RECOMMENDED AGES 10+

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Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

Audio Description & Touch Tour - Giant

Ghost River Theatre presents Giant

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Part of the Festival of Animated Objects

GIANT is the amazing story of professional wrestler André the Giant, one of the most recognizable and beloved public figures ever, told from the perspective of the one person he left behind.

A cast of five women tells the story with a raucous high theatricality that bodyslams professional wrestling’s hyper-masculine culture.  Ghost River’s trademark collaborative approach to theatre means that design, direction, script and performance all work together to stage an unstageable protagonist (7’4” and 520 pounds!), using the language of theatrical scale to express the extraordinary life of a person of extraordinary size.  

LOCATION: The GRAND Theatre - 608 1st St SW

RUNNING TIME: 90 Minutes

TICKETS: Information on tickets coming soon. Please e-mail col@insideouttheatre.com to reserve a headset.


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Mar
20
7:30 PM19:30
ASL

ASL Interpretation - The Scarlet Letter

Theatre Calgary presents The Scarlet Letter

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It is 1642 and Hester Prynne has been branded an adulterer by her Puritan village and forced to wear the titular scarlet letter as repentance. However, in this modern adaptation, Hester is unashamed of her actions and proudly subverts society’s rigid standards put upon women to be virtuous and good. Today, as we continue to grapple with these expectations, Hester’s story resonates all the more.

RUNNING TIME - 2 hours

LOCATION - The Max Bell Theatre in Arts Commons - 220 9th Ave SE

TICKETS: Theatre Calgary has generously offered Good Host audiences a $35 ticket price. Click the link below, and at checkout enter REDLETTER in the promo code box.

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Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

Audio Description - The New Canadian Curling Club

Alberta Theatre Projects presents The New Canadian Curling Club

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The New Canadian Curling Club tells the story of a Chinese physician, a Jamaican Tim Horton’s manager, a South Asian father, and a 17-year old Syrian refugee who live in a rural Albertan town. In an effort to welcome newcomers to Canada, the community decides to offer a free, “Learn to Curl” program. But when its organizer slips on the ice and breaks her hip, the rink’s ice custodian and former champion curler Stuart MacPhail is forced to step in as head coach. Trouble is, Stuart has some strong opinions about immigrants—opinions he has trouble keeping to himself. What follows is the hilarious and inspiring story of a group of unlikely athletes who face off against local prejudice and become a true team.

A comedy that “is funny, very funny profound and diverse and encouraging” (London Fuse), The New Canadian Curling Club is a laugh-out-loud, heart-warming reminder of what it means to be Canadian.

TOUCH TOUR: 6:45

SHOW BEGINS: 7:30

RUNNING TIME: 2 Hours & 20 Minutes

LOCATION: The Martha Cohen Theatre in Arts Commons - 215 8th Ave SE

Recommended ages 13+

TICKETS: Alberta Theatre Projects has generously offered Good Host Audience members a 15% discount. To receive the discount and to reserve your audio description device click on the button below. Before selecting your ticket enter the promo code GoodHost15 in the upper right hand corner.

Or call the box office at 403-294-9494 and give the code GoodHost15

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Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Relaxed Performance - Death Trap

Vertigo Theatre presents the thriller Death Trap

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Sidney Bruhl is languishing in his Connecticut home, struggling to overcome a bout of writer's block that has seen his Broadway success turn to near bankruptcy. But the answer may have just arrived when Sidney receives a fantastic script written by his former student, Clifford Anderson. Anderson just wants his old mentor's opinion, but Sidney will do whatever it takes to get back on Broadway. The DEATHTRAP has been set...but who will come out on top in this spine-chilling thriller?

RUNNING TIME: 2 Hours

LOCATION - Vertigo Theatre, at the base of the Calgary Tower - #161 115 9th Ave SE

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Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Audio Description - Death Trap

Vertigo Theatre presents the thriller Death Trap

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Sidney Bruhl is languishing in his Connecticut home, struggling to overcome a bout of writer's block that has seen his Broadway success turn to near bankruptcy. But the answer may have just arrived when Sidney receives a fantastic script written by his former student, Clifford Anderson. Anderson just wants his old mentor's opinion, but Sidney will do whatever it takes to get back on Broadway. The DEATHTRAP has been set...but who will come out on top in this spine-chilling thriller?

RUNNING TIME: 2 Hours

LOCATION - Vertigo Theatre, at the base of the Calgary Tower - #161 115 9th Ave SE

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Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30
ASL

ASL Interpretation - Smoke

Downstage presents the world premiere of Smoke

"I was in the company of genius for 105 minutes at the Big Secret Theatre." ~ Calgary Herald Review

Jordan, Aiden's ex, shows up at Aiden's apartment to confront her about the allegation that Jordan sexually assaulted her two years ago. The smoke is thick and the town is burning. What will it take to put it out?

This powerful new play by Albertan playwright Elena Eli Belyea will be staged with a unique approach that features an opposite-sex and same-sex couple on alternate nights.

This performance will feature the opposite sex pairing.

LOCATION: The Big Secret Theatre in Arts Commons - 225 8th Ave SE

RUNNING TIME: 100 minutes

Downstage makes a limited number of tickets available for free for every performance through the Pay-It-Forward Program. To book a free ticket visit http://www.downstage.ca/payitforward


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Feb
18
12:00 PM12:00
ASL

Deaf Interpretation - Assassinating Thomson

Inside Out Theatre and Lunchbox Theatre present Assassinating Thomson

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Our first Deaf Interpreted performance, interpreted by Wanda Warkentin!

FOLLOWING OUR SOLD-OUT PRESENTATION OF THIS INSIGHTFUL ONE MAN SHOW IN 2017 ASSASSINATING THOMSON IS COMING BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Award- winning and critically acclaimed Visually Impaired visual artist Bruce Horak lives with 9% of his vision and has, over the last two years, painted a series over 400 unique portraits which attempt to capture the way that he sees, aptly named The Way I See It.

As he tells the story of The Way I See It, the tale of Canadian painter Tom Thomson’s unsolved murder is interwoven throughout, including the truth and lies behind the mysterious death of one of Canada’s greatest artists and the subsequent rise of The Group of Seven. The mystery takes you from the tiny community of Canoe Lake, to the hallowed halls of our nation’s capital, and eventually on to the World stage.

Art, politics, greed, ambition, love and murder are intertwined in a one-man tour-de-force as Horak exploits icons of Canadian History, including Tom Thomson, Lawren Harris, and William Lyon Mackenzie King.

As he reveals his controversial perspective on Canadian Art History, Horak shares the unique way he sees the world through an original portrait of each new audience.

RUNNING TIME: 1 Hour

LOCATION: Lunchbox Theatre, at the base of the Calgary Tower - 160 115 9 Avenue SE

TICKETS: We are happy to offer Good Host Audience %50 off their ticket, that’s just $12.50!

To book your 50% off ticket just e-mail col@insideouttheatre.com with the number of tickets you’d like.

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