Spring Into The Arts

by Aaron Chatha

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April is the end of hockey season, and there’s no better way to fill that sports void than with Calgary’s thriving arts scene. Alberta Theatre Projects offers the perfect transition with Glory, the story of four friends in 1933 that set out to prove hockey isn’t just a sport for men. Told through uplifting music and dance, the story is perfect for fans of The Mighty Ducks or A League of Their Own. If sports aren’t your thing, check out The Secret Garden at Theatre Calgary, based on the beloved children’s book. This version is the stunning Broadway musical.

For a more international flavour, Che Malambo is an all-male Argentinian dance company performing at the Jack Singer. They’re inspired by the gaucho tradition – think South American cowboy – and combine fast-paced footwork with whirling boleadoras.

Finally, the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra embraces the warmth of spring with a tribute to one of film and Broadway’s most beloved stars: Julie Andrews. Dubbed My Favourite Things! the show covers hits from Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, Cinderella and more, for a supercalifragilistic evening of music.

It’s spring, so spring into the arts Calgary!

This column is provided by Arts Commons. Located in the heart of Calgary’s vibrant downtown core, Arts commons is home to six different distinct performance venues.

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