Western Canada Theatre unveils lineup for new season

WCT back in the theatre

Western Canada Theatre is welcoming audiences back in the theatre for its 2021-2022 season.

The new season starts in November and includes two musicals, two plays, three world premieres and a special dance presentation from a nationally-renowned Indigenous arts company.

WCT’s Artistic Director, James MacDonald said he can’t wait to return to live, in-person performances.

“We are excited to offer eight wonderful productions that bring us back together as a community,” said MacDonald.

“These past 18 months have helped strengthen our sense of home and community — and the 2021-2022 Season is a true celebration of all the people, places and feelings that remind us of home when we need it most.”

After having to cancel performances in March 2020, Chelsea Hotel: The Song of Leonard Cohen is back from Dec. 2 to Dec. 11 at Sagebrush Theatre, telling a story of love won, lost and found again told through Leonard Cohen’s powerful and poetic music.

Also playing at the Sagebrush Theatre is Rick Miller’s BOOM, taking audiences on a trip through the music, culture and politics that shaped the Baby Boomers' generation — playing Feb. 24 to March 5.

Playing from March 31 to April 9 is Kim’s Convenience, a comedic and touching play by Ins Choi that inspired the hit CBC show of the same name. The Wizard of Oz, which was supposed to play this holiday season, has been moved to spring — now slated for May 12 to May 28.

Playing at the Pavilion Theatre, Clean is a bilingual production (English and Spanish, with subtitles), from Vancouver’s Neworld Theatre, that intimately explores different perspectives of female solidarity and consent, March 24 to April 2.

Also at the Pavillion, Hey Viola! Viola Desmond — The Soundtrack of a Life celebrates the life and music of a Canadian civil rights hero and plays from April 21 to May 7. Echoes of the Homesick Heart, an engaging new work about Indigenous language and cultural reclamation from local Secwepemc artist Laura Michel, plays June 2 to June 11.

WCT will also feature other special performances starting this month.

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