Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Heartwarming Christmas Variety Show at Horizon Stage

Three Time JUNO Nominee Brings Amero Little Christmas to Spruce Grove on December 1

Don Amero is an engaging storyteller, songwriter, and performer who has been touring and speaking across Canada for over 10 years. He has released six albums, collaborated with Brett Kissel, received three Juno nominations, and won three Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards and a Canadian Folk Music Award. Amero Little Christmas is a fresh new take on the classic Christmas variety show. It celebrates the holidays with a combination of original songs and Don’s take on familiar and traditional favourites. Touring Alberta and Manitoba this holiday season, Don hopes to encourage those who attend his concerts to pause, reflect, and spend quality time with the people they love. Horizon Stage is pleased to present Amero Little Christmas on Saturday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m.

Raised in the notoriously tough north end of Winnipeg, Don faced his share of adversity growing up. Although surrounded by poverty, gangs, drugs, and violence, his life was also tempered by love and support which enabled him to thrive and find his passion in music. When Don was 14 years old he discovered that he had a gift for singing and performing. Around that same time his personal life was in turmoil. He found solace in learning to play music on his father’s old guitar. That music resonated with the longing in his soul and the inner pain he felt; it became his therapy. Over the years Don’s passion grew, and he started to focus on creating music that he hoped could also be medicine for others.

At 27 years old Don decided to give music his best shot - full time. He quit his day job, and began his journey into a career in the music industry. Don’s tireless work ethic, ambition, and determination, has earned the respect of fellow artists and audiences alike. His powerful vocals, a lovable stage presence, and soulful sound have made him a sought after performer who genuinely connects with his audience with ease and charm. A true musical talent without the rock-star attitude, Don’s messages of encouragement, positivity, and beauty - and his desire to get out and chat with everyone - impresses fans wherever he goes.

Immerse yourself fully in the warmth of the holiday spirit with Amero Little Christmas at Horizon Stage on Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m.  A limited number of seats are still available. Tickets are $35 for Adults and $30 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through Ticketpro.ca.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Master of Pop, Jazz, and Blue-Eyed Soul Has New Motown Show

Luke McMaster Brings His Icons of Soul Project to Horizon Stage on November 17


Luke McMaster has a silky smooth voice that’s perfect for crooning, and he does a lot of that in his new show, Icons of Soul. Formerly one half of the gold-selling Canadian pop duo McMaster & James, Luke is taking the Motown and soul influences that have always filled his music to a new level. Icons of Soul uniquely marries contemporary songwriting with legendary hit songwriters.  Audiences will be treated to brand new music co-written with iconic R & B songwriters, hear fresh covers of some of Motown’s greatest hits, and enjoy favourites from Luke’s own catalogue, including his smash hit “Good Morning Beautiful” (#3 US Billboard AC). Luke McMaster is bringing Icons of Soul to Alberta in November and his only Edmonton area date is at Horizon Stage, on Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba, Luke and Rob James, aka McMaster & James, experienced success with the hits "Love Wins Every time", "Thank You", I Understand", and "Sweet Sensation” in 2000 and 2001. Performing with McMaster & James, Luke cut his teeth on some of the biggest acts of the day; sharing stages with Randy Bachman, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and more.

Now an in-demand songwriter with multiple credits and collaborations with global superstars like Rihanna and Nick Lachey, Luke’s first love has always been singing, performing, and connecting with his audience. He has spent time entertaining Canadian troops in Afghanistan, touring across North America, and serving as an artist ambassador for the Government of Ontario where he now calls Toronto home.

Luke is excited about his latest solo project, Icons of Soul, which includes the live stage show, a new CD, and a video documentary. In addition to covering immortal chart-toppers written by Rock ‘N Roll and Songwriter Hall of Fame members Felix Cavaliere (“Good Lovin’”, “Groovin’”, “People Got to Be Free”) and Lamont Dozier (“(Love Is Like A) Heat Wave”, “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)”, “You Can’t Hurry Love”), Luke has co-written two songs apiece with these prodigies at their respective Nashville and Las Vegas homes. These new Motown inspired tunes are so catchy that when you hear them you’ll be snapping and singing along with them like you’ve known them all your life.

Icons of Soul audience members will be treated to new renditions of “Stop in the Name of Love”, “Ain’t No Sunshine”, and “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You).” Segments from the Icons of Soul video documentary will be screened as part of this live concert presentation, helping to bring the entire experience alive.

Don’t miss Luke McMaster: Icons of Soul, at Horizon Stage on Saturday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $35 for Adults and $30 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through Ticketpro.ca.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Enjoy a New and Different Spin on Songs You Know and Love

Johnny Summers brings his jazzed up versions of American classics, movie themes, 
Sinatra songs, pop tunes, and more to Horizon Stage on November 2


Multiple award-winning vocalist, trumpeter, and composer, Johnny Summers, strives to create a lasting and varied entertainment experience for his audiences. The Johnny Summers Little Big Band plays classic jazz, blues, soul, funk, pop, rock, New Orleans’ music and more. Drawing from Sinatra, pop culture including movie themes, video games, classic American songbook, and pop music through the decades, Summers’ unique arrangements appeal to a wide variety of music lovers. Horizon Stage is excited to be presenting Johnny Summers Little Big Band on Friday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Making his home in Calgary, Johnny has created multiple groups and ensembles to aid his growth as a performer, composer, and arranger. From his first quartet in University to his current quartet, quintet, Little Big Band, and orchestra his goal is to reach out to people, bring joy, comment on the human condition, and connect through his musical passion in a fun and accessible way. Johnny also directs the Calgary Jazz Orchestra, which he founded in 2004, with the goal of bringing the highest quality of jazz music possible to Calgarians.

Johnny’s musical abilities are accented by his capacity to bring wit, laughter, and soul to every performance. He has worked and performed with many world-renowned artists including Frankie Valli, the Temptations, Ellis Marsalis, Tommy Banks, and Maria Schneider. With musical influences like Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, Louis Armstrong, and Frank Sinatra, it comes as no surprise that he has something to offer everyone in the audience.

A master of versatility, in both style and mood, Johnny’s commitment to excellence is evidenced in the seamless performances he gives every time he steps onto a stage. Even after hundreds of concerts, and years of working diligently on his craft, he still sees every performance as sacred. Johnny’s hours of daily practice can easily go well into the night. One of his many gifts to his audience comes in the form of expecting nothing but the best from himself and his
musicians. The eight piece Johnny Summers Little Big Band is made up of some of Canada’s top professionals on piano, bass, drums, trumpet, two saxophones, and trombone, and, of course Johnny himself on vocals/trumpet. 

Enjoy a new and different spin on songs you know and love and experience a night of first class entertainment with Johnny Summers Little Big Band at Horizon Stage on Friday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $35 for Adults and $30 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through Ticketpro.ca.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Experience the Music and Culture of Canada’s North

New North Collective Celebrate and Explore Their Traditional and Contemporary Roots at Horizon Stage on October 12


New North Collective is an ensemble of performing artists from Yukon and Northwest Territories who explore, create, and celebrate the music of Northern Canada. The current collective is made up of spoken word artist/bassist Pat Braden and composer/performer Carmen Braden from NWT; singer/songwriter Diyet from the Kluane First Nation, guitarist/songwriter Graeme Peters, and percussionist Robert Van Lieshout from Yukon; and guest artist, Leanne Goose, from Inuvik who is currently studying at MacEwan University. New North Collective are excited to be touring “Southern” Canada and to be performing at Horizon Stage on Friday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m.

The New North Collective came into being in 2015 after its members performed together in various configurations at multiple events and festivals. Everyone has successful individual music careers so they bring a diversity of styles, language, and experience to the collective. Together, they explore their ideas of north - from the land to the people; from the traditional to the contemporary. Their shared music takes an in-depth look at being a northern person and a northern artist with the impact of geography and community on the art they create collaboratively. Diverse and skillful, they cover a multitude of genres including jazz, folk, new music, spoken word, and rock.


Pat Braden previously performed at Horizon Stage in 2011. He is a soft-spoken storyteller and songwriter who weaves text with musical elements to paint exquisitely beautiful images of the northern land and its people. Pat studied at Grant MacEwan Community College and returned to Yellowknife in 1984 to perform with northern artists and bands both in the studio and on territorial and national stages.

Carmen Braden’s vocal, instrumental, and electroacoustic music is greatly tied to her soundscape. She draws from her environment by examining natural phenomena through sonic, visual, sensual and scientific ways of understanding. Her creative research has led her into deep study of ice on Great Slave Lake, as well as raven calls, bedrock, and different qualities of light. Carmen often collaborates with artists who work in other mediums like dance, theatre, film, and story-telling.

Diyet was born in a tent and was brought up on the ancestral lands of her people in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Coming from a family rooted in traditions but tempered with a good sense of adventurous hippie attitudes, she creates a musical presence that is as diverse as her Southern Tutchone, Tlingit, Japanese and Scottish heritage. She acquired a degree in music and is a published songwriter in Vancouver. When the pull of the North was too strong, she packed her bags, and her husband (co-performer Robert Van Lieshout) and moved back. Robert and Diyet also perform together in the band Diyet and the Love Soldiers

Graeme Peters is the lead member of Yukon's rock band Speed Control.  He has years of training in classical piano, attended the University of Toronto's prestigious Jazz Program, co-wrote a rock opera, and is a highly sought after touring and studio musician. Graeme has recorded and played with Tanya Tagaq and Canadian jazz greats Ingrid Jensen and Terry Promane. He was a member of the Peters Drury Trio when they performed at Horizon Stage 2002.

Leanne Goose is from Canada's Western Arctic town, Inuvik, Northwest Territories. An eclectic entertainer, Leanne wears many hats: singer/songwriter, musician, producer, arts and cultural manager, and storyteller. Her music is a combination of storytelling set to folk/country-blues and influences of her Inuvialuit and Dene culture. Her style is a reflection of the land and people she calls home; big, bold and ready for adventure.

Specifically designed to discard stereotypes and push boundaries, New North Collective’s multi-media show is simultaneously crowd-pleasing and thought-provoking. Experience all that is New North Collective at Horizon Stage on Friday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. - tickets are $35 for Adults and $30 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through Ticketpro.ca.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Lisa Brokop Presents: Legendary Ladies of Country

Canadian Country Star Will Perform Her New Tribute Show at Horizon Stage on September 28 and October 1

Hot on the heels of The Patsy Cline Project, comes Lisa Brokop’s brand new show, Legendary Ladies of Country! This presentation features songs from many of the greatest female country singers of our time including Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Tanya Tucker, and Emmylou Harris. Lisa will tell stories about what these songs have meant to her and the influences that these ladies have had on her career. And, Lisa’s fans will enjoy hearing a few of her own hits as well! Originally scheduled for one show on Friday, September 28, tickets have sold so well (Friday is almost sold out) that Horizon Stage has added a second Legendary Ladies of Country performance on Monday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m.

In a day and age when many artists flicker for a moment before fading out of the spotlight, Lisa Brokop has spent over 20 remarkable years singing, songwriting and performing. What’s the secret to her success?  “I love what I do,” she says. “Every note I sing, whether in the studio or from the stage, is true.  It hasn’t always been an easy road. There have been many curves, bumps and detours.  But really, it is the love of the music that motivates each step I take in the business. It keeps me moving forward.  And I think fans feel and appreciate that love.”

Lisa’s love affair with performing began when she was very young. Even as a baby, it was clear that she was special—she was singing before she could talk! Growing up in suburban Vancouver, she joined her mother and brother on stage when she was seven, performing everything from polkas to Kenny Rogers’ classics. By age 12 Lisa was sitting in with other Vancouver bands, going professional at age 15 when she joined a touring band. A year later she began her solo career, releasing “Daddy Sing To Me”, the first successful single from her independent debut album, My Love, in 1991.

At the age of 19, Lisa landed the lead female role in the feature film Harmony Cats. The movie, in which she played a country singer who leaves home in search of a big break in Nashville, proved to be prophetic. Shortly after filming wrapped, and on the strength of her very first Nashville showcase, Lisa was signed to Capitol Records.

Lisa has had a string of hits including “Give Me a Ring Sometime”, “Take That”, “How Do I Let Go”, “Better off Broken”. “Let it Burn”, and “Love Me If You Can”.  She has earned multiple CCMA Awards, including two for Independent Song of the Year, and three for Independent Female Artist of the Year.  To date she has released nine albums and her songs have been recorded by Reba McEntire, Terri Clark, and Pam Tillis.

Lisa’s first tribute show, The Patsy Cline Project, sold out two performances and was a huge hit at Horizon Stage in 2016 and staff and fans are happy to welcome her back! Tickets for Legendary Ladies of Country are $40 for Adults and $35 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through Ticketpro.ca.

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Vancouver’s Hippest Funk Band Tours to Spruce Grove

Brickhouse Brings Their Original Blues, Funk, and Classic R & B Covers to Horizon Stage on Friday, April 27



With original, funky tracks and cleverly covered classic R&B tunes, Vancouver’s Brickhouse blends classic and modern (Blue Funk) with an ease that makes hearing and seeing them an addictive experience. For 12 years, Brickhouse was the official late-night house band for Vancouver’s famous Yale Hotel. It was on the Yale stage and through their popular Blues Cruise harbor tour concerts, that they built a legion of fans as diverse as you can get: hipsters, university students, baby boomers, tourists, and other musicians. Everyone who has experienced the band live has grown to love their brand of groovy, bluesy, funky music. Horizon Stage is excited to offer the Brickhouse experience to local fans on Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m.

Known for almost-hypnotically melding the mind, body, and soul, Brickhouse audiences become part of a fantastic live music experience. With a list of original material that rivals the number of keys on a full size piano, they deliver a message that attracts the young at heart. The Brickhouse experience is inclusive, not exclusive, which means all are welcome to the party! With over 1000 members on their facebook fan page, and 200+ live shows a year, it’s no wonder that it sometimes feels like their fans choose the set list. Rob Bracken (lead vocals and harmonica), Ray Keesh (bass guitar), Ed Johnson (drums, percussion, and backing vocals), Oldrich (OZ) Zitek (saxophone and backing vocals), Neil Cruickshank (guitar and backing vocals) and Darryl Havers (Hammond organ, keyboards, and backing vocals), put on an intense show full of great tunes that will get inside your head and stay there.

In 2016 Brickhouse recorded their most recent CD, Future. Going into the studio was a great bonding experience for Rob, Ray, Neil, Darryl, Oz and Ed. It energized the band as they celebrated over a decade of making great music together. Future is a collection of songs that grew out of gigging and collaborating live and, although Rob wrote just about every one, the band gave each other enough space to let their individual musicianship affect the overall vibe of every tune. That IS Brickhouse’s brand.

Seeing Brickhouse live is considered one of the Top 10 coolest things you can do in Vancouver and now it’s also one of the coolest things that you can do in the Edmonton area. Catch them at Horizon Stage in Spruce Grove on Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for Adults and $30 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through Ticketpro.ca.

"These guys never get boring!  Whether or not you have got the blues or the rhythm, 
make it your mandate to experience some (of their) soulful R&B…”
- John Tanner, Vancouver Observer

“For a guaranteed draw and a happy crowd, it’s a ‘lock’ with Brickhouse."
- Keith Alexander, AD, Edge of the World Music Festival

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Annie Lou Stops in Spruce Grove on Their ‘End Zone’ CD Release Tour

Juno Nominated Folk and Bluegrass Band Scheduled to Perform at Horizon Stage on Friday, March 23


Annie Lou is the project of Anne Louise Genest, an artist who walks with the spirit of an old storyteller, creating songs steeped in the flavours of old-time mountain, Appalachian, traditional country, and bluegrass music. She has spent years chronicling the rural life-paths of Canada, writing songs that tell the tales of the hard-won victories of everyday men and women. Annie Lou has toured major festivals and venues across the country and has been nominated for a Juno and several Canadian Folk Music and Western Canadian Music awards. Horizon Stage is pleased to present Annie Lou on Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.

With humour, grace, and warmth, Annie Lou takes the stage with banjo and guitar, and invites you in to her colourful world of original music rooted in melodic traditions and delivered with an inspired energy and spark. She paints vibrant musical landscapes where you can laugh, cry, dance, reflect and connect with ballads, tunes, and songs inspired by lives and times and ups and downs. Her beautifully creative songs range from rousing and boisterous to gentle and poignant. They map a homescape of hard-drinking grandmas, rural dancehalls, blue collar fashions, small towns, and big cities. All are delivered with Genest’s vocal warmth; evocative of the sweet tones of Kate and Anna McGarrigle blended with the raw emotion of Hazel Dickens.

Annie Lou is releasing her fourth album, End Zone, a gorgeous collection of new songs that draw deep from the well, filling the bucket with rich melody and wry wisdom. No, it’s not about football. Most of the material for the album was written during the last months of her mother's life, and the title track is an exploration of that time when the end is near, but not quite. The album features a guest cast of Canadian acoustic innovators, including Andrew Collins on mandolin and guitar, Max Heineman on upright bass and vocals, Sarah Hamilton on fiddle and vocals, John Showman and Trent Freeman on fiddle, Frank Evans on banjo, Burke Carroll on pedal steel, and Ivan Rosenberg on dobro. Real, raw, and deeply honest, End Zone is a magical addition to the Annie Lou catalogue.

Annie Lou is headed out on a Western Canada CD Release tour this month, with Collins, Hamilton, and Heineman in tow. Together they are a tight vocal and instrumental unit that offers superb musicianship and an infectious delight in their craft. In live performance the band gallops along with joyful danceable precision, enticing audiences with twin fiddles, banjo, three and four part harmonies, call and response, and compelling instrumental solos.

Touring B.C., Saskatchewan, and Alberta, Annie Lou’s only concert in the Edmonton area will be at Horizon Stage in Spruce Grove on Friday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for Adults and $30 for Students and Seniors and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through Ticketpro.ca.

“Genest’s remarkable songwriting about the tales of rural Canadiana…
(they) move across a range of emotions and each evokes the right texture."
 - Michael Rampa, High Octane Music

Friday, March 02, 2018

Still/Falling Offers an Eye-Opening Look Inside The Teen Mental Health Crisis

Horizon Stage Presents Green Thumb Theatre’s Groundbreaking Play on Monday, March 19


Still/Falling tells the story of Nina. Nina has a great life. She loves her family, she does well in school, and her friends are awesome. But suddenly Nina starts feeling… off, and she finds herself slipping into a dark reality she cannot understand, let alone articulate to the people around her. Still/Falling follows Nina as she tries to come to terms with what it means to struggle with anxiety and depression, and to rise above it with as much strength, and as few scars, as possible. A realistic, honest, and bitingly funny look at the difference between ‘teen angst’ and mental illness and the ways vulnerable kids can start to find their way out of the dark. Horizon Stage is honoured to present Still/Falling on Monday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Vancouver’s Green Thumb Theatre chose to produce Still/Falling to encourage conversation and awareness and to help students gain a deeper understanding of mental health, and especially how it can affect themselves and their peers. Green Thumb Theatre creates and produces plays that explore social issues relevant to the lives of children, youth and young adults. They provide theatre that celebrates the language and stories of today’s generation and culture to stimulate empathy, debate and critical thinking; challenging audiences to re-examine their beliefs and prejudices and to define their feelings and aspirations.

Mental illness indirectly affects all Canadians at some time through a family member, friend, or colleague and 20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Young Canadians are suffering from rising levels of anxiety, stress, depression and even suicide. The number of 12-19 year olds in Canada at risk for developing depression is a staggering 3.2 million. Once depression is recognized help can make a difference for 80% of people who are affected, allowing them to get back to their regular activities. But, sadly, in Canada only 1 out of 5 children who need mental health services receives them.

If you work with teenagers, love a teenager, or are a teenager then you must see Still/Falling at Horizon Stage on Monday, March 19. Tickets are $10 for all ages and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, or online through Ticketpro.ca. Seating is general admission and the show is recommended for ages 12+.  Running time is 50 minutes. There will be a question and answer period with the artist after the show. Still/Falling is presented in partnership with Spruce Grove and Stony Plain FCSS. If ticket price is a barrier, subsidies are available for eligible families by calling 780-962-7618 in Spruce Grove or 780-963-8583 in Stony Plain.

“This performance is a bold, moving, and compelling portrayal of a typical adolescent girl struggling 
with anxiety and depressions. I was impressed by the quality and accuracy 
of the mental health messages communicated throughout the play…” 
- Ekin Blackwell, Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety BC

“This is an incredibly important work - not just for teens to see- but I think necessary for parents to see… if parents of young people could see this play they might be moved… to offer help and understanding to their children instead of getting mad at them.” 
- Deborah Roberts, Parent

Monday, February 26, 2018

Spring is Coming (Soon) - Two Day 2 for 1 Sale

While it isn’t officially spring yet, the warm(ish) weather we’re getting this week has inspired us! 
Make sure your March comes in like a Lion (Bear Fox) so it  goes out like a lamb.

For TWO DAYS ONLY we’re running a 2 FOR 1 SALE on tickets for TWO of our March shows:
 Lion Bear Fox on March 3 and DuffleBag Theatre: Robin Hood on March 4.

Use the password SPRING online, by phone (780-962-8995) or in person at the City Hall Ticket Centre.

*Sale runs February 26 & 27. Discount only available on tickets purchased in groups of two.
2 for 1 offer valid only for seats in Rows G & H - while supplies last.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Celebrate International Women’s Day with Sass, Sparkles, and Fun

Cheesecake Burlesque Revue Bring Their High-Energy, Empowering Workshop and Show to Spruce Grove

The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue keeps their audiences coming back for more! More laughs, more tease, and more body confidence. With influences from cult classics to Broadway favourites they create imaginative show-stoppers. The performers are as individual as the stars on the walk of fame - cute and geeky, rock 'n' roll, classic and elegant - audiences can't help but have a favourite or two or three! Known for high energy acts, lavish costumes, stand out performers, comedic timing, seductiveness and girl-next door accessibility, the Cheesecakes wonderfully sassy performance celebrates International Women’s Day (March 8). This is a perfect mother/daughter date, girls night out, or show to share with your sweetheart. Spend a fun and fabulous night with The Cheesecakes at Horizon Stage on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.  

Formed in 2006, The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue is based out of Victoria B.C. The troupe has won multiple Monday Magazine M-Awards, including "Next Big Thing" and "Favourite Performance Group". They have shimmied across stages at Burlesque Festivals in Paris, Berlin, New York, New Orleans, and all across Canada. With a mission that includes performing with confidence, humour and sass, and putting on wicked shows that inspire and encourage their audiences, they continually develop themselves as performers. As much as their show is about fun and entertainment, it is also about sending a message: “Everyone is beautiful, and everyone should be proud of their bodies.” Armed with sassy-silliness, these ladies pack a sparkly punch that will make your heart happy and leave you loving the skin you’re in!

Betsy Bottomdollar, Kitten Kaboodle, Dolly Pop, Silk E. Guns, Lady Muse, Ginger Kittens, and Lolly Lushbottom mix song, dance, comedy, and lots of skin into a two-hour tour de force that will make you scream with every unhooked bra, laugh out loud, and holler for more at Horizon Stage on Saturday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are just $35 for adults and $30 for seniors and students (age 16+) and may be purchased at the City Hall Ticket Centre (315 Jespersen Ave), by phone at 780-962-8995 or 1-888-655-9090, and online through Ticketpro.ca.

AND… Unleash your own inner diva! Join the Cheesecakes for Sass Class 101, a 3-hour burlesque workshop on Friday, March 9 at 7 p.m.! Learn the history of burlesque and how to bump, shimmy, and tassel twirl. Spend the evening with fabulous, like-minded women and leave feeling great about your body and yourself. Students have the option to join the Cheesecakes briefly on stage during their March 10 performance at Horizon Stage. Register through the City Hall Ticket Centre on online through horizonstage.com for $30 before March 5. Participants should bring heels or dancing shoes, comfortable clothing, and GLAM IT UP!!! Boas, gloves, and tassels will be supplied for use. Sorry gentlemen Sass Class 101 is for ladies only, ages 16 and up, but we’d love to see you at the show on Saturday!


“…the type of good, clean fun that depends on the audience getting out of its seats and becoming involved…
The more people clapped, whistled and cheered, the more energy filled the Metro. 
This was a night of wonderful talent, great laughs and leaving with a smile on your face.”
- Grant McKenzie/ Monday Magazine

“The Cheesecakes strive to increase body confidence and sexual confidence of their audience, and they certainly succeeded. Every woman walked out of the Surrey Arts Centre that night with a smile on her face, a strut in her step, 
and in many cases, some pasties in her purse”
- Cassie Silva / Review Vancouver