Ryan McNally and the Messarounders Feb 16

Sunday, February 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm at the Grande Prairie Live Theatre

Tickets at gplt.ca or call 780 538 1616

Whether he’s playing with his own solo band or other various outfits, he can’t be kept off Canadian stages. Ryan puts most of his energy in his passion for studying acoustic traditional blues, jazz and old time music. This led him to spending a winter in New Orleans where he wrote the majority of the material featured on Steppin’ Down South. This album is saturated with the sounds and rhythm of New Orleans streets.

Steppin’ Down South captures the sound of hillbilly blues and jug band jazz. Recorded live off the floor by Bob Hamilton at Old Crow Studios in Whitehorse, Yukon. With Patrick Hamiltonon banjo, kick drum and vocals. Kieran Poile on fiddle, Justin Rubenstein doubling on trombone and trumpet and Christian Leclerc on tuba. Ryan McNally’s genuine style and performance is a breath of fresh air.

Ryan McNally Music

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Enter the ADFA One Act Play Festival for Adults! Entry Deadline Feb 29.

Is there a one act play you have always wanted to produce? Need an outlet for your own new play? New at directing and want to try your hand at a smaller script? Enter the Alberta Drama Festival Association Regional One Act Play Festival! Festival is April 24 and 25, 2020 at the Grande Prairie Live Theatre. Thanks to ADFA Regional Director Adrian Tanasichuk for his long time support and organization of this festival.

GPLT is hosting this amazing event! GPLT will provide the venue, rehearsal space, actors, audience, and professional adjudication; you provide the script and stupendous ideas! Any scripted play, previously published or new between 10 to 60 minutes in length, is eligible for production. Entry fee is $50. Entries being accepted now until February 24. Only 7 spaces available.

FYI: We can help you find a script if needed, we have a small library in our theatre that potential directors can browse and sign out scripts. Or we can order a script in if there is one you are interested in reading. GPLT will be sending out a notice to all actors to hold a group audition on Sunday March 1. We are hoping this will help potential directors with their casting by offering a diverse group of actors to choose from. Scripts will be available for actors to peruse on February 24.

Winning play will go to the provincial festival in Camrose May 15, 16, and 17 to represent our region. For more information or to request a registration package, call the GPLT box office at 780-538-1616 or email our festival coordinator Desiree Klause at desireeklause@hotmail.com

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The Swearing Jar by Kate Hewlett Feb 13-29

True Love. We all want it. We all look for it. What happens when we find it? The Swearing Jar by Kate Hewlett runs Feb 13-29 at Grande Prairie Live Theatre. Do not miss this Canadian Community Theatre Premiere of this award winning dramatic comedy. Strong Language Warning. Tickets and more info: gplt.ca or call 780 538 1616. Here is a pic of some dramatic set building!

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