The Listing: Edmonton Opera's My First One Hundred Years an unreal musical retrospective

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The final century has seen some really exceptional songs crafted on the fringes of opera and Andrew MacDonald Smith is armed with first-hand tales about them. He stars in My First One Hundred Years: A ‘Biographical’ Cabaret Retrospective the place he’ll regale the viewers with tales of his time with the golden oldies akin to George Gershwin and Irving Berlin to at the moment’s music matriarch, Dolly Parton and lots of in between.

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MacDonald Smith’s tales are his first-hand accounts, however not essentially based mostly on real-time occasions. The native actor and singer collaborated with Edmonton’s storied playwright Stewart Lemoine, and pianist Frances Thielmann to create this partaking journey again by way of time to discover the best songs of our century and the colorful artists who crafted them.

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With a 70-minute run time, My First One Hundred Years opens on the Citadel’s Rice Theatre (9828 101A Ave.) Thursday and runs by way of Sunday with tickets beginning at $20 at


6/9-9/3: Unstructured (Lowlands Yards)

6/10-10/15: From Warhol to Banksy (AGA)

Via 6/10: Wei Li’s Vessels (Harcourt)

Via 6/10: Ritchie Velthuis’s Day on the Seashore (Harcourt)

Via 6/11: Push (AGA)

6/16-7/10: KIAS fifteenth Anniversary (FAB)

6/17: Hanna Pawilkowska’s Slavic Soul (Holy Trinity Slavic Church)

6/22-7/8: No Concern! Members Present (Harcourt)

Via 6/30: Craig Talbot’s Quick Time period Reminiscence Loss (Metro)

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7/7-9: Whyte Avenue Artwork Stroll

Via 11/26: ᐋᐧᐸᑲᐧᓃᐊᐧᐣ Wâpakwanîwin (To bloom, it has many flowers) (AGA)

Via 12/31: Damian Moppett (AGA)


6/8: From Polarization to Collaboration: Irshad Manji (Citadel)

6/10: Mark Lisac w/ Dream Dwelling (Audreys)

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6/20: Jann Arden: My Story (Jubilee)

7/25: Carolyn Redl’s 4 Seasons by the Salish Sea (Audreys)

10/3: Bryan Stevenson (Myer Horowitz)

11/19: Christine Sinclair (Edmonton Conference Centre)


6/8-10: Amos Gill (Comedian Strip)

6/15: Legends Stay With Shayla Shananigans (Evolution Wonderlounge)

6/15-18: Joey Avery (Comedian Strip)

6/16: The Comedian Strippers (Arden)

6/16: Jimmy Carr (Jubilee)

6/16: Joe Avati (Italian Cultural Centre)

6/22-25: Gianmarco Soresi (Comedian Strip)

6/27: Darcy and Jer (Winspear)

6/29-7/2: Michael Palascak (Comedian Strip)

7/5-9: Grindstone Comedy Competition w/ Scott Thomson as Buddy Cole (Grindstone)

7/6-8: Abby Roberge (Comedian Strip)

7/6-10: Scott Thompson, Che Durena, Sophie Buddle, Garrett Jamieson, others (Grindstone)

7/13: Steve Hofstetter (Union)

7/13-16: Mo Mandel (Comedian Strip)

7/14&16: The Nice Outdoor Comedy Competition w/ Theo Von and Invoice Burr (Kinsmen Park)

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7/20-22: Carlos Mencia (Comedian Strip)

7/27-30: Sophie Buddle (Comedian Strip)

8/3-6: Craig Conant (Comedian Strip)

8/26: Dan Soder (Comedian Strip)

9/2: Nurse Blake (Jubilee)


Via 6/18: On the Path of the Monarch Butterfly (Musée Héritage Museum)

Via 10/9: The Artwork of the Brick (TWOSE)

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6/9: Madness, Q-and-A w/producer Bonnie Thompson, editor Sarah Taylor, director Wendy Hill-Tout, Tanya Behm of the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta and others (Metro)

6/24: July Discuss: Love Lives Right here (Metro)


Via 6/11: Nextfest (Roxy)

6/8-11: Sustainival (Fan Park)

6/Sep 11: Halal Barbeque and Quick Meals Truck Competition (Churchill Sq.)

6/14-24: Improvaganza (Fast Fireplace Theatre)

6/16-17: Soundtrack Competition (Kinsmen)

6/16-18: Rock the District (Fan Park)

6/22-25: Alberta Circus Arts Competition (La Cité)

6/23-24: Bomfest (Fan Park)

6/26-27: UFest (Borden Park) 

6/28-7/2: Jazz Fest (Numerous venues)

7/6-10: Grindstone Comedy Competition w/ Scott Thompson, Che Durena, Sophie Buddle, Garrett Jamieson, others (Grindstone)

7/6-17: The Works Artwork & Design Competition

7/6-17: Edmonton Worldwide Avenue Performers Competition 

7/7-8: River Cree Summerfest (River Cree South East Grounds)

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7/20-30: Style of Edmonton (Churchill Sq.)

7/21-30: Okay-Days (Edmonton Exhibition Lands)

7/22-25: Alberta Circus Arts Competition (La Cité Francophone)

8/4-6: Disco within the Park (Louise McKinney Park)

8/5-7: Edmonton Heritage Competition (Edmonton Expo Centre)

8/10-13: Edmonton Folks Music Competition (Gallagher Park)

8/11-13: Cariwest (Churchill Sq.)

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8/17-27: ESO Outdoor (Numerous Venues)

8/17-27: Edmonton Worldwide Fringe Theatre Competition

8/18: OPM Summer time Fest (Union)

8/18-26: Edmonton Pleasure Competition (Numerous venues)

8/25-27: Purple Metropolis Music Competition (Numerous venues)

8/25-27: Edmonton Blues Competition

9/1-3: CEMR MetalFest (Rendezvous Pub)

9/15-17: Kaleido Household Arts Competition

9/21-23: Play the Idiot Theatre Competition


6/9: Madness, Q-and-A with the filmmakers and the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta (Metro)

9/21-10/1: Edmonton Worldwide Movie Competition (Landmark Cinema 9 and Metro)

10/20: The Rocky Horror Image Present that includes Barry Bostwick, the unique Brad Majors (River Cree)


6/8: Off With Their Heads, Single Moms, Vargouille (Buckingham)

6/8: Unusual Advance (Union)

6/8: Burton Cummings (River Cree)

6/8: Pretzil Stex (Yardbird)

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6/9: Warfare (River Cree)

6/9: The Soiled Nil, Daniel Romano’s Outfit (Starlite)

6/9: Boundless Broadway (King’s College)

6/Sep 11: Tchaikovsky & Bruch (Winspear)

6/10: Ruger (Union)

6/10: The Dungarees, Give’em Hell Boys (Soho)

6/10: The Tower & The Backyard (All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral)

6/11: Edmonton Metropolitan Refrain: Ibero-Americano (First Presbyterian)

6/11: Curious and Chilly (Holy Trinity Anglican Church)

6/11-13: Mansfield Park (Lodge Macdonald)

6/14: Postmodern Jukebox (River Cree)

6/15: Bob Log III (Temple)

6/15-18: Flight (Rob
ert Tegler Corridor)

6/16: Glass Tiger, Prism, Toronto (Fan Park)

6/17: Raffi (Jubilee)

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6/17: Loverboy, Harlequin, Helix, Carole Pope & Tough Commerce (Fan Park)

6/17: 5 Artists 1 Love (Winspear)

6/17: Slavic Soul (Holy Trinity Anglican Church)

6/18: Murray MacLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas (Winspear)

6/18: April Wine, Streetheart, SAGA, Teaze (Fan Park)

6/22: Doug Paisley (Kaffa)

6/23: Harry Potter and the Thinker’s Stone (Jubliee)

6/23: The Melisizwe Brothers (Winspear)

6/23-25: A Gentleman’s Information to Love and Homicide (Capitol Theatre)

6/24: REO Brothers of Acloban (Union)

6/24: Nickelback, Brantley Gilbert, John Ross (Rogers)

6/29: Blink 182, Turnstile (Rogers)

6/29: Amanda Marshall, Sophia Fracassi (Jubilee)

7/7: Bret Michaels, Blue Oyster Cult, Foghat (River Cree)

7/8: Invoice Currington, Gary Allan, Mackenzie Porter (River Cree)

7/8: Between the Buried and Me (Union)

7/8-9: Social Distortion, The Bellrays (Halfway)

7/11: Orville Peck (Halfway)

7/13: TLC, Shaggy (EEC)

7/20: Gogol Bordello (Halfway)

7/31: Grandson, Monowhales, No Love For the Center Baby (Union)

8/4: Avenged Sevenfold, Alexisonfire (Rogers)

8/15: Rod Stewart, Low cost Trick (Rogers)

8/19: Carly Pearce (River Cree)

8/25: Milky Likelihood (Jubilee)

8/26: NF, Cordae (Rogers)

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9/8: The Chicks (Rogers)

9/19: U.S. Women (Starlite)

9/23: Bez Obmezhen (Union)

9/23: Beast In Black (Starlite)

9/24: Bonnie Raitt, Royal Wooden (Jubilee)

9/24: Destroyer, Wayfinding (Starlite)

9/24: Vaughan and Mates Quartet Fest 2023 w/ Josephine van Lier (Holy Trinity Anglican Church)

10/12: Skid Row, Buckcherry (River Cree)

Invoice Eddins performs Bach (Winspear)

10/13: Wu-Tang Clan, Nas (Rogers)

10/13: Bell Witch, Spirit Possession (Starlite)

10/14: Randy Bachman (River Cree)

10/21: The Bouncing Souls, Anti-flag (Union Corridor)

10/22: The Hockey Sweater (Winspear)

10/23: Martin Kerr (Winspear)

10/24: The Doobie Brothers (Rogers)

10/24: Jeremy Dutcher (Winspear)

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10/27: Billy ExpertiseGOB, Calling all Captains and DJ Kwake (River Cree)

10/31: Ne Obliviscaris (Starlite)

11/6: Bruce Sprinsteen (Rogers)

11/10: KISS (Rogers Place)

11/12: Shania Twain, Tenille Townes (Rogers)

11/12: Vaughan and Mates Quartet Fest 2023 w/ Don Ross (Holy Trinity Anglican Church)

11/21: Depeche Mode (Rogers)

12/3: Vaughan and Mates Quartet Fest 2023 w/ Vertex String Quartet (Holy Trinity Anglican Church)

12/8-9: Handel’s Messiah (Winspear)

12/14: Tenille Arts (River Cree)

2/15-16/24: Star Wars: A New Hope – In Live performance (Jubilee)

4/26-27/24: Celeigh Cardinal w/ the ESO (Winspear)


6/8-11: My First Hundred Years (Citadel)

6/11: Golden Ring: The Story of George and Tammy (Jubilee)

Via 6/11: Rock of Ages (Mayfield)

Via 6/11: Subscribe or Like (Gateway Theatre)

Via 6/11: Hear, Hear (Varscona)

6/14: Thorgy and the Thorchestra II: The Regal Sequel (Winspear)

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6/18: Jinkx Monsoon All the pieces at Stake (Jubilee)

6/20-7/23: CLUSTERFLICK: The Improvised Film (Mayfield)

7/14-30: Everyone Goes to Mitzi’s (Varscona)

6/14-24: Improvaganza (Fast Fireplace Theatre)

7/18-30: Reeling: Dance on Display (MZD Society)

7/29: RuPaul Werq the World (Jubilee)

8/6: Peppa Pig’s Journey (Jubilee)

8/8-9/3: Freewill Shakespeare Competition (Edmonton Expo Centre)

9/2-3: Theresa Caputo (River Cree)

9/26-10/1: Ain’t Too Proud – The Life an
d Occasions of The Temptations (Jubilee)

10/6-21: A Phoenix Too Frequent (Studio Theatre)

24/1/19-2/15: Donna Orbits the Moon (Studio Theatre)

24/4/5-20: Sweet & The Beast (Studio Theatre)

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