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The Arden Theatre St. Albert Place 5 St. Anne Street St. Albert, Alberta T8N 3Z9 www.ardentheatre.com TELEPHONE Box Office 780-459-1542 24 hour show information BOX OFFICE HOURS Mon. - Fri. 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 1 hour prior to showtime

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Telephone orders accepted with American Express, MasterCard or Visa. The Arden Theatre is operated by the Cultural Services Department of The City of St. Albert’s Community & Protective Services Division. Starsound Infrared Hearing Assistance Receivers can be reserved when ordering tickets for any Arden event. For more information, please inquire at the Box Office. Latecomers will be seated at an appropriate interval in the program. Refreshments and smoking are not permitted in the theatre auditorium. The use of cameras, recording devices and cell phones during the performance is prohibited.

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Messages from James Moore & Lindsay Blackett

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Messages from Nolan Crouse & Casey Prescott

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Season Launch with Danny Michel (Fri. Sep. 24/10)

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The Robert Cray Band (Thurs. Oct. 7/10)

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Arden Staff & Friends of the Arden Theatre Society

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he Arden Theatre contributes greatly to Alberta’s artistic scene by assisting local, national and international artists to present high-quality performances, and promoting the growth of arts and culture to the great pleasure of audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Our Government knows how important diverse cultural experiences are to the quality of life of Canadians and to the vitality of our communities. This is why we are proud to support the theatre in achieving its mission. On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Government of Canada, I congratulate all those involved in developing the 2010-2011 program. Best wishes for a successful season!

The Honourable James Moore Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

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s Minister responsible for arts and culture in Alberta, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone to the 2010-11 Arden Theatre season. Alberta is a great place to live, work and raise a family, in large part because we Albertans take our quality of life seriously. We dedicate ourselves to arts and culture as the touchstones of the best things in life. We consider our cultural spaces the hearts of our communities. For over a quarter of a century the Arden Theatre has been a cultural heart, not only for St. Albert but for the whole capital region – just one of the reasons the theatre was chosen as a Feature Celebration Site of Alberta Arts Days 2010. Through its musical, dance and theatrical offerings, The Arden offers us a glimpse of the world as it is, and as we might wish it to be. I would like to offer my special thanks to the staff and volunteers of the Arden Theatre for bringing the citizens of St. Albert and their visitors another thrilling season of performance by artists from around the world. Your dedication to arts and culture is a source of pride for all Albertans.

The Honourable Lindsay Blackett Minister of Culture and Community Spirit MLA, Calgary-North West

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Our 27th season offers world-class entertainment in theatre, dance and a variety of musical genres. We are pleased to welcome back Canadian icons Lunch At Allen’s, multiGrammy award winner Robert Cray, and folk legend Loudon Wainwright III. We are also proud to present emerging artists including Danny Michel (performing at our season launch), the Cajun group Red Stick Ramblers and local blues singer Kat Danser. The Arden reflects St. Albert’s devotion to cultivating the arts and our commitment to community. The Arden is home to numerous school presentations, concerts and awards nights, as well as annual festivals, dance competitions and music recitals. Whether you are in the audience for the Professional Series, On Stage Series or Family Series, you’ll no doubt experience the same magic that draws audiences back year after year to this special theatre. I invite you to join us for a memorable season of music, laughter, tears and, of course, applause.

Nolan Crouse Mayor, The Botanical Arts City

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inally, the wait is over, for me, and most importantly for you. Ever since accepting this position I have been in a state of anticipation for the curtain to go up on another fantastic season of Arden performances. The start of our wonderful journey will be with Danny Michel who has been on many trips of artistic discovery and will share with us the spoils of his most recent musical safari. Welcoming Danny to our stage to launch the season will be a real treat and I can’t wait to relish in his stories, songs, and laughter. And there is only one artist who could follow Danny’s mirth and rythm, and that is the calm and stylish musings of master bluesman Robert Cray. If you have a ticket, consider yourself one of the lucky ones, as they flew out of our box office when they went on sale. It will be a true priviledge to have Robert and his band stir and shake their special blend of blues on our stage......and this is only the beginning! Casey Prescott Professional Programming Presenter

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With innovation, charm and insight, Danny Michel creates music that moves effortlessly between topics that challenge your thinking, make your heart soar and everywhere in between. His unique perspective and ability to engage the listener has come from years of creating music, touring around the world and collaborating with different artists and producers. Emerging in the 90’s as a member of the Canadian pop group Starling, Michel began to record solo material on the side until critical acclaim for an independent release in 2000 gave him the courage to continue his career as a solo artist. Known for his honest lyrics, unpredictable live performances and witty stage banter, Michel has won legions of devoted fans and continues to draw praise from critics and fellow musicians around the world. On his most recent release, Sunset Sea, Michel takes his inspiration from his travels and the tropical beauty of Belize, where much of the CD was recorded. Whether he’s producing, writing music for television and film, touring or recording, Danny Michel is a consummate musician ready to go where the music takes him.

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THE ROBERT CRAY BAND

Robert Cray is a true blues legend known for electrifying live performances and an internationally admired and recognizable signature sound. In a career that has surpassed 35 years and has garnered numerous accolades and awards, Cray has never rested on his laurels; he continues to push himself by exploring new musical territories and collaborations with other artists. His trademark fusion of Blues and Memphis-style R&B combined with his soulful voice, thought-provoking lyrics and understated guitar pays homage to Blues pioneers. His reverence to the past combined with his ability to discover new musical arrangements and combinations allow Cray to evolve his sound in exciting ways. His abilities have earned him respect from veteran and emerging artists who continually source Cray as an inspiration. In a time where musicians come and go in relative speed, it’s comforting to know that after all these years Cray isn’t about to slow down any time soon. In fact Cray is in the midst of a creative renewal, creating his own music label, releasing live and studio albums and performing sold out shows around the world.

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BE PART OF IT The Arden has exciting volunteer openings:

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Meet the artists, discover new skills and make new friends. Become an Arden Volunteer today!

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Ardent Steering Committee Volunteer Executive Secretary Hospitality Crew Chief Arlene Howard Mayke Byl House Crew Chief Merchandise Crew Chief Helen Kieran Pat Babiuk

Special Projects Louise Wright

Special Thanks to the Ardent Volunteer Corps Carly Adams Nakita Adams Gloria Agnew Jean Anderson Mary Alice Arial Pat Babiuk Glenys Bauman Vickie Bazian Maureen Best Barrie Brown Joan Brunner Ann Bukowski Mayke Byl Velma Childs Doreen Chopp Sharon Christenson Jocelyn Corrales Dawn Curran Myrna Derieu Lois Durie Clem Dusseault Alexia Epp Terry Epp Delores Euler Sharon Francis

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Cultural Services STAFF Director, Cultural Services Kelly Jerrott Manager, Cultural Services Production/Facilities Manager Nancy Abrahamson Adam Mitchell Professional Programming Presenter Casey Prescott

Senior Marketing Coordinator/ Theatre Technicians Artistic Associate Tyler Patrick Troy Funk Andrew Tudge

Operations Supervisor Nina Browton

Marketing & PR Coordinator Sherri Drewe

Theatre Services Coordinator Teri Tralnberg

Marketing Associate Vicky Rogers Special Projects/ Development Coordinator Tamsin Brooks

Box Office Customer Service Representatives Erik Grice Miranda Jamieson Jessica Manchak Theresa Turner

Community Arts Coordinator Janice Flower Technical Director Scott Weir

Graphic Designer Molly Powers

Cultural Project Assistant Tammy Tokar

Festival/Development Coordinator Sandra Moloney Visual Arts Programmer/ Studio Coordinator Diane Gwilliam Visual Arts Coordinator Heidi Alther Concession Diane Johnston Karen Kushniruk Jennifer Locke Marilyn Shaw Louise Wright

Event & Project Liaison Samantha Chapelsky

Friends of the ARDEN THEATRE SOCIETY Gerry Buccini Ann Conlin Troy Funk Rose Ginther

Bryan Gutteridge Muriel Roggensack Ellie Schuster

The Arden Theatre playbill is published by Playhouse Publications Ltd. 950, Bell Tower, 10104 - 103 Ave. Edmonton, AB T5J 0H8 Ph: 780-423-5834 Fax: 780-413-6185 www.playhousepublications.ca FOR ADVERTISING EXPOSURE contact Barry Powis at 780-489-3312 or 780-906-8846 (cell) E-mail: in_barry@telus.net SEP - OCT 2010

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our support of the Arden Theatre gives us the artistic freedom to present a broad selection of international and national performances in theatre, music and dance and gives our region a high-quality local venue to host world-class performances.

1 Advertise in our playbill

The Arden Theatre playbill is an economical and effective way to reach an ideal demographic and a captive audience while supporting the arts in your community. To advertise call Barry Powis direct at 780-489-3312, on cell at 780-906-8846 or by e-mail at in_barry@telus.net.

2 Become an Arden donor

Friend Member Celebrity Patron Benefactor

$100 - $249 $250 - $499 $500 - $999 $1,000 - $3,000 $3,000 +

Tax deductible donations can be made to: The Arden Theatre 5 St. Anne Street St. Albert, AB T8N 6N9

3 Sponsor a performance

Would you like to sponsor a specific performance? Select performances at the Arden Theatre are available for in-kind and cash sponsorship. Benefits to sponsoring companies can include:

• Logo placement. • Product placement and sampling. • Discounted or free tickets.

4 Belong to our Celebrity Gallery

The Arden’s Celebrity Gallery features many of the artists who have performed on the Arden stage over the past 20 years. Help celebrate our musical heritage and belong to our Celebrity Gallery. Your $200 donation includes:

• A signed and framed print of the artist of your choice that will be prominently displayed in our Celebrity Gallery area. • An engraved plaque with you or your company’s name on the print you choose. • An official tax receipt.

For more information for any of the above opportunities please contact Tamsin Brooks at 780.459.1713 or tbrooks@st-albert.net


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The Arden Theatre Playbill is published eight times per year by Playhouse Publications Ltd. The contents of The Arden Theatre Playbill may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of the publisher. All rights reserved by Playhouse Publications Ltd.

Inquiries should be made to: Playhouse Publications Ltd. 950 Bell Tower 10104-103 Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T5J OH8 Ph: 780-423-5834 • Fax: 780-413-6185 www.playhousepublications.ca PLAYHOUSE PUBLICATIONS LTD. President & Publisher: Rob Suggitt Vice President: Stephen Kathnelson Art Director & Designer: Christine Kucher Advertising Sales: Barry Powis Administration: Amber Braithwaite The Arden Theatre Playbill is a product of Playhouse Publications Ltd., an affiliate of Suggitt Group Ltd. President & CEO: Tom Suggitt President & CFO: Rob Suggitt Playhouse Publications Ltd. also publishes the Citadel Theatre playbill, the Edmonton Opera playbill, the Fringe Theatre Adventures playbill, the Hockey Edmonton Magazine and the Hockey Calgary Magazine.

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