The Arts Club’s 2020-2021 Season Announced

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The Arts Club Theatre Company has announced the lineup for the company’s 57th season, one Artistic Director Ashlie Corcoran calls “a vibrant combination of beloved classics and bold new productions, packed with incredible music and storytelling.” The 2020–2021 season will mark her third at the company’s helm, alongside Executive Director Peter Cathie White.

The Arts Club's 2020-2021 Season Announced
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The Arts Club’s 2020-2021 Season

The new season will open at the Arts Club’s flagship venue, the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, with Sense and Sensibility, a playful adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel. Four other shows are programmed for the Stanley: Elf: The Musicalthe holiday comedy based on the beloved film; Network, the thrilling, Tony Award–winning media satire; The Legend of Georgia McBridea musical romp about an Elvis-impersonator-turned-drag-queen; and ELVIS The Musical, a new biographical sensation about the King of Rock ’N’ Roll.

Multiple shows will be produced for the first time in Canada, including Dance Nation, a cutthroat coming-of-age story about competitive dancers. Additionally, two plays will have their world premieres: ELVIS The Musical and The Cull, a tense drama by Michele Riml and Michael St. John Smith in which relationships unravel over the course of a dinner party. The Cull is also the latest Arts Club Silver Commission to be brought to life onstage.

The Arts Club announced its Silver Commissions for the 2020–2021 season as well: My Father Is the Greatest Man in the World, by Tai Amy Grauman, and a new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, by Christine Quintana.

The season will include partnerships with the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg, as well as with a company in Eastern Canada that has yet to be announced. “By deepening relationships with organizations across Canada, the Arts Club not only expands its creative capacity, but also contributes to a nation-wide conversation about the importance of theatre,” said Corcoran. “These partnerships allow us to pool our resources to create productions that strive for the highest levels of artistic excellence.”

Sense and Sensibility
September 10–October 11, 2020

Elf: The Musical
November 5, 2020–January 3, 2021

January 21–February 21, 2021

The Legend of Georgia McBride
March 18–April 18, 2021

Elvis The Musical
May 13–July 4, 2021

The Cull
September 24–October 25, 2020

Scrooge in Rouge
November 26, 2020–January 3, 2021

Made in Italy
February 4–March 7, 2021

Cambodian Rock Band
April 22–May 23, 2021

A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline
June 17–August 1, 2021

Dance Nation
October 8–October 25, 2020

The Twelve Dates of Christmas
December 3, 2020–January 3, 2021

Teenage Dick
February 18–March 14, 2021

Every Brilliant Thing
By Duncan Macmillan
September 30–November 8, 2020

The Cull
January 6–February 7, 2021

The Birds and The Bees
February 17–April 4, 2021 

Titles, performance dates, venues, and creative teams subject to change.

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