5 Things To Do In Edmonton: March 16 to 20

A philosophical production, a species-changing bond and a play about your favourite city — this week’s performances will entertain and inform

Courtesy Winspear Centre

Opera Meets Broadway

An optimistic simpleton and his band of misfits find chaos all around the world the world in Candide, running March 14, 17 and 20. Based on Voltaire’s celebrated novel, and written by Leonard Bernstein, Candide is a delightful satire full of exotic destinations, outlandish characters and thrilling melodies.

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave NW, 780-427-2760, jubileeauditorium.com

Edmonton on Stage

How well do you truly know your neighbours? That’s the question asked by The Garneau Block, a play based on Todd Babiak’s beloved novel that takes place entirely in Edmonton. Runs March 15 to April 5.

The Citadel Theatre, 9828 101 A Avenue, 780-425-1820, citadeltheatre.com

A Bond That Transformed Our World

On March 19, watch the award-winning CBC-TV miniseries Equus – Story of the Horse: In Concert. It explores the partnership between humankind and the horse, recreated live with big-screen projection, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and a choir conducted by Darren Fung.

Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, 780-428-1414, winspearcentre.com

These Eyes

Canadian music legend Burton Cummings brings his band to Edmonton on March 20, sharing his voice and timeless songs with fans old and new.

River Cree Resort and Casino, 300 East Lapotac Blvd, 780-484-2121, rivercreeresort.com

Comedy and Magic

Masters of Illusion brings the best, most astounding and hysterical performers from around the world to Edmonton on March 20. Witness jaw-dropping grand illusions and hilarious comedy magic as performers combine fantasy, fervour and flair in front of your eyes.

Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square NW, 780-428-1414, winspearcentre.com

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