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Mamma Mia

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise, and you can catch it at Stage West Calgary this fall. Don’t miss this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship.

One Yellow Rabbit's 34th Annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary's International Festival of the Arts

High Performance Rodeo

One Yellow Rabbit’s 34th Annual High Performance Rodeo offers the chance to watch touring performances from across Canada, acclaimed international shows, and new and experimental work from artists here in Calgary! The programming is always bold, cutting-edge, funny, frank, and full of heart. Don’t miss it!

See website for schedule
Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary
JD Derbyshire in Certified


Comedian and certified insane person JD Derbyshire turns the audience into a mental health review board to help determine their sanity. Join the irreverent fun of this hilarious and heart-aching journey through the mental health system at the High Performance Rodeo.

The cast of Major Matt Mason Collective's Premium Content

Premium Content

Premium Content is a play about art, consent, polyamory, and the internet. It’s a play about boundaries: In relationships, in art, and the grey space where they converge. In an age where you can access anything online, how do you know what is truly good and what is truly bad? Find out at the High Performance Rodeo.

Showtimes Vary
Location: The Grand (608 1st St. SW)$15 - $40
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Queer Blind Date

This fast and funny fusion of improv, theatre, and clown takes a long-requested journey into queer romance to welcome an ever-expanding community of romantic heroes that will have you falling in love again and again. This smash-hit returns to the High Performance Rodeo, with a twist!

Louise Casemore with playwright Vern Thiessen


Created with interviews, blurry mornings, and over a decade of experience in the service industry, Gemini brings together Louise Casemore and Vern Thiessen for a comedic exploration of the relationships forged on both sides of the bar. See it at the High Performance Rodeo.

The cast of Tlakentli on stage


In the heart of America, the language of the bodies follows a tortuous path. In a performance midway between dance and theatre, two Indigenous artists from Mexico share their quest for identity by drawing on their cultures and the history of their ancestors. Be sure to catch it at the High Performance Rodeo.

Showtimes Vary
Location: The Grand (608 1st St. SW)$15 - $30
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The Louder We Get

This dazzling musical follows the compelling and inspirational true story of Marc Hall as he navigates the Catholic school system to fight for his right to take his boyfriend to prom. With colourful pop-inspired songs and heart-warming unity, you won’t want to miss this electric love story.

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The Restricted Section

An intimate cabaret rendezvous that evokes the luxurious and sultry spirit of the 1920s, engage in an evening of vintage burlesque in an interactive environment. It’s a night of timeless glamour, elegance, and seduction as the rotating roster of accomplished performers entrance you.

Showtime: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Betty Lou's Library (908 17th Ave. SW)$5 - $8
A poster for Le Salon des Refusés #4 featuring Play Dead

Le Salon des Refusés #4

Dancing Monkey is pleased to present a series of staged readings featuring ridiculous plays and screenplays by Mike Czuba, all of which have been refused! Performed by the Dancing Monkey Players, this time out you can enjoy Play Dead, a lost gem from the early 2000s.

Showtime: 8:00pm
Location: Koi (100, 1011 1st St. SW)Free
A photo of gold creme dripping out of black lips on a red background


An evening of intersectional sensation and sexuality, this carefully curated lineup of artists from the worlds of burlesque, drag, spoken word, fashion, fetish, pole, and circus will captivate your senses and arose your passions. Pour yourself a mouthful of Crème—it’s the perfect dessert.


Contact Calgary Arts Development’s communications team at 403.264.5330 ext. 211 or by email at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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