Presentation House Theatre is welcoming the spring with a host of lively livestreams over the coming weeks.
Starting this weekend, Matt Grinke presents The Happiest Little Band That Ever Played is a smaller version of his popular The Happiest Big Band on Earth which started because of his love of the big band sound. Matt also wanted to create something fresh, something new, away from familiar jazz numbers. As a true fan of all things Disney, Matt tapped into this connection to create arrangements that were new yet favourites at the same time. If you love Disney and big band sound, these are the shows for you. Each performance of The Happiest Little Band That Ever Played features different musicians livestreaming March 26, 27 and 28, 2021 – tickets are $15 each show.
In April, Presentation House Theatre presents Affair of Honor’s Playthings, livestreamed in real-time. In Playthings, the fight and movement-based theatre and performance company, founded by Nathania Bernabe and Jackie Hanlin, delivers a thrilling, hilarious, and daring tale of mortals and Gods.
With the ongoing onslaught of the Trojan War, tensions between the Greek Gods come to a head. Ares and Athena, two Gods of War, vent their frustrations by playing with the lives, deaths, and sanities, of two mortal Warrior-Queens.
Presented April 8-17, 2021. Playthings reunites its original cast from the Edmonton Fringe Festival 2019, with new set and sound designs, and innovative responses to COVID requirements, this livestream will break the mundanity of binge-watching, and bring a fresh thrill-ride onto your screen and into your living room.
April 11th, PHT Creative Hub Co-operative and Off The Page present another in it’s monthly rehearsed play reading series. Judgment Day by Max Wyman, Vancouver playwright, columnist and renowned performing arts critic, is an absurdist moral comedy in which God is called to account for the sorry state the world is in. What it has to say about the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic makes its presentation in this series particularly timely.
The reading takes place April 11, 2021 at 2pm, will be followed by a talk-back with the playwright and cast..
Closing out the month of April, IMGX: Installation Dance and Art presents Artist Virginia Duivenvoorden. IMGX is a livestream and virtual event – a living dance gallery. Showcasing visual imagery from literary to figurative, connecting patrons to art and performances inside two venues; Virtual Gallery and Show April 21 – 25 plus livestream Performances April 24th 4pm & 7pm
For more details and to purchase tickets for the livestreams visit phtheatre.org