2024/25 Mainstage Series
A Streetcar Named Desire
September 21 – October 13, 2024
- By Tennessee Williams
- Directed by Daryl Cloran
- Produced in Association with Theatre Calgary
After losing her Mississippi home to creditors, Blanche duBois relocates to the home of her younger sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Stanley Kowalski. Unable to cope with life’s harsh realities, Blanche’s world collapses, as Stanley stalks closer to exposing the truth.
The Ballad of Johnny and June
November 2 – 24, 2024
- Book by Robert Cary and Des McAnuff
- Music and Lyrics by Johnny Cash, June Carter and others
- Directed by Des McAnuff
- Produced in Association with La Jolla Playhouse, California
A brand new musical exploring the life and careers of country music legends Johnny Cash and June Carter, told through the eyes of their son John Carter Cash. From their first meeting in 1956 at the Grand Ole Opry to fame, life on the road, controversy and family. This re-telling of their iconic love story is complete with hits like: I Walk The Line, Ring of Fire, and many more.
Disney's Frozen: The Broadway Musical
February 1 – March 2, 2025
- Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
- Book by Jennifer Lee
- Directed by Rachel Peake
When Queen Elsa’s hidden powers plunge the land of Arendelle into an eternal winter, her sister Anna sets out to find her and save the kingdom before it’s too late. But as the storm rages on, both sisters must learn that only an act of true love can thaw a frozen heart. Frozen will defy all expectations on an unforgettable journey packed with thrilling surprises, hilarious characters and soaring music, including For the First Time in Forever, Do You Want to Build a Snowman? and the worldwide smash-hit, Let it Go.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The ‘70s Musical
February 22 – March 23, 2025
- By William Shakespeare
- Adapted by Daryl Cloran and Kayvon Khoshkam
- Directed by Daryl Cloran
Shakespeare’s most famous comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Reimagined in the 1970s and packed full of infectious music from the period by artists like: David Bowie, Elton John, Marvin Gaye, The Bee Gees, Aretha Franklin and Olivia Newton-John, this will be a hilarious, glam-rock reinterpretation of a classic that will have audiences singing all the way home.
March 22 – April 13, 2025
- By Arun Lakra
Inspired by caper films like Ocean’s Eleven, Heist is a fast-paced, heart-racing play about a diamond heist gone wrong. Can this band of criminals pull off the perfect robbery? Full of diamonds, guns, lasers, betrayal and an incredible cast of characters.
The Twilight Zone
May 3 – 25, 2025
- Adapted by Keith Reddin and Anne Washburn
- Directed by Richard Jones
You are about to enter another dimension – a dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land of imagination.
The Citadel is proud to celebrate the 100th anniversary year of legendary playwright Rod Serling with the highly anticipated North American premiere of The Twilight Zone.
This new and enhanced stage production is based on the landmark CBS Television Series and acclaimed stories by Serling, Charles Beaumont and Richard Matheson. It builds upon a sell-out run at the Almeida Theatre and huge success in London’s West End at the Ambassadors Theatre.
Adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin (Life During Wartime, All the Rage) and Anne Washburn (Shipwreck, Mr. Burns) and directed by the multi award-winning director Richard Jones (Broadway’s Titanic (Tony Award for Best Musical) and winner of 8 Lawrence Olivier Awards in London) – the play is an ingenious new live presentation of these iconic parables, and as relevant today as when audiences first encountered them – thought-provoking, mysterious, at times comedic – and always entertaining.
2024/25 Highwire Series
October 17 – 27, 2024
- A LightningCloud Production
- Directed by Crystle Lightning
Get ready for a jaw-dropping, toe-tapping spectacle! Bear Grease takes the 1978 musical, Grease, on an Indigenous joyride, with fashion that slays, humour that tickles your funny bone, and music that makes you groove! It’s a rez makeover for the beloved characters, keeping the authenticity alive while adding a burst of cultural flair. Buckle up for an electrifying experience that celebrates Indigenous cultures and dances its way into your heart—it’s a one-of-a-kind adventure you don’t want to miss.
January 11 – February 2, 2025
- A Spontaneous Theatre Creation by Rebecca Northan with Bruce Horak
- Directed by Rebecca Northan
When three Goblins come across a copy of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare, they decide to take over the stage, choosing the bloodiest play they can find, Macbeth. Blending comedy, fantasy and tragedy, in an unpredictably interactive and exciting theatrical experience, the goblins present a uniquely fresh take on a Shakespearean classic.
2024 Seasonal Shows
The Play That Goes Wrong
July 6 – August 4, 2024
- By Henry Lewis, Henry Shields & Jonathan Sayer
- Directed by Dennis Garnhum
- Produced in Association with Theatre Calgary and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
The Cornley Drama Society are putting on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does! The accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences!
A Christmas Carol
November 23 – December 24, 2024
- By David van Belle
- Directed by Lianna Makuch
- Originally Directed by Daryl Cloran
David van Belle’s adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic returns to the Citadel! Ebenezer Scrooge has been given just one night to redeem himself but will the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future help him overcome a lifetime of indifference before all hope is lost? Transport yourself to the mid-1950s with nostalgic songs like I’ll be Home For Christmas and White Christmas and experience the magic of the season.