The 2010-2011 theatre season is winding down, but it's not over yet. Your favourite theatre companies are making a plea for your money...and they're willing to sing (and dance) for their supper.
Here's what's coming up in the next few weeks:
1. The Winnipeg Foundation's 90-Hour Giving Challenge: For one weekend, the Winnipeg Foundation will make a gift in response to donations made to the endowment funds of a range of local organizations. The amount the Foundation donates will depend on the number and amount of personal donations made online during the 90 hours... so there's good incentive to give. Theatre companies involved include: MTC, MTYP, PTE, Sarasvati Productions, Shakespeare In the Ruins, and Theatre Projects Manitoba.
April 18 (6:00 a.m.) to April 21 (midnight)
2. MTC/Manitoba Bar Association's Gypsy: A Musical: A long-running fundraiser returns with local lawyers singin' and dancin' and actin' to raise money for MTC. It's pricey, but there are fancy appetizers afterward - and some of those lawyers are really, really good actors. Seriously.
May 3 - 7 @ the Tom Hendry Theatre
3. PTE/Manitoba Dentists present Little Shop of Horrors: PTE gets in on the "professionals on stage" thing with their fundraiser - dentists performing the musical version of Little Shop of Horrors. It's a good fit for dentists (remember the great dentist scene featuring Jack Nicholson in the original movie?). But are dentists as good on stage as the lawyers? We'll see... Kayla Gordon, who's delivered Fringe hits like Altar Boyz, directs.
May 12-15 at Prairie Theatre Exchange