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Humour in the House

curling house.jpgGet ready for an hour of fun! We have more Off the Map comedy with Jayden Pfeifer, and even our music is funny. But in a good way! The Saskatoon Children's Choir performs a curling opera. What's that? Tune in to find out and be prepared to laugh!













In October 2009, Phoebe Voigts, the artistic director of the Saskatoon Children's Choir, spent a weekend in Toronto with Peter Tiefenbach and Mark McCondach. Together they came up with the concept, storyline and lyrics for a mini-opera called 'Strangers in the House'.


It's probably the first ever opera to be set in small town Saskatchewan during a big curling bonspiel. The whole community of Grouse Valley is caught up in the excitement of the event and the accompanying fowl supper. Stumbling into this scene is a family from Toronto who have been driving through the prairies and have almost run out of gas. The gas station is closed for the weekend, though, and these initially reluctant visitors find themselves caught up in all the action..... especially when the fowl supper goes awry.


In this hilarious comedy you'll meet the teenage girls of Grouse Valley, who are smitten with Leonardo, the dreamy Toronto teen. You'll also meet, among others, the man who runs the Co-op, SGI's local representative, and the woman who operate's Trish's House of Beauty. This is small town Saskatchewan at it's silliest, and the Saskatoon Children's Choir performs the opera with enthusiastic hilarity.


Off the Map with Jayden Pfeifer


Jayden Pfeifer is a Regina-based actor, stand-up, improviser, and teacher. He has appeared in numerous performances on the Globe Theatre Mainstage, as well as several independent theatre productions.

Jayden's 14-year long improvisation career has been very successful. Since joining General Fools in 1997, he has committed himself to the performance and teaching of improvisation. Jayden has attended several international improv festivals, and has often served as guest director & instructor during those festivals.


In 2009, Jayden and his co-creator Ryan Beil premiered their new improvisation project Skin&Lungs at Globe Theatre, which enjoyed a sold-out run and garnered invitations to showcase around Canada.


Jayden is a Regional Director of the Canadian Improv Games, and the Artistic Director of the CIG Improv Camp. Jayden has studied with notable North American Improv instructors Keith Johnstone (Author of Impro), Randy Dixon (Seattle), Bob Dassie (LA), Mark Sutton (Chicago), David Razowsky (LA), and Tom Johnson (Portland). Jayden has received multiple nominations as Best Male Improviser for the Canadian Comedy Awards. In 2010, The Fools CBC radio comedy "First Generation Urban" was also nominated for a CCA.