Brandi Wurtz, Theatre Manager, Horizon Stage
Have you noticed how quickly 2017 has gone? I am having trouble reconciling the fact that we have just over a month until we turn the page to a brand new year. I think it’s the quick slide after Halloween that does it for me every time. From Mini Monster Bash to Remembrance Day to Christmas in Central Park (which is tomorrow, November 25 from 2:30 – 5:30) it goes so quickly. All these events are tended to lovingly by our Events team, and every year I am so proud of the good work the Cultural Services department does. On top of all that, there have been a ton of good shows at Horizon Stage over the last month.
Looking forward to December, we will be collecting donations for the Parkland Food Bank all month at Horizon Stage. If you are coming to see a show, including ours and our rentals, please consider bringing something extra with you. We all know it has been a hard couple of years in this province, and the increased demand on our charitable organizations has proven difficult. We realize that not everyone is in a position to give anything extra, and we respect that entirely. If you are able, they would be grateful for anything you can spare. While we know that many people like to give food items, we also know that sometimes cash truly is the best way to make an impact. The Food Bank can turn your monetary donation into a myriad of helpful things, so we’ll be collecting both cash donations and non-perishable food. We thank you in advance for any help you can give.
Looking further forward into January, we have had to make a significant change to one of our Horizon Stage shows. On January 27, we originally planned to bring you Tim Tamashiro and Tommy Banks. We unfortunately have to tell you that Tommy Banks has been having some health issues, and will be unable to perform as scheduled. We wish him well, of course, and will be sending good thoughts to him and his family. In the meantime, we’ve been working with Tim Tamashiro to develop a top-notch replacement show for the same date. The new show will be, in keeping with the “friendship” concept of Tim and Tommy, a journey into the musical friendships between Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, and Dean Martin, called “When You’re Smiling”. The amazing Tim Tamashiro will be joined by 3 musicians onstage to help showcase this ingenious time in music’s history.
We hope you’ll simply keep your tickets and come hear some great music by Tim and his band. However, we realize that some ticket-holders will be disappointed by this change, and we respect that. Because the show has changed significantly, we will be offering refunds if requested. Refunds due to the content change will be available only between November 15 and 30. If you bought your tickets through us at the City Hall Ticket Centre, please call us directly at 780-962-8995. If you purchased your tickets online or through the Ticketpro phone line, please call them at 1-888-655-9090. Instead of a refund, you could also ask for an exchange to something else in the current season. If you plan to use your originally purchased tickets, you don’t need to contact us at all – simply show up on January 27 with your tickets and enjoy a wonderful evening of Tim Tamashiro. We thank you all for understanding.
Have a wonderful weekend, and stay warm!