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Christine Hanson's The Cremation of Sam McGee
Date: September 28, 2019
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre Map it
1001 Calahoo Road
Spruce Grove, Alberta

Horizon Stage 19-20 Season Performer: Christine Hanson’s The Cremation of Sam McGee

Multi-Disciplinary Celebration - Limited Seats Available

This awe-inspiring visual arts and live music performance is based on Robert Service’s famous poem, set in the snow-bound north, which first appeared in Service’s books of poems, Songs of a Sourdough, published in 1907. Christine Hanson’sExternal wonderful musical compositions accompany what is probably Service’s best-known poem. The show enhances the poetry’s different colours, nuances, tones, and ranges. Varying from traditional jigs, reels, and country waltzes to southern swing and frosty musical soundscapes, she perfectly evokes the bizarre, tragicomic setting of the poetry. The seven musicians and a narrator are lovingly backed by slides featuring the eye-catching artwork of renowned artist Ted Harrison.

Join Horizon Stage, the Spruce Grove Public Library, and the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove as we celebrate Alberta Culture Days. Activities in the lobby, starting at 6 p.m., will include Alberta Indigenous storytelling and an Alberta landscapes visual arts exhibit. 


Admission is free for Alberta Culture Days. Limit of 4 tickets per transaction. Does not count toward discount package total.

Tickets can be reserved through Ticketpro.


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