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Theatre at CUE invites you to their 2019/2020 theatre season:

Macbeth, By William Shakespeare

A classic Shakespearean tragedy – Winter 2020

Prompted by prophesy and supported by his ambitious wife, Macbeth murders the Scottish king and claims the throne. Fueled by guilt and paranoia, the new king and his wife embark on an increasingly bloody campaign to hold onto power. Haunted by the ghosts of those they have sacrificed to ensure their reign, the House of Macbeth cannot escape the consequences of their actions.  This contemporary staging explores the damaging physical and psychological effects of political ambition on those who seek power for its own sake.

Michael Peng directs the shortest of Shakespeare’s tragedies, which runs March 6 – March 15th, 2020 at the Al and Trish Huehn Theatre (7128 Ada Boulevard)


Friday, March 6, 2020 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2:00pm
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 7:30pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 2:00pm

Tickets for performances are available at Tix on the Square , the CUE Bookstore, and at the door.

Follow @CUEdmonton on Facebook or Instagram to see updates from rehearsals!

Blithe Spirit, By Noel Coward

A contemporary classic comedy – Fall 2019

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic introduces the fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira, who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. Seeking revenge at being forgotten, Elvira seeks to disrupt Charles’ marriage to his second wife, Ruth.  Hilarity ensues as Charles tries to hide his haunting and keep both his wives happy!

Glenda Stirling directed this classic English comedy which ran November 1 – 10, 2019 at the Al and Trish Huehn Theatre (7128 Ada Boulevard)

Theatre at CUE

Concordia University of Edmonton’s “Theatre at CUE” has two main stage productions each academic year – one in Fall (October/November) and one in Winter (March).

Our productions are directed by a faculty member or a guest director from Edmonton’s professional theatre community and every second year we produce a musical theatre piece. Auditions are open to all CUE students, and those with the appropriate prerequisites can gain credit for participation in the productions.

CUE’s independent drama club, Green Thespians Collective (GTC), also sponsors a student directed Festival of One Acts in the Fall Term – usually in December – and a Fine Arts Carnival of Theatre, Dance and Music in the Winter term – usually in April.

See the Events calendar for audition and performance dates – select the Drama calendar from the Categories to see only Drama events.

Past productions

Fall 2019 – Blithe Spirit

Winter 2019 – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Directed by Brenley Charkow

Music and Lyrics by William Finn Book by Rachel Sheinkin, Conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Additional Material by Jay Reiss, Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine, Originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo, Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre

Fall 2018 – Almost, Maine by John Cariani – Directed by Glenda Stirling

Winter 2018 – The Dada Play by Mieko Ouchi – Edmonton premiere – Directed by Caroline Howarth, Original music by Preston Gray.  Choreography by Glenda Stirling, Production Design by Josiah Hiemstra, Costumes by Betty Kolodziej, Stage Managers – Micaela Moore and Kenya Bean, Properties by – Megan Schmidt and Ryan St. Pierre, Lighting Assistant – Tyson Goudreau.

Fall 2017 – Waxworks by Trina Davies – Directed by Glenda Stirling, Sound Design by Louise Campbell, Costume Design by Betty Kolodziej, Set and Lighting Design by Josiah Hiemstra.

Take a sneak peak at these videos of Waxworks!

Waxworks video 1

Waxworks video 2

Winter 2017 – Urinetown: The Musical Music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, and book by Greg Kotis. Directed by Michael Peng; Musical Director Kim Cousineau.

Fall 2016 – Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie adapted by Tim Supple and David Tushingham, Directed by Caroline Howarth, choreographed by student Olivia Babiak

Winter 2016 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, directed by Chris Bullough, choreographed by student Olivia Babiak, music composed by student Scott Heatcoat

Fall 2015 – The Glorious 12th by Raymond Storey, directed by Caroline Howarth

Winter 2015 – Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate, directed by Caroline Howarth, Conductor Danielle Lisboa, choreographed by CUE grad Bethany Brade

Fall 2014 – The Secret Garden adapted by Michael Shamata and Paula Wing, directed by Michelle Rios

Winter 2014 – Village of Idiots by John Lazarus, directed by Randy Ritz

Fall 2013 – The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, translated by Pam Gems, directed by Caroline Howarth

Winter 2013 – Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, directed by Mieko Ouchi, musical director Kimberly Denis, choreographed by Richard Lee

Fall 2012 –Innocence Lost: A Play about Steven Truscott by Beverly Cooper, directed by Caroline Howarth

Winter 2012 – Harvey by Mary Chase, directed by Randy Ritz

Fall 2011 – The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui by Bertolt Brecht, directed by Caroline Howarth

Winter 2011 – Honk by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles, directed by Tara Brodin, musical director Ryan Sigurdson, choreographed by Jason Hardwick

Fall 2010 – Unity (1918) by Kevin Kerr, directed by Caroline Howarth