OHRosebud: A Prairie Gem!

Read what artist, Terry Bachynski, has to say about Rosebud. We love that of all the places he's been, he chose to speak about our little hamlet. Read the full article.

A Weekend Getaway in Rosebud

In October, Leigh McAdams, author of Discover Canada: 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures, visited the Rosebud and Drumheller area. Read about her experience on her Hike Bike Travel blog. Read the full article.

Rosebud Theatre hosts uplifting revival courtesy Tent Meeting

There's something downright uplifting about Rosebud Theatre's Tent Meeting that makes it such a refreshing summer diversion.

Tent Meeting is the story of an Alberta community and one particular Alberta farmer in need of some nurturing rain, be it physical or spiritual. Read full article.

Tent Meeting bows to power of music

Louis B. Hobson - Calgary Herald
Published on: June 23, 2016

The return of the rousing gospel musical Tent Meeting to Rosebud Theatre is pure synchronicity.

After all, what better place to stage a musical about a revival meeting in a small rural town than in an actual small rural town.

Ironically, Tent Meeting was born not in rural Alberta, but in Edmonton 32 years ago.

Rosebud’s artistic director Morris Ertman was fresh out of university and running his own little theatre company.

He needed a musical that wouldn’t have half its budget relegated to royalties, which meant he’d have to write it which he did with fellow upstart thespian Ron Reed.

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Rosebud Theatre presents South African lyrical drama Valley Song

valley song at rosebud theatre

David LeReaney is used to tongue twisters, or at least to twisting his tongue around complicated dialects.

Not only is LeReaney one of Calgary’s premier character actors for film, television and stage but also a highly sought after dialect coach.

He has been a  coach for such Hollywood stars as Billy Bob Thornton, Demi Moore, Liam Hemsworth, Aidan Quinn, Matthew Modine, Cynthia Nixon, Claire Folani and Skeet Ulrich when they filmed in Alberta.

LeReaney has always maintained one of the most difficult dialects for actors to master is South Africa’s Afrikaan which is what he must contend with in his dual roles in Rosebud Theatre’s production of Athol Fugard’s Valley Song.

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Rosebud's Outside Mullingar a gem of an Irish drama
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

by Louis B. Hobson

As you drive out to Rosebud to see their production of John Patrick Shanley’s Outside Mullingar – and you really should be making plans to drive out as quickly as possible – you need only to know two things.

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strathmore timesMullingar - Sweet, Quirky Romance - Strathmore Times

Rosebud Theatre opens the 2016 season on April 1, with Outside Mullingar, an Irish romance between middle-aged Anthony Reilly and Rosemary Muldoon (resident actors Paul Muir and Heather Pattengale). Guest performers John Innes and Judith Buchan complete the cast, performing on the Opera House stage from April 1 to June 11.

“Being in the middle of this show and this story is like being part of a dream cast in a dream play,” Muir wrote in an e-mail. “Everyone is so good, and the story and the writing are some of the best there is. (Playwright John Patrick) Shanley is a master!”

“It doesn’t matter whether you live in Ireland or on a farm outside Standard, Alberta, the story of Outside Mullingar could be your story,” said Morris Ertman, artistic director. “It’s so wonderfully true to life and authentic and delightfully funny and full of heart.”  For the full review click here.

mullingar media drumheller newsMullingar - Witty and Delightful - The Drumheller Mail

Rosebud Theatre opened its 2016 season with Outside Mullingar this weekend, and this romantic, perfectly-plotted tale set in the homesteads of two feuding neighbours in the bogs of old country Ireland is charming, wholly satisfying, and undoubtedly weird – but in a very good way.

Outside Mullingar, the most recent tale from the Bronx-born John Patrick Shanley, the Pulitzer, Tony, and Oscar-winning playwright most known for his 2004 play Doubt and for the 1987 film Moonstruck, tells the story of nearly confirmed bachelor Anthony Reilly (Paul F. Muir) and his love-bearing but begrudging love interest Rosemary Muldoon (Heather Pattengale).

The play begins with Anthony and his aging father Tony (John Innes) returning to their home from a wake (how Irish), where Tony reveals his intention of disinheriting Anthony, his eccentric and effeminate son, who is hardworking and hoping to inherit the farm but loathe to farm life.      Read full review here.


mullingar innes pressIt doesn’t take much to get John Innes to wax poetic about Ireland.

The Vancouver-based actor fell in love with the Emerald Isle several years ago and renewed that love affair just recently.

Innes is starring in Rosebud Theatre’s version of the John Patrick Shanley romantic comedy Outside Mullingar, in which he plays Tony Rilley, a cantankerous old Irish landowner who is trying to decide whether to put his farm in the hands of his son or a nephew.

To read the entire Herald article please follow this link.

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We are very excited about the following reviews of our productions and local initiatives:

 The Drumheller Mail (May 11, 2016) - Wheatland Crossing School set to open this fall.  Read more

The Calgary Sun (February 19, 2016) - Rosebud opera house has become more than just a quaint theatre getaway. Read more

The Strathmore Times (November 13, 2015) - Golden Hills and Rosebud Centre of the Arts create partnership.  Read more

Three Hills Capital (November 11, 2015) - "A Wind in the Willows Christmas in Rosebud" now playing. Read more



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