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PTS FanArt Exhibit

Submissions are open for the PTS FanArt Exhibit!

The Pumphouse Theatre is a vibrant facility with historical significance supporting and presenting all art forms; and creating opportunities for engagement, enrichment, cultural experience, learning and inspiration serving all Calgarians. The PTS Art Gallery provides accessible wall display space for Calgary and Alberta visual artists to display and sell their work. Submissions are now open for the FanArt Exhibit September 15 to December 10th, 2016. This exhibit will overlap and complement our presentation of the ONE-MAN STAR WARS TRILOGY and ONE-MAN LORD OF THE RINGS by Charles Ross, October 18-29th, 2016.

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Submissions must meet the following requirements:
• Artist resides in Alberta and must be available for installation.
• Artwork must be related to the “Lord of the Rings” or “Star Wars” franchises.
• Artwork must be delivered ready to hang (wall-space available only).

To apply, please send the following information via email or mail:
• PTS Art Gallery Submission Form: Pumphouse FanArt Exhibition Submission Package
• Artist Biography (250 words max)
• Artwork: Photos, maximum of 5, do not send original works.

Timeline
Submissions open: July 22
Submission Deadline: Aug 18
Installation: Sept 11-14
Gallery Opening: Sept 15
Gallery Close: Dec 10

Applications or queries are sent to:
Pumphouse Theatre Art Gallery Submissions
Attn: Kelly Malcolm, Programming Director
2140 Pumphouse Ave SW Calgary, AB T3C 3P5
Kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca 403-263-0079 ext. 100

Selection Process: Art pieces are selected by a committee of no less than 4 people and are a mix of artists and administrators. Selection criteria is based on: suitability to the theme, artist’s technique, elicited emotional response, creativity & innovation, and suitability for the Pumphouse Theatre art gallery space and its patrons (ages 8-80 representing various socio-economic and cultural backgrounds).

Pumphouse FanArt Exhibition Submission Package


Tickets Onsale July 18th!

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The force is strong with this one… 

The Pumphouse Theatre is thrilled to present TWO international smash hits this fall: Charles Ross’s One Man Star Wars Trilogy and One Man Lord of the RingsPlaying in repertory from October 18 – 29, 2016 in Calgary’s historic Pumphouse Theatre, Canadian actor and uber geek, Charles Ross, brings his solo madcap creations to the stage in a pair of mind-bending whirlwind shows. Ross is a one-man epic storytelling machine. Watch as he retells each classic trilogy – all the characters, music, ships and battles – in just one act! If your kid’s name is Chewbacca or Frodo, then these shows are no-brainers.

Ticket Information

On sale start: 10am Monday July 18th
AVAILABLE ONLINE at TICKETS.PUMPHOUSETHEATRE.CA
Or by phone 403-263-0079 ext. 100.

Regular Adult: $45.00
Regular Student: $35.00

ADULT VIP: $65.00
Get the VIP experience with premium seating, swag, and a meet-and-greet with Charles – the man, the myth, the legend.

Save $10-$20 when you book a double-show combo
Adult Combo: $70.00 ($35.00 per show)
Student Combo: $60.00 ($30.00 each)

Family Discount: $30.00 each. (Matinees Only. Tickets are $30 each when you purchase 4 or more.)

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Both shows directed by TJ Dawe with lighting design by Mike Schaldmose.

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy is performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. All Star Wars elements are property of Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. The Lord of the Rings and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks


Pumphouse Theatre Welcomes New Programming Director

Pumphouse Theatres Society is pleased to announce Kelly Malcolm is joining us as Programming Director, starting in August.   Kelly Malcolm brings with her experience not only as a clown, but working in theatre for (and with) young people, and as Artistic Associate with Handsome Alice Theatre.

She will be taking over from Kelly Reay who is moving onto his new position of Associate Producer of the High Performance Rodeo with One Yellow Rabbit.  We want to extend a huge thank you to Kelly Reay for his contributions to the Pumphouse Theatre: he did a great job overseeing the Education Programs, the Lobby Art Gallery, producing the One-Act Play Festival, and is a great person to work with. Though we are sad to lose one Kelly, we are happy to gain another (and happy that the email address stays the same)!

The “Kelli” can be reached at kelly@pumphousetheatre.ca


Fall 2016 Drama Classes

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Playful Drama

Ages 5-7 @ The Bridgeland / Riverside Community Centre
Thursdays 5:00pm-6:00pm / October 6 – December 8/ Fee $100

No experience required! An introduction to drama basics and a wonderful way for kids to explore their imagination, learn new skills, and have fun!

Improv for Youth!

Ages 8 – 12 @ The Bridgeland / Riverside Community Centre
Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm / October 5 – December 4 / Fee: $225

Improv is a great way to have fun and explore while bolstering creativity, adaptability, team work, and confidence. Class lessons include theatresports, character development, story-telling, and many favourite improvisation games. No previous experience is required, just arrive ready to learn, explore and have fun!

Theatre Arts Exploration

Ages 8 – 12 @ The Pumphouse Theatre
Saturdays 10:00am-12:00pm / October 1 – December 3 / Class Fee: $225

Exploration of the theatre arts for any experience level! Students will have fun discovering theatre through scene study, designing, constructing, and acting with adapted scenes from Shakespeare plays.

Improv for Teens!

Ages 13 – 17 @ The Bridgeland / Riverside Community Centre
Thursdays 6:00pm-8:00pm / October 6 – December 8 / Class Fee: $300

Improv is a great way to have fun and explore while bolstering creativity, adaptability, team work, and confidence. Class lessons include theatresports, character development, story-telling, and many favourite improvisation games. No previous experience is required, just arrive ready to learn, explore and have fun!

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A $20 discount applies to Playful Drama registrations received on or before September 1st, 2016 or for multiple registrations from the same family. A $25 discount applies to all other class registrations received on or before September 1st, 2016 or for multiple registrations from the same family.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation is permitted (less a $25 administration fee) provided notice is given a minimum of 10 business days prior to the first day of class. No refund will be given with less than 10 business days notice, without a doctor’s note.

If you have any questions, please call us at 403-263-0079 ext 100 or email boxoffice@pumphousetheatre.ca.


One-Man Star Wars Trilogy & One-Man Lord of the Rings

Announcing the Calgary premiere of international hits:
ONE-MAN STAR WARS TRILOGY &
ONE-MAN LORD OF THE RINGS
created and performed by Charles Ross,
Presented by The Pumphouse Theatre
October 18 -29, 2016

One Man to rule them all!

Charles-Ross-001Calling all Geeks!  The Pumphouse Theatre is thrilled to be presenting the Calgary premiere of international hits from Canadian theatre artist Charles Ross, One Man Star Wars Trilogy and One Man Lord of the Rings. Playing in repertory from October 18 – 29, 2016 in Calgary’s historic Pumphouse Theatre, Canadian actor and uber geek, Charles Ross, brings his solo madcap creations to the stage in a pair of mind-bending whirlwind shows.

Much of Charles Ross’ childhood was spent in a galaxy far, far away, watching Star Wars videos over – and over – and over again. The result of this misspent youth is his hilarious One-Man Star Wars™ Trilogy, where he single-handedly plays all the characters, sings the music, flies the ships, fights the battles and condenses the plots into just sixty minutes!

Charlie with RingRoss does the same for Lord of the Rings, where he recreates the enchanting world of Middle-earth with nothing more than elbow pads and his outrageous imagination. Be prepared to journey through the trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and Return of the King in 3600 seconds of unbelievable kinetic entertainment! Booming special effects, riveting stage fights and harrowing rescues, this gifted performer does it all in this engaging, epic one man show.

If you’ve already seen the movies, read the books and named your first-born Skywalker or Frodo, Ross’ zany take on Star Wars and Lord of the Rings is right up your alley and sure to leave a lasting impression.

Both shows directed by TJ Dawe with lighting design by Mike Schaldmose.

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One-Man Star Wars Trilogy is performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. All Star Wars elements are property of Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

The Lord of the Rings and the characters, items, events and places therein are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Saul Zaentz Company d/b/a Tolkien Enterprises. All rights reserved.