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2017.03.27

Inner Elder

Michelle Thrush Returns to the High Performance Rodeo in Inner Elder

One Yellow Rabbit and Lunchbox Theatre are thrilled to announce:

Inner Elder
Michelle Thrush
January 15 – 27, 2018

As part of the 32nd annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary's International Festival of the Arts

A new one-woman show created and performed by award winning Calgary actress, Michelle Thrush. A show that will take audiences on a journey of discovery using real moments remembered through the eyes of Michelle and the impact her Grandmother had on her life. Through her stories you will see the transformation from a child to an elder, showing us that for everyone laughter is the best healing medicine.

Tickets available Summer 2017

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2017.03.10

Torquil Campbell Returns to the High Performance Rodeo in True Crime

Vertigo Theatre and One Yellow Rabbit are thrilled to announce:

The Castleton Massive Production in Association with Crow’s Theatre
True Crime
Created by Torquil Campbell and Chris Abraham in collaboration with Julian Brown
January 23–27, 2018

As part of the 32nd annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary's International Festival of the Arts

Clark Rockefeller is a real life conman of the highest order, now serving a near-life sentence in a California State prison.  And iconic musician and provocateur Torquil Campbell wants to try him on for size.  What does it mean for an excellent fabulator to embody an excellent fabulator?  And in the end, does an intricate con differ that much from a successful work of art?  Entirely scripted or absolutely extemporaneous, True Crime is a mind-twisting encounter with an artist obsessed with how we all fake it, one way or another.

Rodeo fans will recall that this show appeared as a work-in-development at the 2016 High Performance Rodeo titled, "The Rockefeller Project"

Tickets available Summer 2017

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2017.02.23

Announcing our first show for Rodeo 2018!

As part of Theatre Calgary's landmark 50th Anniversary season lineup, this morning we have announced our first co-presentation for the 32nd annual High Performance Rodeo:

ONEGIN

Book, Music & Lyrics by Veda Hille and Amiel Gladstone

Based on the poem by Pushkin and the opera by Tchaikovsky

January 5 to 13, 2018  

As part of the 32nd annual High Performance Rodeo

This passionate retelling of a Russian classic will blow your mind. Innovative and in-your-face, this is musical theatre at its best. A runaway hit in Vancouver last season, Onegin is not to be missed. Undeniably charming and unreservedly sexy, don’t let this lover get away.

Tickets available Summer 2017

 

 

 

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2017.02.22

HPR 2017 Is A Wrap!

WOW! That Was A Month!

What an honour it was for all of us at One Yellow Rabbit to have hosted this line-up of extraordinary artists from across the country & around the world. Each of their stories, either through song, dance, theatre or a whole lot of packing tape, reached deep into the hearts of Calgarians & warmed us through this January.

My deep thanks to all of our artists this year; to our dedicated Board of Directors; to a Dream Team staff – Rock Stars all; to our public & private funders, sponsors & donors who help us bring this work to Calgary; to our volunteers who make the Rodeo & this City a great place to be; & to our audiences who jump down the rabbit hole with us year after year.

Over 15,000 Calgarians sat in our comfy seats this year the highest attendance in Rodeo history & the number of participants who jumped into our site specific work all over the city is immeasurable. And in tough economic times that is a staggering statement; one that tells us that no matter the conditions, no matter the challenges, if we provide access, then Calgary will participate. We want a city that is curious, a city that is engaged, a city that embraces community. And that the arts are important.

Thank you Calgary. Now it’s on to 2018!

Ann Connors
Managing Director & Artistic Producer 

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2017.02.02

dirtsong hprodeo

vocalist on stage during the performance of dirtsong

dirtsong Sings a Story!
FINAL PERFORMANCE OF THE 2017 HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEO ENDS ON A HIGH NOTE!!!

"The show figures to close out the 2017 High Performance Rodeo Thursday night – the biggest, and some say best ever – on a high note." - Stephen Hunt, thehalfstep.live

To read Stephen Hunt's article, click here.

Find out more about dirtsong, click here.

Get your ticket before this international gem is gone!

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2017.02.01

dirtsong

 

Final Performance of the 2017 High Performance Rodeo. Don't Miss Out on This International Hit!

Black Arm Band's dirtsong brings universal scope to Australia's Indigenous communities. Read the Calgary Herald article by clicking here.

February 2nd is the one and only performance of dirtsong during the High Performance Rodeo.  To find out more, click here.  

Stage performance of singers on stage during dirtsong

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