The spirit of the Roxy lives on.
In 2014/2015 Theatre Network’s friends from across the city rallied together to lend support, raise funds and find homes for our remaining shows. Many individuals and organizations offered their generosity and relentless optimism, which inspired us to persevere through our 40th Anniversary Season. At the end of an uplifting year, we are proud to announce our 2015/2016 Season.
“Releasing our new season is the best way I can think of to say thank you to all of those that supported us after the fire.” Says artistic director Bradley Moss. “After surviving the year we’ve had we feel like we have a new lease on life. Literally with the Edmonton Jazz Society offering us a temporary home on Gateway Blvd and metaphorically we are starting a brand new era for Theatre Network. To even be in a position where we can announce a new season in a new home is a very moving experience for all of us at Theatre Network.”
Our new venue – a temporary home while we strive toward the possibility of rebuilding the Roxy Theatre – is located at 8529 103 Street, beside the Yardbird Suite. With the support of The Edmonton Jazz Society, who own the building, we will continue to present a full season of programming, including our Mainstage Series, The Roxy Performance Series and our emerging artist festival – Nextfest.
We are extremely excited to carry on the spirit of the Roxy Theatre into a new season and new venue. Having overcome the hurdles of our 40th Season alongside our board, the staff and the amazing community in Edmonton we look forward to sharing our 41st Season of contemporary theatre.
Mainstage Season 2015/2016
The Last Five Years
By Jason Robert Brown
October 27 – November 15, 2015
Previews: October 27 & 28 | Opening: October 29
Novelist Jamie and actress Cathy fall hopelessly in love. However, in the city that never sleeps, the lure of professional success can be a dividing force. An intimate, musical deconstruction of a five-year love affair, told both forwards and in reverse.
“Exciting, innovative and altogether inspiring” – Chicago Tribune
Directed by Bradley Moss
Featuring: Patricia Zentilli & Jeremy Baumung
Production Designer: Cory Sincennes
A Guys in Disguise Production
By Darrin Hagen and Trevor Schmidt
February 2 – 21, 2016
Previews: February 2 & 3 | Opening: February 4
A pair of saloon girls – barred from the territories for being unmarried – disguise themselves as man and wife in order to join the Klondike Gold Rush and seek their freedom. As they debut their new identities, Hattie and Loosey discover that the roles they’re playing may involve more fact than fiction. A world premiere music hall show from Guys in Disguise.
“North America’s premier cross-dressing theatre group” – Avenue Edmonton
Directed by Darrin Hagen & Trevor Schmidt
By Morris Panych
April 26 – May 15, 2016
Previews: April 26 & 27 | Opening: April 28
A scheming delinquent breaks into the home of his father. Gordon has dreams of a building a criminal empire, but Gord is determined to set his son on the right path at last. Old wounds are opened, dark secrets are unearthed, and battle lines are drawn – this is one family reunion you’ll never forget.
“Gordon is rollicking, nasty fun” – Vancouver Courier
Directed by Bradley Moss
Featuring: Brian Dooley
Nextfest Arts Company Presents…
June 2 -12, 2016
The culminating event of Theatre Network’s Mainstage Season is Nextfest – an emerging artist festival that is the largest of its kind in Canada. Join more than 700 artists presenting original works of theatre, dance, music, visual art, film and multidisciplinary parties in over 90 events around Edmonton.
“A major force in Edmonton’s summer festival scene” – Edmonton Sun
Festival Director: Steve Pirot
Festival Manager: Maggie Baird
The Roxy Performance Series
Edmonton Actors Theatre presents
by Jay Torrence
December 1 – 13, 2015
Pyretic Productions presents
by Matthew MacKenzie
March 1 -13, 2016
Wildside Productions presents
The Realistic Joneses
by Will Eno
March 22 – April 3, 2016
October 2, November 20, 2015
January 22, May 20, 2016
All performances – aside from select Nextfest events – run at Theatre Network’s temporary home Located at 8529 103 Street
Shows run Tuesday – Sunday with Evening shows at 8pm & Sunday matinees at 2pm.
Advance tickets and Season Passes are available by calling the TN Office (780) 453-2440.