The Arden Theatre’s 2021/2022 Professional Series is underway with a lineup of patron favourites and a first-time collaboration with SkirtsAfire.
“We haven’t had any indoor shows since last November,” says Caitlin North, professional programming presenter for The Arden Theatre. “We’ve been doing outdoor programming here this summer, but nothing indoors. So it’ll be really nice to actually have people back indoors.”
Makings of a Voice, co-presented by The Arden Theatre and SkirtsAfire, is a theatrical story told through song about discovering one’s identity within multiple generational narratives. The show debuted at the 2021 SkirtsAfire Festival in March with a virtual, pared-down performance, and is having its world premiere at The Arden Theatre with a complete band and audience.
“It’s really nice to be able to support other organizations because we’ve all been in the same boat this last year and a half, and being able to support local artists as well is really special and exciting,” says North.
Makings of a Voice by Dana Wylie is on stage at The Arden Theatre on October 15 and October 16. The theatre is operating at 50 per cent capacity and is participating in the Restrictions Exemption Program.
The rest of The Arden Theatre’s Professional Series lineup is available to view online and includes performances from Barney Bentall and the Cariboo Express, Calum Graham and Tom Jackson.