Critically acclaimed musical Strike! makes its Alberta Premiere this month

In conjunction with the Alberta Federation of Labour’s 100th Anniversary, Danny Schur & Rick Chafe’s critically-acclaimed musical Strike! makes its Alberta debut with Edmonton’s Workshop West Theatre April 24th – 28th, 2013 at the Timms Centre for the Performing Arts.

Set against the nation-changing tumult of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, the eight-show run features an 18-person Edmonton cast under the direction of Edmonton-raised director Arne MacPherson.

Danny Schur is currently in Edmonton helping with preparations for the production. We chatted by phone earlier this week about the show and his amazing career as a self-employed full-time musician and playwright. The interview will air on Nash Holos in early April.

Tickets for the Edmonton performance are very reasonably priced, so if you are in the Edmonton area or plan to visit while they’re showing, make sure to book your tickets soon. They’re going fast so don’t delay and risk being disappointed.

This is one show you don’t want to miss!

The performance schedule is:

• Wednesday, April 24th (Opening Night) – 8:00 PM

• Thursday, April 25th (Student Matinee) – 1:00 PM / Thursday, April 25th – 8:00 PM

• Friday, April 26th – 8:00 PM (SOLD OUT)

• Saturday, April 27th – (Matinee) 2:00 PM / Saturday, April 27th – 8:00 PM (SOLD OUT)

• Sunday, April 28th – (Matinee) 2:00 PM / Sunday, April 28th – (Closing Night) 8:00 PM

The Timms Centre for the Arts is located on the University of Alberta campus at the northeast corner of 87 Avenue and 112th Street in Edmonton. There is parking for cars and public transit is available.

Seating is limited. Tickets: $30 & 32. Go to the Workshop West website www.workshopwest.org to buy tickets online or call 780-477-5955.

If you can’t make the Edmonton performance, there are plans to bring it to BC in 2015. Stay tuned! Details as they become available.

Meanwhile, Strike! will soon be a major movie musical! The $10M movie production will be shot in Winnipeg in 2014. Steven Page, co-founder of the 15-million-unit-selling Barenaked Ladies stars as the central character, Mike Sokolowski.

Watch “The Path to Strike!” – the new Strike! movie featurette at their newly-launched website . Here’s the latest:

The Path to Strike! from Danny Schur on Vimeo.

For up-to-the-minute movie tweets on Twitter follow @strikemovie.

Stay tuned to Nash Holos Ukrainian Roots Radio to find out more about the musical Strike! and hear from its co-creator, Danny Schur.

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