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The Grindstone has been bringing theatre to Edmonton since 2011! Browse the archive of past works below.
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves a champion! At least the losers get a juice box.
JASON KENNEY'S HOT BOY SUMMER THE MUSICAL
It’s 1983 at Alberta University. Newly-elected student union president Jason Kenney and his frat, Upsilon Cappa Pi, are planning the hottest year-end party ever (rodeo-themed of course). But Kenney’s nemesis Rachel will do anything to stop him. Soon Dean Trudeau, his new friend Deena, and even his frat mates are turning against him. Can Kenney save his hot summer party, and his frat at the same time?
From the writers of Jason Kenney's Hot Boy Summer, (Thunder)CATS is an original musical satire of Broadways "most loved" feline musical, with less plot, tighter leotards and one throbbing mystical sword! The plot? The Thunderians, fleeing the destruction of their home planet, have landed on planet Thundera and await the ghost of their fallen leader Jaga The Wise to find out which ThunderCAT character will return to the ThunderCAT Lair. Through obscene hip thrusting and way too much dancing, they learn what it really means to be a Thunder CAT. With a stacked cast of Edmonton’s professional actors, singers and dancers, (Thunder)CATS is a hit musical that will slap you across the face with comedy.
-You can’t unsee this show.