Exploring the limits of stupidity
>> Our 2023/24 season is full of new work!
At the Grindstone, we take pride in having an extensive range of new work suited for all audience types.
This season features a brand new (smash hit) musical, a return of a fan favourite production and a weekly dose of musical goodness sung in 4 part harmony.
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.
THE 11 O'CLOCK NUMBER SEASON 11!
The 11 O’clock Number is Grindstone’s award winning improvised musical comedy! Based on suggestions from the audience the cast improvises a brand new musical comedy on the spot, complete with twisting plots and show stopping numbers. Laughs are guaranteed. You have to see it to believe it.
KING OF THE HILL
A cast from the Grindstone Improv Ensemble pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create characters, scenes and comedy sketches on the spot. After each round, the audience decides on the winning pair who will stay on for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings.
In this knockout comedy battle you'll see which fools are truly King of the Hill!
DIE HARSH: A CHRISTMAS MUSICAL
Sexy German criminal Alan Rickman-I-mean-Hans-Gruber leads an international gang of terrorists who seize an office tower during a Christmas party. John, a cop from New York, is trapped on the upper floors. He’ll need a Christmas miracle to save his power-dressing wife Holly and the other hostages.
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.